Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017


Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017

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  • Citizens’ Comments on Non-Agenda Items:

    • Darlene Johnson and Carol Rounds addressed the board of directors to advocate for the Cavaliers use of Woodland High School’s athletic fields. The Cavaliers is a local semi-professional football team and has, at their request, been authorized to use the WMS field and locker room facilities for their games.

  • Reports to the Board:
    Each month, the board receives written reports from each school and program:

    • Facilities and Safety Report: Director Matt Donald commended Woodland Public Schools Facilities and Safety Director Scott Landrigan and his team for the work accomplished over the months leading up to the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:

    • Director Steve Madsen shared information from Lower Columbia College’s Entrepreneurship Program.

    • Director Madsen spoke about the Woodland High School Trust Fund committee and reminded the board that the committee’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017.

    • Director Madsen provided highlights from the recent WSSDA Legislative Assembly.

    • Director Madsen made the following motion: “It is the order of the Board of Directors of the Woodland School District that District Staff shall be directed to conduct an annual survey (using some combination of telephonic and electronic data gathering) of Woodland High School graduates who have graduated 2 and 5 years respectively from the school year in which the survey is conducted.” The school board discussed the motion and plans to receive additional information from administration prior to moving forward.

  • Discussion Items:

    • Proposed Work Session Calendar: The board reviewed and agreed to move forward with the draft calendar with the exception of swapping topics scheduled for March and April 2018.

  • Action Items:

    • Approval of Serendipity Center Contract: The Board unanimously approved an agreement with Serendipity Center for the K-12 Therapeutic School contract for the 2017-2018 school year. The Serendipity Center provides very specialized services to children with severe handicaps.

    • Second Reading and Approval of WSSDA Recommended Policy Updates: The Board unanimously approved policy updates recommended by the Washington State School Directors Association. Revisions will be made to the following policies: 1400, 3115, 3116, 3122, 3416, 3432, 4040, 5240, 6020, 6100, 6220, 6700, and 6905 (available for review here).

    • Resolution 17-13: Establishing Performance Targets for Woodland Public Schools: The Board unanimously approved Resolution 17-13 which establishes performance targets for students of Woodland Public Schools including Graduation Rate, School Attendance, Student Proficiency on Mandated Assessments, Student Growth on Mandated Assessments, and High School Course Failure percentages. The targets embodied in the resolution relate to some of the many indicators by which the district can measure success.

Upcoming Board Work Session:
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland High School in Room 2203.

Upcoming Board Business Session: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Woodland High School in Room 2203.