Feb 192014

By Naomi Hatch
Snowflake School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell reported to the governing board Feb. 13 that the district’s Special Education Department was audited, and was found 100 percent compliant in the area of high school transition.
Merrell acknowledged Highland Primary School third grader Matthew Brimhall as Hoop Shoot state champion in his age group. He will now compete in the regional hoop shoot.
The board approved the preventative maintenance program for the School Facilities Board. Business Manager Mark Ollerton explained that this is an annual report that is submitted to the state after board approval.
Out-of-state travel was approved for reading specialists to attend the 2014 international reading association conference in New Orleans. Merrell noted grant money for this purpose will pay for the trip.
Out-of-state travel was also approved for Glenn Stuart and students to attend the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coast Airbrush Conference in California. Merrell explained that this is done every four years and students pay a portion of the trip, which gives them an opportunity to work with some of the top specialists in the airbrush field. Merrell also noted that CTE and Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology funds are used for the trip.