School board news

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2003

Also Monday night, the school board:

Presented a Spirit of Youth award to Halley Moak for her volunteer service at the Youth of the Nation Teen Center in Homer.

Presented Golden Apple Awards to Homer Flex High School volunteer Lolita Brache and McNeil Canyon teacher Amy Budge. Homer Flex volunteer Sharon Whytal also received a Golden Apple Award, but was unable to attend the meeting.

Heard a presentation of the 2003-04 preliminary district budget. Melody Douglas, the district's chief financial officer, noted that the administration recommends a $2.9 million adjustment be made to reconcile the general fund expenditure budget, according to board meeting minutes. The board is scheduled to vote on the submitted budget at its next meeting, at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Borough Building in Soldotna.

Approved tentative tenure teacher assignments for Marina Bosick, Penny Tinker, Joseph Trujillo and Tracy Wimmer.

Approved long-term substitute teaching contracts for Beverly Edwards, grades two and three, Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School; Gordon Griffin, English, Skyview High School; Marylil Spade, science, Skyview; Tamara Passe, special education and resources, Redoubt Elementary School; and Sherry Friedersdorff-Dillon, kindergarten, Redoubt.

Approved a one-year unpaid leave of absence for Thomas Barnard, teacher of the visually impaired.

Approved resignations from Liana Bigham, social studies, Kenai Central High School; Russell Lewis, sixth-grade teacher, Tustumena Elementary School; and Mary Beth Nearing, districtwide physical therapist. Bigham and Lewis currently are on leaves of absence. Their resignations are effective immediately. Nearing's resignation will take effect at the end of this school year.

Unanimously approved the fine arts curriculum.

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