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Sunnyside School Board Briefs

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Board approves contract with Nuestra Casa

Nuestra Casa will be overseeing the school and parent phone tree for the Sunnyside School District, thanks to a contract recently approved by the Sunnyside School Board.

According to the contract, Nuestra Casa personnel will work 15 hours a week for the district. The contract is effective through June 30, 2006, and calls for Nuestra Casa to be paid $13,500.

Contract with consulting firm approved

The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with RGI Corporation of Sunnyside.

According to the contract, RGI will collect data on the effectiveness of the Grizzly Success Academy, which was held this past August.

The contract is effective through July 31, 2006, and is for $11,174.

Elementary principals to receive mentoring

Elementary school principals in the Sunnyside School District will be receiving mentoring during the 2005-06 school year.

Last week the Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with Audrian Huff of Moses Lake, to provide mentoring services to principals in K-4 schools.

The contract provides for 10 days of mentoring during the current school year at a cost of $500 a day, in addition to expenses. The contract is effective through July 30, 2006.

Pathologist hired

The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract, which will bring Sunnyside's Barbara Merz into the district to serve as a speech-language pathologist.

The contract is effective through June 15, 2006, and states the district will pay Merz $47 an hour for seven hours per day for a maximum of 70 days.

Teachers to receive Corrective Reading training

Teachers at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School, Sunnyside High School and PRIDE High School will be receiving a little extra help this year when it comes to the Corrective Reading program.

The Sunnyside School Board approved a contract with Tara Ebey of Spokane to provide training and assistance to the three schools during the 2005-06 school year.

The contract is effective through June 30, 2006 and is for $600 a day for up to 26 days.

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