NASELLE — The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Middle School Commons.

The board hired a new bus driver, Kimberly Jensen, and acknowledged of the resignation of cross-country coach Rob Baker.

In other actions, the board adopted a list of policies recommended by the Washington State School Directors Association, which had its first read during the September meeting.

The policies adopted are:

• 1400 - Meeting Conduct, Order of Business and Quorum;

• 3122 – Excused and Unexcused Absences;

• 3143 – District Notification of Juvenile Offenders;

• 3144 – Release of Information Concerning Student Sexual and Kidnapping Offenders;

• 3241 – Classroom Management, Discipline and Corrective Action;

• 3412 – Automated Defibrillators;

• 3413 – Student Immunization and Life-Threatening Health Conditions;

• 3414 – Infectious Diseases;

• 3416 – Medication at School;

• 6220 – Bid Requirements;

• 6610 – Surveillance Cameras; and,

• 6630 – Driver Training and Responsibility.

The board also approved fuel bids for propane, diesel and unleaded gasoline from Ferrel Gas and Wilcox and Flegel, respectively.

Other approvals included: Overnight and out-of-district travel for fall sporting events and school functions; purchase authority for a school van not to exceed $25,000; and, a list of surplus items. For those interested, the list of surplus items will be accessible on the district’s website.

The board also approved: Booster Club activities for 2018-19; out-of-area teaching assignment for teacher Qin Xia (out of area refers to teaching a specific subject for which the teacher is qualified but not certified); a 10.1 percent wage increase for classified staff; a 7.1 percent wage increase for non-represented staff; supplemental contracts for 2018-19; and, security upgrades for the K-12 school, not to exceed $13,000.

Naselle Youth Camp School Principal Gary Flood briefed the board on his goals for the 2018-19 school year.

Board member Amy Chadwick, the legislative representative for the board, discussed meetings and seminars she had attended regarding legislative priorities related to schools for the upcoming legislative session.

The next regular meeting of the board will take place on Nov. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Commons.

— This report is by Nick Nikkila, a member of the school board.

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