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School board talks contingency funds

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013

MONTE VISTA—The Monte Vista School Board met in the high school cafeteria to discuss the use of their remaining contingency bond funds and more on Tuesday, April 9.

Staff and community members spoke about the possible uses of those funds with some supporting the installation of an all-weather track and others hoping the money would be used for technology. Board President Matt Nehring explained that there are some high-priority projects the district must address before they can use the funds for either of those. Security measures and traffic management tools for the middle school are some of the high priority projects.

Nehring and other board members agreed that they would like to see the track finished. Nehring suggested the board commit the remaining balance of the funds to be used as a match against any grants that may be obtained to complete the track. The board agreed that they would try to be ready to present the community group with an amount at their May meeting.


The board approved resignations, retirements and new hires; the following information was taken from the minutes of the April 9 board meeting.

Board members accepted two retirements at the meeting; science teachers Doug Steward and Gary Wilkinson will both be employed on a one-year contract for the 2013-14 school year before they retire. Middle school language arts teacher, Josh Streeter resigned as of the end of the year, and high school wrestling coach Eric Hotz resigned immediately.

The following people were approved for hire in the upcoming school year: Robert Gutierez, full-time custodian; Virginia Valle, Title I paraprofessional, Lucus Torres and Max Whitmer, baseball coaches and Carrie Carpenter as a certified guest teacher.

Next meeting

The board will meet again on Tuesday, May 7 with a regular session at 7 p.m.

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