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i,uu,u,,q,,tllhil,l,,,lql,lhdl",l,lll,h'dvU'""ql NEWSPAPER TFN ************MIXED ADC901 Small Town Papers 217 W Cota St Shelton, WA 98584-2263 Periodical Time sensitive Materia| Wednesday February 24, 2016 J.lia., ca. Volume 31 - Issue 29 ISSN 1937-8416 High School Board Down One by Michael Hart If the budget issues where not enough of a problem and the decision to not renew the Superintendant/Principals contract didn't upset the proverbial apple cart. The Julian High School board has another issue to address in the next 60 days (counting from February 11). The replacement of member Eric Fleet (see letter below). The reason for his sudden resignation are not made clear, it may have to do with the promotion of his wife Yvonne to the Chief Business Official position at the district, she was already an employee as Account Clerk in the office. And has served in a number of clerical positions throughout her tenure with the district. The board position will need to be advertised for, interviews scheduled, and filled prior to the regularly scheduled April 21 meeting. The four remaining board members will vote for the replacement and that person will be seated immediately. They will then have to be brought up to speed on the current budget situation and all other issues facing the board pertaining to the future of Julian High, including current litigation. Who ever is selected will have a stack of homework just to get a basic understanding of the various issues and the options available to the board for dealing with everything on the table. Tuesday llight~ special board meeting and budget workshop only reinforced the need to thoughtful action as the projected deficit had increased to over $850,000 for school year 2017118. The board vacancy is only adding to the overall stress being felt throughout the High School. www.JulianNews.com Two Meetings Produce Support From Community For Superintendant, No Change From Board by Michael Hart Parents, staff students, interested community members and former student packed the multi-purpose room for Thursday nights High School board meeting. With over 80 people in attendance the Julian High School board meeting on Thursday (February 18) was polite and measured as the public comment period was focused on the recent decision not to renew the contract of Superintendant/Principal Davis Schlottman. A total of 14 speakers made the case for the Superintendent, which included pleas to retain him and petitions with over 200 signatures from parents, community members, students, and local business people. All of the speaker voiced the need for stability and consistency, citing the turn over of administration for the past 20 years. Repeatedly speakers mentioned Mr. Schlottman's dedication to the school and its' student and the long hours he spends on campus, first to arrive and last to leave. The final speaker was teacher Scott Munson, he took a different approach reminding the crowd that the board is privileged to information that is not available to them, that they(the board) has to look beyond the appearance of what the public may see and make judgements based on the realities before them. His strongest statement ,If you don't like the way things are done, get on the board, then you can have the arrows fired at you". The board listened and when public comment was concluded, proceeded with the agenda, hearing the reports from ASB, Athletic Department, Certified and Classified Staff. After working their way through the agenda, tabling the action on Resolution #15-16-14 for Reduction or Elimination of Certain Certificated Services. The board went into closed session. Reporting out of closed session it was announced that a settlement had been reached on a student dispute. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for March 1"0, with a special board meeting to take place Tuesday, February 23. The main topic will be Resolution #15-16-14, and the procedure to fill the vacant seat. Although the board has made a decision, it seems the discussion of the Superintendant's future will be revisited, at least in the public forum. . " F I 1 !1 JULIAN UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ,.,, rli ii !ii i i'T11i.~ ..... "-_L:~ .._L ,~: ....... i ! I Julian Ca 82036 F~cl4Qq 11. 2016 JUHSO C-,ovlmltng eO -d Doer Presclont ot'