Dayton School Board
609 South Second Street
Regular Monthly Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m.
September 7, 2011
I. Call to Order
Board Vice Chair Bailey called the regular board meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Board members present were Steve Martin, David Bailey, Marchand Hovrud,
Tamara Fritze and Joe Huether.
II. Flag Salute- Colleen Delp led the flag salute.
III. Recognition of Representatives- AJ Walker, Cheer Coach
IV. Additions or Changes to the Agenda-
Accept resignation from Des Jones as concessions director
Add topics to Superintendent’s Report- Collective Bargaining Agreements
Add Policy 2024 regarding On Line Learning to Policy Review
Add Policy 6891 regarding School Facilities to Policy Review
List Cassandra Thompson as M/S Volleyball Asst Coach on the consent
Add Policies 2152, 2255 and 1400 to Action Items for approval of first reading
V. Public Comment- AJ Walker presented information in regards to cheerleader
activities and the use of uniforms. He discussed the fund raising efforts that have
taken place. Jana Eaton added details in regards to the scope of the
fundraising. Information was provided that show there is legal argument
supporting that school boards could adopt policies that allow for the practice of
cheerleaders being able to keep their uniforms. Discussion ensued in regards to
the policy as it is currently written and the possible changes that would help to
clarify the current practice. Board member Hovrud indicated that she felt the
squad was very competitive, and that we should be proud of what they are
accomplishing. Coach Walker stated that he was also very proud of the girls and
the work they have done.
VI. Consent Agenda
Board member Fritze moved to approve the consent agenda items with the
exception of the approval of co-coaches for softball. The item will be moved to
the action items. Items approved were: Minutes of August 17, 2011 board
meeting: Approve warrants #105472 for $4,496.35 from General Fund; Approve
Brian Rust as MS football volunteer; Approve Mary Ann Ward and Katie
Wooldridge as HS volleyball volunteers; Approve donation of $750 from Dayton
Youth Soccer/DJ Frame for the soccer program for transportation costs; Approve
hire of Jason Mings as Asst HS Boys Basketball Coach; Approve Nathan Krekula
as volunteer HS Cross Country; Approve hire of Cassandra Thompson as M/S
Asst. Volleyball Coach. Motion carried.
ASB Report: Colleen Delp reported on current ASB discussions including JV
cheer squads and a friendly competition between Dayton and Waitsburg to raise
funds to support cancer research. Garrett Turner is in charge of the fundraiser
and more details will follow.
Elementary Principal Katie Leid- Mrs. Leid was unable to attend due to an
HS Principal Andy Maheras- Mr. Maheras was unable to attend, but submitted
his report to the board prior to the meeting. Topics included the activities of the
first couple of weeks of school. There were some scheduling challenges that are
being resolved. He noted that there will be an academic assembly in the coming
weeks to honor students who have maintained high GPA’s and the board will be
invited to attend.
AED- Dayton Lions Club- Superintendent Johnson met with Glen Mendel in
regards to the AED that the Lions Club raised funds to purchase. They will also
provide a storage box for the defibrillator. The current AED is portable and is
generally available for sporting events. Mike McGhan is willing to do the training
that will help to make staff comfortable with the machine. Superintendent
Johnson will follow up with the Lions to thank them for their generous donation. .
End of Course Math Exams- Superintendent Johnson shared the results on the
2010-2011 end of course math scores which replaced the HSPE tests.
Superintendent Johnson reviewed the procedure for end of course exams and
what students need to do to be able to graduate. Board member Fritze asked
about the credit process for classes that may need to be taken a second time.
Discussion ensued on the viability of the credit system and the possibility of the
need for a weighted GPA system to ensure better equality in the process. Board
member Fritze expressed frustration on the state’s education focus that relies on
the success being measured solely from the passing of the exam.
Skills Center- Superintendent Johnson gave the board an update on the Skills
Enrollment- Superintendent Johnson shared the information from the enrollment
report that was submitted to OSPI today. The 2011-2012 current enrollment is at
437, with the potential for some revisions that may need to be made. The 2011-
2012 budgeted number was 452.
Collective Bargaining Agreements- Superintendent Johnson indicated that the
three agreements have progressed and that the majority of the work has been
done towards getting to signed agreements. Board member Huether noted that
the tone of the negotiations with the CCEA group was positive and that he was
impressed with the group as a whole. Superintendent Johnson indicated that
once the agreement is ratified, it will be made more readily available by posting it
on-line for all employees.
Procedure 2024- On Line Learning- Superintendent Johnson discussed the on-
line learning procedures. He indicated that the policy is a work in progress and he
wanted to let the board know that it will be forthcoming.
Athletic Directors Report-
A/D Jack Smiley was attending sporting events and was not able to attend the
meeting. The fall sports numbers will be forthcoming.
VIII. Policy Review:
Policy 2152 Cheerleader Travel & Uniforms- The issue was discussed in
regards to cheerleaders being able to be awarded their uniforms.
Policy 1400 Meeting Conduct- Superintendent Johnson pointed out that the
policy needs to be revised to reflect current meeting times and exceptions to the
Policy 2255 Alternative Learning Experience- Superintendent Johnson
presented a potential ALE policy. The policy is still in the developmental stage.
Policy 6891- School Facilities- Superintendent Johnson discussed the current
policy and the fee structure. Generally, the fee structure has not been
implemented. Superintendent Johnson wanted the board to consider whether or
not the rates should be enforced or if the policy should be changed.
Superintendent Johnson will look into it further and compare to other districts.
IX. Action Items –
Board member Hovrud moved to accept the first reading of policies 2152
Cheerleader Travel and Uniforms, Policy 1400 Meeting Conduct and Policy 2255
Alternative Learning Experience. Motion carried.
Board member Bailey moved to accept the director district boundaries with no
changes. Motion carried.
Board member Huether moved to approve the additional accelerated math class
noting that further negotiated details need to be worked out. Motion carried.
Board member Martin moved to approve the Classified Bargaining Agreement
and the Bargaining Agreement for the Dayton Support Staff. Motion carried.
Board member Bailey moved to approve the CCEA bargaining agreement
pending the CCEA ratification. Motion carried.
The board opted to table the issue regarding the softball coaches.
IX. Public Comment- N/A
X. Executive Session- The executive session was postponed due to time
The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 p.m. The next regularly scheduled board
meeting will be held on September 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room.
Douglas Johnson, Secretary to the Board of Directors