January 16, 2024 Regular Board Meeting

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

January 16, 2024 6:00 PM


Board President Al Schreiber called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Board Members Present: Director Al Schreiber, Director Charlotte Murry, Director Miranda Evans, Director Betsy Foster and Director Steve King
Student Advisors Present: Bee Hartell and Grace Pacheco

Director Foster led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Director King moved to approve the agenda for the January 16, 2024 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Foster.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed - Unanimously

January 2, 2024 Regular Meeting Minutes
Director Evans moved to approve the minutes from the January 2, 2024 Regular Board Meeting; seconded by Director Murry.

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed - Unanimously


1. Donations: Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
Student Advisors, Bee Hartell and Grace Pacheco, presented the donations. Superintendent Rumbaugh expressed her gratitude for the donations, noting that she and President Schreiber send a thank you note on behalf of the board.

2. Stanwood High School School Report
a. School Improvement and Action Planning Update
Principal Mike Washington updated the board on the Stanwood High School's School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Annual Action Plan (AAP). The update included progress monitoring for Math, Literacy, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) goals. Questions followed.

b. Shining Star Recognition
Student Trace Johnson was honored as Stanwood High School's Shining Star by the School Board and staff. Principal Washington shared the criteria for selection and Trace's attributes as a Shining Star. A certificate and sponsor gift from Heritage Bank were presented and pictures were taken. Trace placed a star with his name on it on the "Wall of Shining Stars" on the Board Room wall. 

3. Health and Wellness Report (Policies 6700 and 5515): Ruth Floyd, Robert Hascall, Dr. Ben Gauyan, Christine Del Pozo
Christine Del Pozo, Executive Director of Human Resources, and Don Vennetti, Director of Food Services, presented the board with a health and wellness update which included workplace secondary trauma, district-wide workforce mental health committee, employee assistance program data, survey data, nutrition and physical activity wellness, as well as community partnerships. Questions followed.

4. Capital Projects Update: Ruth Floyd, Jeff Silverman, Ryan Ovenell
Ruth Floyd, Executive Director of Business Services, and Jeff Silverman, Capital Projects Specialist, provided the board with an update on the projects completed in 2023, ongoing projects for the 2023-2024 school year, and an update on the available fund balance. Ryan Ovenell, Deputy Superintendent, shared an update on the Community Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) which included committee recommendations for a prioritized project list. Questions followed. 

5. Recognition: Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh
Superintendent Rumbaugh read Governor Inslee's proclamation proclaiming January 2024 as School Board Recognition Month and expressed appreciation to the Board for their service. 

President Schreiber invited anyone attending the meeting, in person and virtual, to speak to any items on the consent agenda and asked the directors if they wished to pull any items.

Director King pulled Consent item #18 Bills and Payroll with regard to Warrant 243035, payable to Director King.

There being no other comments or requests, President Schreiber asked for a motion to approve Consent Items 1 through 17; moved by Director Evans; seconded by Director Foster. 

Aye: Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed - Unanimously

President Schreiber asked for a motion to approve Consent Item #18, Bills and Payroll, excluding warrant 243035; moved by Director Evans; seconded by Director Murry .

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Betsy Foster, Steve King

Passed - Unanimously

President Schreiber asked for a motion to approve voucher 243035; moved by Director Evans; seconded by Director Murry.

Aye: Directors Al Schreiber, Charlotte Murry, Miranda Evans, Betsy Foster

Abstain: Steve King

1. Approve the Donations

2. Approve the Stanwood High School athletic teams' requests to attend the tournaments listed below, if they qualify for WIAA State competitions: 

  • WIAA State Tournament - Boys Wrestling, February 15-17, 2024, Tacoma, WA

  • WIAA State Tournament - Girls Wrestling, February 15-17, 2024, Tacoma, WA

  • WIAA State Meet - Boys Swim, February 14-17, 2024, Federal Way, WA

  • WIAA State Tournament - Boys Basketball, February 27-March 2, 2024, Tacoma, WA

  • WIAA State Tournament - Girls Basketball, February 27-March 2, 2024, Tacoma, WA

3. Approve the Stanwood High School Student Field Trip, as listed:

  • Football Summer Camp - Football, June 18-22, 2024, Port Townsend, WA

4. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 3206, Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited

5. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 3421, Child Abuse and Neglect

6. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 5005, Employment and Volunteers: Disclosures, Certification Requirements, Assurances and Approval

7. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 5253, Maintaining Professional Staff/Student Boundaries

8. Approve the Second Reading, Revised Policy 5280, Separation From Employment

9. Approve the Renewal of the Elementary Math Contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the Math Expressions Curriculum 

10. Approve the Authorization to Call for Bids for Fencing

11. Approve the Authorization to Call for Bids for Window Blinds

12. Approve the Authorization to Call for Bids for a Fire Alarm System for Port Susan Middle School

13. Approve the Bus Trade-In Authorization

14. Approve the Agreement with Snohomish County Human Services for the Elementary Student Support Advocate Program

15. Approve the E-rate Letter of Authorization to secure E-rate discounts for the district through the K-20 Network Consortium

16. Approve the State and Federal Grants for the 2023-2024 School Year  

17. Approve the Personnel Report for January 16, 2024

18. Approve the Bills and Payroll


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 the meeting start time. Citizens who wish to provide documents to board members will hand them 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.


1. First Reading, Revised Policy 1210, Annual Organizational Meeting, Election of Officers 

2. First Reading, Revised Policy 1220, Board Officers and Duties of Board Members

3.First Reading, Revised Policy 5021, Applicability of Personnel Policies

4. First Reading, Revised Policy 5271, Reporting Governmental Action (Whistleblower Protection)

5. First Reading, Revised Policy 5315, Garnishment and Personal Credit Problems

6. First Reading, Revised Policy 5612, Temporary Administrators

7. First Reading, Revised Policy 5641, Student Teachers 

8. First Reading, Revised Policy 5642, Administrative Internships
The board did not have any questions regarding revised policies 1210, 1220, 5021, 5271, 5315, 5612, 5641, and 5642; there was consensus to move policies 1210, 1220, 5021, 5271, 5315, 5612, 5641, and 5642 forward for a second reading.


Bee Hartell, Lincoln Hill High School, reported on recent events which include a Pancake breakfast which is a Lincoln Hill tradition, an open mic session during advisory which included karaoke and stand up comedy. Upcoming events include decorating for Valentine's Day. 

Grace Pacheco, Stanwood High School, reported on the upcoming events which include Martin Luther King and Groundhog Day assemblies, an annual volleyball tournament, Winter formal, and a social event on January 20th following the boys basketball game.


Director King shared that he recently attended a levy listening session.

Director Foster reported that she attended a levy presentation in the community, attended the Pancake Breakfast at Lincoln Hill High School, as well as visits to some of the schools. 

Director Evans commended the work of the Community Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) and thanked those from the community that braved the cold to support the school district over the weekend. She also shared that there will be some additional listening sessions coming up for those that would like to attend. 

Director Murry shared that she attended a Community Budgetary Advisory Committee (CBAC) meeting, listening session, and equity meeting. Director Murry also provided a legislative session update.

Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh thanked Director Murry for her work as the legislative representative, sharing that this work can be up to an additional 20 hours a week commitment during the legislative session. 

Director Schreiber thanked the members of the CFAC and CBAC committees, reported that he attended listening sessions and thanked those who attend the sessions both in person and online. Director Schreiber shared that he had been to some of the sports events, thanked SCAF (Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation) for their scholarship presentation to the Stanwood High School seniors, and thanked the staff for their hard work over the weekend to get the schools open after recent weather impacts to some of the schools. 

At 7:24 p.m. President Schreiber moved the Board into an Executive Session to review the performance of a district employee announcing the group would reconvene for the regular meeting at 8:00 p.m.

At 8:00 p.m., President Schreiber reconvened the regular board meeting.

As there was no further business, President Schreiber adjourned the Regular Board Meeting at 8:00 p.m.



Vice President





Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.
Secretary to the Board