FEBRUARY 16, 2010                                                                                  6:00 P.M.



    CHAIRMAN _________________________________


    SECRETARY­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­________________________________


    MEMBERS PRESENT                                              GUESTS

    Mike Pauley, Chairman                                              M’Liss Hansen                       

    Dee Busse                                                                  Don Johnson

    Rick McDougall                                                          Jeanette Johnson

    Karen Stutesman

    Joel Tyndell, Principal                                                

    Ray Yoder, Superintendent   

    Sandy Sundling, Business Manager



    The meeting was called to order by the chairman, Mr. Pauley. The flag salute was said by all present.



    Mr. Pauley stated that he would like to add a fifteen (15) minute executive session prior to the superintendent contract. Mr. Pauley also added under new business item 7E. Baseball Coaching Position. Mr. McDougall made a motion to adopt the agenda as changed. Mrs. Busse seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    3. Acknowledgement of school involvement – Mr. Yoder stated that the Governor of Washington and WASSDA had determined that January is School Board appreciation month. Mr. Yoder present the board members with certificates of appreciation for the work school board members do.


    4. Members of the audience who may wish to address the board –

    Don Johnson asked the board if coaching contracts are automatically renewed or if they are year to year.  Mr. Yoder responded that coaching contracts are year to year based on evaluation by the athletic director and administration. Then a recommendation is made regarding next year’s contract. Jeanette Johnson asked if they can make a recommendation. Mr. Pauley responded that their concerns should be taken to the athletic director prior to the evaluation of the coaches.  Mr. McDougall explained that Mrs. Daniels will take their concerns under advisement and the process is to evaluate the coaches, consult with the principal, and then make a recommendation to the board. There was additional discussion regarding 8th graders playing high school sports. Mr. McDougall explained that currently WIAA rules state that 8th graders can play high school sports if there are not enough high school athletes to field a team or to save the junior varsity program, but the rules have changed three times in the last three years. Mr. McDougall also stated that how the rule is utilized is the district decision and that nothing is confirmed for next year.

    There was additional discussion regarding the high school girl’s basketball team going to state, away athletic games, and the organization of our league.


    5. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Mrs. Stutesman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    The following voucher/warrants are approved for payment:
    Payroll warrant/transaction numbers:          310370-310393           $124,993.28

    District Voucher (warrant) numbers:           310394-310421              $19,741.59

    ASB Voucher (warrant) numbers:               310422-310424                $1,475.31

    Mr. Pauley stated that the board will adjourn into executive for 15 minutes to review the performance of a public employee at 6:20 pm


    The board reconvened at 6:35 no action was taken during executive session.


    6. Old Business

    A. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve the Superintendents Contract for 2 years at a $100,000 per year salary plus benefits. Mrs. Stutesman seconded the motion. Mrs. Busse opposed the motion. The motion carried with a 3 to 1 vote.


    7. New Business

    A. and B. Mr. Yoder stated that the district received recommendations from Canfield and Associates regarding our athletic code, policies, and board members. The goal is to improve the current policy and code so that it would stand should a student athlete be caught with alcohol or an alcohol container. Mr. McDougall made a motion to add alcohol container to Policy 2151 and the Co-curricular code. There was additional discussion regarding the phrase in the athletic code stating “Participants who attend parties or other functions where alcohol and or drugs are being used illegally by others are advised to leave the premises immediately”. Mr. McDougall amended his motion to add alcohol container and change “immediately” to “without delay”. There was additional discussion regarding drug and alcohol testing. Mrs. Busse seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    C. Mr. McDougall suggested Mr. Yoder form a committee to explore options for Elementary and Middle school athletics. Mr. Yoder stated with the low FTE we may look at the possibility of co-ed teams.

    D. Mr. Pauley stated that we need to advertise the vacant board position.

    E. Mr. McDougall made a motion to approve the contract for Ryan Onasch as the Head Baseball Coach. Mrs. Busse seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


    8. Principals Report

    ·   There is probably enough money to send the girls basketball team to the state tournament in Yakima, but there is probably not enough to send the knowledge bowl team to the state tournament in Spokane. Mrs. Sundling stated that the district pays for all of the bus driver expenses. Mrs. Sundling suggested that the teams do more fundraisers to cover more of the expenses.


    9. Superintendents Report

    ·   Mr. Yoder stated that the results of the M & O levies across the state were very positive. There many in the 50% to 60%. Wishkah was at 71% which is a huge success!

    ·   Mr. Yoder stated that OSPI accepted the districts Affirmative Action Plan.

    ·   Mr. Yoder informed the board that the district received 25 Pentium 4 computers and flat screen monitors from OSPI’s Computers for Kids program. The computers in room 4 will be moved to the elementary.

    ·   Mr. Yoder reported that the three (3) year audit has been completed and the board has been sent invitations to attend the exit audit meeting.


    10. Executive Session – None


    11. Adjournment – Mrs. Busse made a motion to adjourn at 7:08 p.m.






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