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:

  • ASB: Learned Joel Meyers placed 10th in state golf competition, and 19 students qualified for state track competition. Also learned the FFA awards banquet was held Wednesday, students are taking end-of-course exams and graduation is June 4.
  • CORRESPONDENCE: Received a letter from county Auditor Donna Deal, explaining which board positions are up for election.
  • FACILITIES: Project manager discussed the constructability and bidability review for the junior-senior high school remodel project. Review team looked at construction plans and other documents. Criteria for design documents are whether they can be bid accurately, are easily understood and construction can be achieved from the information provided. The review team's recommendations are forwarded to the project architect, who updates the documents based on the recommendations. I t appears money for the construction is in the state budget, Superintendent Kim Spacek said after the meeting. Advertisements for bids will probably go out between June 21 and Aug. 1, with a prebid walkthrough July l9.
  • ENROLLMENT/STAFFING: Learned the final full-time equivalent enrollment for 2010-2011 is 311.54. Discussed summer school program. The teaching position will be opened for applications, as the regular summer school teacher will not be available.
  • POLICIES: Adopted a policy related to homeless students. Held first reading on policy for contractor assurances, surety bonds and insurance. Unanimous.
  • NEWS: Decided to join the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools to help fight the state's appeal of the Erlich McClary decision by Juddge John Erlick declaring funding for basic education unconstitutional. Other regional schools in the network include Asotin, Clarkston, College Place, Dixie, Dayton, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Prescott, Starr and Waitsburg. Unanimous.
  • DATES: Set dates for June board meetings for June 6 and June 23. Unanimous.
  • RESERVE: Learned the reserve fund is currently at $739,000.
  • REPORTS: Spack reported on college English, baseball bleachers, Blue Mountain Schools consortium March meeting and policies that need to be updated. The policies are related to director districts and surplus equipment and materials.
  • PARENT CONFERENCES: Learned attendance at parent-teacher conferences this year averaged 67.8 percent, which is up from last year, when it was 64.5 percent, and from three years ago, when it was 62.5 percent.
  • CLOSED SESSION: Met in executive session for calendar negotiations and personnel. No action was taken following the session.

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