In the minutes - DAYTON SCHOOL BOARD

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Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Joe Huether and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday:

  • COMMUNITY CLASSES: Fritze reported several classes are set up. Classes scheduled are Compost 101 Jan. 13; Memoir Writing, Jan. 20 to Feb. 17; International Student Exchange, Feb. 24; Microsoft Office Basic, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26. To sign up, call the school district office, 382-2543.

  • LEVY: Learned the levy committee is meeting.

  • WORKSHOPS: Learned two board members are attending a workshop in Clarkston today, and three will attend a regional workshop in Pasco Jan. 13.

  • STATE BUDGET CUT: Superintendent Doug Johnson said there are many topics in the news regarding state budget cuts, but he is waiting for solid information before considering any action on the district's budget.

  • GOALS: Reviewed district goal to establish a 5 percent operating reserve fund. The plan needs to be more action-specific, board members agreed.

  • POLICIES: Approved first reading of policies related to prohibition of harassment, intimidation and bullying, and the use of tobacco and nicotine substances. Unanimous.

  • SCHOLARSHIP: Sherrie Flaman, representing the Dayton AAUW, told the board the organization is offering a scholarship for a female student to attend the Cougar Quest leadership camp at Washington State University. Applications are available from school principals, and are due Monday.


  • MEETING CHANGE: Due to student presentations, the Jan. 19 board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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