The Tarkio R-I Board of Education met May 18, 2017, in the board meeting room at Tarkio High School. The meeting was called to order by President Steve Klute at 6:55 p.m. Board members present were Chris Yates, Jeff Meyer, Lydia Hurst, Bruce Lang, Rachel Graves, Steve Klute, and board secretary Diane Hicks. Jamie Barnett was absent. Others in attendance were Interim Superintendent Bruce Skoglund, Superintendent Karma Coleman, Administrative Assistant HT Adams, Elementary Principal Dr. Deborah Taylor, Tammy Aksamit, Barb Tubbs, Deyton Thomson, Markie Sundermann, and Stephanie Parsons.
The consent agenda was approved, as well as the district obligations. Tammy Aksamit, 5th grade teacher, introduced herself. She is happy to be a teacher in the elementary. She stated that next year she is moving up to the 6th grade. Barb Tubbs introduced herself and talked about the number of students she sees in the Special Education department.
Mrs. Parsons came to the board requesting approval to attend the National FBLA competition. One student qualified and the event is held in California. The board voted to approve the extended trip.
The board heard discussion on the finance report, contracting transportation, asphalt removal, and an ag/building project update.
Dr. Taylor reported the attendance for April was 98%. She also stated that summer school is planned in the upcoming weeks.
Reports from Carrie Livengood, H.T. Adams, and Bruce Skoglund were heard.
The board voted to approve the board policies. The board voted to accept the resignation of Ashley Marriott. The motion carried 6-0.
The board voted to approve the new bus and van quote up to $27,000.00.
Rachel moved and Chris seconded to assign Kari Taylor LEA liaison for homeless children and youth.
“RFP’s” for lowering ceilings in several classrooms at the elementary building were discussed.
Bids for the cafeteria windows at the elementary building were discussed.
The board voted to approve the Head Start Agreement.
The meeting moved into closed session at 8:05 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.