At its regular June 10 meeting, the Longview School Board of Directors-

  • Heard about two Star Polishers. Sean Eklund, a student at R.A. Long high school, says Mr. Fajardo is his star polisher. Sean said, “Mr. Fajardo put me on the path of becoming a writer by encouraging my work and showing me opportunities to expand and grow.”
  • Mikayla Taylor appreciates Mr. Kloke as her star polisher. Mikayla says, “Mr. Kloke has been so helpful in AP US History this year. He is one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve ever encountered. He is constantly offering his assistance to us before and after school, and provides whatever resources he can to make a very difficult class more manageable.”
  • Recognized Monticello Middle School for being awarded a State School of Distinction Award for continued academic growth and improvement.
  • Held a public hearing on the capital projects fund budget extension related to the R.A. Long STEM Classroom remodel and approved the budget extension via resolution.
  • Requests to address the board included a request to elevate a high school personal finance class to a requirement for graduation.
  • Heard the results of a soil study for the possible new Mint Valley Elementary school should the capital bond measure be approved by voters. The soil study indicated the foundations would need reinforcement. Also learned that the current bid prices for school projects in the region is higher that anticipated, which will require the board to revisit the bond price on June 24.
  • Received a nutrition services report and approved the Summer Food Service Program. The board also approved a .05 cent increase in breakfast & lunch prices to abide by Federal law.
  • Listened to a 2019-20 budget development update. The next update will be provided on June 24.
  • Received an update on the Pay to Participate Fees and voted to waive all fees at the middle and high school to increase participation.
  • Set a hearing date for the 2019-20 budget, which will be on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 6:35 p.m.
  • Appointed Jennifer Leach as the board liaison to WIAA and renewed the district’s membership to the organization.
  • Approved changes to Procedure 3240 regarding student conduct, expectations and reasonable sanctions.
  • Approved changes to Policy 3241 concerning discipline for student misconduct.
  • Approved changes to Procedure 3241 regarding discipline for student misconduct.
  • Next board meeting is June 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.