The school board held their regular May meeting Monday, May 21.
The meeting was started an hour earlier than normal as a couple of board members wanted to attend the Summit Academy public meeting.
The coaches handbook was approved as were some other policy changes including a policy for concussion and head injury guidelines being mandated by the state.
The negotiations agreement was ratified with a 2% raise included. Everything else about it was unchanged from last year.
An agreement was approved for the Center for Discovery. This addresses having a private preschool in public facilities and what the responsibilities are for each side.
Matt Elven was approved for hire as assistant high school football coach.
Resignations were accepted from Natalie Wimer as cheer coach and Julie Schumacher as bus driver.
The emergency school closure on May 15 was approved.
A student presentation was done on alternate path to graduation. He apparently was unable to pass a portion of the ISAT, which is required for graduation but with the help of the special ed teacher was able to make remarkable progress over his high school career in that area. He met all the criteria put down for alternate graduation requirements. The board passed a motion allowing him to graduate.
Presnell & Gage was approved as the auditor. They are asking a 4% increase in fees from $7,040 last year to $7,320 this year.
In the facilities update Rene’ Forsmann noted they are moving right along on the new addition to the Elementary School. She expects it to be substantially completed by mid-July. Also it appears to be running within budget and there have been no change orders so far.
In administrative reports Randy Brown noted that they went through the whole year without one positive drug test amongst athletes.
He also reported they will be working through the computer with Potlatch for health classes and providing Spanish I to both Nezperce and Potlatch. He said the health class will help cover part of the new online class requirement.
Forsmann noted that they screened 30 students for Kindergarten next year and will go back to 2 sections of Kindergarten.
ISATs have been completed and Prairie students did very well.
She also wanted to note that there will be an early dismissal on June 1st, the last day of school. Students will be released at 1:30 p.m. on that day.
The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. The next regular meeting will be June 25, a week later than usual.