Sequim School District No. 323
“Inspire and Achieve“
503 North Sequim Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382
Telephone: (360) 582-3260, FAX: (360) 683-6303, www.sequim.k12.wa.us
Preliminary Agenda Revised September 30, 2016 – All meetings in the District Board Room unless otherwise noted.
Agenda – October 3, 2016 6:30pm Regular Board Meeting
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER (REF. POLICY 1400)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (REF. POLICY 1420)
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Request approval of the minutes from the September 19, 2016 Regular Board Meeting, as presented
4. CHANGES/ADDITIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (REF. POLICY 1420)
5. STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATION & STUDENT RECOGNITION
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS - The Board believes that public comments are a very important connection between our community and the Board. This time is set aside for receiving both written and oral communication. We ask first that if you have comments, you come forward, introduce yourself and share your comments. Comments will be taken in the following order:
Regarding Agenda items
Regarding general items
Each speaker will be allowed 3 minutes and a red card will be held up when 30 seconds remains. (Ref. Policy 1400, 1623, and 1620P).
7. BOARD COMMUNICATION AND OTHER ITEMS
a. Board president response to any action items from public comments
b. Regular board communication
c. Review last meeting’s exit slips
8. CONSENT AGENDA – REQUEST BOARD APPROVAL: Any item may be moved to New Business with a motion from any Board member.
c. Payroll for September 2016 in the total amount of $2,126,010.34.
d. Personnel – Employment with the District will be conditional upon the district’s receipt of a criminal conviction history record that is clear of any convictions, adjudications, protective orders, final decisions, or criminal charges in accordance with Washington State law and conditional upon receipt of a sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form from prior Washington State employer(s), where employment was in a school setting, indicating that no sexual, verbal or physical misconduct materials were found in the records of such employer(s) pursuant to RCW 28A.400 and WAC 180-87-080.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Charles Drabek, Sequim High School Wrestling coach, effective immediately, as presented.
Accept Letter of Resignation from Sean O’Mera, Junior Class Advisor, effective immediately, as presented.3. Offer Certificated Kindergarten teaching position to Carla Drescher, for the 2016-2017 school year, effective September 29, 2016 as presented.4. Offer Interim Executive Director of Business and Finance position to Heidi Hietpas, for the 2016-2017 school year, effective September 14, 2016 as presented. 5. Approve Leave of Absence Request for Kathryn Schaller, Paraeducator, from September 27, 2016 through November 1, 2016 as presented.f. Potential Overnight and Out-of-State travel request for 1-5 High School Choir students to travel to New York City, New York on February 2-6, 2017 to participate in the Special Honors Series Festival at Carnegie Hall, pending outcome of auditions, as presented. John Lorentzen, High School Choir Directorg. Overnight travel request for 1-6 High School band students and 20+ Choir students to travel to Bellevue, Washington on February 17-19, 2017 (President's Day Weekend) to compete in All Northwest/All State Band and Choir, as presented. Vern Fosket, High School Band Director and John Lorentzen, High School Choir Director.
h. Overnight and Out-of-State travel request for approximately 26 students to travel to Moscow, Idaho on February 23-26, 2017 to participate in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, as presented. Vern Fosket, High School Band Director
i. Overnight and Out-of-State travel for approximately 70 Sequim High School band students to travel to Anaheim, California on March 21-26, 2017 to participate in the Heritage Competition, as presented. Vern Fosket, High School Band Director
j. Overnight travel request for 5-20 High School Band students and approximately 20 High School Choir students to travel to Ellensburg, Washington to compete in All State Solo & Ensemble, as presented. Vern Fosket, High School Band Director and John Lorentzen, High School Choir Director.
k. Overnight travel request for Olympic Peninsula Academy students to travel to Shoreline, Washington January 20-21, 2017 to participate in Regional Future City Competition, as presented. Lillian Hardesty, Future City Advisor
l. Overnight travel request for High School Future Farmers of America to travel to Randle, Washington on October 7-8, 2016 to attend Cispus Leadership Camp, as presented. Steve Mahitka, FFA Advisor.
m. Overnight and Out-of-State travel request for approximately five students to travel to Indianapolis, Indiana on October 19-23, 2016 to attend the National Future Farmers of America Convention, as presented. Steve Mahitka, FFA Advisorn. Accept Cash Donation from Sequim Community Church in the amount of $40,000 to be used for Completing Outdoor Theraputic Space for Living Skills; Providing Scholarships for Low-Income Students; Support funds For Kids at Hope and Funds for Equipment and Supplies for Courtyard Improvements, as presented.
9. OLD BUSINESS
10. NEW BUSINESS
a. WSSDA Legislative Assembly – Jim Stoffer, Legislative Representative
b. Approval of Pell Grant application for Sequim High School staff to attend a workshop on “Math in Gaming” – Steve Mahitka, Sequim High School Career and Technical Education Director
c. EP&O Levy and Capitol Projects Proposals/Resolutions
d. Superintendent Evaluation Goals and Timelines
a. School Nurse Report on Student Health – Sonja Bittner, School Nurse
b. Future Farmers of America – Steve Mahitka, Sequim High School FFA Advisor
c. Student Achievement K-12 Math – Dr. Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
d. Introduction to Indistar, the online template for School Improvement Plans – Dr. Ann Renker, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
e. Homeschool and Online School report – Marilyn Walsh, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
f. Superintendent’s Report
12. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
13 FOR YOUR INFORMATION
a. Upcoming Board Meetings, etc.
- October 17 – Regular Board Meeting
- October 29 – WSSDA 2016 Fall Regional Meeting at Cape Flattery School District in Neah Bay
- November 16-19 – 2016 WSSDA Annual Conference in Spokane
b. Free & Reduced Lunch totals for September 2016