At its regular December 9 meeting, the Longview School Board of Directors-

  • Nominated and elected Phil Jurmu to be the new School Board President.
  • Nominated and elected Don Wiitala to be the new School Board Vice President.
  • Set the day, time and place for regular board meetings in 2020. Board meetings will occur on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, with the exception of Memorial Day. Regular meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Board Room of the District Office.
  • Appointed board members to sub-committees and liaison roles.
  • Listened to a Wako, Japan student delegation report related to R.A. Long and Mark Morris students who visited our sister city, through an exchange program.
  • Heard citizen comments from Bill Hallanger about the capital bond issue and Gary Walker who is seeking consideration that citizens be named to board sub-committees.
  • Listened to a technology department report.
  • Heard a report on State and Federal programs like Title I and the Transitional Bilingual Program.
  • Passed resolution 776 for the upcoming replacement educational programs and operations levy.
  • Authorized the superintendent to study student fees to determine if they might possibly be eliminated in the future. Dr. Zorn will be making a recommendation to the board by the end of March 2020.
  • Next meeting: January 13, 2020.