Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Joe Huether and David Bailey. With Bailey absent, and Huether absent for part of the meeting the board Wednesday:
- CCE: Heard a presentation on the Center for Educational Effectiveness via computer and "Go to Meeting." The district has engaged CEE to conduct a school-wide study, which is now underway.
- SCIENCE CONFERENCE: Doug Yenny told the board about a national science conference he and fellow teachers John Lindsey and Clint Reser attended. He talked about things they learned, and about things that might affect the science program.
- LEGISLATURE: The board scheduled a workshop Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss actions of the Legislature.
- VISITATION DAY: Discussed the May 16 district-wide visitation day. The community will be invited to visit schools in the morning. Superintendent Doug Johnson is preparing promotional materials for the event.
- PUBLIC OUTREACH: Johnson told the board he is looking for a new school district logo. Presently the logo is a bulldog, the school mascot, and Johnson said a different logo might help dispel the perception that the only thing the district cares about is athletics. He said they are also working on redesigning the district website to make it more user friendly, and more available to staff. Other ways to communicate with the public are also being explored.
- HIRING PROCEDURE: Reviewed current hiring process for coaches in preparation for hiring of a new girls basketball coach. There are two applicants for the position, Johnson said.
- DONATIONS: Accepted donation of $25 from Kiwanis for the class of 2012, $250 from Kiwanis for Youth amp; Government, $200 from anonymous donor for fourth grade field trip, and $250 from Boosters for FBLA trip to national competition. Unanimous.
- PERSONNEL: Accepted resignation of Shelly Franklin as high school drama advisor and approved hiring Clay Lindsey as sixth grade Camp Wooten director. Unanimous.
- POLICIES: Tabled consideration of policies related to student health, nondiscrimination and affirmative action and pesticide notification, posting and record keeping.