SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Summary of the School Board Meeting Held on April 18, 2017
NOT OFFICIAL MINUTES
- At 5:08 p.m. President
Bielski convened the regular meeting of the Aberdeen School Board in the Community
Room at Aberdeen High School. Members present were
Erin Farrer and Jamie Walsh along with Student Representative Katurah Martin, Superintendent
Thomas Opstad and 27 patrons and staff. Directors Christi Boora and Jeff Nelson
joined the meeting in progress.
- Students in Myka
Jugum’s class at Robert Gray Elementary School, who are part of the Ocean
Guardian program through NOAA, gave a presentation on tap water vs. bottled water. The students encouraged the positive
environmental practice of re-using water bottles and avoiding water in
disposable plastic bottles.
- Kasi Turner shared
information about a trip that students in the World Travelers Club were
planning to Costa Rica this summer.
- The Board approved the Consent Agenda,
which included the minutes from the meeting on March 21, 2017; March payroll
vouchers totaling $2,884,116.38; General Fund vouchers totaling $620,728.18,
ASB Fund vouchers totaling $19,292.93, Private Purpose Trust Fund vouchers
totaling $1,032.63 and Capital Projects Fund vouchers totaling $15,443.50;
approved trip requests from students in the ELL Program at Aberdeen High School
who are traveling to Portland, Ore., on May 17, from the Aberdeen High School
Marching Band, which is traveling to Victoria, B.C., on May 20-23, from the
Jazz Band at Miller Junior High School, which is traveling to Central
Washington University at Ellensburg on May 19-20, and from students in the
World Travelers Club at Aberdeen High School who are traveling to Costa Rica on
July 9-16; accepted a gift to the District from Timberland Bank in support of
Business Week in the amount of $750.00
and from the Aberdeen Rotary Club’s Rosenkrantz Fund in support of an
American Sign Language video project in the amount of $4,350.00; accepted
correspondence from OSPI informing the District that the Technology Plan for
2017-2020 and from Grays Harbor County regarding space availability at the
Juvenile Detention Center for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Superintendent Opstad reported that
Alan Gozart of Harbor Architects will be at the May 2 meeting to discuss going
out to bid on the roof and other projects at Stewart Field.
- Superintendent Opstad discussed a letter from the Washington
Student Achievement Council notifying the district it had been selected for the
GEAR UP grant cycle for 2017-2023 if the Department of Education is funded for
- Superintendent Opstad provided an update on the 2017
- Superintendent Opstad discussed the 2017-2018 budget, noting
that preparations are mostly on hold pending legislative action.
- Superintendent Opstad shared information about the STAMP
assessment that was administered on March 21. Forty-four students took the
test, with most earning a foreign language credit for their demonstrated
proficiency in a foreign language. Seven students were awarded four credits.
- Superintendent Opstad reported that the new trash compactor
was installed at Aberdeen High School. The project came in under the projected
- Superintendent Opstad reported that Aberdeen High School
successfully hosted the all-county track and field meet on Saturday, April 15,
for the first time since 1923.
- Superintendent Opstad noted that Haley Farrer was the
Aberdeen Rotary Club’s student of the month for April.
- Superintendent Opstad and Food Service Manager Jaime Matisons
discussed the possibility of the 100 percent free lunch status at all schools
- Superintendent Opstad shared a letter from OSPI notifying
the district that apportionment would not be impacted at Central Park
Elementary School following the emergency closure on March 15 due to a broken
- Teaching and Learning Director Judy Holliday presented the
Teaching and Learning Report for March.
- Finance Director Elyssa Louderback presented the Fiscal
Status Report for March.
- The Board approved renewal of the agreements with Twin Star
Credit Union to operate a branch office and ATM at Aberdeen High School.
- The Board declared as surplus five vehicles that are no
longer needed in the automotive program at Aberdeen High School.
- The Board approved the purchase of a 30-passenger school bus
in the amount of $57,950.00 for delivery after September 1.
- The next regular meeting of the Board
is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Community Room at Aberdeen High
- Following an executive session, the Board approved personnel
- The Board approved the building administrative staffing list