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Board Highlights

from the April 28, 2009 business meeting of the Uintah School District Board of Education

 

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Recognition of Office Professional of the Year, Lola Searle:  Lee Gagon, Human Resources Director, had the honor of introducing Lola Searle to members of the Board of Education and patrons present.  Lola was chosen as the Office Professional of the Year by the Utah Association of Educational Office Professionals; she was honored at a conference banquet March 7, 2009 in Salt Lake

 

Recognition of Business Office Statistical Reporting Award:  Superintendent Nelson extended congratulations to Uintah School District’s financial team – a recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Financial Reporting Award presented by the Utah State Office of Education.  Uintah was one of only sixteen districts in the state to receive this recognition.

 

Recognition of Regional Sterling Scholars:  Kay Baker, Sterling Scholar Advisor, commented on the Regional Sterling Scholar competition which was held last week at Uintah High School, and then presented the Regional Sterling Scholar winners from Uintah High School to members of the Board of Education for recognition of their accomplishments.

 

Recognition of State Qualifying Girls’ Choir:  Aaron Merryweather, Advisor, introduced members of Uintah High School Girls’ Choir who have qualified for State competition.  The choir then performed one of their winning musical numbers for the Board and patrons present.

 

Recognition of National Qualifying FBLA Students:  Several members of Uintah High School’s FBLA chapter have qualified to compete at Nationals which will be held in Anaheim, California in June.  Lori Gillman, Advisor, introduced the student qualifiers and announced that the chapter was recently chosen as Outstanding FBLA Chapter for the State of Utah.

 

Discussion with Dean Wes Holley from Utah State University:  Dean Wes Holley shared his goals, objectives, and aspirations in partnering with Uintah School District to provide higher education opportunities to the students of Uintah School District.

 

Review of District Arts by Lynna Kendall:  District Arts Coordinator, Lynna Kendall, shared the purpose and successes which have been, and can be, acquired through the arts programs offered in the schools.

 

Approval of Policy 006.0080 Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program(1st & 2nd Reading)  A motion was made by JoAnn Cowan to accept on first and second reading, the revisions to Policy 006.0080.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of Rules for Grand Piano Usage @ Vernal Middle School:  Tabled.

 

Approval of Adjusted FY 2009 Revenue Sweep: A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the adjusted funding sweep as presented in preparation for revising the budget for this current fiscal year.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval of FY 2010 Budget Adjustments:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe to approve the FY 2010 budget adjustments as proposed and authorize the Business Administrator to move forward with preparation of the preliminary budget.  Allen Huber seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

Approval for Application for Qualified School Construction Bonds:  A motion was made by Scott Ruppe authorizing the Business Administrator to move forward with the application for Qualified School Construction Bonds.  JoAnn Cowan seconded the motion; motion carried unanimously.

 

PersonnelAppointment of Personnel:  The following individuals were approved for appointment by the Uintah School District Board of Education

Dallen McKee, Asst. Wrestling Coach

Jayme Leyba, Asst. Football Coach

 

Resignation of Employees:  Letters of Resignation have been received from the following employees:

Elisa Vredeveld, Teacher, Lapoint – effective end of the 2008-2009 school year

Norma Draper, Teacher, VJH – effective end of the 2008-2009 school year

Lillyan McCormick, Teacher, Naples – effective end of the 2008-2009 school year

Shannon Johnson, Head Coach, Girls Basketball – effective April 16, 2009