School Board meets
The auditor’s report was presented at the October meeting of the school board Monday, Oct. 19.
The audit report, presented by Nick Nicholson and Mitchell Marx of Presnell & Gage, showed no problems for the district.
The update of the strategic plan and the school report cards were approved. These items will be posted on the school website. The strategic plan is required by the state to be posted.
Bus driver Gary Milliman’s resignation was approved. Dave Remacle will take over his route until a replacement can be brought up to speed on the paperwork and licensing requirements.
Kathleen Brown was approved as a special education aide for a new student that requires a full-time aide.
Safety busing was approved. This is an annual requirement if buses pick up students within a certain radius of a school. These are mostly the students that get on the bus at The Hangout and the old Elementary School.
Alternate authorization for the school library position was approved. This will be Millie Wimer’s last year in the position and her license has already expired. This is to make things kosher to get through this year.
In the facilities report Superintendent Rene’ Forsmann reported the roof work at the Junior/Senior High is completed.
She also reported the new Blue Ribbon School and Booster Club State Championship signs are up near the football field. They were installed Friday, Oct. 16.
Work continues on phase I to upgrade the football field. Gravel was donated to the parking areas and equipment was donated for moving rock and dirt. The area closest to Dog Bark Park is getting a significant aesthetic upgrade.
Forsmann also presented some initial plans for the proposed shop/bus barn. There was discussion about seeing what the costs would be to add roll-ups doors to the bus bays. 
In administrative reports Carrie Nygaard reported several college representatives have visited.
Students attended the Career Expo on Oct. 7 at the Fairgrounds.
The FFA students attended a Soils District Competition at Craigmont Oct. 6 with Anthony Karel placing 6th out of 84 students.
A Security Hold Lock Down Drill was held. In this scenario the County Sheriff’s Department brought in a drug dog to check lockers and backpacks.
The PSAT exam was administered to all sophomores and some juniors on Oct. 14.
Shayla VonBargen was recognized as the Prep Athlete of the Week by KLEW TV and the Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union.
Jake Bruner is a finalist for the Gatorade Football Athlete of the Year for Idaho. This is an all classifications award.
Krystin Uhlenkott has verbally committed to play volleyball for Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon.
A representive from Home Grown Quilts visited the sewing class to give the students some pointers on quilt making.
Forsmann reported a group of 5th and 6th graders visited the County Commissioners to report of the McCall Outdoor Science Camp. The Commissioners have agreed to fund it again in 2 years when the next group goes.
The first attendance assembly was held Oct. 2. The grade 4-6 PE dance workout was shared with the other students.
The first quarter ends Oct. 30 with parent-teacher conferences set for Nov. 3-4.
During discussion on future agenda items Gus Hoene requested some information on the school lunch program and what it might cost to go on our own rather that follow federal guidelines and accept their funding.
The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m. The next meeting is set for Monday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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