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Notice of Budget Hearing


School District No. 383

Power County, Idaho

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of School District No. 383, Power County, Idaho, will be held on June 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Arbon School, at which meeting there shall be a public hearing on the maintenance and operation budget for the forthcoming school year.

A copy of the proposed budget as determined by the Board of Trustees is available for public inspection at the school from the date of this notice until the date of the hearing.

This budget hearing is called pursuant to Section 33-801, Idaho Code as amended.

Cheri Evans, clerk

School District No. 383

Power County, Idaho

School Board Minutes

Arbon School Board Meeting (Special)

April 22, 2015

The Arbon School Board met on April 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a special meeting to open contract bus bids and award the bid. Those present were Jake Evans, Melinda Campbell, Todd & Juli Fitch and clerk, Cheri Evans.
The school received one sealed bid for the route. Todd and Juli Fitch were awarded the bid contingent on getting the bid for the Arbon route from the American Falls School District. They should hear from American Falls by April 29th.
The Board looked at the State Department’s model contract briefly. Jake will look it over and start working on it.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Approved 05-12-2015



April 14, 2015

The Arbon School Board meet on April 14, 2015 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Melinda Campbell and Jake Evans were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jason to approve the agenda. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Melinda to approve the minutes. The bills were reviewed. The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Melinda to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of April is $21,982.89. The school received $443.00 from the State Department, $948.80 from property taxes and $11.62 from interest. The school M & O balance is $148,592.66. The Plant Facility received and $3.32 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $46,626.24. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Melinda to approve the financial statement.

The teachers went to Boise on April 10th and met with Laurie Wolf to discuss math curriculum for the 2015-2016 school year. She recommended going with Singapore Math along with some training. The Board approved. The teachers will attend a training in Phoenix, Arizona in July for three days. She also recommended two internet based math programs that are already Common Core aligned. Dream Box for K-1st and Ten Marks for 2nd – 6th grades.

Robin and Cheri attended the Post Legislative Tour on April 8th. A lot of changes coming. The SBAC/ISAT II tests are locked in for three years and then the required test will probably be changing. The Standards will probably be changing too. They will be just as or more rigorous than what is in place now. Teacher salaries will increase. We will be getting more funding but a lot of it is not discretionary and can only be spent on specific items.

The Arbon and Crystal Trustee petitions have been turned in. There will be no election because both zones are uncontested. The budget hearing date was set for June 9th. Kade made a list of maintenance items that need to be addressed. The board went over it and agreed they need to start addressing the larger items before they all need repaired at the same time. The hall and restroom floors are number one on the list.

A special meeting was set for April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. to open the contract bus bids and accept one.

The next meeting will be held on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 9:15p.m.

Approved 05-12-2015