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:

  • REPORTS: Learned the total disciplinary reports are fewer compared to last year in all three schools. Elementary principal Katie Leid reported on Race to the Top grant, and teacher and administrator evaluation tools.

  • ENERGY GRANT: Learned the district is putting together a contract that is due to OSPI by March 1. An additional $185,000 is needed to match the $250,000 grant, and will probably come in the form of some type of loan, Superintendent Doug Johnson said. Approved a resolution to proceed with the grant. Unanimous.

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Learned Johnson is now a member of the Dayton Economic Development Group. He is assigned to working on leadership development and vocational opportunities for youth.

  • COACHES: Learned interview of candidates for head track coach will be held Friday. Candidates for head football coach will be interviewed during the second week of April.

  • ATHLETIC SURVEY: Learned a survey is being developed to learn interests of students in grades five to 11. Discussed the possibility of eighth graders participating at the high school level in baseball and softball, depending on how many turn out.

  • WASHINGTON DC: Learned from high school social studies teacher Mary Pryor that students have requested a trip to Washington, D.C. next year.

  • YOUTH GOVERNMENT: Discussed the Youth amp; Government trip to Olympia in May. Money is in the budget for the trip, and it will be on the agenda for approval at the next board meeting.

  • STUDY SURVEY: Reviewed facility study done four years ago.

  • LEGISLATORS: Hovrud suggested the board write a letter to legislators, explaining what has happened because of reductions in the past, and what could happen in the future with further reductions.

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Will work to run another session in the spring. Response to the classes was mixed, with three or four classes cancelled due to low enrollment.

  • PERSONNEL: Following an executive session, approved extending Superintendent Doug Johnson's contract through school year 2012-2013. Unanimous.


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