Shelley trustees reject church's effort to lease building

SHELLEY — Shelley trustees turned down the request of the Journey Church to lease the Goodsell building at the school board meeting Thursday evening.
"It doesn't fit into our current and future plans for use of the Goodsell building," said Superintendent Bryan Jolley.
Shelley school board members suggested the building could be remodeled to house the district office. Part of it could be developed into a training center for teachers or for more technology.
Currently, Goodsell is used for back-up technology, storage and during the winter, Junior Jazz basketball.
The Shelley High School (SHS) organization, Natural Helpers, will present its request for funding to the trustees during their October meeting.
All bus routes were approved.
The policies trustees discussed were Pay for Performance, Non-Resident Open Enrollment Policy, Teacher's Evaluation Plan, Certificated Employee Contracts, Certificated Salary Schedule Placement and Alternate Route to Graduation.
All these policies can be viewed online at These policies will be heard on first reading at the October school board meeting.
Regarding the Alternate Route to Graduation, what has been working at SHS are the ISAT classes offered at the high school, the superintendent said.
The ISAT classes are in addition to language arts and math class, Jolley said.The ISAT class takes the place of an elective.
The focus for the district as funds become available include an internal remodel of Hobbs, improving the visitors' bleachers at the high school, resurfacing the track and landscaping the school buildings.
Starting in October, trustees plan to increase recognition of employees' and students' achievements throughout the district.
Trustees Ken Kearsley and Loren Lund were excused from the board meeting because of business obligations.
The Shelley school board meets at 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Hobbs Middle School.