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 March 3, 2017 – All meetings in the District Board Room unless otherwise noted.
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 ~ 6:00pm Regular Board Meeting – Meeting Changed from Monday, March 6 due to scheduling conflicts
A Curriculum Table will be set up outside the board room to facilitate previewing the Grades 6-12 Springboard and Engage/Expeditionary English/Language Arts Curriculums, currently being field tested in our Middle School and High School
Agenda – Board Meeting
1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER (ref. policy 1400)
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (RED. POLICY 1420)
3. BOARD REORGANIZATION (REF POLICY 1210). It will be necessary at this time to conduct the Reorganization of the Board by electing a new Vice-President.
4 APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Request approval of the minutes from the February 21, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and Board Planning Workshop
5. CHANGES/ADDITIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA (REF. POLICY 1420)
6. STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNICATION & STUDENT RECOGNITION
7. 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:
1) Regarding Agenda items
2) 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).
8. 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 slipspastinge. Procedure and Timeline for Search for Appointed School Board Director (REF. POLICY 1114).
9. CONSENT AGENDA – REQUEST BOARD APPROVAL: Any item may be moved to New Business with a motion from any Board member.
b. ASB Fund Vouchers No. 10775 thru No. 10775 in the total amount of $3,278.00; and No. 10776 thru No. 10789 in the total amount of $9,454.52..
c. Payroll for the month of February, 2017 in the amount of $2,166,743.94.
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.
1) Accept Leave of Absence Request from Nicolena Hutchins, Olympic Peninsula Academy Elementary teacher, from March 10, 2017 through the end of the 2016-2017 school year, as presented.
2) Approve Request to Reduce Contract/Work hours from Victor Lancheros, Sequim High School paraeducator, effective March 1, 2017 as presented.
e. Approve Memorandum of Understanding between Olympic Educational Service District 114 and Sequim School District for Foss Kit Training for the 0216-2017 school year, as presented.
10. OLD BUSINESS
a. At First Reading Recommend DELETE Policy #5211 – Transfers. WSSDA recommends that the policy be deleted because most transfers and reassignments for represented personnel are regulated by collective bargaining agreements and this policy can create confusion if it runs counter to such provisions. Non-represented personnel work in such varied and assorted positions that a comprehensive policy is difficult to apply to all situations. Paul Wieneke, Executive Director of Human Resources
b. At First Reading Recommend DELETE Policy #5215– Assignment and Transfer of Certificated Administrative Staff. WSSDA recommends that the policy be deleted because it is an unnecessary reiteration of the procedure and process for transfer of certificated administrative staff pursuant to RCW 28A.405.230. Paul Wieneke, Executive Director of Human Resources
c. At First Reading Recommend DELETE Policy #5230 – JobDescriptions/Responsibilities. WSSDA recommends that the policy be deleted due to the fact that Human Resources departments regularly modify job descriptions, so listing them in policy is inappropriate. Paul Wieneke, Executive Director of Human Resources
The Board does not vote to delete Procedures, but must be informed of the action. Please see Policy #1310 – Policy Adoption, Manuals and AdministrativeProcedures, and Policy #1320 – Suspension of a Policy for more information.
11. NEW BUSINESS
a) Overnight travel request for Sequim High School Knowledge Bowl team to travel to Arlington, Washington on March 17-18, 2017 for the purpose of competing in the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament, as presented. Laura Gould, Sequim High School Knowledge Bowl Advisor.
b) Introduce Policy #6801 – Capital Assets/Theft Sensitive Assets. OSPI raised concerns that districts’ policies did not require that these assets be specifically identified. WSSDA worked with OSPI to develop revisions to Policy and Procedure #6801 to address these audit issues. Classified Essential. John McAndie, Director of Facilities and Maintenance
c) Request approval of the District Calendar for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.
b. District Science Report – Deb Beckett, District Science Coordinator
c. District Technology Plan – Mark Knudson, Sequim High School Computer Science Teacher
d. Superintendent’s Report
12. FOR YOUR INFORMATION
a) PDC Filing for Board members is open online. Due April 15th
b) Upcoming Board Meetings, etc.
March 20 – Reception for Retiring Director Beverly Horan, from 5:30pm to 6pm followed by 6:00pm Regular Board meeting
March 30 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
April 3 – No Board Meeting – Spring Break!
April 13 -- Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
April 17 – 6:00pm Regular Board meeting
April 24 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
May 11 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
Saturday, May 20 – WSSDA Regional Meeting in Bremerton
May 25 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
June 8 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
June 22 – Strategic Planning Meeting from 8:15am to 11:45am at Sequim Transit Center
c) Classified Employees Appreciation Week March 13-17, 2017
d) March Free & Reduced Lunch percentages
Other items of interest:
o March 12 – Daylight Savings time begins
o March 22-25 – Sequim High School Band to Heritage Festival in Anaheim
o March 29 – Sequim High School Choir Concert @ 7pm in the auditorium
o March 30 – Sequim High School Band Concert @ 7pm in the auditorium
April 3-7 – Spring Break! District Office OPEN
13. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
o Meeting Exit Slips