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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.”

School Board Minutes and School Expenses

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

December 15, 2015

The Arbon School Board met on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Jake Evans and Jessica Ward were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake 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 December was $29,697.44. The school received REAP funds of $843.56, $25.50 from the State Department, $.52 from property taxes and $26.61 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $208,439.68. The Plant Facility received $8.73 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,677.93. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

Skills at Pebble Creek starts on January 8th and every Friday for the month of January.  Larin Ward will drive the bus every Friday.  Debbie will coordinate with parents for hauling the skis and snow boards. Makenna Ward will be doing different activities for the month.  She will get a list to Debbie of what they are. Debbie asked the board about the possibility of purchasing something that could automatically dial phone numbers with one step in case of an emergency.  Jake and Jason will do some research on this.  The school safety funds could be spent on something like this.

Jessica will set up an unplanned teacher evaluation sometime in February.  Cheri heard back from the State Department of Education on the school’s Teacher Evaluation Plan on November 23rd.  They feel like we need a stronger plan that meets all the state requirement.  They are willing to help and send us some examples and resources of teacher evaluation plans for the board.  Cheri let them know that we are interested in some help. She has not heard back from them yet.

Jake is still working on teacher and administrative job descriptions.  The purchasing policy #7320 was reviewed and amended.  Where Costco is switching from American Express to Master Card in March 2016, the board said Cheri can wait until March to set up a new card for the school and continue using the current card until then.

The next meeting will be held January 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Approved January 12, 2016

School Board Minutes

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

December 15, 2015

I.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

II. CONSENT AGENDA

A. MINUTES

B. BILLS

C. FINANCIAL

III. TEACHERS

A. SKILLS

B. AUTO DIAL FOR PHONES/EMERGENCIES

IV. NEW BUSINESS

A. TODD FITCH/BUS MILEAGE

B. TEACHER EVALUATIONS/UNPLANNED

C. TEACHER EVALUATION PLAN/STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

V.  OLD BUSINESS

A. JOB DESCRIPTIONS/DUTIES – TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATIVE

B. CREDIT CARD POLICY/LIMIT

Property Taxes

I’d like to send a friendly reminder about property taxes.  The first half is due Dec. 20th.  Whereas the 20th is on a Sunday payments received or postmarked on Dec. 21st will be considered timely.  Thank you.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Arbon Valley Christmas Party

Come and enjoy the good food and company.  Bring a salad & dessert to share.

December 4th at 6pm @ the Arbon LDS Church

There will be a short program and for the grand finale, Santa Claus will appear.

Come one and all!

School Board Minutes and School Expenses

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

October 13, 2015

The Arbon School Board met on October 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Jake Evans and Jessica Ward were present as were Debbie Curry and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake 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 October was $24,390.80. The school received lottery funds of $1,249.00 from the State Department and $26.25 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $208,647.16. The Plant Facility received $8.61 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,660.18. The school funds from the Power County Treasurer have been deposit into the school’s checking account. The Fun Run/Walk fund raiser was held on September 26th.  We raised $510.00 which Cheri deposited into the Fund Raiser Account. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve the financial statement.

Debbie visited the Carmen Charter School on October 9th.  She sat in on the 4th & 5th class to observe and then visited briefly with the teacher.  She also visited with the principal/superintendent about a reading program she developed.  Debbie thought the reading program was more geared for Robin’s class.  She has shared this with Robin.  Jake met with Amanda Williams, a 2nd grade teacher from Pocatello, she shared some ideas, tools, computer programs etc. they use with their curriculum.  He shared one software program called IXL that does math, language, science costs about $200 per year for up to thirty students.  Debbie will share the information with Robin and they will investigate them.  He also gave her an app for Common Core for their computers.

The Strategic Plan was reviewed, updated and approved. The Leadership Premium Worksheet was gone over and signed.  Jake will start drafting a teacher and administrative job description to help with making sure the administrative duties are done after hours to match with the Leadership Premium description.

Kade has started on the cinder block foundation repairs.

The next meeting will be held on November 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Approved 11-18-2015

Arbon Valley Trunk or Treat!

October 31, 2015

6:00pm at the Arbon Elementary School

Bring a pot of chili or soup to share

Dinner Starts at 6:00pm (drinks & bowls provided).

Trunk or Treat will start shortly after dinner.

Decorate your trunks, dress up,

and have a great time!

Any Questions

Contact Ryan – 226-6943

 

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