In the minutes - 03/30/10

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WW County

Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. With all present, commissioners voted as follows Monday:

  • Budget: Approved amendments to 2010 budget. Pulled amendment request from Assessor's Office to add clarification. Unanimous.

  • health: Approved application for grant from Willamette Dental to continue Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program. Unanimous.

  • bid opening: Opened bids for Dague Road bridge paving project. County Public Works Director to make recommendation after review by.

  • bridge: Postponed award of contract for Lowden-Gardena Road bridge project for one week. No action taken.

  • Bike race: Approved request by Whitman College to use certain county roads for Missionary Omnium Bicycle Race. Unanimous.


Pomeroy School Board

Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Slaybaugh, Steve Carlson, Bart Gingerich, and Ed Sullivan. With all present Thursday the board:

  • FACILITIES: Set timeline for bonds, with selling of bonds April 21. Bonds will be available locally. Learned April 2 is deadline for applications for project manager. Interested parties should e-mail or call the district office.

  • ENROLLMENT: Learned enrollment at the end of February was 322 full time equivalent students. The budget is based on 295 FTE.


  • AG TEACHER: Approved hiring Robert Matthews of Wenatchee as full-time ag teacher for 2010-11. Unanimous.


  • BUSINESS AND MARKETING: Learned there have been nine inquiries on the business and marketing teacher position. Two applications are complete. Applications for the 2010-2011 school year position will be accepted through April 2.

  • TELETHERAPY: Discussed teletherapy program with Fred Knebel. Pomeroy received one of four grants in the state to provide students with special services via telecommunication. Pomeroy's program has an aid who helps the students in speech therapy, while a certificated speech language pathologist communicates via a telecommunication system.


  • SIXTH GRADE: Discussed planning time for sixth-grade teachers.


  • JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Approved job descriptions for business manager and class advisor. Unanimous.

  • BUDGET: Discuss budget for 2010-2011. Reviewed percentage of teaching, support, food services, and other budget areas in the budget. Also discussed needs. For example, the ASB needs a new popcorn popper, and the maintenance department needs a floor scrubber.

  • POLICY: Approved policy related to school facility use by non-school organizations or personnel. Unanimous.

  • TECHNOLOGY PLAN: Approved technology plan for 2010-2013. Unanimous.

  • CASH FLOW: Learned a $412,000 ending fund balance is projected for August, which is about 10 percent of the budget.

  • PRESENTATIONS: Learned student presentations were held March 25. Senior exit interviews will be held in May.

  • PENNIES: Learned the Pennies for Patients drive netted $631.88.

  • APRIL MEETINGS: Board meetings will be April 8 and April 21 at 7 p.m. Meetings will be in the elementary school library.

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