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Archive for November, 2011

School Board Meeting Minutes

October 11, 2011

The Arbon School Board met on October 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Melinda Campbell and Jake Evans were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch, Ryan Weston and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jason 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 Jason and seconded by Melinda to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of October was $19,669.58. The school received $53,182.00 from the State Department and $6.57 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $93,633.26. The Plant Facility received $5.56 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $33,406.16. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the financial statement.

The school has met all 41 categories to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2010-2011 school year. Speech Therapist, David Brainard, will continue services for one student from last year and start with another. The school will be going to the World War II display for a field trip at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls on November 11th.

Ryan Weston is willing to do some research and get estimates together to maybe upgrade the lighting and sound system for the programs for next month’s meeting. Cheri will let the State Department know about the closure day on September 30th so they can make an adjustment to the 2011-2012 school calendar.

Shawn Lish submitted a bid of $3,500.00 for the roof between the shed and school. Jake will let him know to proceed with the project. The Board will wait until spring to see where they are budget wise before proceeding with replacing the hall floor. They will ask Richard to temporarily fix another rise in the floor by the gym doors. Jake will see if he can get someone to come and weld the seams in the restrooms before then.

The bus driver contracts were reviewed and gone over. The Board is looking at possibly setting a base salary and than a per route amount. Nothing was finalized. They will meet with the drivers before the contracts end in May of 2012.

The next meeting will be held on November 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Approved 11-08-2011


Mark Austin, a professional horseshoer, is coming to Arbon Valley on Saturday, November 26th. Please let Melinda Campbell (335-2187) know if you need him to come to your place on this date.

Funeral for Christine Wright

Christine Kemp Wright, 61, returned to her Heavenly Father on November 15, 2011 after complications due to injuries sustained in a horse riding accident.  She was the second of three children of Dale and Elaine Kemp and was born on December 8, 1949.  She later moved to Ogden, Utah where she graduated from Bonneville High School and later Weber State College.  She married Kenny Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple in 1970, and taught school at Davis High for four years.  They then moved to Caldwell, Idaho, and in 1982 returned to Logan, Utah.  She stayed home and raised four children, Stacie, Robert, Sabrena and Danny.  She later earned a M.Ed in Special Education from Utah State University.  In 1985, she was divorced and returned to teaching at North Cache 8-9 Center in Richmond, Utah.  She married Blair Beckstead and moved to Richmond.  They divorced in 1991, but she continued to live in Richmond and teach at North Cache.  In 1995, she was diagnosed with adenoid cystic cancer which she continued to battle until the end of her life.  In 1998, she married Gregory Wright, who remained her devoted companion throughout her illness.  As she battled cancer, she continued to teach at North Cache until 2007.  Since then she has split her time between their farm in Arbon, Idaho and her mother’s home in Ogden, Utah.

Christine was a devoted wife and mother.  Nothing in her life was more valuable to her than the love of her family.  Her children and grandchildren will miss her cheerful smile, and loving disposition.  Although struggling with her own health challenges, she was a conscientious companion and caregiver for her mother after her father died.  She enjoyed serving others and always looked for someone to help in spite of her own challenges.  She loved teaching, and enjoyed sharing her patriotism, and love of our country with her 8th grade history students.  All that knew her were touched by her courage and perseverance in the face of adversity.

She is preceded in death by her father Dale Desmond Kemp, and second husband, Blair Beckstead.  She is survived by her husband Gregory M. Wright, her four children Stacie (Grant) Stewart, Robert (Rachel) Hansen, Sabrena (Austin) Banford and Danny (Jamie) Hansen, her step-daughter Briana Wright, her mother, Elaine Kemp, her brother Gregory (Arlynn) Kemp, sister Julie (Norman) Barnes and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Arbon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1353 Church Road, Arbon Valley, Idaho, 83212.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.  Condolences may be made, or directions to the services are available at

Funeral Details
The funeral for Christine Wright will take place on
Saturday, November 19th, at 2:00,
at the Arbon LDS Church.

A viewing is from 1:00 – 2:00 at the same place.

Jam and Bread Sale

Myra’s Jam and Bread Sale

Nov 12th

In the basement of the school

11:00 am – 2:00pm

I will still pay for the return of your empty jam and jelly jars

(home canning style only)

School Board Meeting Agenda


November 8, 2011