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New Douglas teachers get bonuses

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Douglas County School District Board of Trustees will have a special meeting today to authorize $2,000 signing bonuses for new teachers, officials reported.

Passed by the Nevada Legislature, the second round of bonuses will be paid for by the state, said Roy Casey, assistant superintendent for the district.

Law requires the school board to authorize Douglas County Superintendent John Soderman to file for the bonuses.



A list of instructor’s names will be submitted to the state, Casey said.

The bonuses are mentioned by the district during spring recruitment for teachers and is brought up again when a position is offered, Casey said.



Today’s meeting will be held at the Administrative Services Building in Minden.

On Tuesday, the board will hold a regular meeting at Douglas High School at 3:30 p.m. At the meeting, the board will vote to approve a second reading of the revised “Suspension and Expulsion” policy.

A clause was added pertaining to the failure of a student to report a harmful incident threatening others. It was instigated when a student had information of a school fire and didn’t say anything.

The student with information was disciplined and the parent felt the rule was not explained clearly, Casey said.

In addition, the board will hear a report from Anne Loring, president-elect of the Nevada Association of School Boards, regarding legislative and other issues.

Dr. Janice Florey, director of grants and assessments, will also provide district-wide results of the Spring 2002 Achievement Level Test. The test concentrated on reading, language usage and math.


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