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N/GRV School Board Notes


Submitted by Superintendent Lisa Nelson

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on June 20.

In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the retirements of Bruce Wise, teacher and Debbie Denny-Klinger, head track coach. The board accepted the resignation of Barbara Cenci, head cook and approved the hires of new employees Debra Lopez, custodian, Naomi Garcia, bus driver, Herlet Watson, cheer coach, Robert Baker, cross-country coach and Daniel Messing, Youth Camp teacher.

The board adopted policies 2255 Alternative Learning Experience and 5253 Maintaining Professional Boundaries.

Several other items of business were on the agenda including the approval of a resolution and adoption of a Capital Budget Extension for the multi-purpose building: The purchase of 15 Apple Computers with carryover funds for the Youth Camp, and the purchase of a three-year license for Odysseyware online curriculum for the Youth Camp.

A contract with Northern Hardwoods for the gym floor, not to exceed $100,000, was approved, along with contracts with Educational Service District 112 for various school services from special education to science kits.

The board approved the non-represented staff contracts and the teachers’ contracts for the 2017-18 school year.

Counselor Justin Laine presented an overview of school test scores from recent spring testing, and principal Quinn Donlon shared the plan for the Mandarin program for the 2017-18 school year.

Spring athletes and coaches were recognized. Randy Lindstrom received League Coach of the Year for baseball. He and assistant coach Chris Dorman, were presented with plaques for finishing third place at state. Track coaches Debbie Denny and Scott Smith were also recognized by Superintendent Lisa Nelson. Both are retiring with over 70 years combined coaching time and commitment to the district. Several athletes were commended for their places earned at state, with Lilli Zimmerman, the highest honor, in winning State in the class 1B Shot Put.

An executive session was held to conduct an evaluation of the superintendent.

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons. Preceding that meeting, a special meeting will be held at 5 p.m. for a hearing on the budget for 2017-18, a board self-evaluation and goal setting session.


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