March 1, 2022 Regular Board Meeting and Study Session Minutes

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

March 1, 2022 - 1:00 PM


Board President Natalie Hagglund called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM.

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

Director Hagglund led the Pledge of Allelgiance.

Director Christoferson moved to approve the Agenda for the March 1, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Schreiber.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously


February 15, 2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
Director Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the February 15, 2022 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Schreiber.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Natalie Hagglund
Abstain: Director Ken Christoferson



  1. January Financial Report - Steve Lidgard

    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, reviewed the January 2022 month-end General Fund Balance, Object Summary report (salaries and benefits), and Budget Status Reports for the General Fund and Transportation Vehicle Fund.

  2. Risk Management Program Status Report -

    Wendy Stephens, Risk Services Consultant, and Holly Morgenthaler, Claims Consultant, of the Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP), presented a detailed update on the risk management program covering services, trainings, and claims data for the Stanwood-Camano School District for 2021 and 2022.

  3. Lincoln Hill High School/Lincoln Academy/Saratoga School Report - Ryan Pike

    Principal Ryan Pike presented a report on Lincoln Hill High School (LHHS), Lincoln Academy (LA), and Saratoga School. The presentation included data on enrollment, attendance, and students meeting grade level standards. Highlights for LHHS and LA included a focus on school culture and positive student involvement; for Saratoga, positive student attendance in enrichment programs.


President Hagglund offered the public an opportunity to speak to items on the Consent Agenda. Christi Bell (online attendee) asked about the school report and math testing for Lincoln Academy versus Saratoga School. Superintendent Rumbaugh responded with data from the report and President Hagglund directed Ms. Bell to where she could find additional report details on the website.

There were no additional comments and no Consent items were pulled.

Director Christoferson moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1 through 11; seconded by Director Murry.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5400 Personnel Leaves.

  2. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5401 Sick Leave.

  3. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5403 Family Emergency and Discretionary Leaves.

  4. Approve the Second Reading of Revised Policy 5404 Family and Medical Leave

  5. Approve the Second Reading of New Policy 5409 Unpaid Holidays for Reason of Faith or Conscience.

  6. Approve John Swanson, Teacher, to solicit Stanwood High School students to participate in a STEM-based Educational Trip to the Galapagos Islands in June 2023.

  7. Approve Stanwood High School teams to attend the State Conference as listed below:

  1. Technology Students Association (TSA), March 16-19, 2022, SeaTac, Washington.
  2. Sports Medicine Club, April 22-23, 2022, Tacoma, Washington.
  1. Approve theUpdate to the Collective Bargaining Agreementbetween the Stanwood-Camano School District No. 401 and the Public School Employees of Stanwood-Camano.

  2. Approve recommendation to use InTouch as the district's Student Management Fee System.

  3. Approve Bid Award to Good News Group, Incorporated, as the low bidder, for the Port Susan Middle School Roof and Gutter Replacement Project and authorize executing a contract with Good News Group, Incorporated, for the Port Susan Middle School Roof and Gutter Replacement Project.

  4. Approve the Personnel Consent Agenda dated March 1, 2022.


Citizens wishing to address the Board are asked to submit online requests using the PUBLIC COMMENT link or email [email protected] two hours prior to the board meeting start time. For those attending the meeting in person, request forms are available in the boardroom for submission prior to meeting start time. Citizens who wish to provide documents to board members will hand them with to the Recording Secretary for distribution after the meeting. The Board President will call upon individuals who have requested to speak during the Public Comment section of the agenda. Individuals will state their name for the record and will be allowed three minutes to speak.

There was no public comment.


Director Hagglund noted that everyone has had an opportunity to review these policies and asked if there were any follow up questions or comments. The board agreed that 5050 and 5280 would move forward for a second reading and 5402 for a third reading on the next Consent Agenda.

  1. First Reading, Revised Policy 5050 Contracts
  2. First Reading, Revised Policy 5280 Separation from Employment
  3. Second Reading (no action), Revised Policy 5402 Maternity Leave


Director Schreiber's comments included a happy birthday to those who have a birthday this month; congratulations to athletes and sports teams on their achievements; and a thank you to staff for tonight's presentations.

Director Murry's comments included appreciation for the Risk Management presentation, adding it is a nice reminder of the partnerships and services available to the district; that she is looking forward to seeing faces in the coming weeks; and that she is very excited to watch the girls play basketball tomorrow.

Director Christoferson shared it is great for the community to have an opportunity to celebrate the successes of sports teams and other good things happening, adding we should celebrate the positive as it is a source of pride and an opportunity to smile. Director Christoferson added he looks forward to seeing those smiles the next time the board meets.

Director Hagglund thanked everyone who attended in person and online and expressed gratitude for getting through this year's snow, adding she hopes that's the end of it for this year.

Superintendent Rumbaugh shared she would like to publicly appreciate Evan Caldwell for his coverage of district athletics in the Stanwood-Camano News, adding it is a point of pride for the community and school district. Dr. Rumbaugh reminded everyone that the first Special Education parent and family meeting (virtual) will be held this evening starting at 6:30 p.m.; if anyone would like the link, reach out to Dr. Rumbaugh. It was noted Robert Hascall, Executive Director of Special Education, and Melissa Robertson, Director of Special Education, are hosting the event and the district looks forward to adding information from these meetings as a component in family communications.


President Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 1:45 p.m. and announced the board would take a break prior to calling the Study Session to order.