By Beka Compton
the Times 

Waitsburg School Board Meeting


March 26, 2020

WAITSBURG—On Thursday, March 19, the Waitsburg School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting. Superintendent Mark Pickel, Board Chair Ross Hamann, and board members Lisa Morrow and Sarah Boudrieau were present. Members Christy House and Pam Chapman were present via phone call.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the board will be meeting via conference call at the next meeting. All persons attending the meeting practiced social distancing.

Superintendent Pickel swore in new school board member Sarah Boudrieau who was voted in on March 5th during a special meeting.

Time for public comment was to discuss how to spend leftover bond money from the 2016 bond election. The bond money, some $230,000, is earmarked for capital improvement projects. There were no members of the public present during the hearing so there were no public comments. Superintendent Pickel told the board that the high school building roof was in need of care. He also mentioned that three-ring binders with the bond and all resolution information is available for the public to review, by request.

Superintendent Pickel reported that, prior to the mandatory school closures, the district had hired two temporary employees. Tracy Barron was hired as a Title I paraeducator and Brian Seagraves was hired as a temporary maintenance employee.

Superintendent Pickel reported that the calendar committee had two proposed schedules, but he did not have them with him. The council opted to wait until members saw the schedule to vote. Business Manager Becky Dunn asked the board to have a decision by the next regular meeting for budgeting purposes.

The board completed the second reading of a set of policies and voted to approve them. The meeting was adjourned.


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