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Roosevelt Elementary School
2900 Yew Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 06:00 PM
Book: 67, Page: 1

Special Meeting

Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Seth Fleetwood

Roll Call
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

    Terry Bornemann
    Council Member
    Fifth Ward

AB19839 1. Bellingham School District [BSD] Board Community Linkage Meeting with the Bellingham City Council and Mayor

School Board Director, Kelly Bashaw, explained Community Linkages and presented the Bellingham Promise which guides BSD policy governance. Council Members and the Mayor were asked:
      What in the Bellingham Promise resonates?
      What in the Bellingham Promise could be improved?
      How can Bellingham Public Schools strengthen its relationship with the City of Bellingham?
      What is one final thought or item you want our School Board to take away from this meeting?

Members of Council expressed a desire for the City to have more involvement in the School District's Capital Facilities planning. Council was informed that the BSD Capital Facilities Task force is working on a 10-year facilities plan and have met with City staff to plan the coordination of their efforts. When the evaluation is completed, the Task Force will present its recommendations to BSD Board and to the Mayor and City Council.

There was discussion regarding the role of the Council's liaison to the BSD Board currently held by Cathy Lehman. It was determined that there should be further clarification by the Council for how the liaison can achieve the information exchange that would most optimally serve both organizations. The suggestion was made that all Council liaisons should report to the full Council regularly.

There was dialog about the BSD participation in the Community Health Improvement Plan [CHIP] and the District's plan for potentially building a centralized kitchen and providing locally made food for students.

Council Members expressed their appreciation to the BSD Board and Dr. Baker for the invitation to this Linkage Meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM.

Seth Fleetwood, Council President

ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
APPROVED: 02/11/2013

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