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1 Bard Members Present Gary Callisn, President Jesús Hernández Laura Jaecks Walter Newman Kevin Gilbert Wenatchee Schl District Bard f Directrs Wenatchee Schl District Regular Bard Meeting Minutes f April 24 th, 2012 Lewis & Clark Elementary Schl Staff Present Brian Flnes, Superintendent Cabinet I. Regular Meeting 7 p.m. II. Cnsent Agenda 1) Minutes 2) Persnnel Reprt 3) Vuchers/Payrll Gary Callisn, Bard President, pened the regular bard meeting at 7:00 p.m., with the Pledge f Allegiance. President Gary Callisn asked fr a mtin t apprve the cnsent agenda. Walter Newman asked if the minutes culd be pulled, and nt be included in the cnsent agenda. Mtin made by Laura Jaecks. The mtin was secnded by Jesús Hernández, the mtin carried unanimusly. Discussin: Dr. Newman explained that he wasn t clear n the mtin t pass/adpt Plicy 2246 as reflected in the minutes. He did nt think he vted in favr f it due t the 80% vte, which was in the prcedure, (nt plicy). Agreement was t include a statement t reflect that in the minutes. Lindee Akers agreed t d that. The minutes were included with the referenced amendment and apprved. Cnsent Agenda included: MINUTES f 4/10/12 Bard Meeting PERSONNEL REPORT PREPARED BY: Lisa Turner, HR Directr: April 24th, 2012 persnnel reprt is n file. PAYROLL PREPARED BY: Tami Hubensack, Dir. Of Payrll. April 2012: VOUCHERS PREPARED BY: Karen Walters, Directr f Accunting April 24 th, 2012 General Fund: Check # Capital Prjects Fund: Check # Assciated Student Bdy Fund: Check # 4) Cntracts 5) Surplus Reprt SURPLUS REPORT PREPARED BY: Karen Walters, Directr f Accunting April 24th, 2012 reprt is n file. Page 1 f 12

2 III. Schl Presentatin IV. High Schl ASB Reprts: V. Recgnitin VI. Citizen Cmments Lewis & Clark: Principal Alfns Lpez welcmed everyne t L&C schl. The teachers exercise/dance class perfrmed a dance rutine fr thse in attendance. Students intrduced everyne in Spanish and English. Principal Lpez interviewed the students t demnstrate their prficiency in Spanish and English. The bard thanked them fr their perfrmances. WHS: ASB Treasurer, Giselle Gmez shared with the bard abut the Spring Mnth planned at WHS. There are activities planned during the day and night. They are als planning n a great turnut fr Mr. Panther s prceeds can g t the beneficiary Salgad family. The ASB is lking int buying a light sensr prgram fr dances and prductins ($2600). It can be rented ut fr use when ur building is being used. It will bring dwn the csts f Prm, etc., because we will n lng need t rent ne. WSHS: Chet Harum std in fr Kry Kalahar wh was hme sick due the recent MMR-Pertussis immunizatins. Mr. Harum shared the Early Childhd newsletter and the WSHS Newsletter. He gave each bard member cpies. Reginal High Schl Art Shw- WHS Best f Shw Winners: Instructr Dn Cllins intrduced the winners f Best f Shw at the Apple Blssm Museum cntest. Each student explained his r her artwrk. Fishermen s Tale by Giselle Gmez, Wenatchee H.S. (acrylic painting) Life Is What Yu Make It by Tessa Baumeister, Wenatchee H.S. (clay sculpture) Queen Elizabeth by Maria Changalidi, Wenatchee H.S. (altered bk) - (nt present) Self Prtrait by Jennifer Gutierrez, Wenatchee H.S. (il pastel drawing) The bard was invited t the May 31 st Spring Arts Festival. The bard cngratulated them. NONE VII. Special Presentatins 1) Saddle Rck City Trailhead Prject: David Ericksn and Bb Bugert jinted Chet Harum, Executive Directr, t present the prgress n the prject and intrduce the amendment fr the CDLT Temprary Use Agreement. SADDLE ROCK ACCESS & OUTDOOR EDUCATION AREA PRESENTATION: Page 2 f 12

3 SITE LOCATION AND PROJECT SITE OUTDOOR EDUCATION AND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES ROUTINE PARKING ISSUES TEMPORARY TRAILHEAD WENATCHEE SCH. DIST. PROPERTY DRY GULCH PRESERVE PROPERTY APPLEATCHEE CITY OF WENATCHEE Page 3 f 12

4 TEMPORARY TRAILHEAD, With apprval, culd be ready fr implementatin week f April 30 th. Discussin pints: Update n permanent access and utdr learning area: 4.68 acres Dry Gulch Preserve Parking (54 spaces) ADA Trail Interpretive Statins Shade Structures Outdr Amphitheater Restrms (vault) Native Landscaping Bus and hrse trailer parking area Mving tward realizatin Site design prcess Prject permitting underway Wrking with Dry Gulch n prperty wnership State grant applicatin submittal May 1 A letter f supprt wuld be helpful fr applicatin. Presentatins in May and August in Olympia Ntificatin in Octber Grant cntract in Spring Cnstructin If unsuccessful, then re-apply in Schl District Insurance signs psted nt respnsible fr persnal prperty 40 ft strip f land f questinable wnership d nt want t encumber Parking lt graveled with 20 spaces nt a fix but will medicate parking prblem Time-line: April June f next year. Wire fencing will be installed After the bard asked questins Mr. Ericksn and Mr. Harum intrduced the CDLT Temprary Use Agreement. Mr. Bugert asked fr bard apprval fr the temprary parking lt revisin. Page 4 f 12

5 Amendment belw: MOTION MADE: Kevin Gilbert made the mtin t apprve the CDLT Temprary Use Agreement t mve the parking lt as presented. Discussin: Nne SECONDED: By Jesús Hernández APPROVED: Unanimusly Mr. Hernandez thanked Mr. Bugert and Mr. Ericksn fr all the wrk and effrt put in t imprve the grunds and prvide an imprved educatinal facility fr ur cmmunity. 2) Missin View Bilingual Prgram: Jeff Jaeger presented the fllwing t the bard as the Bilingual prgrams that needs t be put int place. Page 5 f 12

6 Discussin fllwed: Mr. Jaeger and staff met with all Spanish-speaking parents fr input and discussed their questins. Nt all 9 students represented in chart will g t L&C, sme left area r mved t private schls. Questins were brught up frm the bard abut chice f Early Exit ver ther chices. Discussin fllwed n reasns behind this decisin between the bard and Special Prgrams Directr Nancy Duffey/Chet Harum and Jeff Jaeger. The bard questined abut Russian students frm years ag had immersin (and Vietnamese students) and were very successful, what is different nw, seems t be t many different mdels. Fllwing the student thrugh Data Directr is helpful t tract the baby-steps f imprvement they are seeing. We are ging in the right directin. Seen nt as a language prblem but mre f a learning prblem, pverty levels influence their ability t learn. Mre invlvement f parents culd ffset this challenge & the district is reaching ut t parents in that way. Cmprehensive prcess by thse wh are the nes wh d the wrk. 40% Migrant 60% Bi-lingual are percentages We are making headway by being mre intentinal in ur interventin with the students. Cmbinatin f cmpnents make up this demgraphic, thse discussed. Wenatchee Learns has a cmpnent, wrth lking int & staying in alignment with. We need t serve all students, when they are behind we need a prgram that can wrk fr all f them. We have learned that 2-5 grade integrating; staff excitement is cming tgether fr all-ver cnsensus. Research has shwn us that this is third in the tp three mdels and everyne (stakehlders) is in agreement that this is a better chice fr ur situatin. The bard recmmends mre cnversatins n this subject. A wrkshp was mentined. They thanked Mr. Jaeger and Ms. Duffey fr the presentatin and input but wuld like t cntinue the cnversatin. 3) STEM Presentatin Update: Rn Brwn Directr in Technlgy Learning and Jn DeJng, Assistant Superintendent presented the fllwing t the bard. STEM in Wenatchee Where we are and where culd we be... What is STEM? STEM stands fr Science Technlgy Engineering and Math STEM makes science, technlgy, engineering and math relevant fr students. By engaging in hands-n, real-wrld prjects, students begin t understand hw the skills they are learning in the classrm can be applied in everyday life. This apprach is called activities-based, prject-based challenge-based, and prblem-based learning. Why STEM? Cmmn Cre Standards- with cmmn cre standards cming in the near future nw is an ideal time t lk at new curriculum. Page 6 f 12

7 Middle Schl science teachers cncerns ver gaps in curriculum and lack f alignment Natinal and State STEM initiatives Why STEM? Wenatchee Learns Feedback Paul Allen Fundatin Grant Data Driving the Why... Washingtn state is a natinal leader in STEM: we rank first in the cncentratin f STEM jbs, first in the creatin f sftware cmpanies, and secnd in the New Ecnmy index fr innvatin and entrepreneurship. A 2011 Gergetwn University study fund that ur state s STEM ecnmy wuld nly grw strnger. By 2018, we will see a 24 percent increase in STEM jbs, which is 7 pints abve the natinal average. 94 percent f these jbs will require sme pst-secndary educatin. In the next five years, prjectins estimate that Washingtn will have at least 5,000 STEM jbs that g unfilled because we lack qualified candidates. While Washingtn ranks furth in the cuntry in technlgybased crpratins, we fall t 46 th when it cmes t participatin in science and engineering graduate prgrams. Nearly ne-quarter f the prjected jb penings statewide thrugh 2012 that require a bachelr s degree will be in the STEM fields f cmputer science, engineering, and life sciences. The grwing skill-pprtunity mismatch has rts in ur educatin system where almst half f elementary schl kids receive tw hurs r less f science instructin a week. Hw t d STEM? The Wenatchee Schl District intends t pursue a K-12 STEM initiative. Nw the fllwing questins need t be answered: Where des it fit? Hw des it fit? Hw des it wrk? What has been dne... We have dne sme preliminary research n tw packaged curriculums. Prject Lead the Way Stem Academy Prject Lead the Way PLTW is the natin s leading prvider f rigrus and innvative Science, Technlgy, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum fr schls. PLTW s hands-n, Activities-, Prject-, Prblem-Based (APPB) cmprehensive curriculum is aligned with relevant natinal standards and is cllabratively develped and updated by subject matter experts including teachers, university educatrs, engineering and bimedical prfessinals, and schl administratrs. PLTW s prgrams emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innvatin and real-wrld prblem slving. The hands-n learning engages students n multiple levels, expses them t areas f study that they may nt therwise pursue, and prvides them with a fundatin and prven path t pst-secndary training and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM Academy The curriculum is rigrus, innvative and cmprehensive and was cllabratively develped by K-12 teachers, schl administratrs, university educatrs, industry partners, engineering and bimedical prfessinals. K-12 curriculum is standard enugh t assure highquality cntent exchange and flexible enugh t allw fr schl districts and states t mdify t meet their particular needs. Curriculum culminates with students applying real-wrld applicatin f their STEM educatin with hands-n activities and maps t the fllwing natinal standards: Cmmn Cre, Internatinal Technlgy Engineering Educatin Assciatin - ITEEA; Accreditatin Bard fr Engineering and Technlgy - ABET; Natinal Research Cuncil (Science) - NRC; Natinal Cuncil f Page 7 f 12

8 Teachers f Mathematics - NCTM. What has been dne... We have had an pprtunity fr ur Superintendent Interns t visit Mead Schl District. We were able t see students engaged in the Prject Lead the Way curriculum at middle and high schl. We were als able t bserve their hmegrwn science curriculum which is thematics with Stem threads thrughut. A team f leaders has visited Eastmnt Junir High, a lighthuse district identified by OSPI. We have met with a grup f math, science, CTE, and technlgy teachers frm K-12 t begin this same discussin and begin preliminary wrk. What are ur next steps? Assemble a cmmittee f interested staff t start the wrk in planning ur initiative wrk within the area f STEM. Plan n making visitatins t K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 envirnments that are infusing and ffering STEM curriculum within their systems. Begin t identify an initial plan t enable us t apply fr the Allen Fundatin grant. Handut: STEM and what we have lked int s far Outline what the natin is saying abut science educatin. What the natin is saying abut science educatin: WASHINGTON March 30, 2012 A recent pll released tday shws vters are virtually unanimus 97% in believing that imprving the quality f science educatin is imprtant t the United States' ability t cmpete glbally. Mrever, making sure American students receive a wrld-class educatin in math and science ranked secnd nly t fixing the natin's financial health as a strategy fr imprving America's ecnmic cmpetitiveness with ther cuntries. Achieve's recently-cmmissined natinal pll f vters Attitudes Tward Science Educatin: Key Findings Frm A Natinal Survey sught t answer questins abut public attitudes twards science educatin and fund that the public strngly supprts the ntin f imprving science educatin and supprted the idea f states wrking tgether t create Next Generatin Science Standards. During his speech, Pruitt presented the majr findings frm the natinwide survey: There is virtual unanimity amng vters (97%) that imprving the quality f science educatin in ur public schls is imprtant t ur cuntry's ability t cmpete glbally. A majrity f vters give the quality f science educatin a grade f "C" r belw bth natinally (67%) and in their lcal schls (50%). Mst vters (56%), believe science educatin in the United States ranks behind mst ther cuntries. This includes majrities acrss all majr sub-grups, including gender, educatin, regin r plitical affiliatin. Similar t vters' views n English and mathematics standards, by a margin f almst 2 t 1 (62% t 36%), vters prefer fr states t have the same science standards s that students acrss the cuntry have t meet the same expectatins. When infrmed that a grup f states are leading the effrt t develp new standards that are internatinally-benchmarked, mre challenging, and will require students t apply their science knwledge and understand hw science cncepts fit tgether, vters shw brad supprt (87%) fr the new standards. Attitudes Tward Science Educatin: Key Findings Frm A Natinal Survey demnstrates that state leaders and their supprters wh have undertaken develping new science standards tgether d s with slid supprt frm a majrity f vters wh believe that the United States culd strengthen its psitin in the glbal ecnmy thrugh imprving science educatin. The natinal survey f N=800 registered vters was cnducted February by Public Opinin Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rsner Research. The pll has a margin f errr f +3.46%. Page 8 f 12

9 T view the survey results (either in PwerPint r reprt frm) see, science-pll. What prgrams, prjects, framewrks, and infrmatin has been lked at s far: Prgrams with verview: THE STEM ACADEMY The curriculum is rigrus, innvative and cmprehensive and was cllabratively develped by K-12 teachers, schl administratrs, university educatrs, industry partners, engineering and bimedical prfessinals. K-12 curriculum is standard enugh t assure high-quality cntent exchange and flexible enugh t allw fr schl districts and states t mdify t meet their particular needs. Curriculum culminates with students applying real-wrld applicatin f their STEM educatin with hands-n activities and maps t the fllwing natinal standards: Cmmn Cre, Internatinal Technlgy Engineering Educatin Assciatin - ITEEA; Accreditatin Bard fr Engineering and Technlgy - ABET; Natinal Research Cuncil (Science) - NRC; Natinal Cuncil f Teachers f Mathematics - NCTM. Prject Lead The Way - OVERVIEW PLTW, a 501 (c)(3) nn-prfit rganizatin, is the natin s leading prvider f rigrus and innvative Science, Technlgy, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum fr schls. PLTW s hands-n, Activities-, Prject-, Prblem-Based (APPB) cmprehensive curriculum is aligned with relevant natinal standards and is cllabratively develp and updated by subject matter experts including teachers, university educatrs, engineering and bimedical prfessinals, and schl administratrs. PLTW s prgrams emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innvatin and real-wrld prblem slving. The hands-n Learning engages students n multiple levels, expses them t areas f study that they may nt therwise pursue, and prvides them with a fundatin and prven path t pstsecndary training and career success in STEMrelated fields. HISTORY & IMPACT PLTW launched in 1997 in 12 high schls in upstate New Yrk as prgram designed t address the shrtage f engineering students at the cllege level. The nn-prfit rganizatin has experienced steady grwth ver the years. In the schl year, mre than 4,000 middle and high schls in all 50 states and the District f Clumbia will ffer PLTW prgrams, enrlling mre than 400,000 students in STEM educatin curses. PLTW has als trained mre than 10,500 teachers t instruct its curses. Framewrk fr 21st Century Learning The Framewrk presents a hlistic view f 21st century teaching and learning that cmbines a discrete fcus n 21st century student utcmes(a blending f specific skills, cntent knwledge, expertise and literacies) with innvative supprt systems t help Page 9 f 12

10 students master the multidimensinal abilities required f them in the 21st century. The key elements f 21st century learning are represented in the graphic and descriptins belw. The graphic represents bth 21st century skills student utcmes (as represented by the arches f the rainbw) and 21st century skills supprt systems (as represented by the pls at the bttm). While the graphic represents each element distinctly fr descriptive purpses, the Partnership views all the cmpnents as fully intercnnected in the prcess f 21st century teaching and learning. The elements described belw are the critical systems necessary t ensure 21st century readiness fr every student. Twenty-first century standards, assessments, curriculum, instructin, prfessinal develpment and learning envirnments must be aligned t prduce a supprt system that prduces 21st century utcmes fr tday s students. Twenty-First Century Student Outcmes and Supprt Systems 1 Dwnlad a brief PDF versin f the Framewrk. 2 Dwnlad the full P21 Framewrk Definitins dcument. 3 Visit Rute 21 fr an interactive view f the framewrk. Fact Sheet abut STEM prduced by Washingtn STEM March2012.pdf Wikipedia Entry regarding STEM Visitatin t MEAD schl district t view STEM in Middle and High Schls. Middle Schl Science has hme grwn apprad t STEM with a thematic base. Middle Schl PLTW High Schl PLTW Visitatin t Eastmnt Junir High Named a STEM Lighthuse schl by the state Hme grwn curriculum and integratin f STEM int current curses Discussin pints Washingtn state 46 th in natin in prviding educatin fr tday s jbs Other states filling ur state s jbs Prject Lead the Way prvides directin Mead schl district visitatin/other visitatins als prvided prductive infrmatin Eastmnt Jr. High light-huse district fur pprtunities fr students Eleanr Sellers, CTE Directr, staff went t STEM cnference hw t build H.S. with a STEM apprach STEMIZE Hme-grwn and Prject Lead the Way Cmpress time-lines t make smething happen in ur district. Bard agreed that we need t mve in this directin and they thanked Rn Brwn and Jn DeJng s hard wrk. VIII. Old Business 1) Curriculum Adptin Materials: Prepared By: Jdi Smith Payne Assistant Superintendent f Learning and Teaching Re: Learning and Teaching INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS COMMITTEE ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS The Instructinal Materials Cmmittee is recmmending the Bard apprve the fllwing material fr district adptin. THIS IS THE SECOND READING Physical Science, Glence/McGraw Hill (2012). T be used with grades 9-10 Intrductin t Chemistry/Physics. This is replacing existing text Physics in Cntext & Intrductin t Wrld Agriscience & Technlgy. Page 10 f 12

11 Java Methds: Object Oriented Prgramming, by Maria Litvin & Gary Litvin (2011). Publisher: Skylight Publishing. T be used with grades AP Cmputer Science. New class. Multiclumn Jurnal, Century 21 Accunting 9E, Suth Western Cengage (2009). T be used with grades Accunting I. This is replacing existing text Century 21 Accunting. Writing Fundamentals Units f Study (pssible 10 units per grade level), by Schlwide (2010). Currently being taught at grades 3-5. We will be expanding this curriculum t include K-2 s that the vertical alignment will be in place. This is a New Writing Prgram. Mr. Harum asked fr bard adptin in Ms. Smith-Payne s absence. MOTION MADE: Jesús Hernández made the mtin t apprve adptin materials as presented. Discussin: Dr. Newman had psitive cmments n the Intrductin t Chemistry/Physics bk and Ms. Jaecks cmmented n Java Methds: Object Oriented Prgramming, making it available nline fr students. SECONDED: By Walter Newman APPROVED: Unanimusly IX. New Business 1) Plicy 2022 Instructin: Rn Brwn Directr f Technlgy Learning presented the revised Plicy N fr the first reading as belw. He explained reasns behind the added language t ensure Internet safety and add amendment t cyber-bullying awareness and respnse. Discussin: Wrding in the first paragraph f the plicy replacing educatin with instructin. Same language was used that WSSDA recmmended. This plicy will cme up at the next bard meeting fr the 2 nd reading and adptin. Electrnic Resurces The Wenatchee Bard f Directrs recgnized that an effective public educatin system develps students wh are glbally aware, civically engaged, and capable f managing their lives and careers. The Bard als believes that students need t be prficient and safe users f infrmatin, media, and technlgy t succeed in a digital wrld. Therefre, the Wenatchee District will use electrnic resurces as a pwerful and cmpelling means fr students t learn cre subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigrus ways. It is the District s gal t prvide students with rich and ample pprtunities t use technlgy fr imprtant purpses in schls just as individuals in wrkplaces and ther real-life settings use these tls. The District s technlgy will enable educatrs and students t cmmunicate, learn, share, cllabrate and create; t think and slve prblems; t manage their wrk; and t take wnership f their lives. T help ensure student safety and citizenship in nline activities, all students will be educated abut apprpriate behavir, including interacting with ther individuals n scial netwrking websites and in chat rms, and cyber-bullying awareness and respnse. The Wenatchee Bard directs the superintendent r designee t create strng electrnic educatinal systems that supprt innvative teaching and learning, t prvide apprpriate staff develpment pprtunities and t develp prcedures t supprt this plicy. Crss References: Bard Plicy 2020 Curriculum Develpment and Adptin f Instructinal Materials Bard Plicy 2025 Cpyright Cmpliance Bard Plicy 3241 Classrm Management, Crrective Actins r Punishment Bard Plicy 4400 Electin Activities Bard Plicy 5281 Disciplinary Actin and Discharge Bard Plicy 3207 Harassment, Intimidatin and Bullying Bard Plicy 4040 Public Access t District Recrds Bard Plicy 3231 Student Recrds Legal Reference: 18 USC Electrnic Cmmunicatin Privacy Act Pub. L. N Prtecting Children in the 21 st Century Act Management Resurces: Plicy News, February 2012 Federal Guidance Requires Changes t Electrnic Resurces Plicy Plicy News, June 2008 Electrnic Resurces Plicy News, June 2001 Cngress Requires Internet Blcking at Schl Plicy News, August 1998 Permissin required t review Adptin Date: Wenatchee Schl District Revised: 10.00; 10.01; 04.08; 06.08; Classificatin: Pririty 2) Prcedure 2022P/(2022 BYOD/2022 MD) Rn Brwn explained the difference between 2022BYOD & 2022MD. They briefly discussed the prcedure and hw imprtant it will be t mnitr the Page 11 f 12

12 i-pds. This is an infrmatin item and will nt cme back t the bard unless there is an update r revisin. The prcedure is n file fr review. X. Bard Cmmunicatin XI. Superintendent s Reprt Mr. Callisn gave a packet t each bard member frm cncerned citizens he and Mr. Gilbert met with earlier in the week. Dr. Newman said he understd the difference between the plicy and prcedure and why prcedure N was nt reflected in the minutes. Mr. Hernandez shared infrmatin abut the Mariachi Festival and the guests they hsted. He tld f the great successful festival. Mr. Hernandez gave kuds t the Cllege Bund Schlarship prgram. 90% met minimum and 1/3 had 3.0 r higher gpa s. This prgram stimulates early interest in Middle Schl students t make a cmmitment t cllege. Spring Art Festival thrugh May 4 th at the Museum and all district festival May 31 st. XII. Meeting Adjurned MEETING ADJOURNED: President Gary Callisn adjurned the meeting at 8:55 p.m. President Date Superintendent Page 12 f 12