Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Take me out to the (political) ballgame!

State Representative Pete Nielsen  is early 
and  ready to play and visit with Idahoans.
By Michael Tomlin

and baseball stadiums are great venues for socialization. You don’t even need to like the game to enjoy an afternoon or evening at the ball park. It is much different from football or basketball, where the combat arenas are so packed and noisy that the game dominates rather than the spectators.

So it was on Tuesday evening, August 30th, as the Idaho GOP held an event at Hawk’s Stadium in Boise, in conjunction with a game. If it is baseball and the GOP, I will typically be there.

Raul and Becca Labrador arrive.

Among Idaho’s elected elite attending were Governor Otter, Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, Representative Raul Labrador, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Speaker Lawerence Denney, our own State Representative Pete Nielsen, GOP Party Chairman Norm Semanko, and a host of others. Most had spouses accompanying them, and they are as popular as the pols, if not more so.
Butch and Brad having great fun with
their jerseys and friends.

The weather was great, burgers and dogs good, and with everyone watching, the Pepsi machine generated more trade than the beer counter.

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo looking for his jersey!
 Not to be missed among all of the political chatter, was the ballgame, between our Hawks and Vancouver. The game was preceded by Governor Otter tossing the ceremonial first pitch, which came in on target to the right of center, and the singing of Canada’s national anthem, followed by our own. That was a nice touch, and "Oh Canada", a beautiful song.

Governor Otter autographs baseballs
while Laurie watches the game.

But it was an evening of politics and relationships, of which just being a part reminds me of the specialness of Idaho and much of the west. No security officers, no State Police, no bodyguards in dark glasses and loose fitting shirts. That is rare and very special. It reminds me of being in Laramie, Wyoming, at a Cowboy football game years ago and standing in the concession line with a young congressman by the name of Dick Cheney, along with U.S. Senators Alan Simpson and Malcolm Wallop, the retiring governor and two opposite-party gubernatorial hopefuls. They laughed, chided each other, and bantered. These moments are special luxuries in a dangerous world.

Speaker Lawerence Denney shares a laugh.

So it was a nice evening at Hawk’s Stadium.
Party Chairman Norm Semanko had no Tea Partiers or RINO’s, hardliners or pragmatists, to contend with. It was an open tent, and an evening when we were all Republicans, all Idahoans, and all Americans.

While Butch Otter was certainly Party “old royalty", it was clear that freshman U.S. Representative Raul Labrador was "new royalty". He has made a good first impression to party faithful, and many voiced that opinion to him.

Pete Nielsen explains to Becca Labrador
his glove techniques.
Fun moments were seeing numbered jersey wearers hamming for the camera, with Otter sporting "1", and Lt. Governor Brad Little, "2". In the Idaho Republican Party there is no doubt.

More fun moments were watching the pols autographing baseballs for kids of all ages.

Again, the governor was probably most popular, and he was ever-patient and accommodating. I also enjoyed Pete Nielsen, ever youthful with his ball glove. He brought his mitt--not the presidential hopeful from Massachusetts, but rather one to catch foul balls. He demonstrated his experience and technique more than once.

Senator Risch visits with friends.
Most of the elected participants of Tuesday evening have been to our beautiful valley, as just in 2010 we hosted a widely attended Lincoln Days event at the new school. It was an evening of campaign speeches, community conversations, and our auctioneer Governor helping raise funds. We had hoped to bring them back in 2011 for Lincoln Days, but the community climate was not conducive to hosting.


GOP Party Chairman Norm Semanko cruises the tables
while enjoying his strawberry ice cream.

Butch and Laurie in a brief moment of solitude,
personally managing their burgers, dogs,
baked beans and potato salad.

The evening ended as casually as it began,
although on field, the Hawks had given us
a nice 5-1 victory,
with Paul Hoilman hitting his
15th home run of the year,
tying an all time Boise Hawks record.
That was a special treat, as were burgers
and good conversation with friends.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Garden Valley Gives Resounding No! To Levy

The second attempt this year at getting taxpayers to shell out for supplemental school funding has failed again.

The unofficial count for the $600K, two-year levy, was Yes, 176; No, 503, which takes it this time around to almost 3-1. The $450K, two-year levy election held last March 8, failed 2-1, with 488 voters stepping up to the ballot box. Today, 679 citizens made their vote count.

Absentee voters made a better show this summer, with 16 yeas and 77 nays, as opposed to March, with only 2 yeas and 18 "no sirs".

The good news is the previous administration brought forth a balanced budget and the new board adopted it with just a few revisions. The school has a balanced budget for the coming year. Over the last two years, non-essentials have been trimmed down. Let's wish the new administration good luck in operating within their means. Parents, teachers and community members are already donating hours and finding ways to make it work.

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Mining Exploration at Mosquito’s CuMo Project has Started

U.S. Forest Service has Approved Work Program and Signed Plan of Operations

Boise, Idaho – (August 30, 2011) - Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines (TSX.V: MSQ; US OTCQX: MQCMF - "Mosquito" or the "Company") today announced that the U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Region, has officially signed the Plan of Operations, the final authorization for Mosquito to begin its exploratory drilling program on National Forest land, about 14 miles northwest of Idaho City, Idaho .

"We are pleased to be able to move forward with the exploration," said Shaun Dykes, CuMo project manager. "It will provide valuable information about the nature of the mineral deposit and also create at least 50 jobs in the Boise County area throughout the summer. The Forest Service's environmental specialists and their consultants have done a very thorough job on the Environmental Assessment. This analysis has reaffirmed that the proposed activities would have no significant impact on the environment, including water resources in the region."

According to Mr. Dykes, "The exploration will be carried out to comply with all of the Forest Service's protective requirements. If exploration someday leads to mine development, we intend to carry out substantial restoration work on lands that were already heavily mined in past years by other companies."

Last month, Mosquito announced that the Company's preliminary site exploration has determined the potential for six billion tons of metals containing molybdenum, copper, silver and tungsten. This resource estimate, if confirmed by future scientific measurements through exploratory drilling, would be one of the largest concentrations of combined minerals of this type in the world.

CuMo's exploration will begin on August 31, 2011, on approximately 2,900 acres of the Boise National Forest. This year's exploration program will involve drilling of several holes, including the collection of a larger (3 tonne) bulk sample that will be used to analyze the more detailed metallurgical flow sheet. This sample is three times larger than the previous sample that gave excellent recoveries.

Since the summer of 2010, when the Environmental Assessment was released for public comment, the CuMo project team has held onsite information sessions with environmental groups, conducted public hearings and established a website for project updates at Mosquito pledges to continue to work with community, civic and environmental groups to carry out its exploration project within the spirit and letter of the environmental laws. If the exploration proves the feasibility of a mine, the Company will continue to work with all stakeholders, to develop a sustainable and potentially beneficial economic project that will bring prosperity for many years to come, to the region.

About Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines

Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Limited is a mining exploration and development company with a diverse portfolio of high potential precious and base metals projects, located in low political risk environments in North America. The Company's primary focus is developing its Idaho-based CuMo project, one of the world's largest molybdenum deposits. For more information about the company, please visit and Contacts:

Doug Cole
Scott Peyron & Associates, Inc. (
211 Main StreetBoise ID 83702
Mobile: 208-841-4300

Shaun M. Dykes
Director and Exploration Manager
Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Limited
1616 West 3rd Avenue, Ste. 100Vancouver, BC V6J1K2
Office: 604-689-7902
Cell: 604-520-6511
Fax: 604-689-7816


261 S. Middlefork Road

Sat: September 3rd

9am to 4pm

Senior Center & Cub Scouts Yard Sale

Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda
Served by Cub Scout Pack 310

Donations for yard sale accepted all of this week
through Friday, September 2nd.
Call 462-3943 for pickup of donations
 in the Garden Valley area only.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friends of Library Quilt Raffle Coming Up!

Friends of the Garden Valley Library are getting ready to wrap up sales for the quilt raffle, so get your tickets now through September 3, til 2:30 p.m. The drawing for two winning tickets will take place at 3:00 p.m.
The contemporary quilt,  featuring the well-known barn, one and a half miles from Crouch, on Middle Fork Road, was created by Kathy Passie from an Elaine Baker photograph.  Jody Mabe contributed the vintage traditional quilt, made by her aunt, Irene Voje. You may choose which quilt you would like to go for.
Tickets may be purchased during the week, at the Garden Valley Library, and at the Downtown Crouch Farmers Market, on Saturday, September 3. Price for the tickets is $1 each or 6 for $5.

Friends of the GV Library are considering possible fundraisers, including a bazaar, holiday gathering, tea, wine & cheese tasting, and a fashion show. If you feel you'd like to offer input or help with events, the Friends meet in the Community Room at the Library, the second Thursday of every month. The next meeting will be on September, 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, August 26, 2011

from David Cline
Adult Protection Investigation
Sage Community Resource

Boise, Idaho-- All, please warn your elderly clients and friends ~

I have been advised that in the Boise area, people are getting automated calls from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, etc.,  claiming "The customer’s account and debit cards have been locked."

 Per Wells Fargo and Bank of America fraud departments, these are bogus calls.

One should hang up. The calls are reportedly coming from prepaid cell phone numbers so tracking is almost useless.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Job Creation/Retention Council Formed to Improve Economy in Boise County

Garden Valley, Idaho –To address economic growth in Boise County, volunteer community and business representatives from Garden Valley, Idaho City, Horseshoe Bend and the Boise Basin founded the Boise County Job Creation/Retention Council (BC JC/RC) as a non-profit organization. It will focus on projects common to all of the local JC/RCs. Examples are marketing plans, cell service, high-speed Internet, advertising, a web page and working with prospective employers to bring jobs to Boise County.
In order to attract employers, the councils will focus on improving infrastructure in the county and match them to available resources. That includes sewer and water improvements, downtown beautification and transportation.

At a kickoff meeting on June 16, in Centerville, the BC JC/RC hosted representatives from the CuMo Exploration Project, to discuss the potential for as many as 50 near-term exploration jobs in the county, as well as the necessary vocational skills and education required for future mining positions. Volunteer members of the BC JC/RC are active in their respective communities and have a shared vision of economic growth in Boise County

Those interested in participating in job creation/retention councils should contact John Cottingham, BC JC/RC President & Secretary, phone 462-3178 or

Monday, August 22, 2011

Garden Valley Football Team Set for First Game!

By Mike Uhl

The 2011 Garden Valley School "Wolverines" football team will play eight games this year. The first two and last two games will be at home. The middle four will all be on the road.

Garden Valley will face five of the top six players in 1A Division football this year. You will get to see Nathan Black, from Rimrock, all 220 pounds of him, in the first game.

Turn Out To Support Your Team !

The Wolverines open the season Friday, August 26, at 4:00 p.m., on the GV School field. The first opponent, the Rimrock "Raiders", have been picked by the coaches and the Idaho Statesman to finish first in the 1A Big School Division. Rimrock's record last year was 4-5. They still earned a play-off berth, which was the first time since 2000.

I talked with first-year coach Jason Yearsley, who is excited about this year's team. "First," he said, "I would like to thank the parents for their work to get the teams some up-to-date helmets." When asked about the team, he said, "The whole team is pretty solid. They are really fast and the kids can play multiple spots on offense and defense. The whole team looks really good."

Yearsley says that nineteen players turned out this year, with seven seniors, a good mix of juniors and sophomores, and five freshmen who are ready to play.

Are the kids faster this year? According to Yearsley, as a team, they are. "The line is very quick and we are deep; every player can play both ways. It should be a good year."

So how about the first game against the Rimrock Raiders? The coach responded, "They are a solid team. It should be a good game and a test for our team."

See you at the game!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Texas Style
Saturday , September 10th

Beef Brisket • Pulled Pork • Corn on the Cob • Coleslaw •
Baked Beans • Buttered Rolls • Watermelon • Beverage
BBQ Shrimp Skewers available for $5 each!


All For:
$20 • Adults~ ~~$10• 8 - 12 Yrs~~~$3 • 7 & Under

Dick Polley•
Frogs Of The North•
La Flambe•
Only 250 Tickets
Available --
Get yours Today!

Weilmunster Park • Downtown Crouch
Call 462-4620 For Information

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Idaho Students Will Take SAT for Free Starting This Fall

Associated Press
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM

BOISE -- Idaho will provide the SAT college entrance exam to high school juniors at no cost starting this fall.

The state Department of Education says students will still be able to choose another college entrance exam, such as the ACT, but only the SAT will be paid for by the state. More than 60 percent of Idaho's high school seniors took the ACT this year.

Students will have to complete a college entrance exam before finishing their junior year starting this fall, as part of new high school graduation requirements the Idaho Legislature approved in 2007. Lawmakers set aside $960,000 this year for the state to contract a college entrance exam provider.

The Department of Education announced this week that the SAT had been selected after a competitive bidding process.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Questionnaire on Medicaid Programs

From the desk of
Representative Shirley Ringo
(You may print the questionnaire and send, or if this is inconvenient, copy it to paper. Please attach additional sheets for lengthy responses.)

1. What services have you/someone you support lost because of state cuts in programs? How are you affected by losing this support?

2. Have you been able to maintain important services by paying for them yourself? If so, what has been the cost to you?

3. Do you think the reductions in support will be more costly to the public in the future? (For example, more complex health problems, etc.) Please explain.

4. Idaho ended the 2011 fiscal year with $85 million more in revenue than legislative leaders were willing to budget. Do you think Governor Otter should call a special session of the Legislature and use some of that money to restore Medicaid programs?

5. For Service Providers:
A. How have the cuts in Medicaid affected you as a service provider?

B. What costs have you found it necessary to absorb following decisions made by the 2011 Idaho Legislature?

Optional information:

Name___________________ You have my permission to use this publically.

Address________________ You have my permission to use this publically, but no name please.


Please share complete and return questionnaires to Representative Ringo:

Representative Shirley G. Ringo (D)
District 6, Latah
House Seat B
1021 Herrington Rd., Moscow, 83843
Home (208) 883-1005
Bus (208) 301-2272
FAX (208) 883-1005

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MORE TAXES? New School Board Wants Your Money! But Not For The Kids!

Garden Valley School District #71
Supplemental Levy
NEW TAX Election
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
$600,000 over 2 years

•We're already paying for a new school
•We're already paying for a new library
•We're going to pay for the Alamar Ranch fiasco
•Boise County declared bankruptcy

We told them loud and clear last spring "NO!"
 What part of "NO!" didn't they understand?

Now they're coming back again 
asking for even more of our money!
And for what?
"...for the purpose of paying all lawful expenses
of maintaining and operating the District..."

Now, just what does that mean?

It could mean we're going to pony up more money for toilet paper.
It could mean we're going to buy new text books.
Or it could mean we're going to be paying those legal fees
that the District continues to incur.

The county now runs all elections
and has chosen to have a single polling location for this vote:
Crouch Community Hall, Tuesday, August 30, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

A simple majority (50%+1) will decide the fate of this new tax.

To request an absentee ballot, click on
Download & complete the request form. Print and fax to 208-392-4473, attn: Molly (County Clerk's office) or mail to

County Clerk
420 Main Street
P.O. Box 1300
Idaho City, Idaho 83631

Mail absentee ballot requests must be received
no later than six (6) days prior to an election by 5 p.m.

Vote "NO!" on August 30.

Paid for by job loss, public humiliation, blood, sweat & tears, high blood pressure, emotional pain, disillusion, ethical intentions, doing things by the book, concern for the children, integrity, community volunteer labor, moral obligation, and responsibility.

Monday, August 8, 2011

School Board Changes Regular Meeting Days

Calendar of Regular Board Meetings

At the Annual Meeting of the Garden Valley School District #71 Board of Trustees, which was held on July 11, 2011, the Board adopted a calendar of regular Board meetings as follows:
**Note that meetings are now held on the second Tuesday of the month

August 9, 2011
September 13, 2011
October 11, 2011
November 8, 2011
December 13, 2011
January 10, 2012
February 14, 2012

March 13, 2012
April 10, 2012

May 8, 2012
June 12, 2012
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REGULAR MEETINGThe mission of the Garden Valley School District is to provide
 educational excellence, allowing students to succeed in an
ever-changing, technological world.

*** Welcome and Greeting ***
6:00 – Meeting begins

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approve and Adopt Agenda

5. Comments from the Board
A. Chair
1. Introduction of new Superintendent/Principal – Mr. Randy Schrader
2. Thank Interim Superintendent Vic Koshuta
3. September regular Board meeting to be held at Lowman School – September 13, 2011
B. All Members

6. Consent Agenda
1. Approval of Minutes – Regular meeting July 11, 2011 and the Special meetings July 8, 2011,
July 14, 2011 July 21, 2011, July 26, 2011, July 27, 2011 and July 29, 2011
2. Treasurer’s Report
3. Payment of Bills and Journal Entries

7. Delegations and Reports
1. Regularly Scheduled Delegations
1. Facilities, Maintenance, and Grounds.
2. PTO/Booster Club

2. Requested Delegations
1. Mr. Bob Powell – Athletic Director
3. Administration Report – Mr. Schrader

8. Community Forum [Speakers are limited to three minutes each,
 and may not make open session comments
critical of students, minor children or employees of the district]

 9. Action Items

1. Old Business

1. Rescind authority given to Board Chair to assist in the
 supervision of district operations in the absence of the interim

2. Election of Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer

3. Terminate the appointment of Mr. Vic Koshuta as Interim Superintendent

4. Second Reading of District Policy - Series 8000 – Non-Instructional

5. Second Reading of District Policy 9100 Sale and Disposition of Property

10. Executive Session

(1) Executive session is planned to

1. To consider hiring a public officer, employee, staff member or individual
agent, wherein the respective qualities of individuals are to be evaluated in
order to fill a particular vacancy or need. This paragraph does not apply to
filling a vacancy in an elective office or deliberations about staffing needs in
general. [IC 67-2345(1)(a)
2. To consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints
or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or
individual agent, or public school student. [IC 67-2345(1)(b)]
3. To consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3,
title 9, Idaho Code [IC67-2345(1)(d)
4. To communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal
ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not
yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. [IC 67-2345(1)(f)]

11. Re-convene in Open Session.
1. Discussion and consideration of possible actions or motions from Executive Session.
12. Adjourn


Friday, August 5, 2011

UK Master Weaver Collingwood in Garden Valley


 Thanks to Georgianna Goetsch for bringing someone of Collingwood's status and talent to Garden Valley and for sharing this information.

Returning to Garden Valley for his third year, master weaver, Jason Collingwood, is instructing artists in a weaving technique called 3-End Block Weave, a method Collingwood uses almost exclusively. Included will be a Shaft-Switching Seminar. Shaft-Switching is a method designed and perfected by Jason's father, the late Peter Collingwood.

This week, the group is utilizing the Garden Valley School Multi Purpose Room, as the popularity of the workshop - not to mention the reputation of Collingwood - has drawn more interested weavers than in the past. Participants hail from as far as the Oregon coast, Washington, North Dakota, Canada, Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint and even good ole Garden Valley.

School employees are providing some
fresh, yummy meals for weavers.

The community is invited to observe the weavers at their floor and table looms of different shapes and sizes, as they weave samples of a variety of patterns in block weave, on Saturday, August 6, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Garden Valley School is located at 1053 Banks Lowman Road, on Hwy. 17, 13 miles east of Banks off of Hwy 55.

3-End Blockweave ~
The workshop involves an exploration of three-end block weaves, the same structure Jason uses to weave all of his rugs:

**Starting with simple two-colour designs and moving on to designing within the blocks and the introduction of a third colour.
**Techniques such as clasped wefts and dovetailing will be looked at, to further increase the design scope of this structure.
**2 / 1 double faced twill will also be covered in this class.

Special emphasis will be placed on Shaft Switching, everyone being able to adapt their looms in class, to try out this exciting technique.

Seminars ~ The design possibilities of shaft switching:

*With the aid of slides/power point presentation, this technique will be fully explained: What led to its development, the most basic forms of shaft switching, the various stages along its 'evolution' , up to the commercially available unit of today.

*Each of these steps will be carefully explained (many with slides of the original plans for the first lever system). Using slides of Jason's work along with that of others, it will be clearly seen just how liberating shaft switching is, design-wise, for the rug weaver.

*A general discussion on what constitutes good design will also be covered.

 Visit Jason Collingwood's site for more information about the master weaver: ...he has been extremely busy this year and we are very fortunate for his visit to Garden Valley, as many of his venues have been filled across the country and abroad.

Photos by Angel

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Senior Center News: Women's Health Care

News From Dolly Baughman
Sage Community Resources

Hi all,

I was on this call today. This is awesome news!!! It was in regards to the additional preventive health services guidelines for women, added to the Affordable Care Act, which will be effective for all new health plans as of 08/01/2012. They want all involved to get the word out to women so they will know what care is included in this new ruling. They said to go out to web site to find more information.

Apparently, some of the news media is misrepresenting the information. During the Q & A, some religious groups asked if they would be exempt due to the contraceptive add on. And of course there is still much ado regarding grandfathered plans versus what makes a health plan a “New Health Plan”. They said there is a 60- day comment period for any concerns but it will not change the 08/01/2012 effective date of the new rules. They pretty much read the information below word by word.

Making It Easier for Women to Get Care They Need
Posted August 01, 2011

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Everyone wants their family to be healthy. And a key component of this is making sure that mothers, daughters, and sisters have access to the preventive services they need.

Currently, Americans use preventive services at only about half the recommended rate. All too often, the combination of women’s lower incomes and higher out-of-pocket health costs means that women are particularly likely to forgo needed preventive services, such as annual well-woman visits and breastfeeding supplies.

Today we are moving one step closer to knocking down the barriers to the services that can help keep American women healthy. In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced historic new guidelines that will ensure millions of women receive preventive health services with no cost sharing, including:
· well-woman visits
· screening for gestational diabetes
· human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 and older
· sexually-transmitted infection counseling
· human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling
· FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling
· breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling
· domestic violence screening and counseling

By eliminating barriers like copays, co-insurance, and deductibles, these guidelines will help improve access to affordable, quality health care for all women. New private health plans must cover the guidelines on women’s preventive services with no cost sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. Call your insurer for more information.
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Learn more about the new women's prevention guidelines. web site to find more information.

Thanks, Dolly

Dolly Baughman
Public Health Program Manager
Sage Community Resource
125 E 50th Street
Garden City, Idaho 83714
(208) 322-7033 ext: 217

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Garden Valley School Flex Room
August 4, 2011
9:00 AM

The mission of the Garden Valley School District is to provide educational excellence,
allowing students to succeed in an ever-changing, technological world.

*** Welcome and Greeting ***

9:00 – Meeting begins

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approve and Adopt Agenda

5. Comments from the Board
a. Chair
b. All Members

6. Action Items

a. Old Business
1. Third reading and consideration for adoption of District Policies – Series 1000
– Board of Trustees

b. New Business
1. First Reading District Policies – 8000 Series – Non-Instructional Operations
2. First Reading District Policy 9100 – Acquisition, Use and Disposal of School
3. Acceptance of District Employee Resignations

7. Adjourn


Latest Garden Valley School Board Votes to Hire New Super

Last week, the new board of antitrustees of the Garden Valley School District voted to hire Randy Schrader as new superintendent/principal for the coming school year, at $90 grand. He has currently been serving as co-interim superintendent in Caldwell School District and "has experience in teaching, in district admin, and serving as a principal"....this is all I got from the new anticlerk of the board...after they voted to hire him...after I asked....oh, she never told me how much he would make---but I got to watch the video--lovely.

$90 Gs, when you look at other schools our size and what they pay and when you look at the bills the antitrustees and "Friends" have run up chasing dreams of malice, corruption and fun stuff. Hmm...perhaps they want it to look like they want him...and since he's been making $106K as Director of Secondary Services, why would he take a cut to come to this nest of vipers? So will he accept? Or will we be forced to accept the person the anti-children antitrustees really want? Just conjecture...


I remember last year, when the board was interviewing for a new principal and Mike Tomlin sent out gobs of info on the applicants to the entire community...and gave everyone several opportunities to meet them. I have been taken off of the mailing list for the school, as have others who used to try to keep the uglies in line...but I understand that few residents received info on these people who were interviewing for the puppet-position of SuperPrince. Guess it didn't matter to them because who cares who sits in the seat? "We are the POW-AH!"

Of course, I'm still waiting for the alpha male machismo hump-hump---too many boys, too much testosterone---Hazen, Fisher, Benedict and Gardner (David) are kowtowing to Ward, but for how long this submissive, lady-girly, take my backside, groveling at the knee and licking Ward's dust can the boys take?
Let's wait and see.

If the position is accepted, Schrader looks like a credible stand-in for the position, granted he never postures like a person who has any intelligence, and certainly not more than his inferiors, which would include all of the corrupt antitrustees now sitting on the board; maintains a provincial yokum demeanor and restrains himself from using a vocabulary past the tenth grade; and stays on the good side of Dr. Michael Koenig--and this would be the clincher.

More to watch for: Any sign of pretense to guidance, or gads! the nerve, even the suggestion of telling an employee what his or her job actually is (because we know it is their job to tell the school what their job is) ...Do not ever, no never, let pass a compliment, kind word, or offer to help, thus giving the impression he has a sense of tact or diplomacy or heaven forbid, Good Breeding--Yikes! Any of the above could bring complaints of intimidation, harassment and sexual --oh you know what happens when fat, ugly teachers take little girls for a potty and wash of the hands...any strange superintendent could walk by and say "you're welcome" and you know what happens to him--after the fat, ugly teacher goes home for the rest of the day to recuperate. Oh my GAW!

Well, lets hope this guy has no class. Let's hope this guy drinks with all the good ole boys in his office and writes out bonus checks for them--this corrupt board would love that--judging by how they and their "Friends" have run up so many bills harassing the former Supe and Board and now want to ask us taxpayers to pay for their malicious slander and libel and illegal, not to mention criminal, behavior, by passing a $600K levy!!!!!!...and gee, I didn't understand why they got to break into the Super's office and then glue up the lock and the antisheriff and the antiprosecuting attorney never even investigated.........oh yes, that's because antitrustees Rob Hazen and Alan Ward voted to not investigate thilly of me.

Funny, the anticlerk was sent into the dark of night to meet the Super on a clandestine rendezvous to advise the Supe to return his keys--but before 7 a.m., the school was protected by two drunken antis who are now running the school.

I remember another thing--some of us remember it all--ex-antitrustee Laurie Snyder said for the camera that the guys (Hazen and Ward) never went into Tomlin's office (how would she know?) (muddy footprints not on police report--how quaint) and Hazen Brazen-ly spoke to the audience (how he loves an audience) saying, "My name became involved somehow, I'm not sure how..."--try the police report here in front of me.

It's been grand but there is a video to watch and I'm still on vacation...Mark, though, the interesting exchange during the antitrustee process of voting. We here in GV just love watching Mr. Ward dig himself in a little for the camera...the lawyers are.