Mar 272013

By Linda Kor
Last week the Joseph City School District Governing Board approved the evaluation given to Superintendent Robert Klein, allowing him to receive his bi-annual performance pay in the amount of $2,233. Five percent of Klein’s salary is based upon the evaluations, with state law requiring that a portion of a superintendent’s base salary be withheld as performance pay.
During the March 12 board meeting, Business Manager Carol Henderson reported that the district would not be required to have a financial audit for this year as it fell below the $500,000 federal revenue requirement for an audit. The district will save $2,500 in audit fees by not having to be audited.
Henderson also reported that the district’s food service department has been nominated for an award. The district is one of four in the state to be nominated for the Outstanding School Meals Initiative Award. The other districts nominated include Catholic School Community in Scottsdale, Nogales Unified School District and Satori, Inc in Tucson.
She also noted that the district is experiencing a decline in enrollment, and indicated that the loss could have a great impact on the budget for the next year.
In other action, the board:
* Approved policy revision recommended by the Arizona School Boards Association.
* Accepted the resignations of Kyra Mosier, Joseph City Elementary School aide; and Trista Thermen, Joseph City Junior High/High School special education teacher.
* Approved the appointment of Claire Young as a kindergarten teacher through Educational Service Inc.
* Approved volunteers Lisa Lampsa, JCJHS track; and Brandon Massey, JCHS baseball.
* Approved the district calendar for the next school year.