Supt. Steve Quick's contract not renewed… so far

OSD Supt. Steve Quick
OSD Supt. Steve Quick

OROVILLE – After an evaluation that lasted through several executive sessions, including at extended school board meetings, Oroville School Superintendent Steve Quick still hasn’t had his contract renewed.

The board first went into executive, closed door session at their Monday, Feb. 23 meeting. After conferring on the matter they decided to continue the meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26 and again on Monday, March 2. At the March 2 meeting Rocky DeVon, chairman of the school board, stuck his head out of Quick’s office at least five times to announce they needed more time. After about two hours the board reconvened. After DeVon for a motion on approval or disapproval of the contract, board member Amy Wise moved that the matter be tabled until June. The motion received a second and passed, with Wise and board member Travis Loudon approving and board members Todd Hill and Michael Egerton abstaining. The chairman cast the deciding vote and the matter will be tabled until the June meeting.

Supt. Quick has been on a three year contract – at one point when a past board discussed only approving his contract on a yearly basis, the administrator said he would like to be released to look for another job.

At the regular meeting of the board they swore in Dakota Haney as the newest student representative to the board.

“Student representatives don’t get to vote on the actual agenda items, but get to give their input,” said Quick.

Director Egerton, who also serves as chairman of the Okanogan County Fair Board, gave a report on last year’s fair. He also discussed out the fair board is trying to encourage more school participation from all the school districts in the county.

Tory Kindred, a freshmen at Oroville High School, gave a presentation on the recent FBLA conference held in Wenatchee (see last week’s G-T). She is running for state president of the organization.

“Ir’s really fun to get out of town and meet kids from different states and schools,” she said about the conferences the group has around the state.

Her father and club advisor, Tony Kindred, is regional director for the group.

“It is because of the support of the district and the principal that FBLA is growing,” he said. “The junior high group is really growing.”

School Director Workshop

On a school board related note, he Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) workshop is coming to Omak on March 18. It is one of 14 workshops that are being offered by WSSDA throughout the state to encourage participation in school board elections. For more information you can visit The workshop takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Omak School District Board Room, 619 W. Bartlett Ave. Omak , WA 98841

The agenda includes:

How to run for office

  • Navigate the process of filing;
  • Public disclosure procedures;
  • Campaign limitations;
  • Responsibilities of a school board member;
  • Time requirements;
  • Role and responsibilities;
  • Open Public Meeting; and
  • Working as a team.