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Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth
Arbon Valley – The Best Place on Earth Arbon Valley has gone through changes over the past 100 years just like any town has.  However, if you see an old photo of your great-grandpa standing on a street with his field behind him, chances are you could pick out that spot and it would look exactly the same today.  This town is full of rich history as well as kind and honest people.
“Have you ever been down to Arbon Valley ?
I spend a lot of time there in my mind.
And if God doesn’t live in Arbon Valley,
I’ll bet that’s where he spends most of his time.”

Teacher Contracts

The contracts for the Arbon Elementary School teachers for the 2016-2017 school year are below:


School Board MInutes / Expenses

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
June 14, 2016

The Arbon School Board met on June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams and Jessica Ward were present as were Debbie Curry and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for June was $34,757.63. The school received $170.21 from property taxes. $45,949.01 from the State Department, $149.02 from Federal Forest, $1,233.15 from REAP and $67.63 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $98,549.99. The Plant Facility received $22.19 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,786.26. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

Robin has an extension on the 2016-2017 school calendar until June 30th.  American Falls has still not finalized theirs. Debbie went over the ISAT test scores.  Our schools 3rd – 6th grade scores are above the state average.  She would like to take some separate field trips from the K-3rd grades that are focused more for her grades.  The board approved.

The Supplemental Levy passed with 40 in favor and 6 against.  The 2016-2017 budget was gone over and approved.

Jessica made contact with parents and the teacher aides on the possibility of changing the kindergarten half days from Tuesday and Thursday to Monday and Friday.  The consensus was to leave it as it is so it will not change.  Jessica is working on the duel enrollment policy and procedures.

The auto dial for phones, teacher, lead teacher, administrative job descriptions and the clerk/business manager/etc. position was tabled for this month.

The annual meeting will be held on July 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.


Arbon Hay Days 2016 – This Saturday!

6th Annual

Arbon Hay Days

Everyone is invited!

On July 9th , you are invited to the 6th annual Arbon Hay Days! If you live in Arbon, lived here in the past, want to live here, or are a friend of someone who lives here, you are invited (in short, absolutely everyone is invited). There will be plenty of food, shade from the sun, and games for kids and adults. Come and visit with your neighbors and enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 9th

Location: Hayden’s Pond (click to see a map).  There will be plenty of signs to direct you to the location on the day of the event.

Starts: 5:30 PM

Dinner: 6:00 PM (Grilled burgers and hotdogs provided)

Music: 7:30 PM (Brody Fitch on guitar)

Bring: Camp chairs to sit on, salad and/or dessert to share

Questions: Call Jacob Andersen @ 208-932-4040 or Julie Hayden @ 208-335-2325

The parking layout will be slightly different this year.  We’ll have signs to help guide you but the entrance for parking will be just above (North) of the regular entrance.  Here is an image that shows how the parking will be.

School Board Minutes and Expenses

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

May 10, 2016

The Arbon School Board met on May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. members Jake Evans, Jason Williams, Jessica Ward, Kade and Shancy Lusk were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for May was $21,391.67. The school received $911.71 from property taxes. $2,515.50 from the State Department and $64.15 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $185,738.60. The Plant Facility received $21.05 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,764.07. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

Fire drills are required once a month for schools.  The school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was gone over.  American Falls has not finalized theirs yet.  As soon as they do Robin will send a copy of ours to the Board and to the State Department so ours is as close to theirs as possible.  The Spring Program is on May 24th at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Board will do more research on lightening and sound system for the school before they give Ryan a decision on his equipment.

Shancy asked the Board about duel enrollment.  Duel enrollment is a State Law and the Board would make the procedures.  Shancy is willing to get a couple of procedures from others school districts for the Board to look at.  They said that would be fine.  She also asked about changing the half days for kindergarten to Monday and Friday and have Tuesday and Thursday for the full days.  Jessica will contact the others parents and teacher aides that would be effected for the 2016-2017 school year before a decision is made.

Kade asked the Board what maintenance projects they would like completed during the summer break.  Fixing the leak in the basement is their first priority.  The cement stairs on the northwest side of the building will be replaced with new cement stairs or galvanized stairs and railing.  Kade gave the Board a couple of bids, $15,000 – $16,000, he received on replacing the gym flooring to give them an idea on what the cost would be.

Health insurance was discussed and will be left the same as last year.  Next year they will look at some different options.  A work session to work on the 2016-2017 school budget was set for Friday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m.    Jake did not receive word back on information for the auto dial for phones so he will check on another source.  The teacher, lead teacher, administrative job descriptions and the clerk/business manager/etc. position was tabled for this month.

The next meeting and budget hearing will be held June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Approved 06-14-2016

Property Taxes Due

Deanna Curry, Power County Treasurer and Tax Collector, reminds property owners that the delinquent date for the 2nd installment of the 2016 secured tax bill is June 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Payments must be received in this office or show a postmark of June 20, 2016.

Memorial Day

Go Rest High on that Mountain

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and the Son

 

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