In the minutes - POMEROY SCHOOL BOARD

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

  • HEARING: Following a hearing on an application to the State Board of Education to waive of three school days for professional development activities approved making the application. Unanimous.

  • CONTRACTS: Approved contracts with ESD 101 for data processing and technology services, and with Pacific Power and Pacific Mobile for portables. Unanimous.

  • CURRICULUM: Following a presentation by science teacher Jim Green on Pearson Interactive Science curriculum for seventh grade science curriculum voted to adopt the curriculum. Also adopted Harcourt-Houghton Mifflin "Social Studies Alive" curriculum for K-6, excluding grade 4, which studies Washington State History. Also approved the LASER Science Kit. Unanimous for all.

  • MODERNIZATION: Discussed construction dates for the Junior-Senior High School modernization project. Learned the state fire marshal has given his approval to the project, and the architect has said the next submittal will be ready soon. A walk-through for potential bidders is scheduled for July 19, with bid opening in early August. Discussed cost for rental of alternate classroom sites.

  • BUDGET: Discussed preliminary 2011-2012 budget. Three immediate needs for the district are a scissors lift, football uniforms and stationery. The district also plans to purchase a new milk cooler.

  • STAFFING: Following an executive session, voted to split the kindergarten into two classes. Action on sixth grade, Title I and winter coaches' intents was postponed.

  • CONTRACTS: Signed teachers' contracts. Unanimous.

  • POLICIES: Adopted policy related to contractor assurances, surety bonds and insurance. Unanimous. Held first reading on policies related to director districts and surplusing/discarding/disposal of equipment and/or materials.

  • BOOKS: Voted to surplus textbooks that were replaced last year. Unanimous.

  • JULY MEETINGS: Set July 13, and July 28 for regular board meetings. Both meetings are at 7 p.m. Matters to be addressed in July include budget hearing and budget resolution, and bread, milk and fuel bids.

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