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Emery County School board actions: fee increase for driver's education

By PATSY STODDARD
Editor

The July 2009 meeting of the Emery County School District Board of Education, held at the Emery County School District office, was called to order at 7 p.m. by Board President Laurel Johansen. Other Board members present were Vice-President Royd Hatt, Marie Johnson, Sam Singleton and Nanette Tanner. Superintendent Kirk Sitterud was present as was Business Administrator Jared Black. President Johansen welcomed all in attendance and led the audience in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members of the Board considered the warrants, minutes for the June 2009 Board meeting, and financial reports from June 2009.These items were approved.

Superintendent Sitterud presented the following policy revisions to the Board, recommending that each revision be approved as presented:

GCQ: Employee Orderly Dismissal Policy-Professional Staff - a policy revision adding the term "unprofessional conduct" to the list of grounds for termination as well as clarifying longevity. GDQ: Employee Orderly Dismissal Policy-Support Staff - a policy revision adding the term "unprofessional conduct" to the list of grounds for termination as well as clarifying longevity.

GCQA: Reduction in Professional Staff Work Force - a policy revision adding the term "unprofessional conduct" to the list of grounds for termination as well as clarifying longevity.

GDQA: Reduction in Support Staff Work Force - a policy revision adding the term "unprofessional conduct" to the list of grounds for termination as well as clarifying longevity. Also changes "permanent" to "career".

JQ-E: Annual Fee Schedule-High Schools - the only recommended change is to increase the Driver's Education student fee from $40 to $100.

Following a brief discussion and explanation of each of the policy recommendations, Marie Johnson motioned to approve the first four policy revisions as presented, tabling the fifth policy revision until after a closed meeting discussion.

Black presented a recommendation from the District Benefits Committee to approve a renewal with Aetna for medical and dental insurance from September 2009 to August 2010. The committee recommended some alterations to the medical plan which bring the renewal increase in line with the approved budget. The alterations were approved.

The negotiated items with the Emery Education Association were approved.

Superintendent Sitterud reported that at least one school has an interest in holding PTS conferences at midterm. Members of the Board indicated that this is an area where the District can probably show some flexibility. Sitterud indicated that he would hold further discussions with Principals.

Black gave a brief update on the track resurfacing project at Emery High and the road construction at Canyon View Junior High.

The fee for drivers education was approved for an increase from $40 to $100.




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