Five BF students qualify for FBLA state

The Butte Falls School District Board of Directors agenda included some 15 items. All issues were handled in a one hour meeting. A 45 minute executive session regarding labor negotiations followed the open meeting.

As of Jan. 31 enrollment stands at  145 students in the district. Highlights of activities at each school were presented and Dr. Courtney presented a power point on the governor’s education plan (SB 1540) He previously gave the presentation to the staff.

Mrs. Freeman reported on the Feb. 10 school improvement meeting, which included discussion of a technology plan, natural resource curriculum ideas and common core standards. Freeman has submitted a grant for Career and Technical Education.

The next Charter School board meeting is Feb. 27.

Dr. Courtney reported that the underground oil tanks at the fish hatchery have been removed.

Twenty students competed in the Future Business Leaders competition at OIT with 15 receiving ribbons. The other five placed high enough to qualify for the state competition in April.

The board voted to adopt policy JECB Admission of Nonresident Students. The vote was 4-0.

Dr. Courtney’s request to work half-time with Dianne Gorman assuming principal duties half-time was tabled. Some board members sought additional information.

The state legislature has tabled the data previously requested on Division 22 assurances.

Butte Falls approved the three ESD resolutions. They are technology and media, special education and school improvement. Again, the vote was 4-0. 

Mayor Ron Ormond presented a proposal to create a governing board for the fish hatchery property. It included an intergovernmental agreement between the city and the school district. It was decided any agreement was premature and the issue was tabled. Dr. Courtney was asked to review the proposal and report back to the board.

Bridget McGonagle was awarded a stipend for the work she has been doing on a volunteer basis with homeless students. The funds come from Title I.

Roni Burg will be the high school softball coach with Daniel Weaver the head baseball coach. Screening continues for volunteer coaching assistants.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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