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School board updated on GOCO, more

Posted: Thursday, Jul 11th, 2013

MONTE VISTA— The following was taken from the Monte Vista School Board minutes from their July 2 meeting.

Athletic facilities Committee Report: David Reschke reported on work being done by the Athletic Facilities Committee to pursue a GOCO grant and gather local support. The committee has created a power point presentation they would like to share at local community functions.

Resignations. The Board accepted the resignations of Keith Trumbull as an elementary counselor, Destiny Haas as a food service employee and a recently hired elementary teacher.

Employment: The board employed Kristina Cook as a fifth grade teacher, Cynthia Gallagher as a middle school reading/social studies teacher, Wayne Sheldrake as a middle school part-time Special Ed paraprofessional and Al Ford as a high school assistant football coach.

Requisitions: The board approved purchase orders in the amount of $44,220 to Business Solutions Leasing for 2013-2014 copier leases, $12,000 to Business Solutions Leasing for 2013-2014 managed print services and $121,384.63 to BOCES for administration, K-12 Special Ed and preschool Special Ed.

Presentations: Bob Krug provided information on the Colorado Surplus Asset Fund Trust (CSAFE) and the board approved a resolution with CSAFE.

Consolidation of bus routes. Transportation Director Mark Hotz provided a plan to consolidate bus routes for the 2013-2014 school year. The district will move from four to three bus routes.

Elections: The district will have two, four-year Board of Education positions to be filled at the regular biennial election on Nov. 5. Individuals interested in running for the positions must be registered voters and live within the boundaries of the Monte Vista School District. Petition packets may be picked up starting Aug. 7 at the district administration office. The board approved notification to the Rio Grande County Clerk and Recorder of its intent to participate in the coordinated election and designated Mary Vigil as the district’s election official.

Reports: The board heard a report from Superintendent Robert Webb regarding updates on the contingency bond funds, and plans for the one-to-one technology committee to meet in August. Webb also updated the board on the November ballot measure regarding school finance.

Action items: The board approved an agreement with Brilliant Outdoor Media, several policy adoptions and revisions, May financial reports and minutes of the June 11 meeting.

Next meeting. The next regular Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.

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