MVSD receives ‘clean’ fiscal audit report


MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista School District received a “clean audit report” from a firm conducting the annual fiscal review.

Members of Wall Smith & Bateman and Associates presented a positive report during a recent Monte Vista School District Board of Education meeting. The school board accepted the report and thanked the auditors. 

School Board President Gary Wilkinson spoke about some donations that were made to the school. The donations included $5,000 in memory of Pauline Parris.

“We also had an anonymous donor, donate $3,000 to the STEM programs, and we approved that, and that’s for elementary through high school, any of the additional needs like for Science Fair or any of those kinds of things. This donor saw a need for those kinds of things, these are just the things that are unanticipated,” he said.

Wilkinson also spoke about a matching grant in the amount of $8,800 for the middle school to help replace the school’s whiteboards. 

MVSD Superintendent Scott Wiedeman was proud to announce that Monte Vista High School student Marissa Martinez would be part of the National Geographic Channel’s support of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Martinez and two fellow students, Claire Seger and Chloe Hindes, were chosen to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta this past school year. Martinez took fourth place and received two scholarships while there.

Wiedeman showed a clip of the National Geographic Channel video that Martinez would be featured in and expressed the board and district were proud of her. 

At the same meeting, the school board approved new hires and transfers.

The board also recognized the MVHS High School golfers who qualified for state — Kaden Mellott, Ryker Anderson and Liam Ellithorpe.

The next MVSD Board of Education meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.