Name of Observer: Becky Bolte
Observed Meeting: Oak Harbor School Board
Date of Meeting: 10/30/2023
Members present: Lynn Goebel, Bob Hallahan, Nicole Tesch, Sharon Jensen, Josiah Villano,
Student Board Member, Maggie Litvachuk, Student Board Member
Others present (staff, media, public): Superintendent Michelle Kuss-Cybula, Asst Superintendent Dwight Lundstrom
Summarize the main issues discussed at the meeting:
3.01 Construction update Presentation by CSG (Construction Services Group). They are non-profit and part of Educational Services District 112. Represented by Heidi Hansen, Assoc. Director, and Tex Ladish and Ken Kuiken, Construction Managers. They will be doing project management, construction management, financial tracking, grant coordination, furniture.
Projects are Crescent Harbor Elementary & Hand-in-Hand. Work includes ongoing design, property survey, geotechnical exploration, traffic impact analysis, inventory of items to be reused, coordination with city and county. Both properties are on Navy land. Funded through grants – 80% federal, 20% state, no local funding. Both projects are over budget at Schematic Design Phase, and the Design team has already reduced costs and formal value engineering is in progress.
Begin construction: CHE and HiH – June 2024
CHE Move-in - December 2025
HiH Move-in – March 2026
4.01 Student representative Report & Goals
1. Sustainability – lead a workgroup to identify sustainability goals
2. Land acknowledgement – research Native tribes that inhabited Oak Harbor, write a statement for Oak Harbor schools
3. Communication – weekly reports
4.02 Visitors. Cary Wade – had to resign as Paraeducator because she didn’t make enough money. Asked Board to get creative and look for more ways to fund paraeducators’ wages.
5.01 Superintendent’s report - Reviewed template for Board members to track Superintendent’s goal.
7.01 Athletics and activities report - Presented by Athletic Director Fleury, 46% of the student body is involved in athletics. There are 650 single sport athletes.
9.01 Board policy updates first reading - Asst. Superintendent Lundstrom listed and reviewed several policies – essential, encouraged, discretionary, etc.
12.01 Board goal updates are posted on the school district website.
13.01 Upcoming meetings –regular board meetings -Nov 13 and 27 at 6 pm, Board study session for new board members – Dec. 11, Legislative forum December 15 at 3 p.m.
List any issues on the agenda relevant to any LWV state or local positions or programs:
(League positions can be found here.
Do you recommend local League action or study on any of these issues? N/A
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? No
Was there adequate opportunity for public input? Yes
Was background material available to the public? Yes- agenda and previous meeting minutes
Did any member recuse themselves during the meeting? No
If yes, for what reason?
List any other concerns or observations:
Observer E-mail: email@example.com Date submitted: 10/31/23