At their March 28, 2022, regular meeting the Board of Directors:
- Approved the consent agenda which contained minutes from the March 14, 2022, regular meeting; March 14, 2022 special meeting minutes; a personnel report and warrants.
- Recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Program Teach Sam Kell who recently was named the Washington Industrial Technology Association Teacher of the Year.
- Heard star polisher nominations as follows:
· Mark Morris student Ashley Smith stated that Ms. Pointer is her star polisher because, “She has helped me grow as a person over the last three years. As my teacher she has helped me learn how to problem solve situation in an appropriate manner and she’s also assisted me when I’ve been at my lowest. I truly appreciate her as a human being and as my teacher for all she’d one.”
· R.A. Long student Rylan Fraser stated the Mr. Jeffries is his star polisher because, “I have always hated math probably because I was so bad at it. Math was by far my weakest subject. But that has completely changed this year. Algebra 1 is now my strongest subject. My teacher, Mr. Jeffries, is a really great teacher who makes math feel genuinely fun. Mr. Jeffries is the best math teacher I have ever had.”
- Heard a report on the new Transitional Kindergarten program that will begin on November 1, 2022. The program will be open to four-year-old children based on eligibility. Registration will open this spring.
- Learned about the many different assessments taken by students of the district.
- Approved the E-rate Projects vendor recommendations and project funding plan. The plan includes extending fiber optics internet capabilities to Longview Memorial Stadium.
- Learned that enrollment is down by 87 students from budget and 325 students from two years ago.
- Learned that WSSDA is accepting proposals for legislative or policy changes in April, in preparation for the legislative assembly in the fall.
- The next regular meeting is set for April 11, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.