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School Board Meeting Minutes – July 2013


July 9, 2013

The Arbon School Board met for its annual meeting on July 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams and Jake Evans were present as were Debbie Curry, Ryan Weston and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason 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 Jake to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of July was $17,042.56 and $4,312.00 for bus depreciation. The school received $15,352.40 from the State Department, $2,080.94 from REAP funds, $9,882.06 from property taxes and $6.24 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $47,282.65. The Plant Facility received $4,312.00 for bus depreciation and $3.33 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $42,979.04. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the financial statement.

Robin, Debbie and Cheri will attend the Superintendants meeting in Boise on July 29th.  Debbie has been working on a playground grant for $5,000.00 from Lowe’s.  She went over it with the board and got their input on the time line to start and complete the project.  She will submit it shortly.

Ryan made the suggestion of holding elections somewhere else for security.  Cheri will check into this.

Jason Williams was sworn into office as board trustee for the Pauline Zone for a four year term.  The motion was moved and seconded to declare Jake Chairman, Melinda Vice Chairman, Cheri clerk for another year, the meetings to be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Arbon School and the posting places to be the Post Office, Arbon School and the Arbon web site by acclamation.

Four parental surveys were returned.  They were all positive.  The emergency plan was reviewed with some additions made.

The sprinkler system control box and several sprinkler heads have been replaced hopefully this will help.  Richard, Monte and Ryan will look into putting zones in where the cottage was.

The next meeting will be held on August 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Approved 08-20-2013

School Calendar

Arbon Elementary

2013-2014 School Calendar

September 3                                         First Day of School

October 10, 11                                     No School

November 22                                       End of First Trimester

November 28, 29                                 Thanksgiving Vacation – No School

December 19                                        Christmas Program 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Dismiss at 12:35

December 20                                        Dismiss 4:20 for Christmas Vacation

Dec. 21 – Jan.5                                     Christmas Vacation (Return Jan. 6)

January 20                                           Martin Luther King Day – No School

February 17                                          President’s Day – No School

February 28                                         End of 2nd Trimester

March 22 – 30                                      No School – Spring Break (Return 3/31)

May 22                                                 Spring Program 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Dismiss at 12:35

May 23                                                Last Day Of  School!!!

August School Board Agenda

August 13, 2013






C.  L-2 FORM



School Supply List



4405 ARBON VALLEY HIGHWAY, ARBON, IDAHO 83212, 208-335-2197

Dear Parents and Students,

Summer is almost over and it is time to think of school again.  Hopefully everyone has had a nice summer and is looking forward to school.  We are excited for the new school year to begin!  We will still be condensing the bus runs to three trips a day.  We are again following the Am. Falls School District schedule as close as possible and will be starting our school year September 3rd, 2013.  There is a school calendar included with this letter.  Our schedule is below and recess is still the best time to contact your child.

Daily Schedule (M,T,TH,F)

9:15 – school begins

11:00 – 11:15 Recess

12:35 – 1:25 Lunch

3:00 – 3:15 Recess (Little Room)  (Big Room will have P.E. at  this time)

4:20 School Dismisses (This will be flexible depending on when the bus from Am. Falls arrives -between 4:15 – 4:30)

Wednesdays we will dismiss at 2:20 (also depending on the Am. Falls bus)

The following is the supply list for this year –

All students –

  • 2 – Large Boxes of Tissues

Little Room students will need –

  • 2 doz #2 yellow wood pencils (please no wrapped or foil covered pencils – they destroy our pencil sharpeners)
  • Large eraser
  • 24 Crayola Crayons (please NO substitutions!)
  • Pencil bag

Big Room students will also need

  • 2 doz #2 wood pencils or .7 mechanical pencils with lead refills
  • 3– 70 to 100 count spiral notebooks
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 1 pkg colored pencils
  • 1 pkg colored markers
  • 1 pocket homework folder
  • 1 durable hand held pencil sharpener
  • 1 pencil bag
  • 3 red ink pens
  • Running shoes for P.E. daily

Please send a book bag daily and check it daily for homework, notes, and whatever else may be in there.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Mrs. Claunch and Mrs. Curry

A Grateful Thanks

To our friends in Arbon Valley:

Our thanks to the Arbon Branch for allowing us to use their church building, and to Bishop Ward for his attention before, during and after Willard’s services. He was so kind and thoughtful.

We offer our special thanks to the ladies of the Relief Society who know what to do to make things go smoothly with the meal. So many small jobs that go unnoticed. THANK YOU!!!

A grateful thanks to the men at the Arbon Valley Highway Dept. for their work at the cemetery. They did such a great job.

Our Sincere Thanks,
The Willard Bradley Family

Dear Friends,

I was especially distressed because of a miscommunication. The word went out that I didn’t want calls and/or visits after Willard’s passing. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. I apoligize if anyone felt that I didn’t want to see or hear from you. I have lived here for 44 years and feel like I have many friends. Please feel free to call or visit any time, you are always welcome.

I do appreciate the many cards I recieved and for so many who attended Willard’s services. More folks remembered him than I expected. It’s great to live in a Community like Arbon.

Rene’ Bradley