By Sam Conner
Members of the Winslow Unified School District Governing Board applauded the Arizona State Division III State Champion girls’ basketball team, its managers and coaches, who were introduced by Winslow High School Principal Chris Gilmore at the board’s March 6 meeting.
The board then heard a report from Lisa Long of the WHS Vocational Education Department. She and student Cameron Carmody explained how they make specially designed cups, license plates and clothing items. Carmody gave each board member a cup designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of WHS.
As old business, second readings resulted in adoptions of policies on advertising in schools, changes regarding evaluation of professional staff members, graduation requirements, admission of transfer students, interscholastic sports, and health issues dealing with immunity and infectious viruses, and an advisory regarding posting and distribution of promotional materials.
The board approved the hiring of Cheryl Jodie as a part-time bus driver; Trista Thermen, WHS special education teacher; Penny West, substitute teacher; Preston McCormick, part-time mechanic; and Anthony Petranovich and Nathan Brady as boys track coaches, and Miriam Stacey and Christie Bratt as girls track coaches at Winslow Junior High School.
The transfer of Gilbert Thomas from part-time substitute bus driver to full-time bus driver was approved.
Retirements or resignations were approved for WHS special education teacher Shannon Elson, Bonnie Brennan fourth grade teacher Jessica McBee, WHS social studies and science teacher Robert Bordner, WHS life skills teacher Jackie Nagle and accounts payable specialist Jackie Hasse.
The board approved acceptance of $47 for Bonnie Brennan School from Arizona Restaurant Systems, Inc. for Sonic Night.
The board approved out of state travel for three employees to attend the Fort Lewis College Teacher Fair scheduled April 1-3 in Durango, Colo., and for two employees to attend the Eastern New Mexico University Teachers Fair scheduled April 25-27 in Portales, N.M.
First reading was held of a policy regarding promotion and retention of students.
A memorandum of understanding was approved with United Way of Northern Arizona for Kindercamp 2013.
An intergovernmental agreement was approved with the Yavapai County Education Service Agency for distance learning service and equipment.
A request that the board direct administration to provide a future presentation on refinancing the school improvement bonds of 2002 and draft a resolution to be issued was approved.
The board issued a letter of declaration to renew the district’s line of credit with Wells Fargo Bank.
By Sam Conner