Friday, July 9, 2010

School board releases agenda 1 day early

Annual and monthly board meetings set for Tuesday evening

Express Staff Writer

The Blaine County School District released its agenda for next Tuesday's board of trustees meeting one day earlier than usual.

In the past, board Clerk Laurie Kaufman has normally released agendas to the news media and posted notice on the district website late on Thursday afternoons prior to Tuesday evening school board meetings. Posting agendas on Thursday afternoons puts the school board in compliance with the Idaho Open Meeting Law, which requires that agendas for regular meetings be publicized at least five days prior to the meeting.

Releasing the agenda one day early was done at the request of the Idaho Mountain Express so that a story could be prepared and published in the Friday edition of the newspaper preceding the meeting. In the past, agendas had typically been released after Express press deadline.

Tuesday's meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held as usual at the district office at 118 W. Bullion St. in Hailey. The meeting will actually be two meetings, the first being the annual meeting to be immediately followed by the July monthly meeting.

At the annual meeting, the board will elect a chair and co-chair for the 2010-11 school year. The positions are currently held, respectively, by Julie Dahlgren and Daniel Parke.

Also, the board will consider appointments for various district administrative positions and for contracted legal counsel, a position now held by attorney Adam King.

At the regular board meeting, the board will declare a vacancy due to the recent resignation of Trustee Mari Beth Matthews, and will hear a report from Business Manager Mike Chatterton on construction and geothermal resource work at Bellevue Elementary School. The board will also consider appointment of a new international baccalaureate program coordinator.

A complete agenda is available at the district website,

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