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Board Highlights

A report from the
Puyallup School Board meeting  

  November 17, 2014

Advance and Gateway program partnerships highlighted


Lanny Gleason, community workplace coordinator and an Advance Program teacher, shared about partnerships between the school district and local businesses created through the Advance and Gateway programs.


The Advance Program enrolls 19- to 21-year-old students with special needs and provides post-high school instruction geared toward job training and employment.


The school district's Gateway Program helps 19- to 21-year-old students establish access to adult services, volunteer services, community accesses, and life skills.


Gleason discussed some of the more than 150 work training sites in the community. He also introduced Special Services department colleagues Gary Jeffers and Susan McQuilkin.


Photo: Lanny Gleason, community workplace coordinator and Advance Program teacher, shares information about community partnerships with the school board. 

Other school board business


In other business, the board: 

  • Held a first reading of school board policies titled: "Nonresident Students," and "Use of Isolation, Restraint, Restrain Devices, and Reasonable Force." The policies will return for a second reading at the next school board meeting on December 1. Board action is expected to follow.
  • Heard a report about the draft 2015-16 student calendar from Chrys Sweeting, assistant superintendent of instruction, learning, curriculum, and assessment.
  • Heard the 2014 year-end financial statement report from Chief Financial Officer Corine Pennington.


Photo: Chief Financial Officer Corine Pennington presents the 2014 year-end financial statement report.



Human Resources Report


Certificated Staff Recommendation

Dawn Meyerhoff, Teacher


Certificated Staff Position Change

Katherine Snowden, Teacher, formerly Substitute Certificated


Classified Staff Position Changes

Stacie Eastrada, Regional Substitute Coordinator; formerly High School Administrative Secretary

Luke Fox, Technology Specialist; formerly Hourly Classified

Heidi Fraser, Accounting Service Specialist; formerly High School Bookkeeper

Ron Hesselgesser, Landscape Maintenance; formerly Lawn Crew Laborer

Brandon Hunt, Landscape Maintenance; formerly Lawn Crew Laborer

Carla Reed, Kitchen Helper; formerly Substitute Food Service

Amy Smilonich, Paraeducator; formerly Substitute Paraeducator


Classified Staff Resignations

Lyndi Burch, Substitute Food Service

Mersaydes Evans, Pool Supervisor/Lifeguard

Kristin Hansen, Substitute Food Service

Cynthia Johnson, Assistant Server

Paige Scroger, Purchasing Specialist

Kumiko Shiroma, Kitchen Helper

Candice Whitmore, Substitute Food Service


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