LCSD Board Minutes 05/9/2022
DATE: May 9, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Kim Thorpe, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Stephanie Fuller, Brian Wood, Brad Wilson, Scott Granger, Cindy Bertomeu, Andrea Menin, Steve Bovingdon, K.C. Knudson, Erik Peterson, Jennifer Polley, Rosey Burkhard, Karen Portillo-Robles, Stefanie Morgan, Charlie Morgan, Jenna Navin, Kelcie Keys, Maverick Navin, David Gilleland, Arron Brown, Juliana Perez, Celia Polley, Greer Bainbridge, George Benson, Steve Bovingdon, Eric Flynn, Dia Galvan, Katelyn Stanfield, Mick Stanfield, Cory Stanfield, James Stanfield, Ian Portillo, Sage Brummer, Joel Tedada, Cody Lovell, Gloria Groves, Maria Hernandez-Poblete, Kai Pagatpatan, Estee Flynn, Sandra Duron, Crystal Ellis, Todd Hausman, Jody Petersen, Krystina Nelson, Laura Clinton, Kevin Erickson, Angela Collins, Lisa Gleasman, Bo Charlton, Carrie Austin, Rebecca Benson, Vero Ruiz, Michelle, Danita Breeze, Nesha Bremmeyer, Jayme Berg, Lindsay Wood, Kris Austin, and Georgia Mashayekh. Jeff Fehr was not at the meeting.
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 – April 26, 2022
Barb moved and Erik seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- HS GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club – Advisor – Karen Portillo-Robles
Karen shared a presentation with information explaining the purpose of GSA clubs and how they help students feel safe at school. The presentation included terminology and definitions, important statistics, student rights under Title IX, and what the supreme court says about LGBTQ student treatment in schools.
CMS and CHS both have GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) clubs that meet once a month with about 20 students per club. CHS club leaders Sage Brummer (President) and Charlie Morgan (Vice President) spoke to the Board about some of their experiences in school and what the GSA clubs mean to them. CMS GSA Club president Estee Flynn also spoke along with members Kai Pagatpatan and Maria Hernandez-Poblete.
Students shared that several members of their club have had a hard time at school, especially in middle school, with peers talking about them and telling others to stay away from them. Having the opportunity for a club at school creates a safe place to talk and helps students feel included. It provides a place that they can be themselves. Students want to help others feel comfortable and are all welcoming to all students. The GSA Club is about love and acceptance.
The Board stated that bullying is unacceptable in our schools.
There was a question about how the club was named. Gloria Groves, the original GSA advisor explained that there are many names that clubs can be named, and the founding students chose this name after attending an event during the 2016-2017 school year.
A major goal of the clubs is to help students feel comfortable and want to stay here in the valley.
Barry thanked the students for coming and sharing.
BUILDING REPORTS: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
- Chelan Middle School – Brian Wood
Brian shared the school-wide plan for CMS in a presentation with the goals for academics, assessment, increasing family engagement, and developing a clear and shared focus for student success.
CMS Vision is that CMS is a safe, positive environment that fosters critical thinkers to become both academically and socially responsible lifelong learners.
CMS offers an Opportunity Lunch where teachers can add student names and assignments to a shared list so that a para in a classroom can help students get assignments done.
- Chelan High School – Brad Wilson
Brad shared a presentation with several goals for the CHS school improvement plan. CHS Goals include: all CTE departments will have certification options and SBA ELA proficiency will increase by 20% from 8th-10th grade. Mr. Wilson also shared goals related to students feeling like they belong, and focused professional development for staff. Focused professional development has been very helpful this year with in-district trainings, and peer learning.
More belonging activities include continuing the development of The Chelan Way, implement the Hope Squad program, Master Your Mindset lessons, and UDL 3 lessons.
- Chelan School of Innovation – Erik Peterson
Erik shared a presentation going over the goals for CSI including increased time spent working on learning plans by 1 hour a day per student, increase Interest-Driven projects by 2 per student, and increasing student internships from 1-2 students per semester.
PROGRAM /DEPARTMENT REPORTS
- Lawn Equipment Proposal (Capital Projects) – R. Burkhard
After consultation with grounds specialists, Rosey has learned that the district doesn’t need more mowers to improve field maintenance. It was determined that more aerification is a better solution for the health of the grass. The fields are compacted and dry due to the current equipment and schedule of use. Rosey has been working closely with Ryan McKelvie on field needs for both the district and athletics.
Rosey shared a presentation and videos on field equipment that will help with the health and care of the 30+ acres of lawn in the Lake Chelan SD. The Trimax Snake and Terra Spike are suggested equipment purchases.
Immediate goals for the fields are water and chemical control, equipment needs, and upgrading current tractor to support needed equipment.
Rosey suggested that the upgrade of the tractor and the equipment would equal the $75,000 previously requested in the Capital Projects. She would like to test out the equipment to see what the correct size is needed for the district and find a local vendor to support district needs.
Mechanical needs have been covered this year in-house with Danial Evans at the Transportation Department.
- ELA Adoption – KC Knudson
KC thanked Steve Bovingdon, Cindy Bertomeu, and Jen Polley for being part of the curriculum adoption team and attending the Board meeting. He shared a presentation explaining curriculum adoption within the Lake Chelan SD, material types, tools and steps for identification and selection, foundational skills through the grades, rationale, and cost of the curriculum including professional development.
The Instructional Materials Committee has been working on this project during the 2021-22 school year with many meetings and homework looking at the curriculum under several perspectives.
Jen Polley, Cindy Bertomeu, and Steve Bovingdon shared what curriculum they piloted in their classrooms and thoughts on the use of the respective curriculum and reactions from the students.
There is strong professional development with the recommended curriculum. Amplify KCLA for elementary grades has staff who visit schools to help teachers learn. K.C. shared a schedule of professional development that he would like to have at the beginning of the school year.
The Board and KC discussed the costs of the curriculum by year. At the MS and HS levels teachers don’t use the same amount of annual consumables each year. The price of the curriculum is typical upfront costs that even out over the years with the life of the curriculum.
Steve thanked K.C. for all of his support in this process and the layout of the curriculum adoption this year.
POLICY & PROCEDURE REVIEWS
Barry shared information about how many days other regional districts have for paid holidays. LCSD currently has 13 paid holidays for year-round employees and adding Juneteenth will make it 14 days. This is right in line with regional schools.
Stephanie moved and Erik seconded a motion for the approval of BP 5410 with the removal of the last paragraph; motion carried.
Stephanie moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the ELA Adoption as presented; motion carried.
Erik moved and Stephanie seconded a motion to approve the requested amount of $75,000 for Maintenance and Operations in Capital Projects for field equipment with breakdown of the equipment if it will go over this amount; motion carried.
Stephanie moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the Payables as presented; motion carried.
Erik moved and Stephanie seconded a motion to accept the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
- To discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Kim moved the board to executive session at 9:10pm for approximately 15 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.
Kim Thorpe reconvened to the regular meeting and adjourned the meeting at 9:25pm.
Kim Thorpe, Board Chair Barry DePaoli, Superintendent