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Archives for May 2016
Delta/Greely School Board
TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: School Board Conference Room
Richard Mauer, President
Dana Mock, Vice President
Eileen Herman, Treasurer
Barbara Parker, Clerk
Mercedes Ronnander, Student Representative
LTC Detrice Mosby, Military Representative
B. Roll Call
C. Pledge of Allegiance
D. Establishment of QuorumE. Public Comment
1. Board Policy 9323
F. Adoption of Agenda
1. Adoption of Agenda – All items on the Consent Agenda are approved at the adoption of the agenda.
2. Reading of the Board Mission Statement – The Delta/Greely School District provides each student with
opportunities to become a responsible and productive member of society.
G. Consent Agenda
1. Approve Minutes from April21, 2016 School Board Meeting
2. Approve Student Activities Shuttle Bus purchase
3. Award Gasoline Bid 3 year
4. Award Heating Oil Bid 3 year
5. Award Bus fuel Bid 3 year
6. Award Garbage Collection Bid 3 year
7. Award Wood Chip fuel bid 3 year
8. Award Student Transportation Contract- 5 year
9. Award Gerstle River School internet service
10. Award Cell phone service contract
11. Award Long Distance Telephone Service
12. Award Local Telephone Service
H. Correspondence to and from the Board
I. Financial Report
1. Financial Report
J. Information Items
1. Superintendent’s Report
2. Assistant Superintendent’s Report
3. President’s Report
4. Military Representative Report
K. Action Items
1. Accept Donations
2. Approve Certificated Contracts
3. Approve FY17 Delta Junction Schools Calendar Change
4. 2nd Reading/Approval Policy Updates
5. Approve English Curriculum Update
6. Approve Social Studies Curriculum Update
7. Approve Vocational Course Additions
8. Approve Math Course Additions
9. Approve Extended School Year Contract
10. Overseas Travel for Music Group Approval to begin fund raising
11. Approve DES Well Engineering Contract
12. Approve District Office Window Bids
13. Approve DGESPA & DGEA Contract Amendment
L. Discussion of Future Meetings
1. School Board Work Session June 2, 2016
2. School Board Work Session June 16, 2016
M. Public Comment
N. Comments from the Board
1. Facilitate the planning, programming, budgeting, execution and reporting of a short and long
term maintenance program.
2. The board will establish key indicators of District success.
3. The board will oversee the on-going implementation of the strategic plan.
4. The board will assess the budget to identify areas for further efficiencies and revenue
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– Select a planting site where there is plenty of space for the trees or shrubs to grow.
– Dig the planting hole 2-3 times the diameter of the tree roots.
Mix compost or topsoil into the planting hole to help enrich the native soil.
- Top the planting area with 3” of mulch to within 6” of the tree trunk.
– Water deeply about once per week.
– Protect young trees from moose browsing with fencing
– If you notice your trees or shrubs looking unhealthy, feel free to contact us with questions!
Better Business Bureau Warns Service Members to Be On Guard
Anchorage, Alaska — May 19, 2016 — On Saturday the country will celebrate Armed Forces Day by coming together and thanking military members for their service. This is a time to honor service members for their sacrifice and show them our support. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is an advocate for these men and women and would like to remind them that they are often easy targets for scammers.
Here are some of the most common ploys con artists will try:
- Fake Rental Listings. This online scam offers fake rental listings with huge military discounts in order to lure in service members and their families. Military families often have to move quickly and don’t always have the proper time to vet a new location. To avoid falling for this trick it’s best to avoid wiring money. Instead pay with a credit card so you can dispute the charges easily. If looking for a home long distance, check online to make sure it really exists and that it’s not a for-sale listing hijacked by scammers.
- Quick Loans. Google and Facebook may have decided to block payday loan advertisements, but that won’t stop these businesses from trying to entice service members. These loans offer instant approval, but often come with hidden fees and extremely high interest rates. Remember, legitimate lenders will never guarantee a loan before you apply. Also, any lender who requires an upfront fee is likely trying to scam you.
- Fundraising Scams. Suspicious charities that claim to be raising money for veterans or military families often see service members as easy targets. They know they are more inclined to donate to these types of groups. To make sure the charity is legitimate, look them up on give.org or charitynavigator.org.
Anyone who has fallen victim to these or other scams are encouraged to report their experience to Better Business Bureau at 907-562-0704 or at www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us.
Looking out over the Delta River Valley near Black Rapids with the buffalo herd roaming far below.
It’s finally summer in the Alaska Range. Photo Courtesy Steven Miley
This little naughty squirrel was spotted washing his hands while on a Caribou Antler on our Garage.
Photo Courtesy Cynthia Souhrada