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Trustees select bank to meet CCSD’s needs

Christine Kuklica
ckuklica@lahontanvalleynews.co

After a 90-minutes delay of listening to 47 people discuss the handling of wrestling coach Mitch Overlie's spring coaching assignment, the Churchill County School Board then focused on their agenda items at Thursday's meeting.

Phyllys Dowd, director of Business Services, enlightened the trustees on the process of how she and her staff choose the right bank for the district's financial needs. She said those needs include looking at fees, maintenance of the account and customer service availability.

"My staff and I each filled out a multiple page document with the same criteria and rated each financial institution," Dowd said. "In the packet you received, it has what we found, and who we think would be right for the job."

SEVERAL trustees thought it would be beneficial for each bank to present its services to the board, so members could determine for themselves which bank was better for the district, instead of having it suggested to them.

Board President Ron Evans disagreed with the idea of having the banks present their services to the board and said he trusts Dowd to do her job.

"We hired Phyllys for a reason. She has experience and is good at her job," Evans said. "I think we should let her do her job and trust her suggestion."

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After further discussion, the trustees decided to give the banking services to First Independent Bank of Nevada.

Other items trustees approved or deferred included the following:

Approved to purchase stage curtains out of the District's Capital Improvement Fund.

Deferred staff to gather information in reference to upgrading the welding equipment and facility.

Approved the employment contract with Will Jensen, director of Special Services, for the 2014-2015 school year with no changes to the terms of his current contract.

Deferred the employment contract with Kimi Melendy, director of Educational Services, for the 2014-2015 school year with no changes to the terms of her current contract.

Deferred the District's Retention Process.

Approved Superintendent Dr. Sandra Sheldon's request to attend an Educational Symposium Summit in Laguna Beach, Calif., March 31 to April 4. All travel and hotel arrangements are paid for by the symposium.

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