MOUNT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT #507
School Board Meeting
December 13, 2001
The Mount Baker school board held its monthly meeting on December 13th at the District Office. The following is a summary of the meeting. Please contact Rick Gantman, superintendent, for additional information.
v Good of the Order
v The Board approved:
v The Board heard:
v The Board discussed:
v Rick Gantman provided a written and an oral report to the board. Highlights of the report were:
v Minutes from November 8th board meeting were approved. Copies of approved minutes are on file at the district office and available upon request.
v Meetings schedule:
Work sessions; Special Meetings District Office at 7 pm
Thursday, January 31 Book Study A Framework For Understanding Poverty
Regular Meetings: 7 pm
Thursday, January 10th Nooksack Tribal Center
Thursday, February 7th District Office (This is a change of date from February 14th)
Mount Baker School District received a grant award from the Phillips 66 Refinery in the amount of Fifteen Thousand dollars towards the purchase of a hybrid gasoline-electric car for our driver educational program. This will allow students to gain an understanding of alternatives available in the automotive industry. Additionally, this award will allow the District to retire a vehicle that his been in the driver education program for many years. Jim Smith wrote the grant proposal and is our lead contact for the project.
Harmony Elementary school received a twenty five hundred dollar award when international tennis star Lindsey Davenport visited the school in November. A Harmony fifth grade student entered an essay contest and won the grand prize: a cash award to the school and a visit from one of tennis biggest celebrities.
Mark Venn attended the National Staff Development Conference in Denver. Topics he studied at the conference included: assisting principals in their staff development efforts and creating a district-wide staff development program. Mark was very pleased with the NSDC and the overall management of the conference.
The School Board attended the WSSDA conference in Spokane last month. The Board focused on Mount Baker School Districts Strategic Plan and participated in conference sessions that will help the district close the achievement gap between high and low performing students.
Ron Bruland was nominated for the Real Heroes Award for it Community Service Award. The Awards Banquet was attended by 200 300 community members and is one of Whatcom County Red Cross major fund raising events.
Judy Sande has joined the Washington School Public Relations Association and has attended one of its conferences. She reports that the Association will be of great assistance as Mount Baker School District develops its Community Relations program. Specifically, Judy is enthusiastic about the network of Public Relations officers and the atmospheres of sharing and support in the Association.
Ellen Dodson welcomed the audience at the MBJHS/MBHS Winter Concert. She honored the students in the performance and thanked the community for its strong support of co-curricular programs.
MOUNT BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 507
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