Speech Team members who performed for the board are (from left) Juliet Davidson, Amanda Astorga, Logan Harvey and Roxanna Lacy.
Logan Harvey, a freshman, was the first to perform. Harvey did a poetry reading of Soldier of Fortune by Robert Service. He also performed a dramatic interpretation featuring scenes from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.
Harvey competed in duo-interpretation, poetry and dramatic interpretation. He is the son of Rod and Martha Harvey.
Next to take center stage was Roxanna Lacy, a junior. She performed Ring Out Wild Bells, a prose piece, by Wolcott Gibbs.
Lacy competed in impromptu speaking, prose, humor, and Lincoln-Douglas debate. She is the daughter of Sarah Lacy.
Amanda Astorga and Juliet Davidson, both sophomores, performed Joyful Noises – Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleishman.
Astorga, the daughter of Paul and Vonnie Astorga, competed in duo-interpretation. Davidson, the daughter of Frank Moore and Celestial Sojourner, competed in prose and duo-interpretation.
The team is coached by Rose Oplinger, Marianne Richardson and Smithson.
The board accepted donations from General Mills Box Tops for Education in the amount of $98 to Washington Elementary. A donation from Target’s Take Charge of Education project in the amount of $169 for Winslow High School Student Council was accepted along with $98 for Washington Elementary.
The board ratified Retiree contracts for 2002-2003 for Linda McHood, Bob Howell and Carol Hairrell. These teachers are leaving the district at the end of this school year.
The board also accepted re-hire contracts for the employees currently working for the district who are not retiring.
The board adopted the Northeast Regional Math/Science/Reading Consortium resolution, an intergovernmental agreement supporting the improvement of instructors. The consortium is supported by the Navajo and Apache Superintendent Association and several area districts belong to this consortium.
The board approved the disposal of surplus district computer monitors. The district has tried to sell, donate and recycle the monitors, but have been unable to find anyone who would take them. The district’s auditors requested a letter of permission to dispose of the monitors at a hazardous material site.
The board accepted the resignation of two employees.
Dr. David Black, Superintendent, informed the board that approved textbooks for the upcoming year are currently on display in the district office. The books will be available for viewing for the next 60 days.
The board also approved the procurement of the Voyager Expanded Learning system for Bonnie Brennan Elementary. The curriculum program will be purchased with funds from the Comprehensive School Reform Development grant.
The next meeting of the Governing Board will be April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Governing Board room.