The Douglas School Board of Education honored the district spelling bee winners and runners up at their March 5 meeting which was held in the board room of the Central Administration Building.
In addition the board also recognized Julian Encinas, a fifth grade student at Joe Carlson Elementary, for his art work on the AZELLA (Arizona English Language Learners Assessment) project which is now the cover for the test. There was a contest for students to draw what they felt would be a good cover for the test. Encinas’ drawing was the overall winner from all the entries received state wide.
Board member Susan Kramer ran the meeting in place of board president Mike Ortega who was out of town but joined in for most of the meeting telephonically.
After recognizing the students the board moved quickly through the agenda passing the second reading of the following policies: 441-DGD Credit Cards; 442-DJE Bidding/Purchasing Procedures; 444-GB General Personnel Policies; 445-GCCD Professional/Support Staff Military/Legal Leave; 446-GCK Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers; 447-GCMF Professional Staff Duties and Responsibilities; 449-IHAL Teaching About Religion; 450-IHAMB Family Life Education; 452-IHBE Bilingual Instruction/Native Language Instruction; 453-IHBHD Online/Concurrent/Correspondence Courses; 454-IKE-RB Promotion and Retention of Students; 455-IJM Special Interest Materials Selection and Adoption; 456-KD Public Information and Communication; 457-KHC Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials; 458-GBAB Medical Marijuana Standards and Conditions for Employees; 459-GBECA Nonmedical Use or Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol; 460-GBECA Drugs and Alcohol use by Students; 461-KFA Public Conduct on School Property; B1700 BEDB Agenda and I-6400 IJNDB Use of Technology Resources in Instruction.
The board also approved donations from the following people all of which went to the DHS Athletic Department: Carolyn A. Ziede, Jesus P. Yrrizarry Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Valdez, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Varela, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Edmondson; Nancy F. Bingman on behalf of the DHS Class of 1962; Mr. and Mrs. John R. Pope; John Harmon; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fischer; Patroncinio Velasco and John Summer.
During the consent portion of the agenda the board approved the hiring of Rikki Valdez as an assistant football coach; Lydia Trinidad, Maria Padilla, Lorenzo Grijalva and Hillbert Batungbacal all as volunteers; Josie C. Rosadillo as a temporary parent liaison and Charles Hill, Patricia Valdez and Jacqueline Durazo all as a special education instructional aides.
Adriana Sepulveda and Philip La Bombard both had their resignations approved and Bianca Garcia had her hours increased as a special education instructional aide.
Overall district enrollment is down 42 students from last month with six out of eight schools in the district losing students. The other two schools, Faras and Stevenson Elementary, remained the same.
Spring Break is this week for the DUSD and school is not in session.
The March 19 board meeting has been cancelled and the next regular board meeting will be April 2 at 5:30 p.m.