LCSD Board Minutes 03/10/2020

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

 

DATE: March 10, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: District Learning Center

PRESENT: Barry DePaoli, Jeff Fehr, Lynda Foster, Ken Brunner, Agustin Benegas-Garcia, Kim Thorpe, Steve Burdick, April Slagle, Erik Petersen, Brad Wilson, Brian Wood, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Heidi Busk, Jennifer Polley, Melissa Collins, Vicki Hoffman, Steve Burdick, Camisha Hughbanks, Pia Huewe, Logan Pearson, Shane Dion, Gaughe Culver, Laura Clinton, Melissa Orestad, Mandy Earley, Damon Earley, Maeve Earley, Ashlin Jones, Katie Keisenauer, Vicki Hoffman, Jerry Lopez, Scott Granger, Maxwell Nimz, BreAnna Stockdale, LeeAnne Casal, Jayme Berg, Amber Corrigan, Stephanie Rogers, Andrea Menin, Katherine D’orazio, and Georgia Mashayekh

 

AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS

  • Call to Order

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

  • Approval of Agenda

Barry moved Brad up in the agenda so that he could attend the Winter Sports Banquet after his presentation. Rob will not be in attendance and Barry will talk about District Safety.

Lynda moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the changes to the agenda; motion carried.

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

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.

 

STUDENT REPORTS

  • Chelan High School – Brad Wilson

Brad shared information with the board about the CHS School Improvement Plan.  The staff and students took a school survey created in Google Survey about their CHS experiences and how they feel at school.

CHS has a guiding coalition of staff members that meet every 3 weeks to review data and research.  The focus is on Physical and Emotional Safety and Changes in Instructional Practice.  Developing positive behavior with creation of “The Chelan Way” which includes students and parents about student behavior expectations.

Steve Burdick, Vicki Hoffman, and Max Nimz came to show the board the new uniforms in person.  He explained some of the research and decision process and will hopefully have uniforms ordered and delivered for the fall.  Seeing and touching a sample uniform helped the committee decide on colors and striping.  There is a slight increase in price that Steve explained to the board and asked for approval of the new pricing.

Students, parents, and staff have all had input in this decision process. The board thanked Steve for the process that he took in deciding on a new uniform.

Barry thanked Vicki Hoffman for being such a huge part of the district music program.

Steve thanked Vicki for embodying the spirit of the music department for all the students for so many years.

  • Chelan School of Innovation ASB

The ASB officers gave a presentation to the board about what they do with Community Service, Earth Day 2020, upcoming events that include field trips, and Goals for the Future.

Maeve explained that the Community Career Day would involve business members in visiting the school to share what their careers entail.  Barry thanked the students for all of their involvement in the community.

  • Chelan Project

The Chelan Project students gave a presentation about what Chelan Project is.  The club is about Outdoor Adventure, Leadership, and Service.  The club is a diverse club with about 118 students participating in different events including hiking, rock climbing, camping, and skiing. There have been some small overnight trips with many learning experiences.

The students are really enjoying the opportunities to get outside and unplug with these adventures!

 

INFORMATIONAL / DISCUSSION ITEMS

Barry thanked the bus drivers, food service, secretaries, paraeducators, custodians, maintenance, mechanics, and school liaisons for all of their work every day to keep the district running

  • All Staff Breakfast 3/23/20

Will be postponed until April due to the limitation of group events.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • COVID-19 Update

Barry explained the direction that the Chelan-Douglas Heath District has directed the local school districts.

A letter was sent out to staff and media this evening in English and Spanish.  Many events for the school and community are impacted through April 12, 2020.

The information on COVID-19 is changing everyday and these steps are being taken to limit the spread of germs.

Other districts in Chelan and Douglas counties are also taking the same precautions.

Barry will be keeping the community updated every other day.  Direction will come from the county health district. Any changes to this direction will be communicated via the district website, Instagram, Facebook, and local media outlets. The hope is to not close schools with this virus spreading.

  • Chelan Valley Soil Containment

Brian Patterson, Ph.D. has done a study of Lake Chelan Valley Soil Contamination Issue: Potential Impact on Local Children.  Barry shared his summary with the board and guests at the meeting.  Dr. Patterson would like to present his research to the board at the next meeting.  He is concerned about addressing the situation.

The valley lead and arsenic levels are high within many old orchards.  Families and students live on old orchards and he would like to do more research within the valley.

  • State Sex Education Update

Barry shared information about House Bill 5395 Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.  It has had about 200 different amendments with partisan voting and feelings.  Barry’s report shared data on the rise of STDs, unwanted pregnancies, dating violence, and unwanted sexual contact. Also, LCSD current curriculum and HB 5395 summary points.

The district nurse (Erika Scroggie) did some research with OSPI over the past few weeks. She found out the State wants districts to move into K-12 curriculum. Much of the LCSD current curriculum already aligns with OSPI as it was created by Vicki Taylor (retired LCSD Nurse & CTE Director) with OSPI several years ago. The LCSD Sexual Health Curriculum taught in Grades 4-6 and 9 has a main focus on good values and avoiding high-risk behaviors.

The addition of K-3 curriculum should focus on Social Emotional Learning.  Social Emotional Learning is about helping students recognize emotions and how to regulate behavior.

The state is giving the districts choices in curriculum and Barry would like to create a task team to review and choose a state approved curriculum to be used in the school district.  Heidi Busk will work with the task team of nurses, teachers, counselors, parents, and administrators.  There will be focus on data from the district Healthy Youth Survey.  The district will get to make choices about what the district curriculum will be.

Many parents in our district are unaware of what the current curriculum is in the LCSD and may want the opportunity to be part of the discussion around updating curriculum.  Barry would like to start creating the task team in the late spring.

 

BUILDING REPORTS

  • Chelan Middle School – Brian Wood

Brian Wood gave a presentation with information on PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support), Instruction, and WSIF (WA State Instructional Framework).  He gave details in each of these focus points.

If schools close some online instruction material would give teachers more time to do some more reading comprehension in depth.  This gives students extra learning support.

  • District Safety – Barry DePaoli

Barry attended a tabletop meeting with law enforcement and local fire department to do a school shooting practice.  This was brought together by community law enforcement.

 

POLICY/PROCEDURE UPDATES

Barry and the board discussed the change in Class 1 with the addition of wording around youth clubs and activities in the community.

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

 

ACTION ITEMS

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve Payables as presented; motion carried.

Ken moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the Personnel changes as presented; motion carried.

Ken moved and Agustin seconded a motion to approve the SPED surplus items; motion carried.

Lynda moved and Kim seconded a motion to approve the 19-20 CSI ASB Budget; motion carried.

Lynda moved and Ken seconded to approve the increase in cost of band uniforms; motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  • To discuss the performance of an employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110

Jeff moved the board to executive session at 7:43pm for approximately 20 minutes to discuss the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Jeff Fehr reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 8:00pm.

______________________________________________               _____________________________________

Jeff Fehr, Board Chair                                                                                                 Barry DePaoli, Superintendent

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