The Enterprise school district has three more stipulations to meet in the next 45 days to come in compliance with the Oregon Department of Education Transportation Department. Such was explained Monday night by Superintendent Brad Royse to the Enterprise School Board.
Enterprise has been addressing concerns leveled at the school by a recent transportation department audit.
The Enterprise district still needs to ensure that all drivers have first aid cards, are given training as school bus drivers and that the school puts in place a comprehensive vehicle inspection every 12 months. Until the audit Enterprise coaches had been asked to pilot the schools' small buses without adequate training.
It was announced at the meeting that Gary Johnston, the son-in-law of Julie Kooch, has been instrumental in the gift to the school of three brand new Hewlett Packard printers. Johnston works for Hewlett Packard in Boise.
Music teacher Randy Morgan announced that a junior high school Christmas concert will be held Dec. 11 at the OK Theatre in Enterprise. The high school concert will be held at the same location Dec. 18. Both events will begin at 8 p.m. In addition a K-3 concert under the direction of Gail Swart will be held in the high school gymnasium beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 19.
The board accepted the retirement of 27-year veteran custodian Tim Doss effective Oct. 1, 2003.
Royse announced that the school would attempt to comply with the unfunded Talented and Gifted (TAG) program through the school. He stressed the importance of the federal program and added that one teacher had a few hours during the week to address TAG matters.
Representing the high school student body, Valerie Davis informed the board that the Winter Formal will be held Dec. 23 with all students from the county invited to attend. It will be held at the Elks Lodge with the Enterprise and Joseph student bodies sharing expenses.
Joe Neveau was hired as a part-time junior high school girls basketball coach.