Thursday, August 24, 2023
Administration Building

Preliminary Items
1 5:00 PM

The meeting will be in-person at the Administration Service Center and live-streamed on Zoom  or via telephone 1-253-215-8782, ID# 85212465463 and follow the prompts.  You may also observe on our YouTube Channel.

2 5:00 PM

Work Study - Academic Achievement - Tow-Yick / Bailey / Mellish

3 6:00 PM

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance

1 file attached.
4 6:05 PM

Executive Session

The Board will be going into Executive Session pursuant RCW 42.30.110 related to legal matters. In addition to the Board, Superintendent Tow-Yick, members of the Administration and legal representation will be present. This meeting is expected to last 15 minutes.  Executive Sessions are not open to the public and no action will be taken.

5 6:20 PM

Public Comment

Introductions of new Administrators (Part 1 of 2):  

  • Julia Bamba, POSA Secondary Innovation
  • Heather Dueñaz, Director of Payroll and Benefits 
  • Cindy Feng, Controller
  • Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Principal at Cougar Mountain Middle School
  • Tonja Reischl, Principal at Gibson Ek

This is an opportunity for public comment on items not already scheduled for discussion on the meeting agenda 

1 file attached.
6 6:30 PM

Approval of Consent Agenda

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7 6:35 PM

Establishment of Regular Agenda

1 file attached.
General: Discussion/Action Topics
1 6:40 PM

Review of Work Study - Board

1 file attached.
2 6:55 PM

Works in Progress - Update on Preparations for the start of the 2023-24 School Year - Tow-Yick (EL-8)

Superintendent Tow-Yick will update the Board on plans for the beginning of this school year.

1 file attached.
3 7:10 PM

School Improvement Plan Input / Discussion - Tow-Yick / Bailey / Mellish

The Administration will present information for Board discussion.

1 file attached.
4 7:25 PM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Plan Discussion - Tow-Yick / Mellish / Neighbours

The Administration will present information for Board discussion.

2 files attached.
5 7:40 PM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 4-Year Plan 2022-26 - Tow-Yick / Mellish / Neighbours

The Administration will present the 2022-23 CTE 4-year plan. Board action is anticipated.

2 files attached.
6 7:50 PM

2023-24 Budget Adoption Resolution 1206 - Tow-Yick / Turney / Banasick (GP-2)

A Public Hearing on the budget was held on August 8, 2023. Board action is now anticipated.

3 files attached.
7 8:05 PM

Monitoring Report EL-5 (Internal) Actual Financial Condition and Activities - Tow-Yick / Turney / Banasick

The Administration will present Monitoring Report EL-5 (Internal) Actual Financial Condition and Activities. No Board action at this time.

3 files attached.
8 8:15 PM

Capital Projects Updates - Tow-Yick / Turney / Mullins

3 files attached.
9 8:30 PM

Second Read - Governance Process (GP) Revisions - Board

5 files attached.
10 8:50 PM

Legislative Matters - Board (GP-3)

This is a standing opportunity to discuss educational legislation.

1 file attached.
11 9:05 PM

Announcements and Correspondence - Board (GP-4)

This is a standing opportunity for the Board to share announcements and correspondence.

1 file attached.
12 9:10 PM

Calendar and Future Agenda Topics - Board (GP-2)

The Board will continue discussion of the WSSDA Boards of Distinction Application.

The Board will also review/identify topics for future board meeting agendas and other special calendar items, as well as schedule special meetings/work sessions.

1 file attached.
13 9:20 PM


Consent: Consent Agenda Topics

Monitoring Report EL-4 Financial Planning and Budgeting - Tow-Yick /Turney / Banasick

3 files attached.

Gifts - Admin Cabinet

1 file attached.

Minutes - Board

2 files attached.

Certificated Employee Contracts (2023-24) – Hood

1 file attached.

Certificated Employee Leaves of Absence (2023-24) – Hood

1 file attached.

Certificated Employee Resignations/Retirements/Terminations (2022-23) – Hood

1 file attached.

Supplemental Contracts/Employment Agreements - Hood

1 file attached.

Classified New Employees (2023-24) - Hood

1 file attached.

Classified Employee Resignations/Retirements/Terminations (2022-23) - Hood

1 file attached.

Guidelines for public participation at board meetings

Board meetings are open to the public. They are designed to conduct board business rather than to serve as a public hearing, unless a public hearing is scheduled. Individuals wishing to give public comment on a specific agenda item where public comment is being accepted should wait to be recognized by the Board President during that agenda item. All other public comment should be given under the agenda item Public Comment. In the interest of time management, individual input is limited to two minutes. An individual may also submit a prepared statement to be given to the board secretary prior to the oral presentation.

Comments/concerns relative to district personnel should not be heard in public; rather, they should be directed through the Parent Complaints Against District Employees policy, obtained through the superintendent's office at (425) 837-7002.