Snake River trustees discuss variety of topics
A variety of topics were presented at the Snake River school board meeting on Wednesday.
The board expressed appreciation to the Snake River community for supporting and passing the supplemental levy. Four hundred voters, or 74.49 percent, cast ballots in favor of the $750,000 levy; 137 voters, or 25.51 percent, cast ballots against the levy.
David Assan from the Rocky Mountain Engineering Survey in Pocatello updated the trustees about on the Snake River Junior High septic system.
Moreland Elementary Principal Jane Reynolds promoted the Foster Grandparents Program.
"This year, I am the president of the nine county Foster Grandparents Program in Southeastern Idaho, from Bear Lake to Fremont counties," she said. "This program is financed through a federal grant. Eighty percent of the money from this grant must go to the foster grandparents. The grandparents' stipends is $1.70 per hour; this is not paid by the district."
Requirements to be a foster grandparent are:
—the person must be at least 55 years old or older
—must have an income less than $23,760 for a one-person household; $32,040 for a two-person household and $40,020 for a three-person household.
—each person must work 15 hours or more each week.
"People need to know this would be an advantage to them," Reynolds said. "There is a memorandum of understanding in which the district feeds each grandparent one meal each day. The benefits of this program is the grandparents help students academically, socially, emotionally and the students help the grandparents. It's a win-win both ways.