In the minutes - Dayton School Board


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

  • PERSONNEL: Consider approving resignation/retirement of elementary teacher Sandy Startin. Unanimous.

  • COACH: Learned the hiring committee will meet April 15 to screen the seven applicants for head football coach. Candidates will be interviews April 22.

  • PRINCIPAL: Learned there are 31 applicants for the secondary school principal position. Candidates will be interviewed April 26 and April 28.

  • ASB: Learned Prom is April 17, and the FBLA conference starts today. Also learned 39 students from the Yamate school in Yokohama, Japan will arrive Friday and stay until April 23.

  • PIETRZYCKI FUNDS: Discussed ways to use funds from the Pietrzycki estate. The funds are used to enhance vocational education.

  • DAY ESTATE: Discussed how revenue from the Day Estate farm is used. The school and hospital share the annual profits from the farm. This year the school received $62,000. Presently the money is put into the general fund budget.

  • POLES: Discussed problems with two rotten light poles at the baseball/softball field. The poles need to be replaced or repaired before the field can be utilized. Superintendent Doug Johnson said he is working with local utilities to resolve the problem.

  • FACILITIES: Completed paperwork to receive $100,000 apportionment from the state public works board to pay for an energy audit and investigation and study of the possibility of a biomass heating system. Completing the study makes the district eligible for the OSPI energy grant, which has been awarded. The district will also receive a low-interest loan from Columbia Rural Electric Association to complete the energy project, which includes new lighting and heating and air conditioning system in the High School building.

  • FOREST FUNDS: Discussed release of $144,000 in federal forestland money to offset loss of revenue from timber. The net gain is zero, however, because the state is reducing the district's basic education apportionment by the same amount, Johnson said.

  • CALENDAR: Approved the school calendar for 2010-2011. First day of school for students is Aug. 30, and last day is June 10, 2011. Unanimous.


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