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ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

September 13, 2011

The Arbon School Board met on September 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. members 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 Melinda to approve the agenda.  The motion was moved by Melinda and seconded by Jake to approve the minutes.  The bills were reviewed. The motion was moved by Melinda and seconded by Jake to approve them. The total M & O expenses for the month of September was $20,870.42. The school received $472.05 from property taxes and $6.09 from interest on investments.  The school M & O balance is $60,114.27. The Plant Facility received $5.17 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $33,400.60.  The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Melinda to approve the financial statement.

The teachers found the gym back door unlocked and don’t know for sure how long it has been unlocked.  The Board readdressed the building use procedures.  Anyone wanting to use the building needs to get a key from a board member.  The key will only open the front door and not any other door.  If someone wants to use the kitchen area or chairs from the storage shed, they need to contact a board member first.  Please be sure to sign the calendar in the school and in the shed for chairs.  When borrowing or returning chairs that belong in the shed, please do not drive on lawn.  If anyone has a key that the board is not aware of please turn them into a board member or at the school.  Those that should have keys are Board members, clerk, the teachers and aides and transportation supervisor.

The school was notified that they were awarded the REAP Grant Award again this year.  The teachers will make a list of items they would like to purchase.  They already know they need some new headphones and some PE equipment.  The Board approved these items.  Jake will call Jacob Andersen to see if he has any suggestions.

The bus driver contracts are up at the end of this school year.  The Board will look at the current contracts being used and maybe make some changes on them for next school year at October’s meeting.  The Williams boys are the only passengers for the elementary morning route so the Wards bus is picking them up.

The Trustee re-zoning proposal was approved by the State Department.

Richard has temporarily fixed the hall floor in front of the girl’s restroom.  Jake did received two bids, approximately $4,000.00, on replacing the floor in the hallway. No decision was made. Shawn Lish is still working on submitting a bid to put a roof between the storage shed and school.  Jake will start a maintenance project spreadsheet.

The next meeting will be held on October 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Approved 10-11-2011