School Board Meeting 3.21.23

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Mountain Home School District held their March meeting on the evening of the 21st. The meeting began with statements from a representative of the Mountain Home Education Association. Following the representative, the board members approved the provided consent agenda which included a policy item listed under “deletion” regarding policy pertaining to transgender students. Details surrounding the policy being deleted were not made clear in the meeting.

After this, Superintendent Gilbert gave a bullying report for the district’s third quarter. The numbers in the report reflected that the number of reported bullying incidents versus actual incidences of bullying vary greatly, with the number of actual instances of bullying falling far below the number of incidences reported as bullying.

Next, Mr. Gilbert and a representative from the committee of teachers and district staff that recently updated the district’s salary schedule spoke to the board. They explained that the committee had completed updating the schedule and that no numerical increases have been made to the schedule, but rather the schedule has been updated to be clearer to those interested in applying for a job within the district, and to provide employees of the district with a clearer picture of their options for potential growth.

The district’s Air Force liaison addressed the board afterward to note a few upcoming events, as well as to thank the board and school staff for their support and impact within the schools, particularly their support for military children.

Following his remarks, Superintendent Gilbert re-approached the board to note that due to legislative changes, the district’s 2023-2024 School Year calendar would require some updates.

The board unanimously approved the out of district open enrollment applications, as well as request for the use of district-owned football equipment in the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

After an executive session, the board adjourned March’s meeting.

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