**November 8th-School Board meeting (Suzan Kelley):
I attended the board meeting last night. It consisted of some approvals of policies, a long but informative presentation from Mrs. Petterson about the Early Learning Center, and the introduction of two new employees, and concerns brought up by a student representative. She was concerned about the closure of most of the high school bathrooms due to misbehavior by just a few students.
I was the only audience member there, no one else at all. It felt awkward, but I listened and represented us silently. :)
**REGULAR BOARD MEETING District Board Room Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
1. Call Meeting to Order/Flag Salute (Action)
2. District Highlight (Information)
● Antonia Bentele, German Exchange Student Introduction-Student shared her experience-Rotary club-1st time for Selah
3. Suggestions/Comments From the Audience
4. Student Voice (Information)-Students in hs are given extra time to work/catch up before and after school.
5. Approval of Meeting Minutes (Action)
● 11-08-18 Regular Meeting Minutes
6. Election of Officers (Roll Call) -Kath Lambert’s last year in office. Kathy Lambert is serving as Legislative Rep for one year, instead of two. Nominate Jeff for Vice President,Kellian Ergeson as Vice President, Jeff Hartwick as President of the Board in 2019. All voted yes.
7. Consent Agenda (Action)
A) Human Resources Action Sheet B) Payroll, Goods & Services-single 5,000 not to go to board each time to be approved.
Day to day fees
Learning-did not get the cost
Mcmahan's nursery, middle school trees-1000
C) Out-of-State Travel Request:
● Bart Roderick to attend Nafme Conference, February 14-17, 2019, Portland OR
A) Technology Annual Report (Presentation) B) Resolutions (Action)
● 27-18, Cancellation of Old Warrants
● 22-18, Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy C) Policy Revisions (Action)
● No. 3241, Classroom Management, Discipline, and Corrective Action
● No. 6210, Purchasing: Authorization and Control-Scacco and Greg to Board- a lot of conversations with stakeholders about budget, no decisions have been made. Each student is getting charged $15, usage fee. Planning for JCP’s technology. Promeathean tablet is going into a Kindergarten room, training set up for those particular teachers. Speakers that are wireless, students and teachers can use. One is being piloted in room 208.
● No. 6220, Bid Requirements
● No. 6230, Relations with Vendors
● No. 6500, Risk Management
● No. 6630 , Driver Training and Responsibility
Proposing a 2 year levie. Collecting 3.50 per $1000 rolling back to 1.50 per $10000
Board Approved the Resolution for the Bond/Levi will do a Press Report at the of this month.
9. High School Student Audience Dismissal
10. Reports (Information)
A) Executive Director for Teaching & Learning-Computer Science Team-doing a lot of learning on new standards, pulled all technology teachers/specialists, looked at some of the standards coming out. Looking at how students are getting those foundational skills. What is it that we want students to learn? Ed technology.
B) Associate Superintendent for District Operations
● Enrollment Report -December enrollment dropped 15 FTE from November to December
29 members in budget committee group, will not be decision making just Advisory
● Financial Status Update
○ August 2018-
○ September 2018
○ October 2018
● Financial Focus: 2017-18 Year-End Financial Report- enrollment has been increasing 1% a year. Hispanic is at 28.9%. Federal funding is only 6%. State Support is 80%. Local taxes 14%.
Special ed was over in budget. The money from the state have strings attached to it. THe biggest employee benefit. Numbers for staffing will need to go down. Some staff is LAP money, Special Ed. We will have less staff next year then this year, 85% of our money goes to our staff. Our fund balance is at 17% $7,108,069. Four year financial forecast, 1,000,0000 reduction,District is using a four year forecast.
The ending capital fund is 542 in non-bond money.
Plan on doing a 101, Shane said the slideshow is little higher level.
● Dairy Bid-new dairy
● January 8th School of Focus Meeting: JCP
11. Board Communications (Information)
A) Sharing from WSSDA Conference
12. Executive Session, if Needed (Action)
13. Adjournment (Action)
* The Board always wants to hear informal suggestions and comments from patrons. The agenda item titled “Suggestions/Comments from the Audience” is for any comments related to topics that are not on the agenda. Any informal suggestions or comments that are critical of individual school district staff or students will be heard in executive session. The audience can also provide informal comment on agenda items after being recognized by the board president. The individual time limit for informal suggestions and comments is five minutes. The maximum time limit for individual suggestions and comments will be 60 minutes.
Patrons can also make formal presentations to the board. Anyone wishing to make such a presentation must schedule it 48 hours in advance with the superintendent. The time limit for formal presentations is 15 minutes.
Patrons making informal or formal remarks are asked to begin by identifying themselves. Informal and formal remarks can be made orally, in writing, or both. If the informal or formal remarks require follow up, the board will ask the administration to do so in a timely manner.
Board Meeting Notes December 13,2018
Danielle Tushkov HS
- Exchange student shared that she was was surprised by the amount of choice in classes students have in US compared to Germany. Students and staff at SHS are very welcoming and nice.
- Charis talked about the support SHS is providing for struggling students to get caught up in classes
- President- Jeff Hartwick, VP-Kelliann Ergeson, Legislative Rep- Kathy Lambert
- Consent Agenda: we spent $4000 on Defined Stem license.
Greg talked a lot about what IT has done this year and what the plan is for the new building’s technology.
Levy for $1.50 is on the ballot this spring. Talked a lot about how we are going to message the Levy. We should all read Policy Revision 3241 about classroom management. The law (HB1541) was passed in 2016 so this revision was to become compliant. This is the policy that has changed how the district deals with suspensions and the required academic support we have to provide. Shane said this has pushed us to shorten suspensions to keep kids in school to comply with the law but it is making it challening to hold students accountable and enforce consequences.
This all happened be 8:45 and after 2 hours of the meeting I had to go home. I do not have notes for the rest of the agenda.
School Board Meeting (2-21-2019) Michelle Gerretson
School Board Meeting Minutes 2/21/19
High School Representatives
Overall things went as the agenda suggested they would. There were no big surprises or additions to the agenda.
- Pride Academy report
Plans to expand to include the MS and possibly HS in the future
2. Norma Smith
Audience member thanks the board for all their work passing the levy. Board member and Chris S point out that the materials were put together by Heidi Diener and the Friends of Selah
3. Consent Agenda- approved
- Jenifer Kindle is on the travel request but it was pointed out that she will be paying out of pocket for her travel and the registration
- Co-teach conference- Buildings are paying for ½ and T&L is paying for half of the trip for the attendees.
- SEOP- brief discussion about their contract negotiations
- 1st meeting. Lasted an hour. “Seemed to be well received”
- Board member asked a few clarifying questions
- Jennifer spoke of a change in the the model
- ***TWO teachers will likely roll up with the 4th grade which means TWO NEW TEACHERS NEED TO BE HIRED.
- Chris presented to the board. The slide show and report will be presented to staff at the March 6th staff meetings.
- The information suggested the need to reduce CERT staff by 11 across the district
- It was noted that the columns for reduction numbers may look confusing but it has to do with basic ed and levy dollars.
- 50 hours of classified hours total need to be cut across the district
- Positions that open won’t be filled to try and balance the budget
- Brief discussion about the definition about “Enrichment Dollars”
- The next evening board meeting will have a presentation to the board including the proposed cuts
Meeting adjourned about 8:40 pm
3/21/19 Board Meeting
- Jeff Weeks presentation on Thor’s Network
- Michelle Kerslake reads SEA statement in support of building coaches and BE co-teachers at SMS positions be eliminated before classroom and intervention teachers if there is a RIF. She states that 1st paragraph of her statement was incorrect. Meeting with district admin earlier that day made more clear. Personnel areas: admin, certificated and classified all 4% cut. Request also made for less travel and more in house training.
- A Parent request for dual language plan past 5th grade.
- Luis Ceja concerned about safety. Windows being left open at JCP.
- Student Board Members-thankful for those who cared for grounds as Spring sports are underway. Request to keep Spanish 4. We Day food drive 4/19/19. NHS in charge of Tolo, need for chaperones. Senior presentations next week.
- New law-all schools must archive all social media sites. $4k up front cost. HS 209 lab replacement this year. List of necessary and unnecessary items being made. Big Picture Learning Conference being paid for by Big Picture money.
- CONTRACTS-Approval of SES contract.-bus drivers, custodians, paras….retro for this year and extended to 20-21. 3 years. Still need to handle non-represented groups-maintenance, computer technicians, family engagement. Admin still being worked on by Chad Quigley. They got 3.1% this year and new contract will be effective next year. All contracts to 3 years so costs can be forecasted for next 3 years.
- Pearson Online Representative presenting option to partner with SSD to provide full time, statewide, tuition free, diploma granting K-12 online learning school. Possible discretionary income of $1.6 mil over 5 years (correct numbers?)
- Laurie Ozanich- nutrition report-Amount of $ owed by those who pay is considerably less than other districts due to variety of ways program is reaching out to notify parents of account status. Programs ver successful: Breakfast After the Bell at JCP, 2nd Chance for HS and SIS began program this year.
- Scacco asking to transfer $400k from general fund to capital fund instead of the $800k they thought they wanted to transfer in the fall. $200k is needed now for HS locker room and repainting, etc...the remainder $200k is a rainy day fund. State does say we can now move $ back from capital to general. (This is new.)
- Backlund-OSPI’s steps to build review went fine. Request to board to authorize SSD to apply for waiver for state HS requirements for Academy, apprenticeships, project and internship based learning. Granted
- T&L-Immediate need to purchase one science kit each for grades 3,4 and 5. Looking to train a lead teacher to train others.
- 17-18 audit had clean report
- DRAFT Reduction Plan is a DRAFT will evolve
- 3/26/19 final budget from state expected but other things could affect after that. Legislation session ends 4/28/19
- 81% of budget is personnel
- This document posted to business services page
- Step-ladder approach to reductions 1.2 mil year 1, 1mil year 2 and 1 mil year 3.
- 15% reserve now will dwindle to 8% by year 3
- 5 positions cut due to budget reduction, 3 positions cut due to lower enrollment
- THERE WAS NO BOARD APPROVAL OF THIS PLAN-evolving
- There will be a 10% increase for sped from legislature
- Cut in district nursing support
- Each building cut 10% of ____funds and 10% of ____funds (missed info)
FEBRUARY 2019 CAB NOTES
MARCH 2019 CAB NOTES