LCSD Board Minutes 07/13/2021
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: July 13, 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, Trisha Schock, Don Monroe, Amaris Longmire, Brad Wilson, Brandy Strode, Briceida Gonzalez, Camisha Hughbanks, Carrie Austin, Crystal Austin, Chris Desgroseillier, Chris Hughbanks, Cole Soreano, Danita Breeze, Erin Morin, Erin Mullins, Jerry Isenhart, Jayme Berg, Jennifer Polley, Jessica Helm, Jody Petersen, Kristi Collins, Laura Clinton, Nesha Bremmeyer, Ryan, Shannon Barnes, Tara Cunningham, Todd Hausman, Lindsay Wood, and Georgia Mashayekh
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS
- Call to Order
Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
- Approval of Agenda
Barry added a financial report with Trisha Schock prior to his presentation and removed one of the board policies to be presented at the next meeting.
- Approval of Minutes – June 22, 2021
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- Financial Report – Trisha Schock (NCESD)
Trisha works for the NCESD and will be working with the District while in transition between Business and Operations managers.
Trisha shared a presentation with preview of what she is working on for the 2021-2022 school year budget. There will be a public hearing and review of the budget at the next board meeting on July 27, 2021.
- Superintendent – Barry DePaoli
Barry shared a presentation covering: Covid-19 Updates, Current Guidance (CDC/DOH), Fulltime in-person learning, August Institute (staff professional development).
Local COVID-19 case rates are down from a couple of weeks ago. Vaccine progress is going up with over 50% of Chelan County residents fully vaccinated.
Barry shared current masking guidelines from the DOH and CDC that were updated last week.
He expects these guidelines to change again prior to school starting in the fall. Likely the Governor and the State Department of Health will be finalizing guidelines in the near future. The information that Barry shared regarding the most recent guidelines was from Friday 7/9/2021.
Plans for the 2021-2022 school year are for all schools to provide fulltime in-person learning and an online program will be available at all levels. The district’s goal is to be current and up to date with mitigation strategies and will be sharing updates on a regular basis including during board meetings, on the district website, and email listserv.
The LCSD August Institute is scheduled for 8/24- 8/27 with Professional Development for staff.
August 24: New Teacher Orientation
August 25: All Staff Breakfast
Staff Training: Belonging through a Culture of Dignity
Keynote Speaker: Brooke Brown (Teacher of the Year)
August 26: Katie Novak (Universally Designed Instruction)
August 27: School Improvement Focus (Principals)
Barry shared current masking protocol for Open Public Meetings in WA State. He made some recommendations to the Board and there was some discussion about protocols at future board meetings.
In the discussion, the Board decided that they would like to:
- Continue meeting in the District Learning Center as it has the technology that allows the Board to continue to have hybrid meetings which have been well attended.
- The District Learning Center can accommodate 12-15 guests with social distancing and the administrators and staff can be flexible to allow for the community to attend in person.
- Those who choose to attend School Board meetings in person as asked to wear a mask if unvaccinated, or when students are present according to L&I guidelines. This request is on the honor system, as there will be no attestation form.
- Presenters and those wanting to address the Board with a comment or request will need to plan to be in person to address the school board.
Jeff asked if Barry spoke on the radio recently about Sexual Education. Barry explained that the health curriculum that is currently being taught, and has been used for many years, was created by Vicky Taylor, a past CHS Nurse and teacher, along with local parents and state representatives for required curriculum. Barry presented this information at a school board meeting last year where he explained the bill and shared the district’s curriculum. The curriculum meets state standards and utilizes best practice. Parents may request to see the curriculum and they can also opt their students out of those lessons.
- BP 3122 & Procedure – Excused and Unexcused Absences – 1st reading
The Board looked over the proposed updates to Policy and Procedure 3122.
Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the updates to BP 3122 Policy and Procedure as presented; motion carried.
Barry answered questions about the payables and payroll.
Ken moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.
Barry explained the changes to personnel and funding for the Inclusionary Practices Lab teachers with ESSER funds.
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
Barry talked about the HV enrollment and the adjusted calendar for the village schedule.
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the 2021-2022 calendar as presented; motion carried.
The Board discussed what to do with the surplus items. Barry said they will be advertised to other schools.
Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the surplus items as presented; motion carried.
- To discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. 30.110
Jeff moved the Board to executive session at 6:37pm for approximately 40 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 7:15 pm.
Jeff Fehr, Board Chair Barry DePaoli, Superintendent