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:

  • PERSONNEL: Approved a 1-year medical leave of absence for cheer coach Kassandra Dedloff, accepted the resignation of bus driver Kathy Steinhoff and approved hiring Clayton Strong as head girls basketball coach. Unanimous for all.

  • DONATIONS: Approved accepting donation of $1,521 from the PTSO for elementary programs, and $1,000 from Davy Phillips' Senior Project for ski programs. Unanimous.

  • POLICIES: Adopted policies related to student health, nondiscrimination and affirmative action, pesticide notification, posting and record keeping, and prohibition of harassment, intimidation and bullying. Unanimous.

  • FUND TRANSFERS: Passed resolutions transferring money from the general fund to debt service. Amounts transferred were $20,739 for the roof project and $9,750 for the energy project. Unanimous for both.

  • WORKER'S COMP: Learned the district's fee for the workman's compensation cooperative will be reduced because employee safety is improving.

  • BUDGET: Heard recommendation from Superintendent Doug Johnson that the district not go through the reduction in force process.

  • CALENDAR: Learned administrators and staff are working on an early release proposal, and eliminating late starts. The new proposal would have 13 early release days for staff to work on committees and professional development from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Students would be released at 1:30 p.m.

  • TRANSPORTATION: Learned there may be changes in state requirements for the distance from school a student must live to be served by a school bus. Presently students living within a 1-mile radius of the school are not picked up, but that rule may be eliminated, Johnson said.

  • ATHLETES GPA: Reviewed a report showing that in general the grade point average of Dayton students participating in athletics is higher than the overall GPA of the student body.

  • WIAA: Approved the school's membership in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Unanimous.

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