In the minutes - Touchet School Board

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Members of the Touchet School Board are Sandra Bradley, Robert Schaeffer, Mandy Thompson, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With all present Wednesday the board:

  • BUDGET: Learned the current cash balance is about $136,000. Year end enrollment was 285 full-time equivalent, with the budget based on 296 students.

  • MAINTENANCE: Maintenance supervisor Mike Mayberry told the board the summer maintenance schedule includes "a lot of painting." He also said the district passed the bus inspection June 10.

  • DONATION: Accepted donation of books valued at $500. Unanimous.

  • PERSONNEL: Accepted the resignation of Spanish and middle school English teacher Judy Cox. Unanimous.

  • SCHEDULE: Heard report from Principal Elissa Tinder on details of reducing classes offered in a day from seven to six. One impact will be that credit requirements for graduation and eighth-grade promotion will be gradually reduced. Another change is the elimination of reading as a separate middle school class. Elective offerings will not be reduced.

  • SUMMER SCHOOL: Learned that 27 children in grades one though five have signed up for summer school.

  • TRAINING: Learned elementary teachers whose assignments have been changed will need training on using the Laser science kits.

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