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School board meets Aug. 18

Summary of reports and actions

The White Salmon Valley School District's board of directors held its August business meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the district office. A quorum of chairman Paul Mosbrucker and directors Jeff Cooper and Kris Kreps was present.

During the meeting the board heard the following reports and took the following actions.

Surplus Sale.

The district netted $439.50 from its Aug. 5-6 surplus sale in the old maintenance shop.

Energy Grant.

Supt. Jerry Lewis announced the district has been awarded a $7,200 grant for an initial district-wide audit of energy needs. The state Supt. of Public Instruction issued the grant to help the district identify ways to make local school buildings more energy efficient.

Lewis said the audit should be completed prior to the October deadline for Energy Grant applications for capital expenditures. Based on the audit's findings, the district could receive about $600,000 to fully cover the cost of updating boilers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls.


The school board will host a meet-and-greet for new district employees on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wayne M. Henkle Middle School library. The board will convene its September business meeting at 7.


On a motion by Kreps the board approved the hiring of Susan Tibke as the district's Transportation Supervisor; Michael Kane as Prevention/Intervention Specialist at Henkle Middle School; and Maria Quintana as LAP paraprofessional at Columbia High School.

Roadway Designation.

The board adopted Resolution 09/10-05 honoring the late Leslie A. Jackson by naming the newly acquired roadway west of the high school soccer fields "Jackson Drive."

Jackson, who passed away Aug. 15, taught science and vocational education courses at Columbia High School until declining health forced her to resign in the spring.

District Auditor.

On a motion by Kreps the board authorized Educational Service District No. 112 employee Jennifer Jacobson to serve as the school district's new auditing official.


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