At the March 5, 2009, meeting of the Kane County Board of Education, the School Board approved capital expenditures in the District totaling $385,920.80. Projects approved covered all seven-district schools and the district office. They include new windows to replace the drafty and leaking windows at the district office; security cameras at three schools; a new copy machine and multi-surface scrubber for Kanab Elementary; a parking area for the baseball field at Kanab Middle School; new showers for the coaches room and shelves for the band room at Kanab High School; playground equipment and flat screen monitors for Valley Elementary School; new baseball fields for Valley High School; new electric power strips and data lines for Big Water School; and teacher housing remodeling and a playground structure for Lake Powell School.

The board also approved the purchase of air conditioning and heating units for the laboratory (old shop room) at the old Kanab Middle School currently being rented by the Grand-Staircase/Escalante National Monument.

The board listened to a presentation by Ken Sizemore, of the Five County Association of Governments, which is set up to include representatives from governments and school districts from Washington, Iron, Beaver, Garfield and Kane Counties.

Sizemore requested the school board select a Kane County School Board representative to serve on the steering committee of the association, as it has not had a Kane District representative for some time and the group often struggles to have a quorum for meetings.

He explained the benefits to school districts of having representation, which includes monthly contact with federal congressional staffers and the resulting opportunity to network with them;  regular contact with representatives of higher education and up-to-date information on regional activities in the five county area.

Sizemore again stated the group has consistently missed having a Kane County School District representative and wished to see that changed. The board agreed to consider the request.

In other business, the board heard reports from Student Body Presidents Tyler Whittaker (Kanab High School) and Savannah Sawyer (Valley High School); heard school visit reports; approved policy DGAA regarding employee use of electronic devices; approved Valley High School''s Future Farmers of America National Finals Competition trip; and approved the Kanab High School Grand Canyon River Trip, subject to the limitations set forth by Risk Management, the insurance provider for the school district.

The school board honored Employees of the Month Shanna Sawyer and Jeff Cox, both from Valley High School.

Adult Education Director Sewke Grenke presented adult graduates Carrie Meadows and Amanda Barber, who received their diplomas to a roomful of cheering and whistling family and friends. Congratulations Carrie and Amanda!