LCSD Board Minutes 10/13/2020

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

DATE: October 13, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM                                                    

LOCATION: Online meeting

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Jeremy Bonner, Brad Wilson, Scott Granger, Brian Wood, Erik Peterson, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Sarah Clarke, K.C. Knudson, Stefani Morgan, Reece Bauer, Rachael Jacobus, Amy Eddy, Tammy Williams, Jose Mendoza, Carrie Austin, Amber Corrigan, Melanie Froman, Jody Petersen, Jennifer Polley, Richard Uhlhorn, Camisha Hughbanks, Cailey Couch, Katherine D’Orazio, Tara Cunningham, Jayme Berg, Cindy Bertomeu, Lindsay Wood, Laura Clinton, Danita, Michelle Fanton, Kris Austin, Yessica Patino, Lacey Lybecker, and Georgia Mashayekh

 

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call the Meeting 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 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.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW STAFF

  • MOE Counselors & District Psychologist

Rachael Jacobus introduced herself, giving a bit of information about who she is and how things have been going on at MOE.  She has a therapy dog that will be part of her team at work.

Amy Eddy shared a bit about herself as the district psychologist. She is enjoying meeting the students as she is doing testing this month.

Reece Bauer introduced herself as one of the two counselors at MOE and Assistant Girls’ BB Coach. She is grateful to be part of the Chelan community.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • School Re-opening – Barry DePaoli

Barry shared a presentation about re-opening for in-person learning.  In this presentation, he provided up to date data regarding COVID-19 local case counts for Chelan and Chelan Falls from the CDHD.  He talked about the local transmission rates in comparison to Chelan and Douglas County numbers.  He also provided information regarding the district’s updated safe start in-person timeline.

The schools administered a learning survey during the conferences last week and shared ideas and concerns for the MOE Hybrid Learning schedule.

There was a question about the number of students at MOE this year.  September count was 519.

Barry answered questions of the meeting attendees.

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Website Update – Stefani Morgan

Stefani shared a draft version of the district’s new website.  In her presentation, Stefani explained the simplicity of design, organization of the site and translation access for different languages.  Stefani is working with a few students and staff to go over some of the details and pages which may lead to making slight adjustments to the design and information provided by the website.  The old website contract is up in November 2020 and will not be renewed.

The board appreciates the work that Stefani has put in with Earth and Sky (formerly known as Cevado to get the new website up and running!

 

BUILDING SUMMARIES

  • MOE – Erin Morin

Erin shared a presentation explaining the logistics involved in the MOE Return2Learn schedule.  She worked closely with Tammy Williams, Transportation Supervisor, to plan routes for the different student cohorts.  Rosey Burkhard and the Food Service Department staff will have breakfast and lunches ready to go for students in both morning and afternoon cohorts.  On Wednesdays, ALL MOE students will learn from home to allow students to connect with their current classmates and teachers.   Teachers will do planning, learning, and collaboration in the afternoons on Wednesdays.  Specialists are planning how they can virtually meet with students during the week.

Tammy has worked out cohort schedules for students at MOE and will continue existing transportation for students who have connectivity issues coming to school 5 days a week.  The teachers, secretaries, and administrators have worked together to create the AM and PM cohorts.

Erin pointed out that the Kindergarten will need some extra time for training to help students learn behaviors in the building.  Monday Oct. 19 will be a Kinder only day.

  • CSI – Erik Peterson

Erik shared information about summaries and highlights of the program since the start of school.

Students are checking in with near perfect attendance.  Students are participating both in remote learning with the district teachers and online programs.

There is some remodeling going on in the CSI classrooms to accommodate social distancing when students get to come back in-person.

  • Teaching & Learning – K.C. Knudson

K.C. gave a presentation providing information on a K-5 Online Model for LCSD, Inclusionary Practices Project including the obligations associated with this exciting grant from WASA.

The district has chosen to work with Calvert Learning System an online provider, allowing the district to create different age level cohorts using one of the district teachers with district curriculum. Students will connect with peers and teachers on Wednesdays and will have full access to district services. There are a handful of families that are interested in this model due to family circumstances, but most families are interested in coming back to in-person instruction.

The Inclusionary Project Committee participated in a learning session earlier today.  This work is in support of students furthest from educational justice.  Barry feels the work is transferrable to all students and will be important to include in the District’s overall strategic plan.

 

BOARD POLICIES

Ken moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve BP 3122 & Procedure as presented; motion carried.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve BP 3414 & Procedure as presented; motion carried

 

ACTION ITEMS

There were two payables this month. Barry and Brad explained the second payables.

Lynda moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the payables as presented; motion carried.

Barry and Todd explained the personnel changes.

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

  • PSE Contract Ratification

Barry explained some of the changes to the PSE contract to make support staff equitable with other local districts.  Much time has been spent working with the representatives to come to agreement.

Barry will send the revised PSE contract to the board for review.

 

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 7:18 pm 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 7:36 pm.

 

_____________________________________________                       _________________________________

Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                                        Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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