WISHKAH VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                          MINUTES OF MEETING

    FEBRUARY 15, 2011                                                                                                                6:00 P.M.



    CHAIRMAN _________________________________


    SECRETARY­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­________________________________


    MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                      GUESTS

    Rick McDougall                                                                                  M’Liss Hansen

    Rebecca Richie                                                                                 

    Karen Stutesman                   

    Martha Bodnar                                                           

    Ray Yoder, Superintendent

    Sandy Sundling, Business Manager



    The meeting was called to order by Mr. McDougall. The flag salute was said by all present. Mrs. Busse    was excused.



    Mrs. Stutesman made a motion to adopt the agenda. Mrs. Richie seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously


    3. School Involvement – Mr. Yoder explained the People to People program to the board. People to People is a program where students travel around Europe. Students from all over the world fundraise all year long and travel together during the summer. Students around the world can develop friendship with students from other cultures. Wishkah’s People to People students will be having an auction on February 26th at the Elks Lodge in Aberdeen.


    4. Members of the audience who may wish to address the board – M’Liss Hansen wanted to know what the enrollment is. Mr. Yoder responded that it is at 119.71 FTE and 124 students. M’Liss asked about the gravel that was delivered last week. Mr. Yoder explained that the gravel was donated to the school.


    5. Mrs. Stutesman made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Ms. Bodnar seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The following voucher/warrants are approved for payment:

    Payroll warrant/transaction numbers:          310097– 311114         $128,616.90

    District Voucher (warrant) numbers:           311126 – 311148          $22,923.57

    District Voucher (warrant number:              311149                            $1,009.41

    ASB Voucher (warrant) numbers:               311115 – 311125            $4,888.56


    6. Old Business

    a)    Mr. Yoder reported that the district received a $4709 grant for a Bleacher Buddy. Thanks to Rose and Amanda for working on this grant. Mrs. Stutesman asked what a Bleacher Buddy is. Mr. Yoder explained that a Bleacher Buddy pulls out and pushes the bleachers in. This equipment will eliminate people hurting their backs.

    b)    Mr. Yoder stated that the staff did make a decision regarding spending the $1500 Healthy Choices Money. The staff decided to split the money and each one will receive $60.00 to use in a healthy activity. Each staff member will submit receipts to be reimbursed from the $1500.00. The goal is to have a healthy staff.





    7. New Business

    a)    Policies and Procedure: 3240/3240P – Student Conduct, 3241/3241P – Classroom Management. Mr. Yoder stated that Student Conduct and Classroom Management are standard policies. There will be two policies each month to keep the board abreast of policies in the book.


    b)    Enrollment and Discipline – Mr. Yoder stated that the enrollment is 119.71 FTE 124 students. We are still in the small school factor in all categories. The small school factor is being discussed in the Legislature. Discipline is low. Students are being good. There are a few things that we have to take care of on a daily basis.


    c)    Legislative Action & Possible Cuts – Mr. Yoder stated that he has been sending out Legislative news articles almost every day. By the next board meeting the Legislature will have a lot more work completed and we should have a good handle on what might happen.


    d)    Recommendation to revise Policy 3207/3207P – Mr. Yoder explained that the State wants every district to review their Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Policy. WASSDA has a revised policy with a few changes from the old policy and procedure. Mr. Yoder explained that this revised policy can be adopted tonight, or reviewed and adopted at a later date. Ms. Bodnar asked about website harassment, intimidation, and bullying and what the school can do about it. Mr. McDougall stated that if it does not happen at school there is nothing we can do about it. Mr. Yoder responded that he has been made aware of problems and they are being handled. The incidents are not happening at school. Mrs. Stutesman stated that she would like a chance to review the policy before it is adopted.



    8. Administrator Report

    a)    Mr. Yoder stated that many students received academic and attendance awards last week. We have some very hard working students we all appreciate the hard work and success.
    b)    Mr. Yoder stated that a draft calendar has been proposed by the staff. We like to have our calendar aligned with neighboring district to accommodate families with students and staff in multiple districts. The board can look over the calendar and make any recommendations. The calendar will be on the agenda next month for recommendation and adoption.
    c)    Washington State law determines that every time we have a national/state census school districts are bound to verify our district lines. ESD 113 is coming to the aid of the districts and has hired Sammamish DataSystems to assess the boundaries. The ESD 113 will pay for a third of the costs.
    d)    Mr. Yoder informed the board that we are continuing to work on the football and baseball fields. The insurance company will be offsetting the cost of the repairs. We are hoping to bring them back better than they were. They hope to have the baseball field done by April 14th.
    e)    Mr. McDougall requested that the Teague’s receive a letter of thanks & appreciation for the basketball camp they put on.

    f)     Ms. Bodnar asked Mr. Yoder about site security. There was a brief discussion and Mr. McDougall asked Mr. Yoder to revisit the security of the school and report next month.


    9. Executive Session – the board adjourned into executive session at 6:35 pm in accordance with RCW 42.30.110 g. The board reconvened at 6:56 pm. No action was taken.


    10. Adjournment – Mrs. Stutesman made a motion to adjourn the meeting 6:56 pm


Last Modified on March 23, 2011