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June/July 2017

Board Review

School Board meetings at Clover Park School District

June 12 Board Meeting

Special Recognition – Years of Service

The Clover Park School District Board of Directors recognized employees who have worked in the district for 30, 35 and 40 or more years at the June 12 school board meeting. Earlier in the spring, a Years of Service recognition program was launched with nearly 900 employees across the district being recognized beginning with five years of service.
Board president Marty Schafer (right) recognized Lake Louise Elementary office manager Yolanda Purcell, who was among more than 30 CPSD employees recognized for their years of service to the district. Employees received mementos, specifically commemorating 30, 35 or 40 plus years of service in Clover Park School District.

June 26 Board Meeting

Board hears overview of year-to-date budget and draft 2017-18 budget reports

In its board meeting on June 26, the Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Directors heard the second of three year-to-date financial reports for the 2016- 17 school year. CPSD director of financial services Kristy Magyar indicated the third and final year-to-date financial report will be provided in November 2017.

In addition, Magyar presented the board with a review of the draft general fund budget for the 2017-18 school year. The presentation included reviews of 2017-18 enrollment projections; estimated general fund beginning balance; revenue and expenditures; budgeted ending fund balance; and a review of the district’s other funds.

A recommendation to discontinue production of a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) was also shared with the board. Currently, only seven of 295 school districts across the state produce a CAFR. It was determined that due to cost, time constraints and other necessary reporting, the district no longer benefits from the development of a CAFR.

Board member and legislative liaison Paul Wagemann also provided an update to fellow CPSD board members from the recent Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) legislative committee meeting.

A public hearing on the proposed 2017-18 budget will be held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 10. The board is anticipated to approve a final budget for 2017-18 at its meeting on Monday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood.

July 10 Board Workshop

Board holds public hearing and adopts 2017-18 school year budget

Prior to its regular meeting on July 10, the Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Directors heard an overview of the proposed 2017-18 school year budget. In her presentation, the district’s director of financial services Kristy Magyar shared information on 2017-18 enrollment projections, beginning fund balance for the general fund, budgeted expenditures and revenues and materials, supplies and operating costs.

Magyar’s presentation also included budget information for the Associated Student Body, Debt Service, Capital Projects and Transportation Vehicle funds.

Expenditure Totals
General Fund 192,152,045
Associated Student Body Fund. 1,735,803
Debt Service Fund 9,672,865
Capital Projects 26,000,000
Transportation Vehicle Fund 500,000
For questions about the budget, please call Magyar at 253-583-5021.

On the individual action agenda, the school board approved:

  • The purchase and installation of a new dishwasher at Clover Park High School;
  • The bid/renewal option for Sodexo America to provide a food service management program for district schools;
  • Policy 4218, Language Access Plan; and
  • Expenditures and operating transfers for the 2017-18 budget.
In a public hearing held prior to the July 10 school board meeting, CPSD director of financial services Kristy Magyar presents a report on the draft 2017-18 school year budget.

The next regular meeting of the CPSD Board of Directors will be Monday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m., in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood.

As part of the Individual Action Agenda, the Clover Park School District Board of Directors:

  • Authorized the purchase of instructional materials for:
    • Authorized the submittal and acceptance of a Washington schools risk management pool school security grant;
    • Approved funds for roofing projects for Custer and Dower Elementary Schools and Clover Park High School;
    • Approved funds for exterior painting of the Auxiliary Services Center and Lakes High School; and
    • Extended the superintendent’s contract to 2020.

Marty Schafer, President
253-588-9356 - District No. 4

Carole Jacobs, Vice-President
253-579-4898 - District No. 2

Becki Kellcy
602-882-0554 - District No. 1

Joe Vlaming
206-200-8191 - District No. 3

Paul Wagemann
253-209-5638 - District No. 5

Deborah L. LeBeau
Superintendent and
Secretary to the Board

Clover Park School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Address correspondence to one of the following individuals who have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at Clover Park School District, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr., SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-1341: Title IX Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent, (253) 583-5050; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Brian Laubach, Deputy Superintendent, (253) 583-5050; Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources, (253) 583-5080.