Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
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 Expenses


August 12, 2014

The Arbon School Board me on August 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. members Melinda Campbell and Jake Evans were present as were Debbie Curry and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Melinda to approve the agenda after one addition. The motion was moved by Melinda and seconded by Jake to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Melinda to approve them after one addition. The total M & O expenses for the month of August is $24,465.95. The school received $9,197.74 from the State Department, $185.00 refund from Lee Pesky Learning Center, $315.05 from property taxes and $8.70 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $76,502.76. The Plant Facility received and $2.48 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $46,603.37. The motion was moved by Melinda and seconded by Jake to approve the financial statement.

Robin, Debbie and Cheri attended an ISEE Boot Camp on August 11th.  Important information they learned was:

a.  Student Data Security

b.  5th grade will still have to take the ISAT science test

c.  SBAC will now be called ISAT-II

The county L-2 form was gone over and accepted.  The board approved the bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year.  Juli Fitch would like a master key for the school to be able to get in the building to have access to the busing files.  The board gave approval.  Kade Lusk has been hired for the custodian position.

Steve Lusk  gave an update on the playground  project.  It’s complete except for crack sealing, basketball  back boards, fence and painting. Crack sealing to be done on August 25th at 6:00 p.m.  Jared Lusk is willing to put up the basketball back boards and is looking into pricing the back boards.  The fence will be done before school starts. We’ll try and find someone looking for a senior project to do the painting.  Our fund raising account had $10,129.47 the project cost $12,305.33 plus whatever the crack sealant costs.

Shawn Lish is working on getting an estimate on repairing the rain gutters on the building.

The Strategic Plan was finalized and approved.  Debbie Curry’s teaching contract was discussed and amended.  She was given a $2,000.00 increase for duties above teaching that she does.

The next meeting will be held on September 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

approved 09-09-2014

Arbon Elementary Fun Run

Arbon Elementary Fun Run

Location: Starts in Arbon Elementary  Parking Lot
Begins: 9:00 am
Date: Sept 20th
Events: 2.5K, 5K, and 10K

Come see our beautiful new playground that happened because of the people who came out and supported our fundraisers.  It is also alot of fun to come out and walk/run in this beautiful valley.

Arbon Valley Elementary Strategic Plan

Arbon Valley Elementary Strategic Plan

(Student Achievement and Classroom Instructional Goals)

Mission Statement: It is the mission of Arbon Elementary School District #381 to continue to educate all students to his or her highest potential and prepare and equip them with the necessary skills to excel at the next levels of education: junior high, senior high, and college.

Vision Statement: Two main areas of focus will allow Arbon Elementary to achieve its goals: student achievement and classroom instruction.

Strategic Plan: Develop and implement teaching strategies that align to common core standards and do so via the use of the most effective teaching strategies and technology available.

Data Analysis Required:

  • Demographics
    • Each and every student will be evaluated due to the relatively small size of School District #381 and lack of diversity among the students.
  • Student Achievement and growth
    • Academic will be based on Renaissance Star math and reading data
    • Technology will be based on pre and post assessments
  • Graduation rates
    • Target of 100%
  • College and career readiness
    • Focus is on middle school/junior high readiness
      • Capable of efficiently utilizing digital media such as laptops, tablets, keyboarding, to access reliable information via the WEB

Clear and Measurable Targets Based On Student Outcomes:

  • 95% of students will perform at or above grade level based on Renaissance Star math and reading data
  • 100% of all students will graduate at or above grade level so they are ready for middle school
  • 100% of all students will be technologically ready for middle school

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  • Grade equivalent performance, based on charts developed from the clear and measurable targets defined above which will be evaluated annually by the School Board
  • Internet readiness pre and post scores

School Board Mtg Agenda – 9/5/14


September 9, 2014



  2. BILLS


  1. FUN RUN





Planned Power Outage

Idaho Power will be turning off power to Arbon Valley on Friday, Aug 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This planned outage is to allow for Idaho Power to perform scheduled maintenance and repair.

Please take caution to prepare sensitive electronics for this outage by unplugging them if necessary.

Crack Seal Project — POSTPONED

The service activity for sealing the cracks in the Elementary School concrete has been postponed due to weather.  More information wiil be given once it has been rescheduled.


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