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

  • LEVY: The board began discussion of a replacement maintenance and operation levy by reviewing a spreadsheet on the assessed valuation for the school district. There is a potential for increased valuation, as the road system and substation for the Lower Snake River Wind Power project will be on the tax rolls.

  • CURRICULUM: Following presentations by teacher Amy Miller on the Digitools class for freshman, and the digital media class, approved adoption of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 for the Digitools class. Unanimous. Fourth grade teacher Andrea Claassen presented the book used "Washington Our Home," for social studies.

  • CLASS SCHEDULES: Discussed class schedules for both buildings. Generally comments were positive regarding time, Superintendent Kim Spacek said. Some classes are being blocked in the Elementary School to give teachers planning time.

  • MODERNIZATION: The Junior-Senior High School modernization project manager told the board the project is on schedule, and perhaps a little ahead of schedule. The board approved increased the contract for the Internet Technology manager for the project from $20,000 to $30,000 due to additional work. Unanimous.

  • ENROLLMENT: Learned October enrollment was down by six from September, at 294 students. This was due to students checking out of school to go to online school, Spacek said. The budget is based on 290 full time equivalent students.

  • PERSONNEL: Approved hiring Chris Wolf, junior high assistant boy's basketball coach and Chad Weimer, junior high wresting coach. Unanimous.

  • LEARNING: Discussed alternative school. A study group will look at curriculum and online school options.


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