The Johnson- Walzer Architectural Firm from Flagstaff and Phoenix was selected to receive the contract for planning the Students first projects in the Winslow Unified School District and other projects "bundled" with Winslow by the School Facilities Board. This grouping of projects will give the district economy of scale not otherwise available in this area.
The projects in Winslow include remodeling or repairs on all the schools and a new building for the high school. One of the advantages Johnson- Walzer offers is that they have a historic preservation architect on staff as alternatives for Old Main are studied.
The projects will be managed by Pinnacle One which has assigned Mr. Tom Bielecki of Flagstaff to the project team. He told the Governing Board that the deficiency projects would be started while planning goes on for the new building.
The board was told that there would be a study committee to work with the planners for the high school.
In other business the board approved the resignation of Mrs. Betty Walch, Special Education Coordinator, and the hiring of Mr. Ross Sanchez as a district crossing guard.
The board approved a contract for the services of Mr. robert M. Jarrett, attorney, on a monthly retainer for the District's legal services. Jarrett will serve in addition to Mr. Dale Patton. The board also approved hiring a member of the law firm of Magnum, Wall Stoops and Warden from flagstaff who is an expert in Special Education legal work.
The board retired into executive session to consider salary schedules and the retirement, promotions, appointments or demotions of staff. They met for approximately one-half hour in executive session. there was no report of their findings.
During the Principal's Reports, Mrs. Sarah Smithson of Washington School reported on the bomb threat at Washington School and the very fine behavior of the students, staff and emergency services who all helped to make the evacuation plan work smoothly. She said that staff and students would continue to work on safety issues.
Member Royce Greer commented on Black History Month and the great presentations at the schools. He also asked about a pass system for graduation so that more family members could sit in the west stands.
Member Roger Graybeal commented on the successful start to the track season and congratulated the teams.