Enumclaw School Board told of administrative award

Enumclaw School District Fiscal Officer Bonnie Walkup was awarded the designation of Certified School Business Specialist by the Financial Management by the Washington Association of School Business Officials.

Margo Stewart, WASBO representative, presented the award to Walkup at the Enumclaw School Board's Sept. 21 regular meeting.

According to information provided by WASBO, 15 percent of its members have achieved this recognition.

Stewart noted Walkup's education, experience, ethics and professionalism, along with her competence, dedication and personal growth, were all instrumental in the earning of the honor.

In other business, the board:

• was updated on district leaders' 2009-10 goals, which are available on its Web site at

• accepted a donation of $10,000 from the Satterburg Foundation for the purchase of a rapid prototyping three-dimensional printer for Enumclaw High School Career and Technical Education department; a donation of $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Kibler Elementary School for art materials and field trips; and a donation of a $45,000 grant from the Muckleshoot Tribe to the Native American Program. The Native American Program grant provides a stipend for a Native American specialist, a high school consultant and program improvements.

• OK'd more than $2 million in grants for career and technical classrooms, special education, preschool, highly capable programs, learning assistance and a transitional bilingual program, , a small repair grant and a potential energy efficiency grant.

• noted its next board workshop is Monday and its next regular meeting is Oct. 19. Both start at 7 p.m. in the district boardroom.

• approved Native American staff Cathy Calvert, Sharon Calvert and Sarah Brassard to attend the annual National Indian Education Association Convention in October in Milwaukee. Expenses come from the native education program grant.

• announced the results of a parent calendar phone poll. The survey noted 55 percent of the approximately 1,200 who participated in the call would like to see a shorter midwinter break. Regarding the survey, board member Corey Cassell said it was never the board's intent to dishonor the process, but respect the wishes of parents who had asked for change. The board has not approved the 2010-11 calendar.

• hired half-time teachers Erin Markquart, Southwood Elementary School, Miranda Simacek, Sunrise Elementary School, Bethany Ellis, Westwood Elementary School, and full-time teacher Dawn Hoyer at Thunder Mountain Middle School.

• accepted a leave of absence for teacher Don Clark.

• transfered half-time Westwood Elementary teacher Debbie Evans to a full-time position at Black Diamond Elementary School.

• rehired TMMS music aide Katilin Lohr and transportation paraeducator Sarah Walthers.

• accepted the resignation of Kibler Elementary paraeducator Kathryn Adderson.

• hired Janelle Stussy as Enumclaw High School track coach.

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