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

  • ASB: Supported a proposal presented by high school student Jay Breithaupt that the junior and senior high school have an "all hat all day" policy.

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION: Heard report by Fred Knebel on protocol developed for deciding whether a student needed a 1-on-1 para professional aide.

  • COMPLIANCE: Learned the district is compliant with basic education requirements.

  • FACILITIES: Heard update on Junior-Senior High School modernization. Learned the constructability review is expected to occur May 9. Board members looked at the design of the entry and administrative areas. The project is at the D5 stage of the submittal process, meaning the district is at the point of saying to the state that "everything is in order ad we would like to have the money," Superintendent Kim Spacek said. Funding is in limbo depending on the outcome of the state budget. If fund capital projects, get it, if not, will be prioritized and see where fall out in priority list.

  • STAFFING: Accepted coach's intents. Also approved hiring Dan Lewis as assistant high school softball coach. Unanimous.

  • ENROLLMENT: Learned February enrollment is 310 full-time equivalent students. The budget is based on 295 full-time equivalent students.

  • CONTRACT: Approved Rural Alliance for College Success $3,000 contract with the ESD. Purpose of the program is to increase capacity of schools and students' access as a gateway to college. Unanimous.

  • SURPLUS: Approved declaring 1990 bus as surplus. The bus went out of service in 2004, and has been used for equipment. Unanimous.

  • SCHEDULE: Learned the junior-senior high is considering adopting a block schedule for a four-period day for next year to cut down on transitions between classes.

  • MEETING DATES: Set March 7 and March 24 as board meeting dates in March. Unanimous.


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