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ARBON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

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