MONTE VISTA—The Monte Vista School Board approved the 2013-14 budget during their June 11 meeting.
Superintendent Robert Webb reviewed the budget and took questions from board members. There were no comments or concerns from the audience during the public hearing, and the budget was passed unanimously.
The board also approved a resolution with the budget to transfer food service funds.
Board member David Reschke presented a list of committee members to the rest of the board for their approval. The volunteer committee members will serve two-year terms.
Brent Logan, a committee member, told the board that they are making progress toward applying for a GOCO grant. The group has recruited a grant writer to complete the application, and they have organized some talking points to help the board answer questions from the community.
The group is now working to get letters of recommendation from the public and planning the facility. The city of Monte Vista will contribute the removal of the current track and, other in-kind arrangements have also been made.
Community members and students will be able to use the track facility for health and exercise opportunities, as well as school-sponsored programs. As they are designing and working toward finding funding for the project the committee is interested in hearing from all interested parties.
Reschke told the other board members that now that the track project is moving forward, he would still like to use the same process to begin working toward getting a technology program in place.
The board approved a resolution to accept the Certified Personnel Evaluation System created through a 1338 Committee. The system will help the district and state evaluate teachers and administrators.
The board scheduled their next meeting for July 2 at 6 p.m. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend school board meetings.