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School board meeting held at different location today

by EVIE SEABERG
Staff Writer | June 11, 2024 1:00 AM

PONDERAY — The Long Range Facility Planning Committee will be presenting its recommendations at Tuesday’s Lake Pend Oreille School District board meeting.

The committee was launched last October to create a list of priorities for district-wide improvements for facilities, which add up to 538,258 square feet of building space that sit on over 150 acres of LPOSD property.

Unlike past board meetings, this gathering will be held at the Ponderay Events Center. 

This meeting is also expected to include the adoption of the 2024-25 budget. Other board action items will include a 2024-25 superintendent evaluation timeline, and second readings of policy for revisions to promotion/retention and sexual harassment and discrimination policies. 

Under the consent agenda, the board will consider a human resources report, custodial funds for fiduciary school fund activity and permissions to bid for bus and support vehicle fuel, snow removal and heating fuel, two new 71-passenger school buses and one new 23-passenger school Bus.

A first reading of revisions to a Title I Family Engagement Policy is also expected to be completed. 

The board will enter into executive session to consider “the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public  officer, employee, staff member or individual agent, or public school student,” as outlined by Idaho Code.

It will return to open session to discuss an employee matter and superintendent and clerk of the board evaluations. 

The meeting will take place today at 5 p.m. at the Ponderay Events Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay.