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Page 10 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (;ouncil Schoc00l Board Continued from front page considered among the schools in our area, saying, "They are very excited and interested to see what&apos;s going to hap- pen and how it's going to work out. This could be a pilot structure that could spread to other parts of the state ff it works out effectively. They think it's creative and has some real pos- sibilities." Principal Bonnie Thompson reported that she and Mrs. Shumway have completed the Winter Benchmark and IRI Assessments and they will compare the results with the fall data, identifying the at-rlsk kids who need some additional support or change in their instructional program. Thompson said the kids really like the Study Island program that was bought in the fall, and they are really using it, so she hopes to see a payoff in their ISATs and general knowledge. This is an on-line program that is individualized according to how each child performs. There will be a Lifetime Sports Day on March 8. Grades 2 - 6 will go to Brundage Mountain, and the first grade is going to cross-country ski at Ponderosa Park. Cathy Lakey pointed out that the school financial report that details the school's budget for the year to date, as well as monthly expenditures, are available on the school's web site: csd13.org. The board received only one bid for the district's surplus bus. The minimum bid was set at $1,500 and the bid, from the Council VaLley Assembly of God Church, was $1,550. The board approved that bid and the sale of the bus. Sixteen people who attended the February 7 planning presentation have expressed interest in participating in committees to be formed to study the issues facing the schools and form a five-year plan. Dalgleish said he will create an email contact list and propose dates for meetings. "I want to start working immediately on that next week," he said. Mark Mahon proposed adding a fundraising committee, saying, "Obviously the state's not going to fund our education, and as a rural community we need to do it ourselves." He said by applying for grants we may be able to tap into the money that he believes is out there- that we just have building. It has been to work hard to find it. proposed that this sign Wayne Freedman asked be the first project Mahon to tell those in accomplished by the attendance about the shop students. effort he is organizing, Mark said he had met so Mark stood and with the Idaho Land addressed the group. Board that day, and had A Community Effort lunch with Ben Ysursa, Mark has already running some ideas past met with a number them on acquiring funds of people to start an frqm state timberland. organization geared He will continue to work toward raising funds on that. for a shop program. He Mahon said, "There is patterning the effort is a disconnect here after the "Log a Load For between the community Kids" program in other members and the parts of the nation, in school, and we' need which members of the to bridge that gap." At timber industry pull the next school board together to donate meeting, the group will goods or services. An present a formal plan to area landowner has move forward. Anyone already agreed to donate willing to get involved some trees on his land. is urged to contact Kim Loggers will donate Mahon at 253-0292. their services to harvest Dawn Holmes added them. Evergreen Forest that a lot people don't Products at Tamarack realize that our property has agreed to buy the taxes no longer fund the logs for a good price, schools. That money Mahon will include comes from sales tax other professions in the and the lottery. Wayne effort. For instance a Freedman said this is rancher could donate a why school districts calf, or someone might are depending more on buy a calf and the levies to get funding rancher would raise it, from the community. giving the profit to the The consensus of program. The general the board was that public can "buy shares" they would add the in the project and their fundraising committee contributions will be to those being formed. acknowledged on a Policy Changes signboard that will be Many of the new on display in the shop state laws resulting Sheriffs Reserve Meeting by GeneFoster Lakey CVFD, Shawn take charge, assume the scene. To do so In attendance at the Stanford CVFD, Sgt the Incident command no one should park February 8 Reserve Philips and Lt Zollman. post if needed, and to behind the accident meeting were Shirley Lt Zollman spoke protect the scene and scene but pull up the Halsey, Kenneth Ward, on Accident scene the public from further road to a safe place to Carl Sandstom IT, protocol and the injury. Those arriving at park and walk back. Shirley Eastlick, Fred various responsibilities the scene should check Emergency vehicles Erland, Gene Foster, of the responders. The in with the Officer and and tow vehicles should Bob Fink, Tim Toomey primary responsibility follow his direction, also proceed past the Cheif IVRFD, Charles of the officer at an It is important to accident scene and then Henninger CVFD, Jed accident scene is to preserve evidence at back up to the scene from "Students Come First" are required to be integrated into the school's policy. Kevin Gray has volunteered to work on doing that, having had over a decade of experience with such matters as a member of the school board. Freedman explained, "He looks, from his experience with the school board, at the policies, what we have in place, and then aligns them and makes recommendations for us." Kevin outlined the six additions or amendments about which he is making recommendations right now. He said there will be another six or so next month. Mr. Dalgleish explained the situation with Coke and Pepsi concerning vending machines in the high school. Each company has made offers that have advantages and disadvantages for the school, and Dalgleish has been pitting them against each other to see which one can offer the school the best deal. "They're making money off of us, we've got to see what we can get back," he said. The board voted to allow him to make the final decision as to which company to go The Adams County Record t 0 m with. Resignations ", Last month the school board received a letter of resignation from Cheryl Clayton who is the p speech and language  pathologist. She will be, resigning at the end of the school year. That position will need to be ; filled for next year. Bonnie Thompson explained that the school has also been trying, unsuccessfully, to find an occupational therapist. Schools are required to make this therapy available to students who need it, and if push comes to shove, the state can force the school to bus those kids to someplace out of the area for therapy. Thompson said they have advertised everywhere for an occupational therapist. She said McCall had been unsuccessful in the same pursuit, going so far as to offer a full time occupational therapist position with benefits, and yet they got no response. The board also received a letter of resignation from thel girls' basketball coach,  Kimberly Zumhofe, whose husband has accepted a job in Arizona. 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