March 2017

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
March 13, 2017
Staff Development Room
5:30 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by the President.  The following members were present: Mr. Collins, Mrs. Green, Ms. Griffin, Mr. Livingston,  Mr.  McJoy, Mr. Mosley, and Mr. Williams.

The February 13, 2017 minutes, financial and attendance reports were approved as presented.

The Lakeside Elementary Robotics team presented their winning robotics program to the Board.  The superintendent recommended that the team and sponsors, Ms. Armstrong and Mrs. O’Loughlin, be allowed to attend the Iowa National (Council Bluffs) competition.  A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to allow the robotics team to compete at the Nationals at Council Bluffs.  The vote was unanimous.

The superintendent discussed HB 1575 and recommended to the Board to transfer $7,800,000 to the building fund (3000).  If HB 1575 passes, it will place a 20% Cap on the balance fund carryover.  A motion was made by Mr. Collins, and seconded by Mrs. Green to transfer $7,800,000 to the building fund.  The vote was unanimous.

The superintendent discussed improvements that need to be made to the baseball field.  The necessary repairs would cost approximately $4500.  A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to make the repairs.  The vote was unanimous.

Mr. Livingston and Mr. Williams gave an update on the ASBA meeting held in Monticello on March 7th.

The superintendent presented a resolution that the Lakeside School District will enter into collaborative partnership with Chicot County (Judge Ball), the City of Lake Village (Mayor Bush), Dermott (Mayor Hampton), Eudora (Mayor Tisdale) and the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce  to make Chicot County an ACT Work Ready Community.

The superintendent also discussed memorial services for Mrs. Louden, the NSBA Conference, the opening date for the Mainline Health Clinic, collaborating with Robbie Estes (Walmart Executive) to setpup a tour of the Pea Ridge School District Career and technical center in North West Arkansas.

The president requested that the board go into executive session for the purpose of employment, appointment, discipline, promotion, or resignation of personnel.  After the discussion, the public was allowed to return.

A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Collins to renew the contracts of all teachers recommended (on their list) by Mr. Maiden, Mrs. Stone, Mr. Gray and Ms. Armour.  Also, renew the contracts of the ALE teachers, director (Charles Brady), Audrey Brown (Federal Coordinator) and Ross Sims (Technology Coordinator), The motion carried.  

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:35.P.M.

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