• Welcome to my Gar-Pal Homepage!
     
    Calvin Johnson, Palouse Superintendent
     
    You can reach me by email at: cjohnson@garpal.net or you can leave a message at my school: Palouse School District - 509-878-1921 or 406-781-0738 cell.
     
       

    SUPERINTENDENTS CORNER

    April 2019

    OUR MISSION is to provide educational programs of the highest quality for all students in order to prepare them for their future.

    Spring Break for most should have been relaxing and low key, but for some it was just the opposite. The building was void of students and staff, but was busy with activity as numerous facility projects were taking place as we were trying to take advantage of contractors before their busy summer schedules started.

    Spring Break Projects included tree trimming, new 4-5 hall lights and ceiling tile, new locker room floors, replacing 10 windows, 6 new backboards installed in the gym and 3 of the outside entry foreheads remodeled. Four of the backboards are adjustable down to 8’ so that our younger players can better develop their skills. The main entry forehead will be remodeled later similar to the elementary/gym entry and designed large enough to cover the front steps. You can find before, during and after photos of these projects on our main home page on the Spring Break Projects page.

    Palouse to Host Area 10 WSSDA Meeting:

    On May 1st Palouse Schools will be hosting the area 10 WSSDA meeting (Washington State School Directors Association) which will be attended by area board members and the state presenters.

    New Director Appointed:

     At the March meeting the Board appointed Lindsay Brown to fill the position vacated by Ed Griner. Her term will run through the election in November 2019.

    Open Director Positions

    As a reminder, we have 4 positions up for election/reelection in November. If you are interested, the filing information and details are posted on the main page of our WEB Site. (Just to clarify - director, trustee or board member are used synonymously)

    LEGISLATURE/BUDGET:

    We are working to stay current on legislative actions as they will have a huge impact on district finances.  Unfortunately, now that the session is winding down (hopefully– but rumors it could be extended) bills and actions are moving rapidly as they develop the necessary compromises to reach the finish line. For now there are still numerous unknowns which make it extremely challenging to budget for the future and protect the future fiduciary security of the district.

    NEGOTIATIONS:

    The Joint Board has appointed 4 trustees (2 from each board) to serve on an advisory committee as we plan for teacher negotiations this summer. Here again, we are at the mercy of the legislature and the many unknowns.

    Please feel free to stop by for a visit or to contact me for further information! 

    Have a great day!

    Calvin L. Johnson, Supt.

    cjohnson@garpal.net

    509-878-1921  sch

    406-781-0738  cell