LCSD Board Minutes 01/12/2021

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

DATE: January 12, 2021

TIME: 6:00 PM                                                    

LOCATION: Online meeting

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Erin Morin, Scott Granger, K.C. Knudson, Amber Corrigan, Brad Wilson, Brian Wood, Cailey Couch, Camisha Hughbanks, Carrie Austin, Danita Breeze, Jayme Berg,  Jennifer Polley, Jeremy Bonner, Jessie Poland, Jody Petersen, K.C. Knudson, Katherine D’Orazio, Kristi Collins, Kris Austin, Laura Clinton, Lindsay Wood, Melanie Froman, Michelle Fanton, Sarah Clarke, Tammy Williams, Tara Cunningham, Todd Hausman, 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.

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

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.

 

 SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • In-Person Learning Update –  Barry DePaoli

Barry shared that the engagement and focus of the students in the buildings has been good.  Students are glad to be back in the buildings and are appreciative to be back with teachers and peers.

The district has been asked to speak at a state conference this spring.

 

Barry shared a COVID Data Review looking at County Data, City Comparisons, vaccinations, and research.  The latest data is from 1/11/21.  Data from the holiday season has not come in yet.  The importance of following school district mitigations is imperative to keep staff and students safe in the buildings.

Vaccinations have begun in Chelan at the hospital with the front-line employees in 1A phase.  The school district falls into phase 1B and hopefully gets the opportunity to vaccinate all employees who want vaccinations by the end of January.  Rosey Burkhard and Kellie Allen will be working the LCCH EMT Ray Eickmeyer to coordinate.

Barry and Georgia did some research with Mead, Cheney, and West Valley School districts to see what they are doing with their in-person learning.  Lake Chelan School District was the only district to have all grade levels coming to the buildings.  As the district moves forward in bringing in more students at a time, there are issues to consider in Transportation, Safety, and Parent/Staff comfort levels.

The board asked a question about when planning to bring students into the buildings full time.  Barry feels that the schools are in a good place right now and need to proceed with caution.  There was a suggestion to start putting plans together to move forward, but not put any dates to those plans.

Some staff spoke about the fact that there are so many pieces that need to be thought about.  It is hard to ask small kids to wear a mask for 6 hours in the classroom even with mask breaks.  Students are excited to be in the building in small class sizes, so there is a lot of learning going on. Class size, transportation, recess, and mealtime would be hard to accommodate for full time students to maintain the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).  With an AM/PM hybrid split students are not eating together, which is a higher risk activity.  PE and Music are high risk activities that have not been added back into the student schedules yet.

The West side of WA state school districts are watching the East side districts open to see if they can start bringing students back to in-person learning.

Barry is proud of the district staff for getting students in the buildings Pre-12 and would like to see what happens in the next month.

 

 PROGRAM REPORTS

  • Holden Village School – Erin Morin

There is one 10th grade student and one teacher doing online and in-person learning. With COVID restrictions, there are not visitors in and out of the village, keeping everyone safe.  There is possibly another family moving to the village in April with two students.

  • CTE – Scott Granger

Scott Granger gave an update on Chelan Career and Technology Education. He shared a presentation on the new and potential additions to the program, Loss of Full Time Equivalency (FTE) due to lack of in-person experiences, CTE Student Organizations, and CTE Classes with Articulations.

Clubs are running under COVID guidelines and meeting virtually.  They are finding ways to connect through contests.

Caden Doggett (12th grade) is a State Officer in FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America).

A State organization has recognized Jess Poland for her work in Chelan High School.

  • CALVERT On-Line Program – KC Knudson

K.C. met with district parents who are using the Calvert program to get honest feedback about how the program is working for students and families.  The ELA (English Language Arts) part of the program is challenging and clunky.  K.C. talked to other districts in the state and found that this is about the same across the districts.  The review says that students are working on grade level, but there is a lack of collaboration with other students.  The ability to self-pace, extra communication with the teachers, projects are all positives in the program.

Ideas for improvement include: weekly class meetings to preview the ELA lessons and projects, working more with the MOE counselors, Read and Connect collaborations, online teachers meeting with classroom teachers, K.C. comparing learning trajectory between online and in-person, Spring testing schedule, and enrichment opportunities with Afters staff.  Staff will meet with parents tomorrow to share ideas for improvement in support and enrichment.

 

 POLICY UPDATES

  • BP 6220 – Bid or Request for Proposal Requirements

Jeremy Bonner explained the importance of BP 6220 and the changes that WSSDA suggests.  This policy puts more resources into the hands of the district.

It was brought up that the board would like to set up their own perimeters for the purchase levels.

The Board took BP 6220 as a 1st reading and will review the numbers more.

  • BP 4300 – Limiting Immigration Enforcement in Schools- NEW

The Board took BP 4300 as a 1st reading.

  • BP 4311 – School Resource Officer – NEW

Barry explained the purpose of this policy and how important it is in explaining what the SRO does for the district. This policy should be reviewed annually with the input of district staff and community members.

Kim moved and Agustin seconded a motion to adopt BP 4311 as presented; motion carried.

  • RETIRE BP 4314 & Procedure and BP 3144 & Procedure – (information and procedures in BP 3225 & BP 3143)

Kim moved and Ken seconded a motion to retire BP4314 & Procedure and BP3144 & Procedure as suggested by WSSDA; motion carried.

 

ACTION ITEMS

Ken moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve both payables as presented; motion carried.

Barry talked about the personnel changes.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

 

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 7:09pm for approximately 15 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 7:30pm.

 

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Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                     Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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