NOTE:

Signed and dated copies of board meeting minutes are available by contacting the superintendent’s office at (253) 583-5190 or supt@cloverpark.k12.wa.us.

CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT

Regular Meeting/Workshop of the Board

Student Services Center, Room 4

10903 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

September 18, 2017

MINUTES

Present:           President Marty Schafer, Vice President Carole Jacobs, Becki Kellcy, Joe Vlaming, Paul Wagemann and Debbie LeBeau

5:00 p.m.          President Schafer called to order the Regular Meeting/Workshop of the Board.

REPORTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

STATE FUNDING UPDATE

Superintendent LeBeau briefed the Board on the impact of EHB 2242 to school districts. The bill was introduced late in the special session on June 29, 2017, and signed by the Governor on June 30, 2017. The Governor vetoed certain sections of the bill prior to signing. There was no opportunity for school districts to provide input into the bill prior to passage of the 2017-19 budget, which is normally the case.

The plan as written allocates dollars to specific programs leaving very little flexibility to school districts to manage funds effectively for the provision of basic education. Elements of EHB 2242 also have an impact on the staffing allocation model. Director of Financial Services Kristy Magyar provided an update on how EHB 2242 will impact Clover Park School District over the next three years. The information provided was preliminary and in draft form, only looking at basic education funding and staffing.  

Another key point mentioned was that maintenance and operations levies will be replaced with enrichment levies, which are pending detailed description. OSPI attempted to define elements of EHB 2242 on its website by responding to frequently asked questions.

The Board would like further updates as information becomes available. President Schafer also asked Director Wagemann, who is the legislative representative, to write a plan for the Board to consider on how the district can get in front of this action to regain local control.

ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN

Superintendent LeBeau presented the Accountability Plan for Board Goals. The plan was reviewed previously by the Board of Directors and updated to include their input as well as that from the superintendent and her council. The new format will allow the Board to specifically target areas they would like to focus on for the school year.

The President and Vice President will work on the timeline for the superintendent’s evaluations, which typically occur in the spring and fall, and are tied to the accountability plan.

REPORTS FROM THE BOARD

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Board directors were asked to rank legislative priorities. Director Wagemann will present the district’s legislative priorities at the legislative assembly this weekend. President Schafer set the deadline to submit input for noon on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEADERSHIP TEAM (CELT)

President Schafer provided an update on the CELT. The district will work with the facilitator to schedule a pre-meeting for the team and workshop for the Board.

FOLLOW-UPS

Follow-ups include:

  • Ranking of legislative priorities due Wednesday, Sep. 20 at noon;
  • Review boards of distinction application by Wednesday, Sep. 20 at noon;
  • Schedule next CELT pre-meeting and Board workshop;
  • Review finalized Accountability Plan for the Board Goals;
  • President Schafer and Vice President Jacobs will establish a timeline for the superintendent’s evaluations; and
  • Superintendent will schedule a follow-up workshop regarding state funding.

President Schafer tasked Director Wagemann to write a proposal to the Board on how to regain local control as it relates to EHB 2242. He also asked Director Wagemann to prepare a plan to schedule a meeting with legislators.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no executive session.

6:45 p.m.       On motion by Carole Jacobs, seconded by Joe Vlaming, the meeting was adjourned.