Name of Observer: Becky Bolte
Observed Meeting: Oak Harbor School Board
Date of Meeting: 6/12/2023
Members present: Lynn Goebel, Bob Hallahan, Nicole Tesch, Jessica Aws, Sharon Jensen,
Josiah Villano, student
Others present (staff, media, public): Superintendent Michelle Kuss-Cybula, Asst
Superintendent Dwight Lundstrom, Ray Cone, CTC
Summarize the main issues discussed at the meeting:
4.01 Recognition of CTE Students of the Year – Cheyenne Pressley, Daniel Peterson.
4.02 Recognition of Garden Club
4.03 Recognition of Lions Club – Dwight Lundstrom and Robin White recognized the Club for
helping with student vision screening
4.04 The Superintendent recognized Employees of the Year:
Dee Lee, Oak Harbor Intermediate School – Certificated Employee of the Year
Zach Lizama, Warehouse worker – Classified Employee of the Year
Tonia Johnston, Asst Director of Special Programs – Administrator of the Year
Megan Kinghorn – Substitute
Brandy Preston – Volunteer
Andy Wesley - Coach
6. Superintendent’s report – this year started shift in language from “those” or “my students” to
“our students” across the system.
10.01 Student Support Report – Presented by Dwight Lundstrom.
-Reviewed Health Services:
Regular – Diabetic care, head bumps, ice packs, stomach and headaches
New – Absence mitigation, anxiety management, MTSS (multi-tiered system of supports)
-There are 4 mental health counselors, with a grant through ESD 189 to add another.
-Discipline big picture comparing 18/19 school year with 22/23 school year:
Middle school kids have had a tough time adjusting post-pandemic
Bullying and substance abuse issues have increased
Harassment and fighting violence have decreased
13.01 Board comments. Board President Goebel thanked the Superintendent and Asst.
Superintendent for meeting with students who spoke to the board at the last meeting about the
Laramie Project. Had some press coverage. They had a great meeting and will see end results
from the meeting. She said that even though the board is not obligated to respond during the
meeting, we will continue working hard to insure that our public feels that when they come and
we listen to their comments that we know there is going to be a response.
14.01 Upcoming board meeting - June 26 at 6 pm
15.01 Executive Session to review the Performance of the Superintendent
List any issues on the agenda relevant to any LWV state or local positions or programs:
(League positions can be found here: Positions - LWV Whidbey Island)
Do you recommend local League action or study on any of these issues? No
If ‘yes’ what action do you recommend?
Was the meeting conducted in an open, business-like, and civil manner? Yes
Consider the following questions and respond if relevant:
Was the agenda made available prior to and at the meeting? Yes
Did members adhere to the provided agenda? yes
Were any non-agenda items discussed? no
Was there adequate discussion of issues? Yes
Were any “Executive Sessions” called? Yes
Was there adequate opportunity for public input? No visitors
Was background material available to the public? yes
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? no
If yes, for what reason?
List any other concerns or observations:
Observer E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Date submitted: 6/13/23