In the minutes - DAYTON SCHOOL BOARD


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

  • PERSONNEL: Approved hiring AJ Walker as high school cheer coach. Also approved Jana Eaton as volunteer for high school cheer program, and reduction in hours for elementary para professional Susan Hubbard. Unanimous.

  • DONATIONS: Accepted donation of $100 for the high school football camp from an anonymous donor. Unanimous.

  • STUDENT REP: Learned Colleen Delp will be student representative to the board.

  • PRINCIPALS: Elementary and junior high principal Katie Leid reported on end of year activities. Move up day is next week, and sixth graders are at Camp Wooten this week. High school principal Andy Maheras said he and staff have been working on the academic schedule and staffing model. Some preregistration is being done to see if the model works.

  • STATE BUDGET: Superintendent Doug Johnson told the board it appears the district will experience approximately a $35,000 shortfall in revenue. The diminished funding is directly tied to the 1.9 and 3 percent reductions determined by the legislature. Johnson said the voters' willingness to approve a larger than usual Maintenance and operation levy two years ago, and a special $250,000 levy in January should provide plenty of money to make up for state cuts.

  • PLAYGROUND: Discussed need for additional safety material underneath play equipment on the playground. To fully meet national safety standards would cost about $30,000, which the district can't afford, Johnson said. An alternative solution of spot filling, or changing out the material in key spots is being explored. There have been no playground accidents related to the condition of the material currently in place, Johnson said.

  • SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Johnson reminded the board they will be working on the school improvement plan for next year, using a lot of the data gathered by the Center for Educational Effectiveness.

  • SECRETARY OF STATE: Learned Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will attend the June 15 board meet to talk to the board about the state of the state and elections.


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