Vernonia School Board Report

At the August 14, 2014 Vernonia School Board Meeting:


Board Hears Questions About K-2 Blended Classes-Over twenty people were in attendance, most   were there to ask questions about the District’s plan to group all kindergarten through second grade students together for instruction this coming school year.  Superintendent Aaron Miller addressed the audience concerns for over an hour.


Security Cameras Being Installed- Superintendent Miller told the Board that installation of a security camera system is being completed with cameras in strategic locations to deter vandalism.


Miller Gives Construction Updates-Superintendent Miller told the Board that Spencer Park construction is continuing with all the new dirt in place and that the backstop at the new softball/baseball field is being installed.  The project is on schedule to be completely constructed by the September 1st deadline.  The SHPO (State Historical Preservation Office)  monument that is a requirement of FEMA should also be installed by September 1.  Permits for the new shop were approved and construction should begin shortly.  The new softball field at the new school is on hold.  


Board Approves Administrative Agreement- The Board approved a three year Administrative Memorandum of Agreement with administrative employees.

Board Accepts Morrow Resignation-Superintendent Miller informed the Board that he has received the resignation of band teacher Andy Morrow.  The Board voted to accept the resignation.


School First Days- Friday, September 5th will be the first day of school for 6th and 9th graders and foreign exchange students as well as for and kindergarten assessments.  All other students start on Monday, September 8th.