LCSD Board Minutes 06/15/2021
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: June 15, 2021
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Kim Thorpe, Barb Polley, Brad Wilson, Scott Granger, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Brian Wood, Erik Peterson, Jeremy Bonner, Kristen Desgroseillier, Cindy Knight, Amber Corrigan, Briceida Gonzalez, Crystal Austin, Camisha Hughbanks, Carrie Austin, Danita Breeze, Dia Galvan, Eric Page, Erik’s iPad, Esperanza Lopez, Fran Oswald, Heather Jacobson, Janell Wood, Jayme Berg, Jennifer Polley, Jody Petersen, Jose Mendoza, Katherine D’Orozio, Kristen D., Kristi Collins, Laura Montalvo, Melanie Froman, Rochelle Juetten, Romario Solano, Ryan & Holly Moody, Sarah Clarke, Tara Cunningham, and Georgia Mashayekh
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS
- Call to Order
Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
- Approval of Agenda
There were no changes to the agenda.
- Approval of Minutes – May 25, 2021
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
Kristen Desgroseillier came before the school board to thank them for all of their hard and perseverance during this challenging year. There was a collaborative effort from community members to show support for both board members and the superintendent with thank you cards and small gifts that Kristen shared in a large pillowcase.
There were also Thank You posters and treats for the board members from staff members.
Lindsay Wood addressed a current State bill about the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools. She asked if the LCSD is going to adopt this curriculum. Barry explained that the State Bill pertains to training for teachers and not curriculum. He further explained that the staff will be reading a book over the summer titled “Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity” by Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple. The book focuses on inclusivity and promotes a culture of dignity wherever students feels like they belong.
Jennifer Polley thanked the HS administrators for a fantastic graduation ceremony.
- Superintendent – Barry DePaoli
Barry thanked all of the principals for their leadership through a very hard year. He commented on the work of the maintenance team in preparing all graduation sites, but particularly Sargent Field.
A lot of work went into graduation ceremonies for both CSI and CHS. This was a joyous way to finish out the school year, celebrating students! The 8th graders also had a nice ceremony and recognition! Thanks to all for the work they have done.
The recovery plan presented at the last meeting was approved by OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal.
Athletic Director interviews were done on Monday and a decision should be made by the end of the week.
There is a webinar put on by OSPI for parents about guidance from the DOH and what parents and families need to know as they plan for the new school year. It will be tomorrow 6/16 at 6:00pm.
Barry gave the board a packet from AASA on An American Imperative: A New Vision of Public Schools. Barry mentioned our District was one of thirty districts invited to participate in the work of re-visioning schools along side
- Chelan High School – Brad Wilson / Scott Granger
Brad shared a presentation with the following information: Attendance Summary, D&F lists as of May 12th, CEE survey data, Pandemic Learning, accomplishments in the school, areas needing development, staff & student social support, pandemic learning, and a areas of opportunity.
Brad and Scott explained key results of the CEE survey data with the top and bottom 5 answers in each group. This gives the administrators good feedback on how the staff, students, and parents feel on a variety of subjects.
They also shared data about changes from the 2019 survey and the 2020 surveys. Brad feels this information is great for starting conversations for improvement. There are several gaps in the data in the “I” versus “we” questions.
One of the areas that the school was low in on the survey was communicating information about school improvement. Much of this year was spent on figuring out what each week would look like so there was very little time to communicate information about school improvement. Only 59.4% of homeless students graduate in WA State while LCSD had 100% of qualified students graduate.
The high school counseling team supported students in so many ways and the teachers were very aware of student needs. Student and staff resilience shined through this year!
Barry reminded everyone of the stories behind each student and what it takes to get them through to graduation.
- Chelan Middle School – Brian Wood
Brian shared a presentation about the year in review with information about: 3 year attendance rate, i-Ready assessment results, CEE Survey Data with the top and bottom responses from staff and students, opportunities for next year, and reflections.
Extra curriculum support was not available this year due to the changing schedules and focus on social and emotional learning and support.
Professional Development was not kept up as staff was making changes in teaching practices to stay up with the pandemic mitigations and schedule changes during the year. The staff was also very concerned about the social emotional health of their students and peers. With only 3 years at CMS, the 6th and 7th graders haven’t had a “regular” MS year.
Looking at the future, there is more opportunity for what the MS may look like.
- Morgen Owings Elementary – Erin Morin / Todd Hausman
Erin reminded everyone that we have not had “regular school” for 14 months. She can’t say enough about the resiliency of the students and the staff during this unstable school year. She reminded the board that the students will remember this unprecedented year by the relationships built and sustained, not by what they missed in testing and curriculum.
Erin’s presentation covered attendance interventions, grants for attendance interventions, Proficiency Summary from iReady Reading and Math assessments (3x a year), CEE Survey Data, Land of Opportunity from each survey group, Goat Room Usage, what has been learned of the year, introductory MOE vision, what MOE is proud of, and greatest needs.
With all of the changes during this school year the teachers didn’t have time for professional development and improvement planning. Keeping kids in school and watching the social emotional needs was the main focus during this unusual year.
Data from the survey will help guide the new practices in the next year.
There will be UDL and Inclusionary Practices work done over the summer. New teams are ready to dig in and ownership of their students’ learning.
Todd focused his comments on MOE SWIS Discipline Data. This data source was very different this year because of students not being in the classroom this year. The data shared was 26 referrals in the full year, when a typical year has about 225 referrals. Todd thanked the whole transportation department for getting the kids to and from school during this non-typical year. This will be important data heading into next year.
The GOAT Room has been a big success this year on so many levels. Erin shared information on the usage of the room and most of the use has been self-referral from the students. Barry thanked board members to Lynda Foster and Kim Thorpe for their research and support in helping create this special room for students. Barry also acknowledged Reece Bauer and Rachel Jacobus (counselors) for the exemplary work in developing the goat room.
Understanding what wrap around services are for students to succeed in school and building positive futures.
- Holden Village Community School – Erin Morin
Holden Village had one student this year as the village was closed. Anyone who went to the village needed to quarantine for two weeks. The village is reopening slowly this summer and there are two Kindergarten students enrolled.
- Chelan School of Innovation – Erik Peterson
Erik shared a presentation about the year including information about attendance, demographics, achievement summary, CEE Survey data, increases and decreases in the percentage of positive responses from last year’s survey, future opportunities, and reflection of the year.
Enrollment was 39 students with 14 of the students remaining remote over the year for various reasons. There was a lot of support with the staff, students, counseling, and community services.
There were 17 graduates this year which is the highest number yet. The students had a traditional graduation ceremony in the Community Gym. Thanks to the Allan Simmons, Shauna Ventimiglia, Dia Galvan, and Rachael Jacobus for all the support for the CSI students.
The Board thanked Erik for all of the work on what CSI has become for students that think they would be lost in the system. The students are grateful and come back to support each other at school.
Barry answered questions about the payables.
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Payables as presented; motion carried.
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the 2021-22 Preschool Calendar as presented; motion carried.
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the CTE Surplus as presented; motion carried.
- To discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Jeff moved the Board to executive session at 8:10pm for approximately 30 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.
Jeff Fehr reconvened the Board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 8:40pm.
Jeff Fehr, Board Director Barry DePaoli, Superintendent