Agendas, Board Packets & Minutes
4 days ago
July 18, 2016 - Regular Meeting - Admin Office - 5:30 PM
Board Meeting Packet (95 pages)
F-195 Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (128 pages)
Policies-Draft changes (32 pages)
Surplus-Junior High Library Books (23 pages)
Meeting Minutes-Official 8-22-16
November 9, 2015 - Regular Meeting - Grant - 5:30 PM
Meeting Minutes-Official 11-23-2015
August 25, 2015 - Special Meeting - Admin Office - 5:30 PM
Meeting Minutes-Official 9-14-2015
Policies and Procedures
10 months ago
- 1000 - Board of Directors
- 2000 - Instruction Policies
- 3000 - Students Policies
- 4000 - Community Relations Policies
- 5000 - Personnel Policies
- 6000 - Management Support/Fiscal
What is the difference between a board policy and procedure?
A board policy:
- Provides guidelines to chart a course of action.
- Tells what is wanted — and may inclue why and how much.
- Allows discretionary action by the administration in meeting day-to-day problems.
- Is specific enough to give clear guidance.
- Should be reviewed on a consistent schedule and can only be modified through formal analysis, review and adoption.
A board procedure:
- Is the responsibility of the superintendent and staff. The superintendent can change procedures as the need arises.
- Establishes the mechanics for implementing policy.
- Lists the steps to be followed.
- Contains important detail; the do's and don'ts.
- Is not adopted, but is reviewed by the Board as needed.
11 months ago
All board members can be reached at one email address:
Secretary to the Board/Superintendent
Garn Christensen's email address:
4 months ago
Superintendent - Garn Christensen
about 1 month ago
get to know garn
Garn Christensen attended public elementary school, was homeschooled in his teens, and then graduated early from one of the first alternative high schools in Utah. He paid his own way through college and had several jobs during those years. These included working on cattle and sheep ranches in Utah and Eastern Nevada, working as an outdoor guide in Utah and Colorado, doing construction, and working as a burn/trauma technician while earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah.
His first job in education was teaching in central Utah. From there, he was hired as the only-employee for a remote one-room school district in Central Idaho. That job also included setting up a community ambulance association that still exists today.
While working at the one-room school, he earned a Master’s Degree from The College of Idaho. After two years, he returned to Utah for one year as teacher in a large junior high and was then hired for his first principal job in Eastern Idaho.
He came to Northeast Washington in the early 90s and spent 6 years as principal, then 5 years as a superintendent for Chewelah School District. During that time he earned his Superintendent certification at WSU and started work on a Ph.D.
His family wanted a change, and in 2003 he accepted a position as the Sequim Superintendent on the Olympic Peninsula. A year later he completed his doctorate in education leadership with a focus on K-12 testing policy.
In 2007, he returned to the east side of the state to work as superintendent in Eastmont School District. One of his regular activities is to hand deliver paychecks and employee newsletters. This allows him to visit every classroom every month and meet all employees face to face. With over 600 full and part-time employees, it takes a full day and equals a 9 mile walk.
When not working, he enjoys outdoor activities, volunteering, live music, and spending time with his family.
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