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IJ in Final approval will need special meeting By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Eastern Washington University board of trustees felt confident enough in the legislative process in Olympia they would have a budget to approve that they scheduled a June 26 meeting in Cheney. So much for great expectations when dealing with lawmaking bodies that had to first go through their regular session of 104 days and then into three overtimes before finally agreeing June 28 on a compromise. That did not hamper the guiding hands of the trustees, at least the five who were able to attend, as they moved unanimously and approved at least a spending plan totaling slightly over $271 million for fiscal year 2015-16 that keeps the school running. Board member Paul Tanaka read the motion, based on the recommendation by EWU President Dr. Mary Cullinan, to approve preliminary spending and knowing final approval would have to be made in yet another special meeting after the legislature adjourns. "We will have to come back after their budget is passed and make some revisions to this budget," Mary Voves, vice president for business and finance at EWU told the board. Voves outlined to the board the pos- sible impacts of the final budget, based on how the final Senate and House budget arrives. "Right now we have two versions of a budget, the House released a budget earlier in the week and the Sen- ate yesterday 0une 25)," she said. The House version froze tuition and f mded some but not all of the collective bargaining needs, The Senate's budget proposal reduced tuition via what Voves termed "backfill funding," some small investments for STEM education and "partially, but more comprehen- sively funds collective bargaining agreements." There's still quite a bit of room on these budgets, Voves said. "We do think the final budget will have some tuition reduction which will resort in the revenue reduction and operating funds for the university," Voves said. And she was right. According to the final budget agreement on Monday, tu- ition at state schools will drop between 15-20 percent over the next two years. On the other hand there is a 5 per- cent increase proposed for non-resi- dent students. Graduate tuition rates are being held at present levels Voves said, "Because we have some competi- tive disadvantages with our graduate tuition rates." Further study will deter- mine where those rates will fall. Students will start seeing approxi- mately a $65 increase in fees this fall for the renovation of the Pence Union Building. "We are currently budgeting for 1G651 students,, Voves said. "Enroll- ment growth has been up and down and a little bit all over the map so we are holding that at a relatively constant rate right now until we see how enrollment numbers materialize." Voves said the school projects an ad- ditional $2 million in revenuebased on current tuition rates. "That new revenue may be reduced based on the reduction in tuition revenue rates," she added. The capital budget was also part of the negotiation process in Olympia. Cullinan commended state lawmak- ers June 30 for making higher education funding a priority as they passed the state's budget for 2015-17. "I am pleased to see the state re-invest in higher education and reduce the tuition burden on our students," Cullinan said. "This budget is great news for our hard- working students and their families." Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com. L sc I roves summer arning By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Medical Lake School board breezed through a short agenda at its June 23 meeting. The board approved two summer learning programs for students. One is a reading intensive learning assessment program for third-graders who scored below the basic level on the Smarter Balanced Assessment test. The other is an extended school year program for K-6 special education students at the middle school. Both programs will run during the first three weeks in August, Tuesday through Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. In action items, the board approved the first read- ing of Policy 6105 - Conflict of Interest -- which they had tabled from the previous meeting. According to the policy, the district will ensure the efficient, fair and professional administration of federal grant funds in compliance with the federal Office of Management and Budget regulations and other applicable federal and state standards, regu- lations and laws. The policy states that no board member, em- ployee, or agent of the district shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported by federal grant funds. Superintendent Tim Ames explained that the policy is a requirement for the district to apply for federal grants such as the one that helped fund its Summer Feeding program. The district is offering free meals through the Summer Food Service Pro- gram for Children from June 22 - Aug. 21. The board approved the second reading of a policy on public access to district records and a roll over bid with Food Services of America Valcon. In his Superintendent's report, Ames said the Cheney Middle School Cheney Middle School of- ey Pemberton, Piatt, An- thony Quiroz, Abbigayle Reyes, Allison Richards, Josette Rivera, Eunice Romanyuk, Leah Rus- sell, Jocelyn Salcido-Velazquez, Nayeli Salcido-Velazquez, Noah Schorzman, Jackson Schreiber, Rory Schuller, Josie Showalter, Siena Smith, Jessica Spring, Julian Taudin Chabot, Iliana Tejada- Preciado, Aubree Thompson, Dylan Taler, Dawson West, Brooklynn White and Natalie White-Pembleton. 3.4 - 3.0 GPA - Jenna Adams, Willem Adams, Benjamin Beamer, Marissa Bertram, Halle Champlin, Angelina Chapman, David Col- lins-Kile, Devin Cook, Bryden Esquibel, Alexis Ewen, Vanessa Flowers, Jacob Hallock, Dana- van Hart, Jacob Howard, Colton Huotari, Joshua Hyde, Heather Jones, Matthew Lichorobiec, Riley Loughery, Jacob McGourin, Jim- my Merriott, Savanna Moczulski, Dillon Newbry, Chad Norman, Gage Onda, Mitchell Parrish, Max Pierson, Connor Scholten, Alex fidals have released their fourth quarter honor roll for the 2014- 2015 w.hool year. The names are listed below. EIGHTH GRADE 4.0 GPA- Abigai!Blazon, Julia Gundlach, Rachel Hove, Jaymee Knutson, Sara Nanny, Jameson PoweR, Evelyn Rowe, Feo Rust and Eliott Winters. 3.9 - 3.5 GPA - Justin Abell, Jared Adams, Melissa Aris, Tif- fany Bennett, Angela Borodin, Irene Brockman, Joseph Cham- plin, William Christianson, Ko- rbin Crandall, Tyler Dixon, Ab- igael Datsun, TaLe Draper, Holly Flynn, Erik Foien, Cheyanne Gleave, Mekhai Goodloe, McK- enna Hodgson, Mitchell Johnson, Paige King, Walter Kosanke, Vad- im Levchenko, Katarina Ljubisic, Sheamus Mahoney, Luke Martin, Shelby Melton, Makayla Miller, Mercedes Mitzimberg, Ashlynn Moad, Zachery Nonce, William Newman Sierra O'Neill, Lincoln Oldham, Destiny Otoupalik, Hal- district will hire a couple of substitute teachers for full-time positions. He added that enrollment was down 40 students, with most of those numbers coming from Fairchild Air Force Base. "We're looking at trend data and numbers that show Fairchild usually gets 30 kids in the summer," Ames said. Ames added that the maintenance department will check the status of buildings for the summer. For the school's upcoming Late Start, Ames said Fairchild will adjust the hours of its youth and teen centers. Medical Lake Parks and Recreation is also collaborating with the district to have a before- school program at Hallett Elementary. "We've had two parent concerns and we will speak with them," Ames said. "We'll help families if they need assistance." AI SLaver can be reached at al@chenetffreepress.com. announces Schulte, Chainey Steeneck and Aujane Winchester. SEVENTH GRADE 4.0 GPA " Kassie Brennan, Jocelyn Cone, Kailey Estrellado, Abby Fillmore, JT Gasper, ale- na Hoppe, Brandon Lindberg, Holden McNaul, Lucy Nester, Brianna Nielson, Riley Potter, Nicolas Preisig, Tiberius Rigsby, Katarina Smith, Maggie Smith, Noah Smith, Kaitlin Teeters and Seth Wilcox. 3.9 - 3.5 GPA- Michael Ad- ams, Trae Babcock, Kayla Bennett, Sabrina Baling, Dylan Carruth, Charles Cindric, Madison Conley, fourth quarter,honor roll Moore, Paynter Nicks, Matthew Norman, Taylor Passey, Cynthia Pelayo, Alex Petropoulos, Tegan Ribble, Shelby Rowley, Emma Scott, Korinna Shaw, Maisie Short, Jacob Simonsen, Hunter A. Smith, Zhane Teichroeb, Alexis VanHorne, Sophia VanWormer, Destiny Wilson, Abby Witt and Zander Ziolkowski. 3.4 - 3.0 GPA - Mason Allen, Gabriel Bahme, Lukas Bailey- Kostelec, Hunter Barber, Audrey Bellmer, Courtney Betts, Colby Brock, Ethan Coombes, Owen Coombes, Tommy Daniels, Madi- syn Duilio, Brandon Epperson, Tanner Gerdes, Jared Geschke, Logan Cosens, MaKean Dodson, Koby Holt, Sydney Huotari, Dylan Doney, Carson Duncan, Nicole Islitzer, Karlee Jackson, IsabelDuong, AnnikaFiala, Evan Madeleine Jones, Alyssa Lar- Fleskes, DevonFortune, Billiepaige son, Echo Mecklenburg. Kelby Freernan,MeganHabegger, Luke Medeiros, Maddison Merriott, Danielle Monzingo, Devyn Nor- man, Austin Passey, Timothy Posthuma, Madflynn Richardson, Marcus Riddick, Parker Rogers, Jackson Rowley, Elleigh Ryan, Ka- tana Sink-Simmons, Jacob Smith, Hamburg, Emalyth Harp, Bridget Hills, Bastiaan Holland, Paige Hughes, Mackenzie Huotari, Ainsley Johnson, Madison Linde mann, Megan Little, Marisa Men- doza, Julianne Mewhinney, Shane Romero Turner, Tess Vaseccka and Cameron Watkins. SIXTH GRADE 4.0 GPA - Katelyn Alder~on, Emily Clause, Sofia Day, Ariana Fletcher-Alton, Charles Gerber, Moriah Hallin, Haruka Inoue, JohnathenJacobsen, Anchew g n- nedy, Jordayah LaVaUey, Kayli Lucas, Marlena Mizzoni, Sierra Peone, Jasmine Rison, Alexander Rose, Hope Schneider, Beckett Schoenleber, Brooklynn Show- alter, Jackson Showalter, Mayah Spakousky, Avery Stark, Dylan Straley, Jaiden Tabios-Suesue, Van Vega and Sarianne Winters. 3.9 - 3.5 GPA- Isabelle Ad- ams, Summer Ambute, Jonathan Bailey, Evelyn Barlow, John Buob, Joshua Buob, Aubree Dennstaedt, Joza Dow, George Emert, Kayla Fortune, Jessie Gladden, Seth Ha- gel, Hoyden Hardt, Ciera Herres, Jessika Howard, Marisity Jagim- Kern, Isaac Johnson, Isabella See CMS page 3 Medical Lake High School graduates receive scholarships and honors The following MedicalNorthern Idaho Scholar- Award, Washington State Elaine Radmer Scholarship, Paulson Athletic scholar- Lake High School gradu- ship, Medical Lake Dollars Honors Award, Fine Arts Jorgenson Family Scholar- ship. ates were awarded scholar- For Scholars Scholarstiip. Candidate, U.S. Air Force ship. Alyssa Fitzgerald ships and honors. Justin Brundage - Recruiting Service Science Breanna Cannon - - Officer's Spouses Club Fred Belga - Army Medical Lake Lions Club Award, MLDFS Scholar-Agriculture Department scholarship, Spokane Ki- ROTC scholarship, Gon- Scholarship. ship, Blue Grass Festival Award. wanis Charities Foundation zaga University stipend Jace Burge - Medical Association Scholarship, Jordan Collins JROTC Scholarship, Washington (three years), Gonzaga Un- Lake Lions Club Scholar- Band Department Award. Certificate of Completion State Opportunity Schol- versity Deans List Scholar- ship. Annette Carlson -- (three years), arship, EWU Presidential ship, JROTC Certificate of Stephanie Burris Washington State Princi- Suzannah Delgado Scholarship, Washington Completion (four years). - Pepperdine Univer- pal's Recognition Award, -- Girl Scout Cookie Schol- State Principal's Recog- Jacob Brad - Friends sity Music Scholarship, U.S.ArmyReserveNafion- arship, nition Award, Spokane for Children Scholarship. Pepperdine Universityal Scholar/Athlete Award, Logan Earl - Wash- Scholars Mathematics RayliBrueas-- TheArt grant, Spokane Federal Friends for Children Schol- ington State Honors award, Candidate, U.S. Air Force Institute of Seattle Scholar- Credit Union Scholarship, arship, MLDFSScholarship, Friends for ChildrenSchol- Recruiting Service Math- ship Competition-Tuition Washington Scholar ofMedical Lake Kiwanis Club arship, STEM Department ematics Award, Public Reduction, Girl Scouts of 2015, Washington State ROTCScholarship, Medical Award. Schools Employees (PSE) Eastern Washington and Principal's Recognition Lake Alumni Duane andZach Elder - Mike of Washington Medical Lake School District Schol- arship, Friends for Children Scholarship, Medical Lake City Employee Scholarship, Math Department Award. Cassidy Hagel - MLDFS scholarship. Chelsea Hamby- PSI] of Washington Medical Lake School District Schol- arship, Jorgenson Family Sports Scholarship, MedioJ Lake Alumni Association Scholarship, Friends for Children Scholarship. - Gary See ML Grade page 3 THE 9810 W. Melville Come Out & Watch Some Of The Finest Professional Golf In The Inland Northwest at the 52nd Annual kl LAC CITY INVITATIONAL Great experience for and 3-day 50/50 Cash junior golfers! Putting Competition ore open Eaioy the Coors Light to the public. 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