Minutes Regular Meeting May 13, 2019

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING MINUTES

May 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Study Session-Woodland High School Room 2203

MEMBERS PRESENT

Janice Watts, Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Matt Donald, Steve Madsen, Michael Green-Board Secretary, and Nicole Galloway-Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

Jake Hall, Stacy Brown, Asha Riley, Ingrid Colvard, James Johnston, Denise Pearl, John Shoup, Dan Uhlenkott, Scott Landrigan, and Steve Rippl.

CALL TO ORDER

President Watts called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON WORK SESSION TOPIC

There was no public comment.

CONSENT AGENDA

Director Stuart moved to approve the consent agenda.

Director Watts – yes

Director Stuart – yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald – yes

Director Madsen – yes

ACTION ITEMS

Woodland Trust Fund ($50K for 20) Scholarships

An interview committee recommended 23 of the applicants received a $2500 scholarship each. As part of the committee, Director Madsen provided details to the other Directors on the interview process and recommendation.

President Watts shared that she believed the board should only approve scholarships for 20 applicants, which aligns with what the district has communicated about the program.

Director Donald made a motion to approve the 23 scholarships at $2500.00 each for the Woodland Trust Fund.

Director Watts – no

Director Stuart – yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Donald – yes

Director Madsen – yes

WORKSHOP

Capital Facilities Planning

The ultimate goal is to understand the future needs, probability of growth, and rates of growth, which will help in consideration of timelines for property acquisitions and project development, bond planning, etc. Superintendent Green reviewed the recently approved update to the District’s Capital facilities plan, which demonstrated our elementary schools to currently be over capacity and Woodland Middle School to be very close to full capacity.  In addition, he presented detailed information on enrollment analysis and forecast scenarios provided by E.D. Hovee & Company.  The Board also discussed the recent actions of the City of Woodland Council relative to the recommended expansion of the Urban Growth Area as well as other opportunities for residential growth in the city and county.  All of the directors were in agreement to move forward in the process of looking for possible site locations with the thought that significant growth may well be coming soon.

EP&O Levy

Stacy Brown shared budget details and the likely impact it will have on the school district. We currently have the voter authorization to collect $5m, which, according to Stacy's preliminary calculation is equal to the allowable $2.50/$1000. The discussion was for the board to decide how to approach collections in 2020.

Student Technology (1:1)

Director of Technology, Steve Rippl, provided an overview of Chromebook use at Woodland High School. Up for consideration was the modest expansion of the number of Chromebooks at the high school so that each student would be assigned a Chromebook for the duration of their attendance at Woodland High School. The school board asked some about how the technology would be used to enhance, extend, and engage student learning.  They also asked budget questions related to initial costs and the sustainability of the initiative.  The board had no reservations moving forward with this idea.

ADJOURNMENT

President Watts adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

ATTEST:

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Secretary to the Board

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #404
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

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Attached Files:
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Consent Agenda 5-13-19.pdf 64KB application/pdf