SCDS#3 Board Discusses Several Issues

On Wednesday, September 13, SCSD#3 Board held its monthly meeting. After the K-12 video presentation, the board approved a home school application for the Tietjen family, and transportation isolation requests for Cole and Nicole Cooper and Matthew and Karis Prusak. The board also approved returning out of district students.

They also approved activities director Jennifer Betz as the WHSAA representative for the upcoming year.

Betz also approached the board about a letter from Brittany Leafe, owner and founder of Remount Physical Therapy, a mobile physical therapy clinic based in Sheridan and Johnson Counties.


Maintenance man Jay Buhr reported that they are planting more trees for shade to help keep the rooms cooler in the fall and the spring. Also discussed was adding small air conditioning units in some classrooms.

Several policies were approved, including the homeschool form for parents; conduct in the classrooms and district goals. The board voted to approve several purchases over $5,000, including $28,000 to Sheridan floor to ceiling for carpeting in some of the classrooms.

The board also approved the hiring of Cindy Miller for the half-time food service position, and Seth Greear as the Junior High/High School certified volunteer volleyball coach.

They approved the resignation of Trustee Chris Schock, who resigned last month due to other commitments. Trinity Lewis, Trustee, said she had appreciated time the time Schock gave to the board, and she enjoyed serving with him, and thanked him for his investment in the community.

Superintendent Chase Christensen added,


The board is asking for those interested in filling that vacancy to contact the school.

Christensen talked about the upcoming dates for community engagement with the school and one of these opportunities is the upcoming accreditation visit,


He said that this is a once in five-year look at how the district is preforming.

Another upcoming date is the legislative dinner which will be on November 7.


Earlier in a work session the board discussed the cattle donation program, and one problem was storage, and there were a couple of options, buying more freezers, taking smaller delivers of meat, and some processing plants may offer the option to store some of the meat.

The first community lunch-at-the-school for the year was held on Oct. 6. Christensen felt there was a good turnout, saying they had about 12 community people in attendance. Although the school prefers that those who want to attend the lunch should give the school a week’s notice, he also added that he wanted people to come even if they miss calling to give advanced notice. Next one will be Oct. 4 staring at 11 a.m. The Lunch-at-the-School is usually being held the first Wednesday of the month. It gives one an opportunity to visit with teachers and students and administration. “Come be a part of it,” he added.

Jolene Poppenga gave an enrollment report, with 81 students currently enrolled in Arvada-Clearmont School, K-12.

The next meeting will be Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

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