Students at Hermiston High School may see schedule shifts next fall, but school administrators havent yet settled on a plan.
Board of Education members met for a regular monthly meeting Monday, during which they received a report from a scheduling committee, approved multiple gifts and personnel decisions and listened to updates on the districts financial condition.
A schedule review committee, created by the school board in August, delivered a summary of its conclusions after a three-month look at current high school class times.
Members of that committee said an eight- or seven-period daily schedule and a three-semester yearly schedule would not be beneficial for students.
The board will receive a final report from the committee soon and consider proposed schedule revisions sometime after the new year.
Board members accepted these cash gifts during Mondays meeting:
$1,000 from the Walmart Foundation for the HHS weight room.
$675 from the Altrusa Club of Hermiston for the districts elementary schools.
$450 from the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Hermiston for the HHS speech team.
$200 from Gregory Jones, D.M.D., for Sandstones Battle of the Books.
$100 from Ostler Orthodontics for Armand Larive.
Assistant Superintendent of Support Services Wade Smith gave the board an update on the districts bonds programs that showed all major projects as on-time and on-budget. Completion progress on the facilities are as follows: West Park, 97 percent; Sunset, 85 percent; Armand Larive, 78 percent.
Board members also announced that a public hearing will occur Monday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at Armand Larive, where community members will have the chance to comment on the districts contracting methods for various district-wide construction projects. The board heard an enrollment update that showed 5,150 students in the district, an increase of 164 compared to the same month one year ago.
Members also received a financial forecast showing November revenues totaling nearly $1 million under estimates and an overall fund balance of $13.4 million.
They also approved:
The districts annual financial audit, which Superintendent Fred Maiocco previously called, One of the cleanest audits (he has) ever seen.
The hiring of Robert Silva, director of instructional technology who currently works at the district through a partnership with the Umatilla Morrow ESD.
The retirement of Michelle Hansen, science teacher at HHS.