PRESCOTT SCHOOL BOAD
Members of the Prescott School Board are Erik Young, Sara Fletcher, Pam Stueckle, Eva Madrigal and Karen Tonne. With Young and Madrigal absent Thursday the board:
MATH: Adopted Holt math curriculum for grades 6-12, and Math Connects for grade K-5. Unanimous.
HOUSING: Gave authority to Superintendent Carolyn Marsh to work with maintenance persons to assure all needed improvements to district housing is complete. Unanimous.
ENROLLMENT: Learned enrollment is at 225 full time equivalent, which is three more than the 222 FTE the budget is based on.
W-P COMBINE: Discussed boys' baseball team going to regional competition, and track and softball participants are competing at the state level.
PERSONNEL: Approved hiring Gail Redberg as a science teacher. Redberg was one of 10 applicants. She previuosly worked 17 years at Walla Walla Valley Academy. Authorized Marsh to post position for a summer LAP Camp employee. Approved extra curricular positions for 2010-2011 and approved sending notice of intent to classified employees that they will be hired for the coming school year. Unanimous for all.
TRANSPORTATION: Discussed options for improving communication for bus drivers.
SCHEDULE: Approved secondary schedule for 2010-2011. Unanimous.
POLICY: Read for first time policy and procedure for online learning.
TECHNOLOGY: Approved renewal agreement with ESD 123 for technology services 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: Approved education specifications for the Junior-Senior High School modernization. Unanimous.
STAFFING: Accepted resignation of teacher aide Megan Hood. Approved hiring Nettie Severs as junior high girls' basketball coach. Also approved continuing teacher contracts. Tabled discussion of kindergarten and second-grade job share and sixth-grade curriculum. Unanimous for all.
BUDGET: Discussed budgeting for athletics, and possibly eliminating one sport.
HONOREES: Learned Ernie Kimble, Linda McKeirnan, David Ruark, Nancy Ruark and Paul Ruark will be honored for their contributions as members of the community bond committee at a meeting of the Southeast Washington School Administrators June 17.
AUDIT: Discussed finding in a recent audit report from the state auditor's office. The finding noted there was no evidence the district checked to see if a vendor was suspended or debarred before purchasing from the vendor.
MEETINGS: The board will meet June 14 and June 23.
Columbia County Public Hospital District
Members of the board are Blaine Bickelhaupt, Ted Paterson, Lisa Naylor, Jack Otterson and Jim Kime. With Otterson absent Thursday the board:
FINANCIAL: Learned that although April was not as profitable as March, the district remains above budget.
HARDWARE: Approved purchase of servers as backup for the patient records system being installed. Cost is $61,232. Unanimous.
FINANCING: Learned the district can obtain interim financing that will allow completion of the computerized patient record system a year early. The loan will be repaid when taxes are collected on the levy in 2011.
SWING BED: Learned the swing bed project will be complete by the end of June.
EMERGENCY ROOM: Learned drawings are complete for the emergency room project, and administrators are now looking for financing.
SPECIAL MEETING: Decided not to cancel a special meeting scheduled for June 3 to hear concerns from the public. The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the conference room.
STAFFING: Learned two experienced nurses have been hired and two new graduate Registered Nurses will begin June 21. Six candidates for the assistant director of nursing position are being interviewed.
INFRASTRUCTURE: Learned it will cost $6,100 for repairs to blowers in the air handling system. Plumbing issues are developing, with the worst in the kitchen.