Members of the Touchet School District board are Jody Kromm, Cathy Schaeffer, Mandy Thompson, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With all present Thursday, the board:
CONTRACTS: Approved contracts for 6-12 principal, business manager, IT administration, special education services and water system service.
FACILITIES: Announced plans to hold work session for secondary school renovation project at 6 p.m on July 25 to review design. A regular school board meeting will follow.
BUDGET: Approved budget for the 2013-14 school year.
FUNDS: Approved resolution authorizing superintendent to approve change order requests up to $30,000, approved budget revision to access funds in capital projects, approved resolution allowing funds from capital projects to be transferred to general fund if the state hasn’t passed a budget by June 30.
BUSES: Declared two district buses as surplus, which will reduce district insurance costs.
UNION: Approved new bargaining agreement with Touchet Education Association, with some changes in wording. The agreement added one day of Time, Responsibility and Incentive pay, which is an extra paid day acknowledging that teachers often work more than the eight hours for which they are paid.