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Arbon School Board Meeting Minutes (Jan)

ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

January 10, 2012

The Arbon School Board met on January 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, 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.  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 Melinda to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of January was $22,103.25. The school received $22.95 from the State Department, $23,931.75 from property taxes and $10.93 from interest on investments.  The school M & O balance is $88,878.52. The Plant Facility received $3.89 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $33,419.88.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Melinda to approve the financial statement.

Robin has submitted the technology plan.  The intermediate room has started skiing at Pebble Creek.  The primary room has started their weekly parties.  Jennifer Curry has given her notice of quitting the custodial job.  Jason will check to see if Jenny Richardson is still interested in the position.  The school is in need of more substitute teachers.  Cheri will post a notice on the Arbon Valley web-site.

Ryan Weston is willing to do a CPR class for the bus driver through the Red Cross for $55.00 per person.  The board approved.  Juli Fitch has mentioned that the Fitch school bus either needs some major and minor repairs before the 2012-2013 school year to pass the annual inspection from the State Department or needs to be replaced.  There are not enough funds in the Plant Facility Fund to purchase a bus without having a levy election for the difference.  Cheri will call Juli so she can get a list of repairs and costs together for the board.

The bus driver contracts were readdressed.  The board would like to take a look at the past five years salary, benefits, mileage and fuel numbers.  Cheri will get the information to Jake and he will put it together.

The next meeting will be held on February 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.


AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Arbon has moved up in the world!

I am pleased to announce that we have just received a Phillips AED (automated External Defibrillator) for the Arbon area.  It is now set up and ready for use; those who are trained in the use of an AED are able to use it in an emergency.  The picture above is the real thing and kept in the red carrying case.  There are two sets of adult pads, one child/infant pad, and scissors.

I have been working on a location to store the AED and I am asking for ideas.  A couple of ideas from people have been the post office and the school.  So far we are not able to get permission to store it at the post office.  The school or county shop would be great locations also, but they are not open or readily accessible at all times.  This is the key part.  It needs to be in a central location, and readily accessible at all times.  Temperature and the elements are the other issue to store the AED.  Other ideas have been to keep it at my house until we get a more suitable location.

So, as of right now, and to just get the word out, we have the device.  The AED will be at my place and readily accessible.  You can call Heather or me (Ryan) to bring the AED to the scene also, thus saving more time.  Time is of great value in a cardiac emergency!  In a cardiac emergency, for every minute that passes without the use of an AED, the chance of survival decreases by 10%.

Those who are trained to use the device may contact me to learn of the exact location, details, and uses of the AED.  I don’t want to just post all the info on the Internet.  I am willing to teach another CPR/First Aid/AED class (through the American Red Cross) for the valley, also.  I need 6 or more preferred to teach the class.  The great part, there have already been many people in the valley that have taken this course.  Two people who have taken my class in the last year have already put their skill to the test performing CPR.  You never know when, or where, you will be needed!

I would like to thank all of those who have donated to reach this achievement!  THANK YOU!!!  As for everyone out there… Please DRIVE CAREFUL and be safe!  May you have a great your!

-Ryan.


Arbon School Jan Expenses