Churchill County Board of School Trustees meet Wednesday

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A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the Virtual Platform of GotoWebinar, 690 S. Maine St., Fallon, Nevada 89406.

The meeting is available in person and in the virtual platform of GotoWebinar.

The meeting will be held in the Churchill County School District Administrative Office, Old High School, 690 S. Maine St.. If you attend the meeting in person, please follow the Governor's directives:
· Face coverings are required per Governor's Directive 045.

Use this URL to join the meeting: 17057144702115854
You will also receive a call-in number after you register should you need to use the audio from your phone for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For public comment, members of the public can comment in person or electronically through GoToWebinar.

• Report regarding the fiscal impact of the proposed changes to the 2021-2022 School Year Negotiated Agreement between the Churchill County School District and Churchill County Administrators Association. Action to ratify the proposed agreement.
•Approval of applications for the Early Retirement Incentive Program (Policy 4811.0).
• Approval of the 2022-2023 and 2023- 2024 school calendars.
• Approval of a four-day student week for Kindergarten for 2022-2023.
• Discussion regarding a pilot Year-Round Calendar for K-5 (1 section per grade).
•Approval of re-employment of Derild Parsons (Director of Learning and Innovation), Kevin Lords (Director of Administrative Services and Operations), and Lisa Bliss (Assessment and Data Coordinator).
• Overview of Policy and Regulation 3010.0, Budget Development; Regulation 3010.2, Budget Advisory Committee; and review of budget timeline.
Jan. 26 meeting
• At the last school board meeting on Jan. 26, Superintendent Dr. Summer Stephens said the district is a “hot bed of Covid right now.” She said laboratories across the state are inundated with Covid testing.
At one time, Stephens said 10 classes had been quarantined at Lahontan Elementary School and 11 staff members were out because of the virus.
“We want to be on top of things,” she said. “It is more difficult when our staff are ill.”
Stephens said it’s been difficult in hiring substitute teachers. She said she’s in favor of the governor asking the Nevada National Guard to provide relief to this area.
Furthermore, Stephens said other superintendents have made a plea to have local control over the rural schools.
• Trustee Matt Hyde is the newest board member to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. He said the NIAA board will have three nonvoting student liaisons: one each from Clark and Washoe counties and one from the rural counties.
Hyde said plans on these additions should be finalized in March.
• Trustees approved a contract for Trudy Dahl, who’s now the custodial supervisors.
• Every year the trustees award scholarships to high-school seniors. This year, the school board will award four $500 scholarships.
•The school board approved several incentives for hiring new teachers to the district.


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