LCSD Board Minutes 08/25/2020
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: August 25, 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, Brian Wood, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Sarah Clarke, Erik Peterson, Rosey Burkhard, Amber Corrigan, Trisha Schock, Jeremy Bonner, Katherine D’Orazio, Laura Clinton, Rich Uhlhorn, Camisha Hughbanks, Jody Petersen, 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 – August 13, 2020
Kim moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the August 13 minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- Update – School Start Up – Barry DePaoli
Barry shared that his initial waiver request to the Chelan-Douglas Department of Health District was denied. He has resubmitted the request and is confident that the waiver will be granted. The purpose of the waiver is to be able to bring small groups of students back to the building. As per OSPI guidelines, schools are allowed to bring in small groups of students based on priority (those that are furthest from educational justice). Initially special education students will be served on campus followed by groups that have no internet access.
There were several families that requested using an online curriculum that would have students remain remote all year long.
Research is being done in online options to keep the families as part of the school district.
September 1-3 will be an orientation week for families and students to get prepared for remote learning. Teachers will be connecting with every student and their families to check in and answer questions about what the next few months will look like for school and curriculum. Teachers will be explaining how to login and use the technology for the upcoming school year in the remote model.
Rosey is working with the Food Service team getting ready for the new school year. They have identified routes and have their team organized and ready to go.
Barry shared a presentation with the board covering: August Institute 2020, Professional Development, building specific activities and work, technology training, Flipped vs Traditional teaching, and Project-Based Learning. The Director of Teaching and Learning will be working directly with staff to help with new teaching and learning practices.
- July Financial Report – Trisha Schock (NCESD)
Trisha went over all the district financial reports and answered questions for the school board.
Barry thanked Trisha for all of her help with the financials this year from the North Central Educational Service District.
- SOP Overview – Rosey Burkhard
Rosey has completed all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all of the departments and buildings. Trainings have been done with all departments and the buildings. Rosey shared examples of the Personal Protection Equipment. The teachers have been given shields and masks for instruction.
Portable desk shields have been purchased for MOE students to use. Rosie has focused on ventilation and surface cleaning. Air scrubbers have been purchased and strategically placed in buildings for better ventilation. Electrostatic foggers are being used for busses and classrooms. Social Distancing signs and decals are being put up in all buildings.
Barry thanked Rosey for all of her work. The district is ready to start a hybrid model of learning when students can come back to the school buildings. All staff that have been in the buildings this week are following protocol of wearing masks.
- MOE – Erin Morin, Principal & Todd Hausman, Assoc. Principal
A Mobile “Meet your Teacher” event is scheduled for Wed. 8/26. This event will have K-5 students and families drive by to meet their teachers and connect kids with devices, set up conferences, and answer questions. Tables will be set up on Bradley St., Johnson Ave., and in the Community Gym Parking Lot. Translators have been assigned to teachers and meal paperwork will be distributed.
MOE is working with the Migrant team to get technology and information with the Spanish speaking families.
- CMS – Brian Wood, Principal
Teachers started reaching out to students and families today to schedule conferences next week and to make sure that all Chromebooks are working and that students know how to sign in. The staff are helping students get prepared with iReady, schedules, meeting teachers, and getting all paperwork done. Advisory teachers will be checking in on students consistently to make sure that students and families are doing OK.
- CHS – Brad Wilson, Principal
Staff met and fine-tuned the orientation plans for next week. There was conversation about how the food service program will be similar to the regular school year.
There will be a 7pm meeting on 9/3 for the freshman families about the HS transition. Students have been reassigned to staff to help manage the conference scheduling and advisors.
- CSI – Erik Peterson
Conferences have been started with students and families to check on student needs, get updates for student records, go over forms, help students with connectivity issues, school expectations, guidelines, and learning plan development.
Erik is now a Chelan Valley Thrive board member giving CSI a great organizational support system.
Barry shared that the district is in a different place then in the Spring when being forced to immediately close the buildings with much uncertainty. The administrators and staff have worked hard to put together a plan for remote
These are updates to BP 2255 and procedure to accommodate remote learning and is a first reading.
- BP 6112 – Rental or Lease of District Property
Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve updates to BP 6112 as presented; motion carried.
Barry and administrators answered questions about the Payables.
Agustin moved and Ken seconded a motion to approve Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.
Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve personnel changes 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 7:05 pm for approximately 45 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 7:50 pm.
Jeff Fehr, Board Chair Barry DePaoli, Superintendent