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Re Adams County Record Adams County Commissioners Continued frorn front page cover the costs at the jail. The Justice Fund of the County budget will need to find increased revenue in the 2013 Budget to cover the gap caused by expected lower tax rev- enues next year. County Engineer Trevor Howard present- ed some final billings for the flood damage repairs along the Middle Fork Road south of Council. The final grading and planting along the road right of way has been completed, so the road can be opened for this camping season. Howard also selected the four con- struction firms that are now pre-qualified to do work on Wilson Road this summer when the road is rebuilt outside Goodrich Creek drainage, Work on the Goodrich Bridge will begin next month, and road work is also expected to begin in July. The grading and gravel- ing of the new roadway is expected to be done in three weeks or less. The meeting ended for the morning session with a public comment period on Ordinance 2012-01, which out- lined the restrictions on uses of county parks. ]ulie Wilson of Council appeared to request permission to have live music at the Legion Peace Park dur- ing next week's planned Council High School Reunion for alumni from 1970 through 1990. The Commissioners spent part of their lunch break touring the County Jail before holding meetings during the afternoon with all department heads over budget items. Quilt Show Continued from frontpage are amazing works of that are made using the art, and represent many, theme are required to many hours of work. use a particular material Various local as part of the pattern. businesses have donated This year's material is a money prizes for quilts green plaid. At the end that the business selects of the quilt show the as their favorite. The owner of the square with owner of the quilt the most votes gets all chosen gets $20. the squares to use for a Each year quilters quilt. make quilt squares in So make your way keeping with the theme down to the school, for that year. This year see who won awards the theme is "Christmas and marvel at the in July:The squares craftsmanship. THOMASON FUNERAL HO,tE & CREMATORY Family Owned and Operated - Burial Services - Cmrtion Servic - Pre.planning Options - Monumen 221 E. Couct St Weir, ID 83672 (208) 414-1234 vcw'w'Lienkaemper'Thmasn'cm I re s( erv n! II, Ca., ws, In ridgq. , Veiser and... There's a good reason we've been here 10 years serving patients from Donnelly, McCall, Cascade, Riggins, New Meadows, Indian Valley, Council, Cambridge, Midvale, Bear, Cuprum, Weiser, Payette, Need an Appointment Call 253-6077 ienist Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Page 9 Council School Bo0000:,t Continued from front page accepted the half-time kindergarten position. A new grade school teaching position has been offered to Molly Lukes, who has accepted the position. Dalgleish said the "Computers for Kids" organization has agreed to upgrade both the elementary and high school computer labs. A total of 75 computers will be upgraded with refurbished CPUs as well as flat screen monitors, mice, etc. The cost with this will be in the neighborhood of $4,000. Dalgleish said this was a very reasonable price. Midvale Telephone has offered to share the cost. This program is the same one that is offering a free or upgraded computer to any student who needs a computer. Council's high school ISAT scores exceeded the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals this year. All of the fourth graders made gains in at least two areas, and 95% improved in all three areas. All of the 5th and 6th graders made improvements in at least two areas, and 69% made gains in all three areas. Combined scores for grades 7, 8 and 10 averaged 85% in Language Arts, while the state goal was 75%. Math scores were 89%, and the state goal was 83%. Reading was 97%; the state goal was 85%. Students demonstrated noticeable improvement from last year, and the hope is that the schools will qualify for some of the teacher incentive money (Pay for Performance), either for actual scores and/or for improvement. That determination will be made by the State Department of Education in October, and the money will be distributed Principal Bonnie Thompson reported that the district will be subjected to a federal audit next year. This is an arduous process that no one is looking forward to. .Budget A proposed budget was put before the board, and discussion followed. Once again, Superintendent Dalgleish explained that the school district is suffering from a lack of resources to maintain what the schools funded last year. The district is $200,000 short of last year's "one time" money. Part of that is the Forest funds that have been coming in each year, but have not been reauthorized or funded. It looks like the gridlock in Washington, D.C. is going to prevent any action on that issue this year. Dalgleish reported that the school received a $10,000 check in the mail from Katherine Fry. Her late husband had indicated that this bequest be sent to the school. Teacher salary negotiations are complete. Dalgleish said, "I think we totally empathize with the teachers that they are not getting the support that they would like, but we just don't have the money to support them. I don't see how we can change the budget considering the absence of money we have this year compared to last year:' Dalgleish is pushing to put aside an emergency fund, stating: "The $100K that we are trying to keep available is split as $50,000 to cover next year's budget, to just get it to balance! And $50K as a reserve, bank account, contingency money in case of emergency or overruns in our other budgets. This is not much of a contingency. We cushion so we are not going month to month hoping we don't have a disaster and any contingency or resource to go to. To not have a reserve fall back fund is not a sound way to run a household, a small business and especially a school. The patrons would expect" that we would be more responsible with our budget, and we have been down to bare bones for the last few years just barely getting to the end of the year. We are not putting one penny into the gym roof fund or to replace the $88K taken from the Siemens' account:' Dalgleish pointed out that, even though the gym roof needs to be repaired, no money has been put into the budget for these school facilities. The board voted to approve the budget as proposed. The budget can be found on the Council School District web site: http:// Sports Dan Shumway and Anna Zollman proposed an amendment to the sports eligibility policy. They would like to see students allowed to practice in the next grading period, if they are ineligible due to an F or an overall GPA below 2.0 (C-average). After some discussion, the board decided to form a committee to make a recommendation to the board on this. Debbie Paradis will participate as the school board member on the committee. Dave Howe said a dozen girls attended a recent volleyball camp. Rod Baxter has been offered a contract as the new Girl's ]V and Varsity basketball coach. He is now here, has started working with the team, and all parties seem pleased with him. The Girl's JV Volleyball coaching position will be advertised in-house to current district staff, and then if there are no applicants it will be open to others, as is stipulated in district policy. Policy The board discussed several policy adaptations that are ongoing to conform the school's policy with changes in state laws. The board discussed new state requirements concerning student athlete concussions. Several new regulations now have to be followed, including documenting concussions, and parental involvement in how concussions are dealt with. Concussions are now being taken much more seriously. The state now requires 2 credits from taking on line courses for graduation. This will begin with the incoming freshman class. Shop The school board certified the shop levy results from the May 15 election. The levy passed, with 571 votes for the levy and 272 against. Justin Getusky reported on the shop building progress. A gift certificate for $300 worth of labor from Council Mountain Construction that someone won at the Fireman's Ball was donated to the project. Bathroom fixtures have been purchased and labor has been donated by Josh Wilson to redo the shop bathrooms. 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