The Oregon Department of Education has grant money available for charter school start-up, which must be applied for in December. Courtney suggested using Northwest Center for Educational Options to write the grant application. The charter school will be on the agenda again for the Nov. 8 meeting of the board.
The board will hold a first reading of a proposed pre-employment drug screening policy at the November meeting.
The district is behind the state schedule for adoption of textbooks in math and science. The board approved the Bridges math curriculum for grades K-5 at an initial cost between $11,000 and $17,000. Three teachers are looking at the middle school math curriculum. Dianne Gorman reported she is getting sample texts to review for the high school.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent