September 7, 2021 Regular Meeting Minutes

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

September 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM


The September 7, 2021 Regular Board Meeting was held in person with an option to view livestream using the link below.

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


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

Natalie Hagglund led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Agenda for the September 7, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Al Schreiber.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

August 17, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Al Schreiber moved to approve the Minutes for the August 17, 2021 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Ken Christoferson.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

August 21, 2021 Special Meeting (Board Retreat) Minutes

Charlotte Murry moved to approve the Minutes for the August 21, 2021 Special Meeting (Board Retreat) seconded by Ken Christoferson.

Aye: Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Natalie Hagglund
Abstain: Al Schreiber, Miranda Evans



  1. Donations
    Deborah Rumbaugh presented the donations.

  2. 2022 Levy Update - Steve Lidgard, Liz Jamieson, Ryan Ovenell

    Steve Lidgard, Executive Director of Business Services, provided an update on the Capital Projects and Technology Replacement Levy slated for the February 8, 2022, ballot. Mr. Lidgard noted the levy approved by voters in 2018 covers 2019 through 2022, and a 2022 replacement measure would cover 2023 through 2026. Mr. Lidgard noted information on the proposed levy was presented to the board at an earlier meeting and in detail at a recent board retreat; he then introduced Liz Jamieson and Ryan Ovenell who shared how information on building and technology needs was gathered and prioritized by the citizen's advisory committee.

  3. Staffing Update - Maurene Stanton and Ryan Ovenell

    Ryan Ovenell, Executive Director of Human Resources, presented a staffing update for the opening of the 2021-22 school year. The overview highlighted filled and open positions for administration, certificated and classified staff. Mr. Ovenell emphasized the need for classified applicants for transportation, custodial, para educator, and other classified positions.


Natalie Hagglund called for public comment specific to the Consent Agenda. There was no public comment. Natalie Hagglund asked board members if they wished to pull any items. No items were pulled.

Miranda Evans moved to approve the Consent Agenda, items 1 through 10 as listed below; seconded by Al Schreiber.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Ken Christoferson, Miranda Evans, Natalie Hagglund

Passed - Unanimously

  1. Donations.

  2. Approve the Second Reading of New Policy 3116 Students in Foster Care.

  3. Adopt Resolution 2021/2022-001directing the County Auditors to place a Facilities and Technology Capital Levy Measure on the February 8, 2022 ballot to replace an expiring 4-year Capital Projects and Technology Levy.

  4. Approve the 2021-2022 Science Material Center Interlocal Agreementwith the Northwest Educational Service District 189 for the refurbishment of elementary science kits.

  5. Approve the Agreements for Student Special Education Servicesfor, as listed below:

  1. Blue Water Behavioral Consulting, LLC
  2. Dartmoor School
  1. Approve the Service Agreement with Hopskipdrivefor Transportation Coordination Services for Out-of-district Transportation Services, as needed.

  2. Approve the Contract with Crossroads Weddings and Eventsto provide the venue for the Stanwood High School 2022 Prom.

  3. Approve a two-year Agreement with Panorama Educationin support of students' Social and Emotional Learning, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.

  4. Approve the Assignment of Teachers Outside of Endorsed Areafor the 2021-22 School Year.

  5. Approval of the Personnel Consent Agenda, dated September 7, 2021.


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.

Gina Gae, Stanwood resident, expressed in detail her concern about a traffic problem at Stanwood Elementary during parent pick up, including cars blocking her driveway. Ms. Gae provided two handouts to the Board; an outline of an alternative route option and the RCW regarding prohibited parking in specific places.

No items.


Al Schreiber shared it was a great first day of school and nice to see kids back, and he thanked staff for all of their work to prepare. Director Schreiber thanked Steve Lidgard and Ryan Ovenell for their work on the levy and commented he looks forward to getting behind that for kids. He thanked Dr. Rumbaugh for moving forward with the process to hire a Director of Communications.

Charlotte Murry agreed it was a great first day, in spite of a few transportation glitches that were rectified. Director Murry thanked Gina Gae for sharing concerns about the traffic situation at Stanwood Elementary and added she hopes there is a resolution, as the district wants to be a good neighbor; she expressed appreciation for the donations presented and added it is wonderful to see that kind of commitment to our community and students; and she commented it was nice to see so many new faces, this year – students and staff.

Ken Christoferson echoed earlier comments that it was a good start to school and nice to see so many kids in buildings. Director Christoferson commented on the Capital Projects and Technology Levy, including he appreciates it can be looked at in a positive way for the community as it keeps pace with technology and invests in the care of buildings. Director Christoferson thanked those who worked on putting the levy information and recommendations together.

Miranda Evans echoed it was a successful start to school and shared it was exciting to see everyone back and to see so many smiling faces. Director Evans commented she is excited for the work being done on the levy, including keeping technology up to date, and she commented on the many employment opportunities available in the district, adding it is a great opportunity to work in a great district.

Natalie Hagglund shared it was exciting to see the First Day of School and Welcome Back to School videos and all of the welcome that Dr. Rumbaugh has brought to the district. Director Hagglund shared she met with incoming student advisor Madalyn Thornton, Lincoln Hill High School, and noted Andrew Norton will be returning as a student advisor and shared she looks forward to seeing them at the next meeting.

Superintendent Rumbaugh shared she enjoyed visiting every school on the first and again on the second day of school. She noted administration continues to work on transportation and staffing nuances. Dr. Rumbaugh noted enrollment is steady, with a slight uptick over projection, and shared it is exciting to see all of the enthusiasm for learning with both students and staff.


Natalie Hagglund adjourned the meeting at 1:25 PM.