Mountain Home School Board Meeting - 11.15.22

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Mountain Home School District held its monthly school board meeting on Tuesday the 15th. The meeting began with good news from Joe Anderson, who is a teacher and coach of the Mountain Home high school students that placed 4th at the Idaho state E-sports tournament. In addition to a trophy, members of the school board were shown a video from a Boise State University employee who shared his high opinion of the students, and spoke briefly about the career avenues and practical applications that are tied into competitive gaming.

Following this good news, a member of the Mountain Home Education Association spoke to the board and noted the success of both the high school band and choir participants, citing a number of students who qualified to compete at a state level.

Following this representative, the military liaison for the district took a moment to acknowledge the success of the Veteranís day luncheon hosted at the high school for our communityís veterans. He also took a moment to share that he feels as if this year there have been fewer issues than ever before in his experience. He attributed it to great work being done by the districtís staff.

The superintendentís report revealed that Superintendent Gilbert has been talking to the College of Western Idaho as well as the College of Southern Idaho regarding zoning and territory discussions. He also noted that the outlook for higher-level support for renovation of Stevenson Elementary was extremely good.

Two board members who attended a summit in Coeur dí Alene discussed their takeaways from the event. Chairman Abrego shared his appreciation of a message given by a speaker that asserted that the primary focus of every school and every district should be the condition of its students.

Following the approval of an open enrollment application, the meeting was adjourned.

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