LCSD Board Minutes 02/27/2023
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: February 27, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Brad Wilson, Kim Thorpe, Jeff Fehr, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Erin Morin, Tiffany Viall, Evan Reister,
Frank Phelps, Jamie Pancho, Bo Charlton, Ian, Victoria, Jazlyn Venegas, Eugene Lybecker, Edith Lara, Francis Lybecker, Charlie Lybecker, Lacey Lybecker, Melissa Cervantes-Echeverria, Guadalupe Echeverria, Teresa Blanco, Montse Blanco, Levi Simmons, Kalee Simmons, Jennifer Polley, April Slagle, Krystina Nelson, Amber Corrigan, Rosemary Moller, Michelle Fanton, Tammy Williams, Jody Petersen, and Georgia Mashayekh.
Stephanie Fuller was absent.
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC COMMENTS
- Call to order
Kim called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of Minutes – February 13, 2023
- Payables & Payroll
- Chelan / Entiat Middle School Softball Combine
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented; motion carried.
- MOE Student Leadership Team
The MOE Student Leaders shared a presentation about what they do in leadership and kindness crew.
- District Athletics – Evan Reister
Evan shared a presentation with information about middle school and high school athletics.
Congratulations to Sebastian Cisneros who competed at the WA State Wrestling Tournament.
- Technology / Assessments – Frank Phelps
Frank shared a presentation about current technology needs and assessment updates.
He answered questions from the Board about device replacement schedules, curriculum updates, internet connectivity, and students returning devices when done or broken.
Brad thanked our maintenance team and shared that they would be celebrated district wide on Friday.
- 2/14/23 Preliminary Election Results Summary
- Discussion on a 55% majority for school bond measures
Brad discussed the state conversation of lowering the voter majority percentage for bond measures to pass. After some discussion the LCSD Board are in favor of a 55% majority vote for bond measures.
- Initial study and survey visit recap
Brad met with ALSC Architects on Thursday and Friday last week for an initial visit on the district study and survey. After a school tour there was a meeting with about 15 staff and community members, including Kim and Barb. The representatives that came to Chelan are listening to staff and community members right now about how the school buildings and community work before their next visit. To get more information from staff and community members on this process, Brad suggested using a survey through a program called Thought Exchange that offers a conversational survey where people can see each other’s answers and comment on them.
There was a suggestion for some facilities tours for community members to see the buildings.
- Enrollment & Financial Reports – Bo Charlton
Bo shared a presentation going over enrollment numbers and financial reports.
The annual audit has been scheduled in March.
BOARD POLICIES / ACTION ITEMS
- BP 3141 – Nonresident Students – 2nd Read
Erik moved and Jeff seconded; motion carried.
- Leave of Absence
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the leave of absence request. There was discussion about this request.
Kim moved the Board to a 10-minute recess at 7:05 pm to review Robert’s Rules of Order on voting and roll call votes. Kim resumed the regular meeting at 7:13 pm and a roll call vote was taken.
Erik Nelson – nay
Jeff Fehr – yea
Barb Polley – yea
Kim Thorpe – nay
The motion failed and will be an action item on the next agenda.
- To discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Kim moved the Board to Executive Session at 7:19 pm for approximately 15 minutes to discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.
Kim Thorpe reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:32 pm.
Kim Thorpe, Board Chair Brad Wilson, Superintendent