SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Summary of the School Board Meeting Held on January 17, 2017
NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES
- At 5:04 p.m. President Bielski convened
the regular meeting of the Aberdeen School Board in the Community Room at
Aberdeen High School. Members present were Christi Boora, Erin
Farrer, Jeff Nelson and Jamie Walsh along with Student Representative Nadia
Wirta, Superintendent Thomas Opstad and 16 patrons and staff.
- The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which included the minutes
from the meeting on December 20, 2016; December payroll vouchers totaling $2,859,775.77;
General Fund vouchers totaling $675,087.61, ASB Fund vouchers totaling $18,755.77,
Private Purpose Trust Fund vouchers totaling $$4,647.99 and a Transportation
Fund voucher in the amount of $130,085.55; reviewed correspondence from OSPI
thanking Cori Krick and Katie Hirschfeld for their work on the ELA Collection
of Evidence; and approved the affiliation agreement with Grays Harbor College
to allow clinical training at schools for students enrolled in the nursing
Christi Boora commented that she was able to attend the legislative send-off
and came away hopeful there will be progress on education funding this
Sandra Bielski reminded everyone that winter graduation at Harbor High School
is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, January 19.
Representative Nadia Wirta commented that school and activities are back in
full swing since the break, that it was nice to see the girls’ bowling team get
a win and that the boys’ wrestling team had one of its best point totals at a
a presentation and demonstration by Transportation Supervisor Ernie Lott, the
Board voted to purchase GPS devices to be installed on school buses.
a presentation by Maintenance Supervisor Mike Pauley, the Board voted to
purchase a compacting dumpster for Aberdeen High School and asked for follow-up
information after the dumpster is installed prior to approving one for Miller
Junior High School.
Board voted to adopt a new policy, Policy 3205 Sexual Harassment of Students
a presentation from Al Gozart of Harbor Architects, the Board voted to enter
into Phase 1 of capital improvements at Stewart Field by entering into a
contract for design and development of construction documents for a new
grandstand roof and field lighting, with a goal of placing the project out to
bid in time for completion before the 2017 fall sports season.
Board adopted the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar, setting August 30 as the first
day of school. It was noted that the calendar committee is already working on
the 2018-2019 calendar.
Opstad read a proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee establishing January as
School Board Appreciation Month and presented board members with certificates
Opstad shared information about the first week of the 2017 Legislative Session.
Opstad provided Board members with an update on the 2017-2018 school district
budget. He reported that enrollment projections are still being finalized, but
it appears the budget will be built with projected enrollment of 3,150, which
is 40 more than the current budget.
Opstad noted that the annual WSSDA Legislative Conference will take place
February 12-13 in Olympia.
Opstad updated Board members on discussions about possible partnerships with
Grays Harbor College and the YMCA in planning for a new Stevens Elementary
Opstad and Human Resources Director Jim Sawin reported that the Consolidated
Program Review of eight federal programs in the district went well.
and Learning Director Judy Holliday presented the Teaching and Learning Report
Manager Elyssa Louderback presented the Fiscal Status Report for December.
revision to Policy 3115 Homeless Students was presented for first reading.
Board approved a change in the bylaws for the ESD 113 Unemployment Insurance
next regular meeting of the Board is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, in the
Community Room at Aberdeen High School.
Rada of Northwest Leadership Associates updated Board members on the
superintendent search and discussed possible formats for candidate interviews.
an executive session, the Board approved personnel matters.