budget approved for 2005-06
The school board held a short meeting Monday, June 19 approving the budget for the 2005-06 school year as well as several recommendations for hire.
The only minor change to the budget as worked out by the board previously was an additional $18,000 or so from the state that will provide a one-time 1% salary bonus to employees. The legislature had approved this if there was enough carry-over from last year and it appears there will be.
Approved for hire were Donald Christman as music/band teacher; Sherry Holthaus as first grade teacher; Denise Poxleitner as a special education aide at the Elementary school; Danette Moea’i as Title I aide; Vikki Duman as a part-time aid, part-time 5th & 6th grade teacher; LaDawn Kidd as Drug Free coordinator and Cheri Holthaus as cheerleader advisor.
Bids were opened for a new bus but action was tabled until Dave Remacle could be consulted about the two bids received as to which is best for the district.
A couple of busing requests were made for next fall. Scott Wasem again asked for bus service to his home. He has filled out the proper paperwork and once approved will take it to the Grangeville School District for their approval. Jeannie VonBargen also requested bus service but will bring her children to Wasem’s home. Bus service to her home was denied by Grangeville last spring after they moved because her property isn’t adjacent to the district lines. It was reported that Ryan Uhlenkott had also made a request but wasn’t in attendance.
The board approved the requests after reviewing the paperwork.
It was decided to offer a surplus school bus for bids. The bus in question is off depreciation and isn’t being used anymore. It is a 1995 model.
Two fund transfers were approved. Transfer of the forest funds to the plant facility fund was approved and a transfer of $9,057.26 from the plant facility to the bus fund was approved.
Rene’ Forsmann presented a proposed Title I parent policy. In the Title I audit done earlier, they got dinged because the policy they have is outdated. The board will study the proposed policy and act on it at the next meeting.
Administrative reports were short as Greg Deiss hasn’t been on the job at the Elementary School long enough to have anything to report.
Forsmann reported a lot of summer maintenance is being done at the Middle School. Painting, landscaping, a sprinkler system and general cleanup were being done.
Forsmann also presented information on a science education camp the 6th graders will be attending in September. They were approved for funding that would allow all 29 6th graders along with chaperons to attend at no charge. It will be held at the University of Idaho’s Field Campus on Payette Lake near McCall from Sept. 6 through 9. See separate article for more information.
Superintendent Stan Kress was unable to attend as he was attending a funeral in southeast Idaho. Dave Snodgrass was at his summer basketball camp and unable to attend until after 8 p.m.
The board adjourned to an executive session at 7:45 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be Monday, July 18. That will be the annual meeting.