In the Minutes - Milton-Freewater School Board

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Board members are Don Miller, Duane Geyer, Dennis Burks, Tim McElrath, Tara Lewis, Mike Lesko and Kelly Kessler. With all present Tuesday, the board:

STAFFING: Approved staffing recommendations for 2013-14 school year that will reduce seven para-professional positions, leave some retirement positions vacant and fill others with more entry-level employees. Unanimous.

CALENDAR: Adopted 2013-14 academic calendar. The first day of school will be Sept. 3, immediately after the Labor Day holiday, and high school graduation will take place May 31, 2014, a Saturday. Unanimous.

DONATIONS: Accepted donations of $500 from the Baker Boyer Bank Trust Division for library books; $1,000 from Rotary and $1,000 from Milton-Freewater Area Foundation for Shakespeare program in English classes; and tax-delinquent foreclosed land from Umatilla County for public use. Unanimous.

POLICIES: Approved eight board policies, which are available to view online at www.miltfree.k12.or.us. Unanimous.

RETIREMENT: Accepted resignations for purpose of retirement from Nita Kinney, Jan Piercy, Connie Schmeckpeper and Alean Thomas, effective at the end of the current school year. Unanimous.

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