January 2018

Board Review

School Board meetings at Clover Park School District

Jan. 8 Board Meeting

School Report:Hudtloff staff helping students succeed

Hudtloff Middle School principal Cindy Adams explained to the Clover Park School District (CPSD) Board of Directors how her staff is focused on bringing out the best in their students.

“Hudtloff has been serving students for the last 61 years, and our demographics have changed over that time,” Adams said. “We believe all students deserve a safe place to grow academically and emotionally.”

Principal Cindy Adams
Hudtloff principal Cindy Adams presented the January school report.

In her report, she focused on the number of students meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Eighth grade students scored above the state average in both reading and math, while sixth grade students
exceeded the state average in reading and were less than half a percent below on math.

There were bigger gaps for seventh grade scores. Adams explained that current seventh grade students came in lower across the board, and Hudtloff staff have been working to make up that difference.

Adams also highlighted three areas where Hudtloff staff has focused many of their efforts this year. Those areas are:

  • Expanding late-start professional learning communities;
  • Working to truly understand students; and
  • Implementing a data-driven performance evaluation.

Work in those three areas began in August, before the school year started.

“We took time to reflect and create personal and professional goals and looked at global issues that impacted education and families,” Adams said. “We focused on what to do with student data, with a focus on student interventions.”

Adams also indicated that Hudtloff staff is working to increase student attendance and communicating the importance of being in class.

Jan 22. Board Workshop

Board hears reports on school boundaries and capital projects

In its meeting on Jan. 22, the CPSD Board of Directors heard a report on school boundaries from the district’s administrator for business services and capital projects Rick Ring. The report included a review of school capacity; an attendance boundary matrix, and a graphic representation of the attendance matrix. A review of classroom use was also reviewed.

Ring also provided an update on capital projects across the district including a summer maintenance project summary.

As part of the evening meeting, Ring also presented the board with an update on the new middle school construction project. The new middle school is now anticipated to open in September 2020.

Following the board’s regular meeting/workshop, the Lakewood City Council and school board met in a joint meeting. Topics of the meeting included updates on:

  • City/School district partnerships;
  • CPSD Capital Projects;
  • CPSD Community Engagement Leadership Team;
  • City Economic Development;
  • City Infrastructure (Transportation and Parks);
  • Safe routes to schools projects; and
  • Amtrak Trains.

The next regular meeting of the CPSD Board of Directors is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12.

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

Alyssa Anderson Pearson
253-209-5638 - 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, Doug Kernutt, Executive Director for Student Support, (253) 583-5050; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Doug Kernutt, Executive Director for Student Support, (253) 583-5050; Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Lori McStay, Executive Director for Human Resources, (253) 583-5080.