Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Grandview School Board swears in new members
GRANDVIEW - Two new school board members were sworn in last
night at the school board meeting held at Grandview High School.
Karen Veloz is the new director for district #2 and Paul
Jepson was sworn in as the new director for district #5.
Tim Grow was again elected president of the school board.
This is a post he has held for the last five years.
Alfonso Contreras is the new vice president. Secretary to
the board is Superintendent Kevin Chase and he is also the contract compliance
officer. Lydia Moreno takes over for Tim Grow as legislative representative.
Newcomers Karen Veloz will be the new curriculum council representative and
Paul Jepson will represent the council on the oversight committee.
Wal-Mart distribution center donates money to Grandview
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board got an early
Christmas present. Wal-Mart distribution center has donated $1,000 to each
school in Grandview for a total of $6,000.
"They called us out there and told us they were going
to present us with something but they wouldn't tell us what," Grandview
School Superintendent Kevin Chase said.
The money will be added to each school's building budget and
the school's principals and staff will decide how the money will be spent.
End of the year fiscal report completed
GRANDVIEW - The end of the year fiscal report for the
2004/2005 school year has been completed.
Of the five funds, three were left on the plus side and only
the general fund and the capital projects fund were in the negative.
"Overall we're doing fine," director of business
and technology Brad Shreeve said. "It's a concern the general fund has
taken a dip but we were expecting that."
The fund is down about 8 percent.
The transportation vehicle fund is in good shape. The school
district has just purchased two brand new school buses.
The buses are not in service yet but after inspections the
buses should be in service for the new year.
New personnel will be added to school district
GRANDVIEW - The school board approved recommendations to
hire new tutors for the school district.
Tamara Everett, Amanda Schuler, Sue Johnson and Sabrina
Grant will be hired by the middle school as Gear-Up tutors.
Ayner Browning, Amy Davis and Harriet Thompson will be hired
as WASL camp tutors.
Steve Long, Chuck Saari and Gary Bradley will go to the high
school as tutors for its Gear-Up program.
Grandview schools to open
back up Jan. 3
GRANDVIEW - School will start again on Jan. 3, 2006, not
Jan. 2 as stated in the school calendar.
The date was incorrectly stated as the day to come back to
school but Jan. 2 is a federal holiday because Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday this