August 21, 2021 Special Meeting (Board Retreat)

Stanwood-Camano School District #401
Administration & Resource Center
26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, Washington 98292

August 21, 2021 - 8:15 AM

(Board Retreat)

The Stanwood-Camano School District Board of Directors held a board retreat on Saturday, August 21, 2021 starting at 8:15 AM at the Administration & Resource Center, 26920 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood, WA 98292.

Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM.

Board Members Present: Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Natalie Hagglund
Board Members Absent: Al Schreiber, Miranda Evans

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Charlotte Murry moved to approve the August 21, 2021 Special Meeting Agenda; seconded by Ken Christoferson

Aye: Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously


  1. Board Goals Review
    Board members agreed short term goals, 1 through 7, as listed on the 2020-2021 Board Goals document should remain and agreed item #4 should be listed as Student Engagement and Closing the Achievement Gap; and item #7 should be listed as Strategic Plan Development.

    Board members agreed long term goals 1 through 7, as listed on the 2020-2021 Board Goals documents should remain and agreed item #7 should be listed as Strategic Plan Implementation and Progress Monitoring.

    Board members agreed Board Participation items 1 through 5, as listed on the 2020-2021 Board Goals document should remain. Discussion followed to include aligning work to achieve goals with the Strategic Plan.

  2. Draft 2021-22 Board Report Schedule
    The draft 2021-22 board report schedule was reviewed. It was noted the report schedule is fluid and items can be added, moved, or deleted as appropriate.

  3. School Presentations for 2021-22
    Superintendent Rumbaugh suggested adding school report outs to the board report schedule; each principal will report once every school year. Dr. Rumbaugh noted these reports have been tentatively added to the board report schedule. Principals will be provided with a template for organizing their presentations. There was consensus to add school reports to the schedule.

  4. Ranking Legislative Priorities
    Charlotte Murry facilitated a discussion regarding WSSDA's annual request for board input on prioritizing 2022 legislative positions. Each year, WSSDA's highest ranked positions are used to create a summary of the most important legislative priorities which is shared with school directors and, in turn, districts.

  5. Capital Projects & Technology Levy
    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services detailed the work that has been completed to-date on a proposed 2022 Levy, including prioritizing capital and technology projects for consideration. Discussion followed. Mr. Lidgard proposed that a resolution to run a 2022 Levy on the February 8, 2022 ballot be placed on the next regular board meeting agenda. There was consensus to place a resolution on the September 7, 2021 board meeting agenda.

    At 9:27 AM, Natalie Hagglund recessed the meeting for a short break.

    At 9:32 AM, Natalie Hagglund reconvened the meeting.

  6. District Strategic Plan
    Superintendent Rumbaugh shared an overview of surrounding districts' strategic plans, as presented on their websites, compared to Stanwood-Camano's website. Discussion followed with board members sharing what stood out to them in the other districts' presentations and what they would like to see in the development of the Stanwood-Camano district plan. Superintendent Rumbaugh described the role of a strategic plan consultant in collaborating with districts to create a vision for their schools and communities. The Request for Proposals legal notice for consulting services was advertised August 9 and 16, 2021 with a deadline of August 30, 2021 to submit proposals.

At 10:03 AM, Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meetng.