In the minutes - Dayton School Board

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

  • ASB: Discussed fund raising procedures. Learned a regional Knowledge Bowl competition will be held in Dayton next week.

  • ELEMENTARY: Learned grades 3 through 8 will be taking MAPS tests this month.

  • ENERGY GRANT: Superintendent Doug Johnson explained the need for $158,000 in locally-generated funds to match the $250,000 OSPI energy grant. Johnson and the business manager will investigate financial option and report findings at the next board meeting.

  • LEVY: Learned the ballots for two levys had been sent to the county auditor's office. A community committee has formed to promote passage of the levies.

  • FACILITIES: Learned wind had knocked a light pole down on the softball field. Also learned insulation is being installed in the ag shop, and the custodian is seeking price estimates for roofing projects. Also learned the district had received a request from the Spokane Wolf Pack, a semi-pro football team, to play a game on the school field in May.

  • SKILLS CENTER: Learned Walla Walla School District is taking documents related to the proposed skills center to the Legislature to secure funding for the project.

  • COMPENSATION: Board members signed a form stating they will not accept compensation for their service on the board.

  • STUDY/SURVEY: Learned the study/survey document from 2006 is still valid, which helps give direction in where the district should go with facilities. The report shows architects determined the 1923 high school building is structurally sound and could be remodeled.

  • PERSONNEL: Accepted the resignations of Tony Henderson as high school varsity football coach, and Willie Tate as junior high boys' basketball coach.

  • ATHLETICS: Learned 19 girls have turned out for middle school basketball, so the athletic director is seeking an assistant coach. Also learned there is interest in adding middle school softball and baseball to the athletic program.

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