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Summary of the School Board meeting on July 18, 2017.



 A Summary of the School Board Meeting Held on July 18, 2017



  • At 5:03 p.m. President Bielski convened the regular meeting of the Aberdeen School Board in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School. Members present were Jennifer Durney, Erin Farrer, Jeff Nelson and Jamie Walsh and along with Superintendent Alicia Henderson and 10 patrons and staff.

  • The Board approved the Consent Agenda, which included the minutes from the special meeting on June 2 and the regular meeting on June 20, 2017; June payroll totaling $2,358,579.66; General Fund vouchers totaling $72,785.78; ASB Fund vouchers totaling $34,008.47; Private Purpose Trust Fund vouchers totaling $613.47 and a Capital Projects Fund voucher in the amount of $1,418.71; a request from the yearbook staff at Aberdeen High School to travel to Salem, Ore., for yearbook camp at Willamette University on August 1-3; and accepted a grant from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation in the amount of $20,000 in support of the Twin Harbors Skills Center Medical Assistant Program.

  • The oath of office was administered to Jennifer Durney who was then seated in Position 1.

  • Director Erin Farrer was elected vice president.

  • Superintendent Henderson introduced Jamie Dunn, new assistant principal at Stevens Elementary School, and Traci Sandstrom, the new teaching and learning director for the district.

  • Superintendent Henderson shared information about the AVID conference that she attended July 7-10 with staff from throughout the district.

  • Superintendent Henderson shared information about upcoming events in August, including the administrative retreat and professional development for teachers. She invited Board members to join the welcome back presentation for staff on August 29 and noted the first day of school is August 30.

  • Following an update from Superintendent Henderson on the construction projects at Stewart Field, the Board voted to add new lighting and light poles for the north side of the field to the project.

  • Superintendent Henderson shared news of the death of a staff member’s son in a vehicle accident.

  • Teaching and Learning Director Traci Sandstrom presented the Teaching and Learning Report for June.

  • Finance Director Elyssa Louderback and Superintendent Henderson discussed the budget preparation and adoption process. The board scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. Monday, July 31, to review the budget prior to a planned adoption at the regular meeting on Tuesday, August 15.
  • Finance Director Elyssa Louderback presented the Fiscal Status Report for June.

  • The Board adopted Resolution 2017-07 delegating warrant authority to Superintendent Alicia B. Henderson.

  • The Board adopted Resolution 2017-08 naming Superintendent Alicia B. Henderson as an auditing officer for the District.

  • The Board declared as surplus equipment no longer needed in the print shop at Aberdeen High School.

  • The Board approved a contract with the YMCA of Grays Harbor for the swim instruction and swim team programs in 2017-2018.

  • The Board approved a contract with Grays Harbor County for the 2017-2018 programs at the Detention Center.

  • The Board approved a Special Services contract with the Washington State School for the Blind for services during the 2017-2018 school year.

  • The next regular meeting of the Board is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School.

  • A special meeting for review and discussion of the proposed 2017-2018 budget is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, July 31, in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

  • Following an executive session, the Board approved personnel matters.

  • The Board met with Colleen Miller of WSSDA and Patty Wood of the State Board of Education for review of Board/Superintendent governance, roles, responsibilities and communication.