LCSD Board Minutes 9/12/2022
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DATE: September 12, 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, Erik Nelson, Stephanie Fuller, Arden Paglia, Tiffany Viall, Kirk Marshlain, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Brian Wood, Steve Nygreen, Jamie Pancho, Scott Granger, Terry Sanders, Nikki Callero, Stephanie Hawk, Jenna Paglia, Carrie Austin, Melanie Froman, Jody Petersen, Briceida Gonzalez, Jill Deal, Jen Polley, Michelle Fanton, Krystina Nelson, Suzy, and Georgia Mashayekh
AGENDA ITEMS / PUBLIC COMMENTS
- Call to order
Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
- Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items
Stephanie Hawk thanked the district for all that they have done for her youngest child at the elementary school. Last spring, she asked the board to do more for teenage suicide. She feels that not enough has been done for MS and HS students. She feels that the MS/HS is a negative place, and her older daughter doesn’t want to come back to Chelan to attend school. She would like to make sure that there is more being is being done to support students in all situations.
There was a request to pull the Payables to review at the end of the meeting prior to approval.
Stephanie Fuller requested the correction of punctuation errors in the minutes prior to approval.
Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the agenda with the movement of Payables to the end of the meeting, the punctuation corrections to the minutes, and personnel changes as presented; motion carried.
- Goats Give Back Program – Arden Paglia, CHS Sr.
Arden shared a community program that she created this summer to connect local organizations with students for community service. Businesses and community members contact Arden to tell her about their need for help from high school students.
Arden has created a google classroom spreadsheet for students to find community service hours and then connects the students with the businesses/community members. Students worked with Seven Acres Foundation, A Cause for Paws, and the Lake Chelan Sailing association this summer to complete some projects.
Upcoming events include projects with The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society and Sending Sunshine.
CHS did a club fair last week to get student involved in clubs and Arden had a table to raise awareness.
Next steps to get more students and businesses involved will be messages to advisory classes and interviews at KOZI.
- Teaching & Learning – Tiffany Viall
Tiffany shared a presentation with updates about what has been going on in Teaching and Learning. There have been several activities during the start of school with meetings and professional development.
She talked about what is going on in K-8 Literacy training along with the materials update and implementation.
A day of professional development was spent with Katie Novak in August to learn more about UDL (Universal Design for Learning).
Tiffany also talked about the PLC (Professional Learning Community) Leadership and the UDL Lab Classrooms.
Afters will be starting up again with a focus on STEAM lessons for all classrooms twice a month during the day and after school classes will focus on 3rd -5th grades for English, Math, and Art.
Consulting Teachers, Terry Sanders and Sarah Sanderson, will continue receiving coaching trainings from OSPI throughout the year. They will be coaches for all first- and second-year teachers.
There are also building mentors in each building who will meet with new teachers weekly for ongoing support.
Tiffany shared the next steps for Teaching and Learning and that the consultant teachers will be in the school buildings on a regular schedule during the 22-23 school year.
- Student Services & Inclusion – Kirk Marshlain
Kirk shared that what is going on in Student Services and Inclusion and said that this is closely linked to UDL. The big focus is on Social Emotional Learning as this helps students feel that they are in a safe place to learn. Last year LCSD starting using the BESS screening tool that collects data on student wellness and skills. This data can help the Student Services team provide additional support to students that may need it.
Inclusion uses MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) with academic, social-emotional, and behavioral interventions so that students are ready to learn.
- MOE/Holden update – Erin Morin & Todd Hausman
There are several celebrations:
- MOE staff are working with PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) trainer, Jessica Swayne Bradley, who will be meeting with staff about positive reinforcements and restorative conversations. Training was delivered with the Behavior Task Force that will be working on practices throughout the school year.
- Gates have been installed and locked around the MOE field during the school day.
- Radios and phone systems are being repaired and updated for better communication.
Afternoon pick-up at MOE has been a challenge and MOE has sent out messages for how parents and guardians can pick up students safely. Doubling up of parking is not allowed or suggested. Having students ride the buses helps alleviate some of the driving and parking issues. Many staff have started to park behind the Central Office to allow for more parking for parents across the street from MOE.
- CMS update – Brian Wood & Steve Nygreen
Brian said that a big focus right now is on attendance. They are sending out quick messages to parents about how important attendance is for students. Average attendance has been about 92.8% in the first couple of weeks.
Communication is also a focus with more options:
- Student led video announcements will be given in the mornings on YouTube and has the ability for students and families to subscribe.
- A student led newsletter will go out 2x a month.
- There will be a social media presence for Pirate gear.
- CMS Leadership students are producing and leading assemblies this year, and last week they shared info about Pirate Practices.
- 8th grade students are practicing communication by sending out emails to their parents about grades.
- CHS update – Jamie Pancho & Scott Granger
Jamie shared that it is fun and challenging to be new, so he understands better what the kids are going through.
There was an assembly for the freshman with senior students talking about what they wish that they would have done as freshman. Students were very interested listening to the upper classmen.
CHS Club Fair was on Wednesday that brought awareness of clubs offered by CHS. There are so many clubs that there is something for everyone.
Jamie and counselors are tracking the grades for the 21 freshman students that attended Summer LIFT (Learning Intensive Freshman Transition). They will also be following up with sophomores who were in LIFT the year before.
There is a focus on attendance and tardies during 1st period and right after lunch.
- CSI update – Terry Sanders
Terry shared a presentation covering information that’s new at CSI this year.
- Almost 70% of families attended the Welcome Back dinner night.
- Student relationship building has been the focus over the past two weeks.
- Beginning career exploration and Individual Learning Plans. Students are learning about internship processes.
- Terry and the CSI teachers are working directly with the Chelan Chamber of Commerce for this local internship process.
- A visit to the Perry Technical Institute in Yakima.
- Terry shared that they are looking for committee members to help choose a mascot this month.
Preschool Open House welcome back event. Thank you to all of the preschool and student services staff.
Kindergarten started last week. Thank you to all of the Kinder and MOE staff.
Middle School Staff and WEB Team got 6th graders integrated into CMS.
- New Staff Introductions
Nikki Callero introduced herself and shared that she taught 3rd and 4th grade in Auburn, WA. She has been grateful for the support from the UDL team as she is getting settled into LCSD.
- Enrollment Update
Baseline numbers from count day on September 8th have 37 students over the projected enrollment numbers for the district. 1242 FTE and 1270 Headcount for September.
Birthrates and new homes built are usual data to estimate enrollment, but those trends don’t always apply in Chelan due to the number of second homes and availability of affordable housing. Kirk will check with surrounding preschools to see how many kids are enrolled there this year.
BOARD POLICIES / ACTION ITEMS
- Potential Action
There was discussion about Payables included questions about some of the expenditures.
Stephanie moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the Payables as presented; motion carried.
- BP 3246 & Procedure – Restraint, Isolation, and Other Uses of Reasonable Force
Erik moved and Jeff seconded a motion to approve with punctuational and format corrections; motion carried.
- BP 3241 – Student Discipline
The Board reviewed this policy and asked that it be brought back to the next meeting cleaned up.
- 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 7:30pm for approximately 15 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 7:45 pm.
Kim Thorpe, Board Chair Brad Wilson, Superintendent