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Homecoming week celebrated at school

 
Series: School Board | Story 10

October 31, 2019

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library Wednesday, October 23, for their regular monthly meeting, preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing policies/procedures and discussing the district's upcoming levy requests.

Present were board chair Ed Deife; board members Heather Valverde, Chris Crossley, Janie Steward and Carmen Weishaar; Dan Read, Superintendent; Jamie Nelson, Principal; Juli Weishaar, Business Manager; Justin Parr, Operations Supervisor and Bruce Todd, Athletic Director.

There was no staff or public input.

The board approved the consent agenda which included the minutes of the September 25, 2019 regular meeting; October bills and payroll warrants #612439-612464 and direct deposit warrants #900007202-900007265 for $296,493.77; general fund A/P warrants #612465-612503 for $41,532.95; ASB fund A/P warrants #612504-612522 for $7,153.73, as well as the resignation of Dalles Deife as the junior-high boys head basketball coach.

Superintendent's report

Superintendent Dan Read reported an October enrollment of 230.03 full-time equivalent students.

Read presented to the board the proposed Graduation Pathways being considered by the Washington State Board of Education. He said that the pathways should be finalized in the next couple of months.

Principal's report

Principal Jamie Nelson reported that the open house on the first day of the month was well attended, and that parents will be back in the building for parent/teacher conferences November 6-7.

Nelson reported the student store has opened for secondary students (they earn vouchers for displaying positive behaviors that can be used to exchange for items in the store). Elementary students have been viewing videos created by elementary teachers and para-professionals modeling expected behaviors in various scenarios around school.

Nelson reported on Homecoming Week during which students and staff members take part in dress-up days and other activities.

Elementary students enjoyed a field trip to a pumpkin patch arranged by Joe Schlomer on behalf of Brent Bair.

AD report

Athletic Director Bruce Todd reported that the high school volleyball and football teams are having successful seasons and will be entering playoff season soon.

Junior-high volleyball and football teams have wrapped up their seasons, and junior-high girls basketball began practice on October 22.

The Odessa Athletic Booster Club auction was a huge success. Todd thanked the booster club for their continued support of the district's athletic programs.

Legislative report

Read shared the legislative priorities presented by the 59 school districts in the local educational services district. Read presented to the board a special edition of TWIO (This Week in Olympia) that addressed economic and revenue forecasts, supplemental budget requests and the 2020 legislative platforms of the Washington Association of School Administrators.

Facilities report

Justin Parr reported that the facilities committee recently met to review and prioritize facility work projects. The elementary roof project is slated to begin next summer.

Parr reported that the reader board sign has been repaired and is working properly once again.

Financial report

Read presented the ASB balance sheet for September and the financial activity reports for the general fund for September, showing an ending total fund balance of $861,850.

Date of next regular meeting

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next regular board meeting will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. The board scheduled a workshop at 5:30 p.m. before the regular meeting.

Title I

Targeted Assistance Plan

As discussed during the board workshop prior to the regular meeting, Superintendent Read presented the district's Title I Targeted Assistance Plan for the 2019-2020 school year for board approval. A targeted assistance plan is intended to help students meet state standards and guide systematic improvement. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides six revised components for targeted assistance plans and schools must revise their Title I, Part A Targeted Assistance Plans to include the six revised components for the new school year.

Levy refund request

The board approved Read's recommendation for the district to seek a levy refund request from Lincoln and Grant counties.

FFA Alumni Reuben booth

The board voted to accept a $1,927 donation from the FFA Alumni to the Odessa High School FFA chapter for work performed in the Reuben booth during Deutschesfest.

Policy/Procedure Review (first reading)

The board approved first reading of Policy/Pro #3115 – Students Experiencing Homelessness, Policy/Pro #3205 – Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited, Policy/Pro#3210 – Discrimination, Policy #4130 – Title I Parent and Family Engagement, Policy #5010 – Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action and Policy/Pro #5011 – Sexual Harassment of District Staff Prohibited as presented by Superintendent Read.

Jr-Hi head girls basketball coach

The board approved the recommendation of athletic director Bruce Todd to hire Dalles Deife as the JH girls head basketball coach.

2018-2019

Performance Report

The board voted to approve the district's Performance Report for 2018-2019 as presented by Read.

There was no executive session.

 

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