LCSD Board Minutes- 08/13/2020
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: August 13, 2020
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Online meeting
PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Brad Wilson,
Scott Granger, Erik Peterson, Sarah Clarke, Jeremy Bonner, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Rosey Burkhard, Carrie
Austin, Amber Corrigan, Jennifer Polley, Melanie Froman, Stefani Morgan, Jamie Mack, Brian Wood, Laura
Clinton, Richard Uhlhorn, Camisha Hughbanks, Jody Petersen, Cailey Couch, Hallie, Nesha Bremmeyer, Damian
Smith, Dean, 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 – July 28, 2020 & August 6, 2020
Lynda moved and Kim seconded to approve; motion carried.
• Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
Barry thanked Sarah Clarke, Director of Student Services for receiving an Inclusionary Practices Project Grant
from OPSI for the districts Special Education Program. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase iPads
for Special Needs students to help improve their ability to access curriculum and improve communication skills.
HS Principal Brad Wilson shared his school’s award from Microsoft Chelan is the first ever school to receive the
Microsoft TEALS Founder Award. Brad discussed the CTE program that has been taught to students in the
school’s Business and Computer Program. This is a freshman program where students work directly with
Microsoft employees. STEM curriculum provided in MS classes feeds into the HS seamlessly. Last year there
was a second cohort taking an AP computers course that was fully supported by all departments to allow
students the opportunity to participate with TEALS.
• Reopening Schools update
Barry gave a presentation providing an overview for reopening our schools touching on the following topic
areas: Guiding Principles, Fall Reopening Plan, Emergency Learning vs. Distance Learning 2.0, delivery methods
of synchronous and asynchronous learning, equitable access/improved communication, learning supports,
increased opportunities for academic growth, improved structure, options for families, and remote learning
Student access to technology is a responsibility of WA State OSPI and hotspots will be covered by state funding
for connectivity. This is a basic need for student learning. The district has purchased over 110 hotspots for
students this coming fall by partnering with the state and TMobile.
Barry wrote a letter to the County Health District to petition to allow small groups (less than 5 students) into the
building for in-person instruction. To determine which students would be permitted back to school the district
has created a priority matrix factoring in the following areas: special needs, homelessness, lack of internet, and
students needing extra support.
There was a question about if student growth in remote learning would about the same as if the students were
in the buildings in person. Barry explained that this year’s remote learning plan has much higher expectations
for student growth than last spring’s emergency learning plan. Teachers will be much more prepared and
trained this fall.
Each of the principals shared sample schedules for their buildings:
MOE principal, Erin Morin explained how they worked with parent feedback to create a starting schedule for K-2
students and 3-5 students. The schedules have built in live teaching times, brain breaks, small group instruction,
independent practice directed by classroom teachers, PE time with video access, one to one video counseling,
flexible time to meet with specialists, independent learning for students and families. Monday drop dates will
continue from the Spring for organization and communication with families. Todd Hausman, MOE Associate
principal shared some information about using Google Classroom tools to develop organization and functioning
tools. Parents will be registered as guardians on the Chromebooks to customize their own experience with the
technology and the teachers.
The district leadership team has been discussing how to take attendance remotely and host best to work with
families to help access curriculum remotely with their students. Google is developing metrics to see how long
students are engaged in their classrooms and learning. If lessons can be recorded without student voice, they
could be viewed later for families.
Brian Wood went over a draft schedule for Middle School students. The CMS team worked with staff and
parents to schedule students into cohorts over different subjects. The cohorts will prepare students and staff
for scheduling when students come back in the buildings. Band may be worked into an independent learning
schedule so that students can focus on their skills. PE could be tracked with students individually and checking
into Google Classrooms or asynchronous videos.
Brad Wilson talked about the online music performance produced in the spring for graduation thinking that the
music department can do similar work virtually. He went over the scheduling for classes that would look very
similar to in person learning. Mondays would be a review time of the past week and planning for the new week.
Planning and executive functioning skills will be a focus in all classes on “management Mondays”. Mondays will
be focused on self-management and teaching students how to review and organize their weeks Study Hall time
allowing for outreach contact and extra help for students. Attendance will be taken every period and students
will be responsible to contact student services if they need an alternate schedule. Students attendance will be
closely monitored. Brad shared sample schedules for a Freshman and for a Junior.
Erik Peterson shared some schedules that were put together for remote learning and a hybrid model when
schools open again. The priority lies on communication with staff and students. CSI will continue their advisory
period and work on organization, self-reflection, project development, and social reasoning. Student support
will cover assessments and extra curriculum support.
The board thanked the administrators for their work on scheduling plans to start the school year. With the
circumstances that the world and our local community have been thrown into, the administrators have pivoted
and have a new plan for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Barry continued his presentation with “how long will students remain in remote learning”. This will be
dependent upon the transmission rate of COVID19 in the local community and county. The district will be
working closely with the CDHD (Chelan Douglas Health District) in order to make an informed decision about
when to open up.
Rosey Burkhard has worked on creating the district Standard Operating Procedures for each department and
building. These will be posted on the district website soon.
There are several ideas being worked through for helping to educate parents and students about connectivity
and expectations for the school year.
Parents put in comments about Late Start Mondays and whether that still works with Remote Learning 2.0.
There will be more discussion with the administrators, teachers, and human resources about this.
• Payables & Payroll
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.
Barry explained the personnel changes.
Agustin moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve Personnel as presented; motion carried.
• Holden Village Calendar 2020-2021
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the Holden Village 20-21 calendar as presented; motion
• Preschool Calendar 2020-2021
Todd talked about the Preschool 20-21 calendar and Child Find adjustments that will be needed in the spring.
Ken moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve the Preschool 20-21 calendar with the allowance of
modification for Child Find schedule; motion carried.
• Resolution 2020-05 – Reopening school in September
Barry said that the plans will be adjusted and changed as needed through the school year.
The plan will be communicated with the families via email, website, local media and social media. There will be
clarification with families about how 2020-2021 school year will start.
Ken moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2020-05 as presented; Jeff, Ken, Agustin, and
Kim voted yea, and Lynda voted nay.
• Purchase of Hot Spots for connectivity
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the purchase of internet hot spots for families that need
connectivity; motion carried.
Barry explained the surplus of the district lockers. Thank you to the custodial team for cleaning up the area
behind the HS.
Agustin moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve the surplus list of lockers as presented; motion carried.
• To discuss the performance of an employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110
Jeff moved the board to executive session at 7:30pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance
of a public employee with no action to be taken.
Jeff Fehr reconvened to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:50pm.
Jeff Fehr, Board Chair
Barry DePaoli, Superintendent