Minutes Regular Meeting September 9, 2019

WOODLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 404
DIRECTOR'S MEETING
MINUTES

September 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Work Session-Woodland High School Room 2203

MEMBERS PRESENT

Janice Watts (arrived late), Sarah Stuart, Lesa Beuscher, Matt Donald (arrived late), Steve Madsen, Camila Avelar-Student Representative, Michael Green-Board Secretary, Vicky Barnes- Substitute Recording Secretary

OTHERS PRESENT

John Shoup, Dan Uhlenkott, Eric Jacobson, James Johnston, Denise Pearl, Ingrid Colvard, Jeff Wray, Asha Riley, and Doug Uno.

CALL TO ORDER

Board Vice President Madsen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

CONSENT AGENDA

Director Beuscher moved to approve the consent agenda.

Director Stuart – yes

Director Beuscher – yes

Director Madsen – yes

PUBLIC COMMENT ON WORK SESSION TOPIC

There was no public comment.

WORKSHOP

Steve Madsen talked about the 2019 Legislative Agenda.  He explained his role in the process which is seeing where Woodland fits in on the issues and then advocating to keep those issues at the forefront of the WSSDA Agenda. He explained the 5 categories and asked the directors to use the questionnaire Michael Green had sent out to communicate the 10 – 15 priorities. Michael Green said many of the items between 68 – 79 in the index are really key for our ongoing fiscal health. The list of priorities will be finalized at the September 23 meeting since the Legislative Assembly is September 27-28, 2019.

Eric Jacobson gave the directors a summary of a draft annual report. He went through the format of the report, page by page, and asked for questions or thoughts. There was some discussion around Student Performance on the Student Demographics page and whether or not there was a clearer way to express the data. Michael Green said there is not a set date to send it out, but it is dependent on when the data is received. The report will be brought back to the next meeting.

Michael Green spoke about the Strategic Goal Setting: Performance Goals and individually went over the goals adopted by Resolution 17-13 from September 25, 2017. The state requires the board to annually adopt district-wide goals for graduation, reading, and mathematics achievement and other measures in the Washington School Improvement Framework.  The proposed goals were developed by the leadership team for board review. The superintendent reviewed the performance goals related to Graduation Rate, School Attendance, Student proficiency on Mandated Assessments, Ninth Grade Success, Dual Credit Participation, English Language Learners, and Equity. There was discussion regarding the relative impact of the quality of teachers and the quality of leadership in the building on quality outcomes. The board expressed concurrence with the goals as presented.  Superintendent Michael Green said the goals would be brought back to the next meeting.

Michael Green spoke about the current District Motto of “Educating for Excellence” and proposing to change it to “Preparing all students for Career, Life, & College”. There was clarifying discussion about the change and how students would feel it applies to them. Michael said it would be brought back to the next board meeting.

RECESS

The regular meeting was recessed at 6:56 p.m. to enter into executive session under RCW 42.30.110(1)(g).

ADJOURNMENT

 

President Watts reconvened the meeting into open session at 7:05 p.m. and adjourned at 7:06 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 9-9-19.pdf 84KB application/pdf