Nov 282011

By Sam Conner–

The Winslow Unified School District Governing Board recognized certified employees Jodie Garner, Donna Watson and Julie Thomas and classified employees Charlie Hancock, Mark Bradford and Celeste Hartnett as employees of the first three months. The employees were presented with plaques by Superintendent Doug Watson.

The board approved the hiring of Teresa Bolen and Robert Curtis as district substitutes and approved Virginia Sangster as a volunteer volleyball coach and Rick Sedillo as a volunteer wrestling coach at the junior high school.

The board approved the donations for the Winslow High School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Program of $200 from QK, Inc. and $3,926 for Washington School from the Walk-a-thon.

Indian policies and procedures, which had already been approved by the Indian Education Committee, were approved by the board.

The board canceled the second scheduled December meeting, which would have been during the Christmas vacation holidays for the school system.

Board President Marian Scheid spoke of a program Kathy Ronsted and Ann Hartman have started for children on early release Wednesdays to attend the Methodist Church. That is near Jefferson School and primarily for students from that school. She said that the first session will be on Nov. 30, and expressed a hope that someone would start similar programs near Washington and Bonnie Brennan Schools.

Superintendent Watson reported that he had visited chapter houses on the reservation on several Sundays and believed it was a worthwhile experience. He also reported that City Attorney Dale Patton had thanked him for the work of Sarah Smithson and Chris Gilmore at the Citizens’ Academy sessions the city has held.

The board went into executive session for evaluation of the superintendent. No action was taken after the session.