$n$ 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 Wednesday the board:

  • ASB: Heard report from Associated Student Body representatives Mitch Ruchert and Sydni Gormsen. They said a spring fling is being planned to include donkey basketball. The date is not set. The Prom is Saturday, and the Mr. PHS contest is March 18. They also noted four wrestlers went to state competition and the team took home the fourth place tournament trophy.

  • PRESENTATION: Garfield County Sheriff deputy Steve Krouse discussed proposal made to the Pomeroy City Council to make Tenth Street one-way south from Columbia Boulevard to Pataha Street. The city council will discuss the proposal tonight (Tuesday.)

  • MODERNIZATION: Discussed phasing the project. When advertising for bonds, the board considered doing the project in phases, but it became apparent that the way to get the best match from the state was to work on the entire building at the same time. Since then, there are concerns about the gym not being available. The bids may be offered with an alternative that would keep the gym available, then decide which alternative is the best way to use the money available. Learned school officials have met with the Nazarene Church Council to discuss rental agreement, and the same meeting will be held with the Catholic Church. After those meetings, will start preparing to relocate during construction, including packing. If the state does not release money for the project, employees would be called back to unpack. Also learned the document phase is 60 percent complete

  • LEVY: Signed thank-you letter to the community for passage of the replacement levy.

  • ACHIEVEMENT: Discussed student achievement, and whether the district is on target for what is desired for achievement. The answer is yes, Superintendent Kim Spacek said.

  • STAFFING: Accepted resignation of wrestling coach Randy Mulrony. He has been head wrestling coach for 18 years. Unanimous.

  • ASSIGNMENTS: Reelected Gingerich as board chair; Slaybaugh as vice chair; Ruark, career and technical education representative; Sullivan, legislative representative, and Carlson, WIAA and wellness representative. Unanimous for all.

  • BUDGET: Discussed 2011-2012 budget. Spacek recommended basing budget on 290 students. Projected full time enrollment for next year is 311, based on enrollment patterns in the past. Spacek noted that between 2001 and 2010 enrollment dropped by 126 fulltime equivalent students, which is about 28 percent of the school system.


  • CLOSED SESSION: Met in executive session to discuss hiring a coach. Following the session decided by consensus to hire a golf coach to help with the 16 students signed up for the golf team.

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