LCSD Board Minutes 03/08/2022
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: March 8, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Kim Thorpe, Jeff Fehr, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Jeff Fehr, Brian Wood, Brad Wilson, Scott Granger, Sarah Clarke, Todd Hausman, April Slagle, Orlando Villa Garcia, Amberly Guerrero, Yuly Nunez, Jordyn Emery, Levi Jeffries, Brenda Hernandez, Deisy Avila, Luis Lopez, Jagjot Dhaliwal, David Payan, Teegan Silva, Itzel Martinez, Luke Simmons, Bo Charlton, Brandi Pierson Escobar, Crystal Austin, Carrie Austin, Danita Breeze, Erik Peterson, Jayme Berg, Jody Petersen, K.C. Knudson, Kris Austin, Krystina Nelson, Cindy Bertomeu, Stefani Morgan, Tammy Williams, and Georgia Mashayekh
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS
- Call to Order
Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:00pm
- Approval of Agenda
There were no changes to the agenda.
- Approval of Minutes – February 22, 2022
Barb moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There was no public comment.
EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS’ WEEK
Barry thanked all of the LCSD Education Support Professionals for what they do to support the district in his own words and referenced the Governor’s proclamation. His thank you included transportation, paraeducators, custodial/maintenance, Afters activity leaders, administrative assistants, food service staff, IT technicians, and office professionals.
Barry thanked everyone and is looking forward to celebrating these important people during the All Staff Breakfast scheduled on April 11th.
- Teacher Academy
Teacher’s Academy is a College in the HS class where students spend time working directly with teachers in the classrooms at MOE, CMS, and CHS. Students earn college credits from Central WA University for this class.
Each student shared who they are teaching with and personal take-aways about what they have learned from this opportunity.
The HS students have been working with teachers at all grade levels and are learning what grades they might want to teach, if they want to be teachers, what they need to study to be certified, in addition to thinking about what they may want to do after high school and learning skills that can be applied to other careers.
April shared important information about the scope of the class. There are currently 26 students in this class. They are given real-world job opportunity experience and have guest speakers from across the district discuss hiring processes, the business side, and support departments. There is lots of talent and energy in the students, all have taken the paraeducator test which provides excellent training for summer work opportunities. All of the jobs across the district have been looked at and the students are learning that there is no direct path to teaching or working in a school district.
- Chelan Project
The Chelan Project club officers Teagan Silva, Dagjot Dhaliwal, Louis Lopez, Itzel Martinez, Luke Simmons, and David Payan shared a presentation highlighting the outings for this past year and moving forward.
There are 123 members this year and the officers shared the club demographics, photos, and information about several of their trips.
- Backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail for 3 days with 2 nights in August. For many this was the 1st backpacking trip ever.
- Maple Pass Hike 7-mile trip with 51 people involved
- Community service project with the forest service on Echo Ridge Trails to help clean, clear, and repair.
- 61 members went to the rock-climbing wall in Wenatchee, 30 students went Ice skating in December
- Cross country skiing with an overnight in a hut with 8 people
- A multi-sport snow trip to Winthrop with 30 people involved to try new sports
- Chelan Project is helping with Chelan Earth Day fair in marketing, setup, and tear down.
Grants are written to help raise money for the events, and there are some fundraising opportunities are held at different times of the year. This club not only offers new experiences, but also shared experiences with new people!
- Chelan Middle School – Brian Wood
Brian shared a presentation covering: highlights over the past few months, attendance success with the Community Engagement Board, SBA (Smarter Balance Assessment) results from fall, iReady English and Math updates, improving student learning opportunities, upcoming events, and bringing WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) back for incoming 6th graders.
ASB Leadership came up with an event they call Women and Waffles where students prepared and served breakfast to the women of the LCSD on Monday 3/14.
- Chelan High School – Brad Wilson
Brad shared a presentation with information on Fall ’21 State Test Data, early intervention, summer school lift program, building culture and climate, club recognition during assembly, drama performance, spring band concert, and reminded everyone of The Chelan Way.
There is concern about the assessment scores for 9th graders. Giving students opportunities to build a culture and climate that helps them feel like they belong is a precursory step for these students to gain self confidence so they can improve their ability to learn.
The annual FFA plant sale with be Mother’s Day weekend.
- Special Programs – Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke thanked Charise, Bo, and Darcy from the ESD for all their help with Safety Net.
She shared a presentation for the purpose of increasing understanding and awareness of co-teaching, reviewing the use of funds from an inclusion grant, and reviewing the basics of Safety Net.
She included resources for these subjects in the presentation.
She explained the procedures behind Safety Net and the process for school districts to receive the allocated funding for their students. This process includes submitting all IEPs, all SPED fiscal reports, worksheets, contracts, invoices, and POs proving that the district met the State required threshold.
There is a Community Wellness Night on 3/9 at the MS/HS Commons. This is the first night in a series of events in March and April highlighting various resources and organizations in our local community.
- Superintendent – Barry DePaoli
Barry shared new K-12 Covid data that came out this afternoon regarding new guidelines from the Department of Health regarding masking and testing. Staff and kids are excited about the opportunity to not wear masks in school starting next week. The county and several other counties on the east side of the mountains are still high in case counts, but these numbers are going down.
Masks will not be required in classes. Masks will still need to be worn in nurses’ rooms. There will not be any contact tracing and exposed staff and students are still able to participate in activities. If parents want their kids to wear masks it will be the student’s responsibility to wear masks. Staff will not be expected to monitor masking.
Testing will still be available in schools for students and staff. Student testing will require parent permission. More details will be sent out to the community this week.
Barry shared the latest UDL (Universal Designed Learning) for March 2022. A brochure has been printed that will be available for parents at conferences next week. All of this information is available on the district website.
Barry shared information about motivational speaker, Lynn Cox, who will be coming to the Chelan Valley in July. This will be an interesting presentation for the whole community on July 7th in the Performing Arts Center.
Barry will bring forward a priority list of equipment and building needs as part of a capital projects review for the district at the next board meeting.
POLICY & PROCEDURE REVIEWS
- BP 5222 – Job – Sharing Staff Members
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve BP 5222 updates as presented; motion carried.
- 2021-22 Calendar Update – Winter Storm Make-up Days
Barry explained the changes that were made to the 2021-2022 calendar after the January snowstorm.
Erik moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the calendar updates as presented; motion carried.
- Cancel Regular Board Meeting on March 22nd
Barb moved and Stephanie seconded a motion to approve the cancellation of the March 22nd Board meeting to conduct Superintendent interviews; motion carried.
Stephanie moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the 3-8-22 Payables as presented; motion carried.
Barry explained the personnel changes and impacts to the district the next year.
He thanked Tamar and K.C. for their work in the district over the years. The timing for these critical hires will occur following the hiring of the new superintendent so that he/she can lead the hiring process.
Jeff moved and Erik seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
- To discuss the performance of a public employee and review qualifications of applicants with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Kim moved the Board to executive session at 7:41pm for approximately 30 minutes to discuss 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 8:10 pm.
Kim Thorpe, Board Chair Barry DePaoli, Superintendent