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Whittell principal to speak before board

William Ferchland

A principal’s report on Whittell High School’s implementation of its action plan and student achievement data is one agenda item for the Douglas County School District Board of Trustees.

Janie Gray’s report to the board is scheduled after a presentation of high school diplomas to World War II veterans at the start of today’s meeting at 3:30 at Kingsbury Middle School.

Gray will face the board for the first time since being accused last week by a Whittell math teacher that she falsified student records.

The district is investigating the allegations and is expected to reach a conclusion before school is out next month.

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In addition, the board is expected to adopt the 2004-05 budget so it can be filed with the Nevada Department of Taxation by June 8.

The budget includes money for a vice principal at Whittell. The first round of interviews are finished with the second round upcoming.

A public hearing is scheduled before the budget adoption.

Other items include:

n Approving a construction bid for the $750,000 replacement of the heating and ventilation system at Kingsbury Middle School.

n Award a $70,000 contract for the installation of a video surveillance system at Carson Valley Middle School.

n Report on the adoption of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s substance abuse policy for the 2004-05 school year. Roy Casey, assistant superintendent of education services, said the NIAA’s policy includes eight hours of substance abuse education, similar to traffic school.

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