LCSD Board Minutes 10/27/2020

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

DATE: October 27, 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, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Sarah Clarke, K.C. Knudson, Tammy Williams, Jose Mendoza, Rosey Burkhard, Carrie Austin, Amber Corrigan, Jennifer Polley, Jody Petersen, Christina Eickmeyer, Laura Clinton, Katherine D’Orazio, Tara Cunningham, Jayme Berg, Cindy Bertomeu, Michelle Fanton, Kris Austin, Danita Breeze, and Georgia Mashayekh

 

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call to order

Jeff Fehr called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

  • Approval of Agenda

Barry requested the addition of the PSE contract revision to the action items.

Ken moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of the PSE Contract to the action items; motion carried.

Agustin moved and Kim 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

  • School Re-opening Update

Barry gave a presentation about the opening plans for the school district with input from Dr. Malcolm Butler, CVCH Chief Medical Officer.  He talked about hybrid learning models for K-2, 3-6, and 7-12.  Dr. Butler suggests waiting three weeks between each cohort before bringing students back into the buildings.  There is concern about bringing high school students into the buildings right after the Thanksgiving holidays after people have been getting together with friends and family.

The world is just learning how to live with this virus and if the district has good mitigation strategies, they can work with the community to have students in school.  This is very important for the social and emotional health for everyone. Currently in Chelan County 33% of the population carries 68% of the disease.  People appear to be safer in public than at home. We are fortunate to have a medical officer working directly with the regional school district superintendents.

Barry answered questions from the school board, teachers, and parents:

The reason that the 6th graders are scheduled for the building prior to the 7-12th graders is that it will allow the students who have never been in the building time to get adjusted to classes and procedures.  The sixth grade is also easy to cohort.

Erin, Brian, school counselors, and transportation have been working together to make sure that families with kids at MOE and CMS will be in the same cohorts so that they will travel to school on the same days.

K.C. Knudson talked about continuing online learning for families with MS students.

Scheduling adjustments will continue to be made as needed.

 

  • Capital Projects Overview

Barry shared a list of Capital Projects for 2020.  This includes projects that are in progress, completed, and not started yet.  Jose spoke about the projects at each building. Most of these expenditures were required to meet ADA requirements from the state.

Jeremy Bonner talked about the estimates and expenses for the projects.  The board requested more information on the tech levy budget and projects meetings next month.

 

PROGRAM REPORTS

  • Maintenance & Operations – Jose Mendoza

Jose thanked his staff for their attention to safety while cleaning and disinfecting the buildings.  Thanks to the maintenance team for taking care of the district grounds.  Danial Evans, the new district transportation mechanic, has been servicing all of the district equipment at the transportation department.

The custodial team is well prepared for the winter.

  • Food Service – Rosey Burkhard

Barry thanked Rosey and Kellie Allen for all their work on navigating the district procedures for COVID19.

Rosey shared that the kitchen managers have been able to take of the variations of meal prep for remote and building distribution in each kitchen.  The team has come together to assist in any way needed.

At this time 550 meals are the daily average for deliveries and pickup.  With the weather changing, the team is working on meal kits for the families that may be easier to get a week worth of meals to families instead of having everyone go out to the meal sites each day.  This should be easier for families and for staffing in inclement weather.

Rosey thanked the transportation department for all of their help in getting meals out to the pick-up sites.

  • Transportation – Tammy Williams

Barry thanked Tammy for being flexible in getting the year started.  Helping with food service and cohort bussing schedules has been invaluable.  The drivers are glad for the opportunity to see students each day!

The district currently needs substitute bus drivers.

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

  • Enrollment

Enrollment is different this year as the count date was extended in September due to fires.  The October count didn’t change a whole lot with a total count of 1236 students.  These numbers are down for the year, but that is typical across the region.

Running Start students are at about 35 students this year as students can do all classes online.  Brad said that the Running Start students are checking in with the building each week via zoom.

  • Financial Reports – Jeremy Bonner

Jeremy shared the financial reports with cash balance, general fund, the three-year average, and Accounts Payable comparison.

The board requested some more budgeting information to see what changes may be needed with the reduction in student counts and extra costs for COVID related mitigations.

 

BOARD POLICIES

  • BP 3205P – Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited

This was a first reading the board.  There are substantial changes to this procedure.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to accept BP 5610P and BP6512 & Procedure as presented; motion carried.

 

ACTION ITEMS

Ken moved and Lynda seconded a motion to approve the Payables and Payroll as presented; motion carried.

Barry explained the personnel changes.

Agustin moved and Lynda seconded a motion to accept the personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

  • Ratification of the PSE contract

Barry shared information about the changes to the contract.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the ratifications to the PSE contract as requested; 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 7:06pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:20pm.

 

_________________________________________                           _______________________________________

Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                                   Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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