IN THE MINUTES - Dayton School Board

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Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Garry Snyder and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday the board:

CASH FLOW: Learned the ending balance for 2009 is projected at $105,000, which is Iower than previously anticipated. Also learned beginning enrollment is at 480 students, about 10 percent higher than the budget is based up. The budget is based on full time equivalent enrollment of 435.

SPECIAL ED: Approved a special education cooperative agreement with Educational Service Districts 123 and 112. Unanimous.

DONATION: Accepted donation of $250 from Curtis and Sandy Siess for cheerleaders. Unanimous.

PERSONNEL: Approved hiring an elementary teacher who was not rehired last spring. The teacher will teach second grade. There are 32 students enrolled in second grade. Also approved hiring Erin Hocking as special education teacher, and Clayton Strong as junior high football coach. Accepted the resignation of Greg Korsberg as high school assistant boys basketball coach. Unanimous for all.

OSPI GRANT: Heard report on energy facilities grant. Consultant firm McInstry, Inc. is preparing the application. The grant, if awarded, would pay for retrofitting lighting, climate control, and replacing a non-functioning air conditioning unit in the high school.

BIOMASS: Discussed proposed biomass fuel project. Superintendent Doug Johnson said the board has indicated they are open to the project, but will not move forward until they are assured the project will be budget-neutral. "We can't afford to do it right now. The only thing we want to buy is fuel, and only if it's cheaper than what we buy now," Johnson said.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Tamara Fritze gave an update on a community school proposal. She has received names of several community members who might be instructors for classes, such as cooking and real estate.

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