Members of the Prescott School Board are Erik Young, Sara Fletcher, Pam Stueckle, Eva Madrigal and Karen Tonne. With all present Thursday the board:
- APPRECIATION: Accepted card from bus driver Kathy Hart signed by students on her bus thanking the board for purchasing a satellite phone to keep provide communication on the bus route, which is out of range of cell phone service.
- AVID: Following presentation by Scott Branson on Advancement Via Individual Determination voted to adopt the program. AVID is a program that focuses on academic achievement, organizational skills and college readiness, and is similar to Gear-Up. Unanimous.
- PERSONNEL: Accepted the following retirement resignations: fifth grade teacher Tina Hector and counselor Marianne Newell. Also accepted resignations of high school track coach Leslie Stockton, assistant baseball coach Joe Estes and assistant track coach James Harrison. Approved changing maintenance and grounds employee Mike Wallace's status to full time. Unanimous for all. Candidates to fill coaching openings for spring sports were interviewed last week, and were to be considered by the W-P Combine committee Monday evening.
- ENROLLMENT: Learned total enrollment is 342 full-time-equivalent students, including Jubilee and Vista Hermosa, with 209 FTE at Prescott School.
- FUNDING: Discussed continuing impacts of state funding cuts. A change in the state's calculation of the small high school factor would have a $76,000 impact on Prescott, Superintendent Bill Jordan said. "We're worried about those kinds of changes. That's a big impact on a small school," he said. Jordan cautioned the board to be aware that delayed state payments in May and June may affect reserve funds. Also approved report on grant revisions for special education, and Title I and Title II grants, which has a carryover of approximately $7,000. Unanimous.
- DATES: Approved senior trip to Spokane in June. Set housing inspection for April 26 at 6 p.m. and staff appreciation breakfast for May 30. Unanimous for all.