In the minutes - Pomery School Board

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Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Saybaugh, Steve Carlson, Bart Gingerich and Ed Sullivan. With Sullivan absent and Carlson arriving late Monday the board:

  • ASB: Heard report from Associated Student Body representative regarding sports.
  • MODERNIZATION: Discussed Junior-Senior High School modernization. Approved contract with Roen Associates of Spokane, to provide value engineering services. Roen will study the design of the modernization and determine if efficiency can be improved in the process. Unanimous.
  • ENROLLMENT: Learned enrollment is at 306 full time equivalent students. The budget is based on 295 FTE. The largest class is 11th grade, with 34 students. First grade is smallest with 16. Enrollment in career and technical education is 27 FTE, with 2.5 funded programs. The state funds about 1.5 programs, Superintendent Kim Spacek said.
  • PERSONNEL: Approved Hiring Kerri Ruark as junior high gym supervisor and Jennifer Maves as crossing guard supervisor. Unanimous for both.
  • DISPLACEMENT: Discussed how to deal with displacement of students during the modernization project. Spacek reported Dayton, Asotin and Clarkston schools have indicated willingness to make their gymnasiums available for indoor athletics. Also discussed options for student classrooms. The Nazarene, Methodist and Catholic churches are being considered. Also discussed safety protocols when students are moving to different buildings during the day.
  • POLICY: Adopted policy regarding online learning, and special education and related services for eligible students. Held first reading on policies related to state environmental policy act. Unanimous.
  • CHEERLEADING: Approved adding cheerleading as an addendum to the instructional program. A volunteer will coach the eight cheerleaders. Unanimous.


  • HIGHLY CAPABLE: Approved highly capable program for grades 4-6. Unanimous.


  • AWARENESS MOVEMENT: Spacek reported on the Student Awareness Movement Club. The district is the lead agency in an interlocal agreement with Garfield County Human Services and Garfield County Health District.

  • BOARD DATES: Set meeting dates for October and November. The board will meet Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 29. All meetings are at 7 p.m. Unanimous.

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