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School Board Minutes and Expenses


May 10, 2016

The Arbon School Board met on May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. members Jake Evans, Jason Williams, Jessica Ward, Kade and Shancy Lusk 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 Jessica 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 May was $21,391.67. The school received $911.71 from property taxes. $2,515.50 from the State Department and $64.15 from interest on investments. The school M & O balance is $185,738.60. The Plant Facility received $21.05 from interest the Plant Facility balance is $51,764.07. The motion was moved by Jason and seconded by Jessica to approve the financial statement.

Fire drills are required once a month for schools.  The school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was gone over.  American Falls has not finalized theirs yet.  As soon as they do Robin will send a copy of ours to the Board and to the State Department so ours is as close to theirs as possible.  The Spring Program is on May 24th at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The Board will do more research on lightening and sound system for the school before they give Ryan a decision on his equipment.

Shancy asked the Board about duel enrollment.  Duel enrollment is a State Law and the Board would make the procedures.  Shancy is willing to get a couple of procedures from others school districts for the Board to look at.  They said that would be fine.  She also asked about changing the half days for kindergarten to Monday and Friday and have Tuesday and Thursday for the full days.  Jessica will contact the others parents and teacher aides that would be effected for the 2016-2017 school year before a decision is made.

Kade asked the Board what maintenance projects they would like completed during the summer break.  Fixing the leak in the basement is their first priority.  The cement stairs on the northwest side of the building will be replaced with new cement stairs or galvanized stairs and railing.  Kade gave the Board a couple of bids, $15,000 – $16,000, he received on replacing the gym flooring to give them an idea on what the cost would be.

Health insurance was discussed and will be left the same as last year.  Next year they will look at some different options.  A work session to work on the 2016-2017 school budget was set for Friday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m.    Jake did not receive word back on information for the auto dial for phones so he will check on another source.  The teacher, lead teacher, administrative job descriptions and the clerk/business manager/etc. position was tabled for this month.

The next meeting and budget hearing will be held June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The motion was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Approved 06-14-2016