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 DOrazio, Amber Corrigan, and Georgia Mashayekh
OPEN PUBLIC HEARING
Call to Order
Jeff Fehr called the public hearing to order at 6:00pm.
2020-21 F195 Summary
2020-21 F195 Budget
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.
2020-21 Budget Resolution
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.
Approval of Minutes – July 14, 2020
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)
20-21 Budget Presentation
June 2020 Financial Presentation
Trisha Schock shared the June 2020 financial reports.
Barry introduced the district’s new Business Manager, Jeremy Bonner.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Update – School Start Up
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
2020-21 Budget Resolution
Resolution 2020-04 was approved at the end of the Public Hearing.
Payables & Payroll
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.
Personnel
Agustin moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
2020-21 SRO (School Resource Officer) Contract
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.
Standard Operating Procedures – Food Service. & Transportation.
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
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Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

 

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