LCSD Board Minutes 07/28/2020

PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

DATE:  July 28, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Online Video Meeting

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas, Kim Thorpe, Brian Wood, Brad Wilson, Sarah Clarke, Heidi Busk, Trisha Schock, Jeremy Bonner, Jeff Barker, Tammy Williams, Melanie Froman, Jennifer Polley, Camisha Hughbanks, Jamie Mack, Jenna Rahm, Travis Domser, Stephanie Rogers, Katherine D-Orazio, Amber Corrigan, and Georgia Mashayekh

 

OPEN PUBLIC HEARING

Call to Order

Jeff Fehr called the public hearing to order at 6:00pm.

Trish Schock went over the Summary and Budget for the school board, answering any questions.

Budgeting is calculated with enrollment numbers.  She explained the different funds, fund balances, funds available, and ending fund balances.

There is a budget capacity that allows for additional changes during the year and especially during the time of COVID 19.

  • Questions/comments relative to 20/21 School Budget

Barry and the Board thanked Trisha for all of the work and her presentation on the budget.

Lynda moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2020-04 accepting the 2020-21 budget proposal; motion carried.

Jeff Fehr adjourned the Public Hearing and started the Regular Board Meeting at 6:21pm.

 

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Approval of Agenda

There were no changes to the agenda.

Kim moved and Ken 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 REPORTS (Trisha Schock NCESD)

Trisha Schock shared the June 2020 financial reports.

Barry introduced the district’s new Business Manager, Jeremy Bonner.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Barry DePaoli shared a presentation that included responses from teacher and family surveys administered this past week. Barry went over the responses from each survey with the board and guests.

There is much concern about having face to face interactions and keeping the buildings safe and clean.

This presentation also included a map from the Harvard Global Health Institute showing Covid Risk Levels by county in the United States.  Okanogan, Chelan, and Douglas counties are considered high risk zones for COVID transmission.

If we want schools to open face to face, the community must work together to get transmission rates down in our county with mask wearing, washing hands, and social distancing.

Barry has been talking with 30 other school superintendents in the region and the county health district almost on a bi-weekly basis.  Many local districts have already made announcements to open schools remotely in September.

There was conversation relative to different learning models during the COVID 19 pandemic.  Remote learning 2.0 would be much different than this past spring.  Barry is working closely with administrators and the teaching staff in order to provide students with the best possible instruction possible.  The tech team is looking at smooth access for students and families.  There will be professional development for staff to teach and support students remotely.  There is also a need to help students and families learn how to use remote learning.  The district is also planning PD around social emotional learning in a remote setting.

When schools were closed in March, the teachers, students, and families were not prepared to teach online and not finish out the school year.  The board and teachers would like to have a clear picture of what remote/distance learning will look like. Principals are starting up workgroups with parents and teachers to collaborate on remote learning and hybrid learning plans for the next year.

As of July 28, Governor Inslee is making more restrictions for the state since COVID 19 numbers are continuing to climb this summer.

One of the biggest concerns about bringing students and staff together is the cleaning schedules around students and staff being in the buildings.

Barry shared what the 4 different phases of school would look like as the state opens up.  If transmission rates can be brought down, schools can open more quickly.

 

BUILDING PERFORMANCE REPORTS

  • Student Services – Sarah Clarke

Sarah’s presentation covered: a year in review, organization of documents and resources, Professional Development, COVID 19 distant learning and support, distance learning 2.0, WASA grant for inclusionary practices, testing remotely, Prioritizing the needs of students and families during COVID, SEL Theory of Action, and PLC (Professional Learning Communities).

Barry thanked Sarah for all of the work that she did her first year with LCSD and for the positive changes that she made in Special Programs.

  • Teaching and Learning – Heidi Busk

Heidi shared a presentation that covered: Curriculum Review Cycle, Curriculum Alignment, Professional Development, Perceptual Data from the PD Highlights, Bilingual Program, EL Progress Theory of Action, and the Highly Capable Program,

There was a question about whether there were companion classrooms done in the past year.  Heidi shared what happened in the classroom in 2019-2020 and what changes are planned for the 2020-2021 classes.  Without testing data there is some information missing on how students are progressing.

 

ACTION ITEMS

Resolution 2020-04 was approved at the end of the Public Hearing.

Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.

Agustin moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

Barry explained the contract with the board and how it could change during COVID 19.  Brian Burnett, Chelan County Sheriff, will work with the district if the buildings are not open and we don’t need an SRO as much as when schools are open.

Lynda moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the 2020-21 SRO contract as presented; motion carried.

The board reviewed the SOPs presented and are impressed with the work that has gone into these documents.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • 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 8:05pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.

 

 ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Fehr reconvened to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 8:25pm.

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Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                     Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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