LCSD Board Minutes 10/10/2022




DATE: September 26, 2022

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)

PRESENT: Brad Wilson, Kim Thorpe, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Stephanie Fuller, Tiffany Viall, Kirk Marshlain, Jamie Pancho, Terry Sanders, Brian Wood, Scott Granger, Erika Kurle, Erin Morin, Ryan McKelvie, Todd Hausman, Bo Charlton, Amber Finch, Macie Cowen, Jody Petersen, and Georgia Mashayekh.  Jeff Fehr was absent from the meeting.



  • Call to order

Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.



Barb moved and Erik seconded a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented; motion carried.



  • Student Report – CHS ASB (Associated Student Body)

CHS ASB Public Relations Officer, Macie Cowen, shared a presentation covering the club mission, completed events, upcoming events planned, what officers have learned during their time of service in the ASB club, and celebrations/highlights.

  • CMS – Brian Wood

Brian shared a presentation giving the Board information about the School Improvement Goals, results from i-Ready Reading and Math assessments, engagement and interaction, clear and shared focus, and celebrations/highlights.

Brian answered questions from the Board about the assessments.

Steve Nygreen is teaching a leadership class and is helping students produce a CMS monthly newsletter and daily bulletin on YouTube.

  • CHS – Jamie Pancho

Jamie shared a presentation about the CHS School Improvement Plan for 2022-23.  After reviewing the four goals he explained action items to meet these targets: ELA (English Language Arts) goals, belonging for students and staff, professional learning opportunities, and equipping students for successful post-high school outcomes.

Scott Granger shared action items of what is happening in CTE (Career Technology Education) classes and pathways.



  • Athletics – Ryan McKelvie
  • 130 athletes at the HS level and 125 athletes at MS level.
  • MS Soccer is a new athletic opportunity this year and very popular.
  • CHS Volleyball team became the first 1A team to win the SunDome Volleyball Classic. They were competing against 3A and 4A schools at this event on Sat. September 17th.
  • November will be post-season play.
  • Wrestling program is being rebuilt with a new coach and some new ideas.


  • MOE/Holden update – Erin Morin & Todd Hausman
  • Erin made a trip up to Holden to see the 7 students and families last week. The Holden Village students have been on a couple of field trips so far this year. One was a 16-mile hike from HV and one was a visit the Stehekin.
  • There is now dual access to doors leading off the lobby at MOE. This has been a big help for staff and students.
  • PA system has been repaired.
  • Todd and the counselors are monitoring absences and are close to their goal of 90% attendance for students.
  • Planning a MOE Family Movie Night on 10/20.
  • Conferences and book fair this week.


  • CSI update – Terry Sanders
  • CSI students, staff, and community members have formally adopted a mascot. The have chosen to be known as the coyotes and have created a new logo.
  • There has been 93% attendance in the past couple of weeks.
  • 17 students got internships for this quarter.
  • Student and staff took a Leaving to Learn trip to Perry Tech to learn about post-secondary school options.
  • This week has included ASB elections, and student led conferences with great parent turn-out.
  • Outdoor recreation and learning has included a hike up 4th of July mountain with 60% of the students making it to the top and a tour of a farm in Manson.
  • There will be a regional Big Picture Schools conference at WVC next week for students and staff.
  • FAFSA completion for seniors.


  • Teaching & Learning – Tiffany Viall
  • ELA (English Language Arts) curriculum will finally be shipped this week. There is professional development scheduled for the new curriculum.
  • Grade Level Team meetings are being scheduled with Sarah, Terry, and Tiffany.
  • Math adoption committee will meet to make decisions on non-negotiable criteria to review curriculum in the spring.
  • Mentor/mentorship meetings and trainings are going well.
  • Tiffany is doing CEL training with K.C. Knudson so that she can be an in-house trainer for the district.
  • UDL (Universal Design for Learning) Newsletters and Apple Chart signups are up and running for the new year.
  • Afters / STEAM program has started at MOE with arts. The Afters program for after school is starting slow with a small number of students due to staffing challenges.


  • Student Services & Inclusion – Kirk Marshlain

Celebrating paraeducators, who are the facilitators of all the initiatives that teachers and the schools require of them.

Kirk is working with Life Skills teachers to develop procedural guidelines for one-to-one support for students. This is with review of IEP goals and discussion about how to best meet the needs of each student.

Information about the BESS Social Emotional Screener was sent out this last week to all families.  There are opt-out options until Oct.14th for families to complete online and at the school buildings.  The PLC team will review what common reasons for families to opt-out of the survey


There are about 200 children enrolled in 7 local preschool programs in the valley. Kirk would like to connect with these programs and align curriculum for students to be Kinder Ready.



  • Celebrations

National Principal Appreciation Month in October.  Principals are the second most influential people in school districts, behind teachers, that affect student learning.

  • New Staff Introductions

Erika Kurle introduced herself and shared that she comes from Bethel school district and has taught grade school and high school.  She is working at the middle school as an inclusion specialist teacher.

  • Facilities Planning Work

There were 8 community members who attended the facilities planning meeting last week. The discussions put a new preschool facility and new track to the top of the list.  There was also discussion about building a multipurpose room at MOE.

Brad made a trip to Ephrata to see what they have done to keep facilities updated for students and families. This is a learning process and there is an OSPI study and survey process that offers grants to cover the costs.  Brad will meet with facilities planners to learn about development, roles, and what the realistic costs may be for improvements.  Bo and Brad have been going over finances and what taxes are being collected.

There will be more meetings this year to allow for community input.



Potential Action

The Board discussed the procedure with Brad making notes to make changes for another reading.

  • BP 5001 – Hiring of Retired School Employees (1st Reading)

Policies will be cleaned up and taken back to the Board at the next meeting.



  • To discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110

Kim moved the Board to Executive Session at 7:48 pm for approximately 30 minutes to discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.



Kim Thorpe reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 8:15 pm.


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Kim Thorpe, Board Chair                                                                                Brad Wilson, Superintendent

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