At a well attended school board on Thursday evening the board met to discuss bond adoption, Great Basin College courses to be offered at Lincoln school district and new teacher positions.
Wade Poulsen read the following question to be put on the 2016 ballot. ‘’Shall Lincoln County School District be authorized to issue general obligation school bonds to finance the acquisition construction improvement equipping of school facilities….?” The existing tax rate of 22.31 cents will not be changed. This will expire Nov 8, 2026. The school board approved the question and it will be included on the 2016 ballot.
Pam Teel then discussed and the board agreed to offer enhanced compensation. This is basically giving teachers bonuses based on the school star rating. The goal of the enhanced compensation is to keep good teachers at the school.
The College of Southern Nevada pulled out of Caliente. This opened a door for Great Basin College to offer college courses in the schools of Lincoln County. Student will be able to take college classes and earn credit.
New educators in the county. Gary Jorgenson retired from Pahranagat Valley Elementary, leaving a spot for a new teacher. April Shumway was approved to fill that spot. C.O. Bastian High School is in need of a math teacher. The board has approved John Willingham for the position. Also, Doug Peterson has been approved to be the new social studies teacher at C.O. Bastian High. Many people applied for the C.O. Bastian secretary. Rachel Baker has been approved by the for that position. Jeremy Derkovitz will be the Lincoln County High School counselor for next year. Getting a new counselor is a pretty big change for the students at LCHS. The counselor helps students get the classes they need to graduate and prepare for the future.