February 28, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

February 28, 2011 7:00PM
Regular Meeting-District Meeting Room

MEMBERS
PRESENT

 

Jim Bays, Janice Watts, Bill Woodard, Tina Cayton, Steve Madsen, Mia Patterson-Student Representative, Michael Green-Secretary and Tegan Steen-Recording Secretary

OTHERS
PRESENT

 

None.

MINUTES

 

Tina Cayton moved to approve the February 14, 2011 regular meeting minutes.

Janice Watts  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Tina Cayton  yes  carried

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Mia Patterson was present but had nothing to report.

OPERATIONS REPORTS

 

The Board had no questions regarding the Operations Reports.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

 

Mr. Green told Board members that there will be a request for a budget extension at the next Board meeting for the TEAM High portable. He said that the electrical work on the portable was almost done and they should be able to move into the portable soon.

Winter weather forecasts were inaccurate today and Michael got many calls regarding the Yale School area.  He said that the roads looked good when he, Donna Shepherd and Chuck Anderson were driving them this morning, but the weather changed back and forth throughout the day. This prompted many calls from parents from that area regarding school closures.

CORRESPONDENCE

 

None.

CITIZENS REQUESTS

 

None.

BOARD REPORTS AND REQUESTS

 

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Cowlitz Casino Discussion
The Board discussed how it would like to proceed with this issue.  Michael Green presented the Board with some housing information that he got from the City. He also showed them the resolution that the Board had previously adopted regarding the casino. Steve Madsen said that the resolution would be an advantage if there were a lawsuit regarding the concerns outlined in the resolution.  The Board discussed housing in the area. Steve would like to get county housing information.  He thinks that the Board should tactfully remind the Casino of their concerns.  Bill Woodard said he would like to get the information from the districts that went back east to Connecticut to find out how casinos impacted school districts there, to find out what the casinos did to help with the impacts.  Steve said that he thinks they should be asked to do a presentation for the Board about what the District should expect the impacts of a casino would be. He also said that the District should invest in a demographer to help update the capital facilities plan. Mr. Green will look into this. The Board said they will wait to ask the Tribe for a presentation until after school is out this year.

School Visits
The Board decided March 21st and 22nd would be good dates for school visits. Those who can't attend will visit schools, on their own.

Bill Woodard asked Michael to find out when the Board will meet at Yale School this year.

Steve Madsen asked Michael to find out if the High School Mock Trial Team will be organized by the end of spring break.

Woodland School District will be hosting the WSSDA Regional Meeting on April 13th in the Commons.

CONSENT AGENDA

 

The Board discussed the revised consent agenda, which included more voucher information and some personnel items additions.

Bill Woodard moved to approve the revised consent agenda.

Steve Madsen yes
Tina Cayton  yes
Bill Woodard  yes
Janice Watts  yes  carried

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

President, Jim Bays, recessed the meeting into executive session at 7:53 pm for two items.  1) a personnel item, and 2) superintendent evaluation.

President, Jim Bays, reconvened the meeting into regular session at 9:40pm.

ADJOURNMENT

 

President, Jim Bays, adjourned the meeting of the Board of Directors at 9:40 pm.

 

ATTEST:

_______________________________
Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

____________________________________
President

____________________________________
Director

____________________________________
Director

____________________________________
Director

____________________________________
Director