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The Lower Kuskokwim School District Board of Education met in regular session on Friday August 23, 2002 in Bethel.   Present for the meeting were: Robert Nick, Richard Curtis, Roland Lewis, Ronald Simon, Will Updegrove, Gerald Demientieff, Lucy Crow, Mary Gregory, and Bob Herron

 During the meeting the Board:


¨      Adopted the minutes of the June meeting as presented with some corrections;

¨      Heard the following reports:

* Plant Facilities Semi Annual / Summer Projects

* Capital Project Status Report

* Summer Student Activities / Kusko Express

* MOA Report

* Superintendent’s Report

¨      Approved the items listed on the Consent Agenda which included:

Routine personnel actions entered into since the June meeting;

¨      The Board took no action on  the RFP Fire Extinguisher and fire alarm inspections;

¨      Approved the RFP for the Village Safe Water grant not to exceed $64,000.00 for a feasibility study and design at Nightmute;

¨      Approved the Professional Internships for Larry Strunk in Quinahak, and Jack Peterson  in Eek;

¨      Approved the FY03 Financial Audit with  Altman Rogers;

¨      The Board took no action on the FY03 AASB Resolutions;

¨   Approved a resolution that the AASB would encourage the legislature to establish at large voting within REAA election districts where two or more seats are to be filled at the same election.   Where seats of differing tenure are to be elected, the highest vote person will be first choice of seats.

¨      Approved the LKSD Board meeting dates as:

October 18 & 19, 2002

December 6 & 7, 2002

January 17 & 18, 2003

February 28 & March 1, 2003

April 11 & 12, 2003

June 6 & 7, 2003                                   

¨      Approved the FY04 Department of Education Capital Improvements Priority List;

¨      The Board took no action on the NSBA National fees;

¨      Approved the second reading of the revised SBE Grading Policy;

¨      Approved the second reading of the revised BP 6145 High School Graduation Requirements;

¨      Approved the expelled student to apply at BABS school;

¨      Approved the new Business Manager, Phil Gutlenben, signature on the LKSD accounts;

¨      Discussed the following issues:

* School improvement sites and assessments

* SB181 AHFC Teacher Housing Loans


NOTE:  The next School Board meeting will be October 18 & 19, 2002 in Bethel.