Humboldt County School Board in brief —

On May 22, 2019, the Humboldt County School District Board of Trustees approved the following agenda item:

• Lowry High School Leadership and Student Council’s request for the use of a district vehicle to transport members to Chewelah, Washington July 1 – 22 to attend the 2019 Western Leaders Summit. 

• The 2019-2020 Alternative Schedule application pursuant to NRS 388.090.  The district is required to submit the application to operate alternative schedules within the district. The schedules include the four rural schools Denio, Kings River, Paradise Valley and Orovada which are on a 4-day school week. The application was also completed for Lowry High School and Winnemucca Junior High School because school starts late on Thursdays. In addition to the abovementioned schools, the Pre-K program requires an application be submitted. 

• The proposed policy and regulation 6020 regarding the Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The board completed the second review of the draft policy and approved its adoption.

The proposed Modifications to the Social Media Policy 4045. The policy addresses social media use and guidelines for all staff. 

The Humboldt County Commission heard the following presentations:

• Lowry High School STEM Club which was recently formed. Scott Santos and Michelle Pasquale joined forces along with students who volunteered from the Engineering Course and Biology class.  Santos and Pasquale were also recognized by the district for their commitment to STEM education.

• Annual superintendent goal review for the 2018-2019 school year. The Trustees reviewed the superintendent evaluation matrix in preparation for the formal evaluation which will be presented at the June 11 meeting. The goals span four areas: focus on academic improvement, strategic focus on communication, fiscal responsibility, social emotional supports. 

• Annual self-evaluation process for the 2018-2019 school year. The Trustees reviewed the self-evaluation template in combination with the Trustee’s goals.

 The Trustees postponed the following agenda item:

• A follow-up regarding the request of McDermitt Combined Schools to convert to a four-day school week.