Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

School Board Minutes and School Expenses


December 15, 2015

The Arbon School Board met on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. members Jason Williams, Jake Evans and Jessica Ward were present as were Debbie Curry, Robin Claunch and clerk, Cheri Evans.

The motion was moved by Jake and seconded by Jessica 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 Jessica to approve them.  The total M & O expenses for December was $29,697.44. The school received REAP funds of $843.56, $25.50 from the State Department, $.52 from property taxes and $26.61 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $208,439.68. The Plant Facility received $8.73 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,677.93. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

Skills at Pebble Creek starts on January 8th and every Friday for the month of January.  Larin Ward will drive the bus every Friday.  Debbie will coordinate with parents for hauling the skis and snow boards. Makenna Ward will be doing different activities for the month.  She will get a list to Debbie of what they are. Debbie asked the board about the possibility of purchasing something that could automatically dial phone numbers with one step in case of an emergency.  Jake and Jason will do some research on this.  The school safety funds could be spent on something like this.

Jessica will set up an unplanned teacher evaluation sometime in February.  Cheri heard back from the State Department of Education on the school’s Teacher Evaluation Plan on November 23rd.  They feel like we need a stronger plan that meets all the state requirement.  They are willing to help and send us some examples and resources of teacher evaluation plans for the board.  Cheri let them know that we are interested in some help. She has not heard back from them yet.

Jake is still working on teacher and administrative job descriptions.  The purchasing policy #7320 was reviewed and amended.  Where Costco is switching from American Express to Master Card in March 2016, the board said Cheri can wait until March to set up a new card for the school and continue using the current card until then.

The next meeting will be held January 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Approved January 12, 2016