re-elected as board chairman
John Nida was re-elected as school board chairman at the July meeting of the board held Monday, July 18.
Nida, Roy Schumacher and Kellie Bruner all read the oath of office after having been re-elected to their trustee positions.
Brit Groom was elected as vice-chairman of the board. Denise Uhlenkott was retained as clerk/treasurer with the school secretaries, Judy Forsman, Amy Sigler and Lynn Rehder, remaining as assistant treasurers.
The meeting dates will remain the third Monday of each month with the meeting time at 7 p.m.
Hot lunch, bus rental, per diem rates and facility use rates were all kept the same as last year.
Approval of the bus bids that were opened last month was done. Only one of the two bids met the specifications so it was the one approved. That bid came from Harlow Bus Company.
Harlow’s also was the high bidder on the surplus bus the district decided to sell. Their winning bid was $4,830. The other 3 bids submitted ranged from $1,951.52 to $3,455.
The board approved purchase of a new maintenance vehicle to replace the yellow pickup currently in use. Superintendent Stan Kress said he has one lined up through Pat Long of L & L Auto that would cost $3,800. It is a 1989 4x4 pickup.
Dave Snodgrass presented a proposal to eliminate the short morning only bus route. Those stops would be combined into two other bus routes. The board will review the proposal and act upon it along with the rest of the bus routes at the August meeting.
The list of extracurricular assignments presented to the board was approved.
In administrative reports Greg Diess reported that he has been visiting with the teachers at the Elementary School to get a feel for things.
He reported that summer school started Monday with 17 students attending. A few others may also be attending.
Rene’ Forsmann reported that she and Denis Uhlenkott attended the function at the Red Lion in Lewiston where they received a $12,000 grant check from the tribe. This will help fund an aide position. Board member Della Gehring asked about the 6th graders and the McCall science camp. Forsmann said nearly all have committed and turned in their paperwork and she expects the rest to do so as well.
Snodgrass reported that they’ve painted some rooms and that he has been visiting with faculty as well. Registration will be August 17.
He is also making up a list of things that need to be done.
Kress reported they are still looking for a math teacher to take the classes that Diess taught at the high school.
Gehring asked how the heating system was going and Kress reported that the old units had been taken out and the electrical has been done. They’re just waiting for the new units to arrive so they can be installed. He said the contractor was confident that they would meet the timeline.
The board adjourned to an executive session at 8:15 p.m. The next meeting of the board will be Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m.