The Kelso School Board will consider construction plans, review state testing results and vote on policy changes at its Monday meeting.

The board is expected to vote on selecting Heffron Transportation Inc. as a traffic management consultant on the Wallace and Lexington elementary school projects.

Scott Westlund, chief financial officer for the district, is also scheduled to review completion of stadium handrail and elevator projects at Schroeder Field and the installation of a new boiler at Kelso High School.

The board is slated to vote on beginning the selection process for an architectural firm for the Huntington School modernization project. The district plans to select a firm by the end of the year, complete a design by winter 2021, and have the project finished by the summer of 2022, according to district documents.

The Boundary Review Committee, in charge of assessing current district school boundaries and proposing changes, is expected to present its goals to the board for approval.

A detailed breakdown of Smarter Balanced Assessment results will be presented to the board. The test scores will be grouped by grade and student demographics, like race, gender, income level and housing status.

The board will also recognize Bethany Lutheran Church for its work to help feed Kelso children on weekends. The church provides “GoBags” to schools on Fridays to hand out to children signed up for the program.

There will be a discussion about naming the Kelso School District boardroom.

The board will hear second readings on:

  • Student fees, fines, charges: Updated language, included a section to allow homeless students’ records to be transferred even if they have an outstanding fee or fine, clarified guidelines for setting fees.
  • Use of school facilities: Updated language about which community groups can use school facilities and the costs for doing so. For example, dances can only be sponsored by the schools or PTO organizations.
  • Revenues from local, state and federal sources: Clarified how local levies can be used for enrichment.
  • Video surveillance: New policy codifying the use of video surveillance on district property. The district has used cameras for many years, Westlund said.

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