In the minutes - Milton-Freewater School Board

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Board members are Don Miller, chair; Duane Geyer, vice-chair; Dennis Burks, George Gillette, Sharee LaRue-Wright, Tim McElrath and Ken Sloan. With Sloan absent Tuesday, the board:

  • CHOIR: Approved request from high school choir to travel to Los Angeles in April dependent on successful fund-raising; also approved request to perform at a Walla Walla area church. Unanimous.

  • DONATIONS: Accepted donated trombone and tenor saxophone, worth about $200, from Maureen Varnell; accepted Title III grant to fund language acquisition program, for $66,740. Unanimous.

  • SEARCH: Heard overview of search for superintendent. The application period ends Jan. 10, and candidate applications will be reviewed from Jan. 24-29. Top candidates will be chosen by Feb. 8, with the goal of completing interviews and making an offer to someone by March 15.

  • PAPERLESS: Brief discussion on district going paperless. Agreed to have board meetings go paperless in near future, and continue exploring options for within the district.

  • SENECA: Brief discussion on potential to sell Seneca property to generate money and offset potential continued cuts. Also briefly exploring four-day work week as a potential cost savings. No action at this time.

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