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July 2015

The Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of the month. Below is a summary of the most recent meeting which was July 14, 2015.  The next regular meeting will be Aug. 11, 2015.

OPENING BUSINESS - WORK SESSION

  • Board member training – Trustees Stauffer and Simpson indicated they would attend an Idaho School Boards Association training 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Trustee McGourty reviewed future training topics for the Board and the Board scheduled a retreat for 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon. Aug. 29.

  • Levy Workshop – The district’s current supplemental levy expires at the 2015-16 school year. Superintendent Peterson reviewed the levy’s current use; needs identified by the community; costs of the needs identified; current tax rates; and next steps to be taken for a November election. A more in-depth review of the district’s tax rates will be scheduled for the Aug. 11th work session.

REGULAR SESSION

AGENDA APPROVAL

No changes were made to the agenda.

BOARD RE-ORGANIZATION

The July meeting is the annual meeting of the Board and the following actions took place:

  • Janelle Stauffer and Mandy Simpson were sworn in as trustees

  • Brian McGourty was elected chairman

  • Bob Otten was elected vice chairman

  • Randy Dewey was appointed treasurer

  • Tammy Wallen was appointed clerk

  • Regular meeting date was set at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month with posting of meeting notices identified as the district website, Columbia, Nampa, and Skyview and the district office

  • Trustees Otten and Simpson were appointed to the Preston Capell Loan Committee

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No one signed up to comment.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS

Trustee Simpson shared she was excited to be on the Board and to work with Trustees and staff. Trustee Fuller said he was looking forward to training. Trustee Stauffer shared that she is excited to join the Board. Chairman McGourty thank Trustee Otten for serving as Chairman in 2014-16 and he thanks former trustees Veloz and Coon.

SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

  • Mission/Vision -- Superintendent David Peterson sought feedback from trustees regarding a new mission, vision and motto.

  • Finance Policy Revision – The superintendent recommended the Board wait until November to finalize the policy and he will contact trustees individually to review.

  • Dual Enrollment Fees – Superintendent said no revisions are proposed for 2015-16.

  • Monthly Budget Status Report – No questions were asked.

CONSENT AGENDA

The Board approved the following items on its Consent Agenda:

ACTION ITEMS

Leadership Premium Priorities: The Board approved the priorities for the annual awards as identified by a committee of stakeholders.        

OTHER REPORTS

Nampa Education Association President Kris Carte had no report.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The board adjourned to executive session to discuss negotiations.

The meeting resumed at 9:15 p.m. and trustees voted to adjourn.