LCSD Board Minutes 8/9/2022
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: August 9, 2022
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)
PRESENT: Brad Wilson, Kim Thorpe, Jeff Fehr, Barb Polley, Stephanie Fuller, Julie Spanger, Jennifer Polley, Dia Galvan, April Slagle, Jamie Pancho, Kirk Marshlain, Tiffany Viall, Todd Hausman, Lisa Gleasman, Bo Charlton, Lindsay Wood, Alejandra Ruiz, Briceida Gonzalez, and Georgia Mashayekh. Erik Nelson was not in attendance.
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC REQUESTS – COMMENTS
- Call to Order
Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:02pm.
- Approval of Agenda
There were no changes to the agenda.
- Approval of Minutes – July 26, 2022
Barb moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the July 26 minutes as presented; motion carried.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
There were no public comments.
- Summer STEAM Report – Julie Spanjer & Jennifer Polley
The Summer STEAM program at MOE was set up by K.C. Knudson. Julie Spanjer and Jen Polley ran the program with the help of 8 teachers, 4 paraeducators, and an administrative assistant. All of the activities were connected to curriculum for grades K-5 with students being explorers, innovators, pioneers, and trailblazers.
They worked with STEM Legos, art from around the world, and went on fieldtrips. These activities help teach students collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication.
Julie thanked the food service staff, bus drivers, and custodial staff who were there to support everyone.
The students and staff all learned during the 3 weeks of Summer STEAM 2022. Learning is FUN!
- Summer Migrant Program – Dia Galvan
Dia shared a presentation about the Summer Migrant Program that allowed 7 students to participate in hands on STEM learning, learn new vocabulary, complete assignments for each unit, visit programs and landmarks in the region, learn about different STEM related careers, and earn 1.0 HS Science Credit.
The presentation shared photos of the site visits and what the students learned from each unit.
April explained that the idea of the curriculum was based on different themes and what students could physically see in the state of WA. They visited the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery and Rocky Reach Dam, Wild Horse Wind Farm, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Blue Lake and Washington Pass Overlook, Grand Coulee Dam, and culminated their program with a trip up Lake Chelan to Stehekin.
Dia and April thanked all of the staff from food service, bus drivers, and admin assistants who helped plan and support this program.
Brad thanked the central office staff for all of the flexibility with all of the personnel changes. Over half of the personnel has changed and there is a lot of learning going on.
He thanked Rosey and Briceida for all of the learning and updates that they have been working on in the Food Service Department. They went to a summer conference to learn about what is new in School Food Service.
He thanked Tammy Williams and Danial Evans in transportation for having buses running and being flexible with schedules to transport students from home to school and on trips for all of the LCSD Summer Programs.
- New Administrator Introduction
Kirk Marshlain, Director of Student Services & Inclusion, introduced himself to the Board sharing that he had started his career in education 10 years ago in LCSD as a Special Education paraeducator. He is a CHS alumni and last worked in the Okanogan School District as the Special Programs Director.
Jamie Pancho, CHS Principal, comes from Newport, WA and started his career as a paraprofessional also. He has worked as a teacher, athletic director, and principal. He and his wife just moved here and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Chelan community.
Tiffany Viall, Director of Teaching and Learning, has 23 years in education. She has worked in many different positions at several school districts in Central WA during her career. Her last job was in the Quincy School District.
- Capital Projects Update
Brad shared a summary of 2022 capital project update. Brad shared the line items in detail with dates that they have been completed or if they are in process. (Green is completed. Yellow in progress)
There have been some supply chain issues to get some of the maintenance and operations equipment. Rosey is checking on the equipment to make sure that it comes soon.
- Admin Summit Recap
Brad shared information from the leadership summit last week. The attendees worked together discussing and thinking about many different subjects. There was collaborative work, learning more about each other, time with building partners, core value discussion, and planning for the start of the school year.
Next steps will include feedback 1on1 meetings focused on individual needs, instructional leadership as a standing agenda item for District Leadership Team meetings.
Brad thanked the board for the opportunity for the administrators to have this time away for learning and collaboration.
Brad explained both resolutions to the Board.
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve Resolution 2022-10 and 2022-11; motion carried.
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve Payables as presented; motion carried.
Barb moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve the Personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
- BP 1400 & Procedure – Meeting Conduct, Order of Business, and Quorum
Brad and the Board discussed moving the Board meetings to Monday nights starting in September 2022 and reviewing how that worked in May of 2023.
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve BP 1400 & Procedure updates as presented, changing the days of the Board meetings to the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month starting in September; motion carried.
- BP 1420 & Procedure – Proposed Agenda and Consent Agenda
Barb moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve BP 1420 & Procedure updates as presented; motion carried.
There was discussion about a committee for health and wellness.
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve BP 6700 & Procedure updates as presented; motion carried.
- 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 6:50 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 7:20 pm.
Kim Thorpe, Board Chair Brad Wilson, Superintendent