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Archive for May, 2012

Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day ServicesMemorial Day Services provided by the American Legion.
Time: 9am on May 28th (Memorial Day)
Location: Arbon Valley cemetary.
Invited: Everyone

School Program

The Arbon Elementary Presents:

Out Of This World Tumbling

May 23rd, 2012

11:00AM or 7:00PM

at the Arbon School

*At the 7PM show: Kindergarten graduation, awards and refreshments will follow.

Come, Enjoy and Let the Force be with you!

School Board Minutes


April 17, 2012

The Arbon School Board met on April 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Jake Evans and Melinda Campbell via Skype were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch, Ryan Weston and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jake to approve the agenda after one addition.  The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Melinda 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 the month of April was $20,142.42. The school received $124.56 federal forest funds, $180.60 from property taxes, $1,500.00 REAP funds and $12.00 from interest on investments.  The school M & O balance is $60,631.89. The Plant Facility received $3.99 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $33,432.07. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the financial statement.

The annual safety inspection was done on the school and playground.  The school was not written up but these were concerns:  need lock on outside mower shed, furnace room needs to be locked at all times, repair or replace see-saw seats or just remove completely and the playground dome needs to be moved.

Robin contacted American Falls School District to see it they have finalized a 2012-2013 school calendar, they have not.  She presented the board with a tentative 2012-2013 school calendar.  ISAT testing started last week and is going well.  Shantell will complete the typing program the end of April.  She will give the students a final exam for our Technology Grant file.  The school has put a lot of money into the upstairs copier this year.   The teachers will look for a new one.  The end of year program is May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  The last day of school is May 24th; the school will go swimming at Lava.  Julie Hayden will not be coming back as an aide for the 2012-2013 school year.  Cheri will post the position opening.

The budget hearing date was set for June 12th at 7:00 p.m.  The board needs to make policy on how parent input will be included on the teacher evaluations by September of 2012.  The evaluations need to be completed before February of 2013.  Blue Cross of Idaho medical insurance is increasing by 2.9%, the dental by 1.7% and no increase on vision.

Ryan thinks it will cost around $55.00 to redo the way the curtains close for the stage.

Jason had prepared a new teacher salary schedule; it was reviewed and approved.  Jake will redo the power point on the bus driver contract and email it to the drivers.  The State Department, Student Transportation Division, will do a random spot check on April 30th.

The next meeting will be held on May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Approved 05-09-2012



The Arbon Elementary School Board is accepting applications for the position of bus driver and mechanic for the north end of the valley for the Arbon Elementary School #383 for the 2012-2013 school year. The job description and salary will be discussed during interviews.  The person hired would also have to be fingerprinted for a background check.

Application may be requested by mail, phone (335-2197 or 335-2291), fax (335-2197) or email,

Application may be dropped off at the Arbon School, sent to Arbon Elementary School #383, Cheri Evans, clerk, 4405 Arbon Valley Highway, Arbon. ID 83212, faxed or emailed.

If you have any questions, you may contact any board member Jason Williams 335-2259, Melinda Campbell 335-2187 or Jake Evans 335-2176.

May 10, 2012
Cheri Evans, clerk

Earth Day

As a tribute to our Mother Earth, the Arbon Elementary School decided to do something great for our community for Earth Day.   On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the kids took a two mile journey (a mile down and a mile back), from the school to the post office picking up any and all litter on the sides of the highway.  If you ever want to see some energy… follow along for this adventure!  Ears were talked off… jokes were told… and of course as you can see by the photo, there was a lot of garbage picked up!  It is amazing at how much litter can be in such a short distance!  The running thing was, that those at the end, if there were any pieces of garbage found that was missed by the other kids, then they were owed a candy bar.  I lost count on who had what tally, but it was kind of funny!

After picking up litter along the highway, the kids returned to the school… not for treats or snacks or some great reward, but to do more work!  Yes, they created some flower beds by arranging bricks kept from the old cottage and filling it with dirt.  Then they planted flowers of different kinds and some herbs.  In the end, they did get to have some play time on the playground.  Surprisingly to burn off some more energy!

I felt that it is important to post this article and give a great big THANK YOU to our Arbon Elementary School teachers, aids, and students for their great work on helping to better our community!  It looks great!