Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point School trustees adopted the elementary and high school budgets for fiscal year 2014-15, Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The $5,103,787 elementary school budget includes a general fund of a little over $3.6 million.
The $3,449,560 high school budget includes a general fund of a little over $3.6 million.
The district mill levies are 124.61 for the elementary school budget, down from 126.32, the 2013-2014 levy and 93.79 for the high school budget, down from 94.87 one year ago.
In other business, the board approved purchase orders for $11,626 to Black Mountain Software for annual fees and maintenance and $5,927 to CDW Government Inc. for Microsoft server licenses. The board must approve purchase orders that exceed $5,000.
In another matter, the trustees approved a resolution adopting the environmental assessment for the paving of the parking lot at Wolf Point High School. An environmental impact statement is not necessary. This is for a possible future Montana Quality Schools Grant that might fund repaving of the parking lot. The trustees approved a $21,000 asphalt parking lot overlay proposal Monday, July 28, that is intended to fill potholes for safety. That work has not been done.
The board also accepted the resignation of high school and junior high in-school suspension supervisor David D’Ambrosio and assistant cook Claine Raining Bird.
The board authorized the following new employees: Henry Isle Jr., Southside custodian; Jana Elliott, Northside teacher; Brandi Charette, Northside substitute secretary; Ann Landsrud, Northside paraprofessional; Tiffany Szymanski, Northside paraprofessional; Tyler Desjarlais, assistant custodian; Arthur
Tapaha, assistant cook; Brad Solberg, junior high assistant football coach; and Samantha Starkey, volunteer assistant cheer coach.