Lakeside Board of Education
The meeting was called to order by the president. The following members were present: Ms. Griffin, Mrs. Green, Mr. Livingston and Mr. Williams. Mr. Collins, Mr. McJoy and Mr. Mosley were absent.
The April 11 and 18, 2016 minutes, attendance and financial reports were approved as presented. The motion carried.
Mrs. O’Laughlin and Mrs. Armstrong presented a video showing the challenges and complexities of the Robotics Program they are implementing at the elementary school.
The superintendent thanked the mayor for bringing the IBLA Group to our students. The mayor stated that this was the 6th year IBLA had performed at Lakeside and she appreciated the cooperation from the district.
Ms. Armour gave an update on the graduation for high school (May 16, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.), and principals gave dates and time for awards assemblies. Also, Mr. Gray reported on the school garden started by the East lab students.
The superintendent and principals gave an update on the A to F letter grade for schools and discussed the correlation between Benchmark (which has been used in Arkansas schools for 12 or more years as a paper assessment), PARRC Assessment (only used for one year 2014-15 as a computer based assessment) and ACT Aspire assessment is a new test which will be used for 2016-17 school year.
The president requested that the board go into executive session for the purpose of employment, appointment, promotion, discipline, or resignation of personnel. After the discussion, the public was allowed to return.
A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Ms. Griffin to accept resignations of JoAnne McKeown (High School Physical Science) and Olivia Johnson (Family and Consumer Science). The motion carried.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 P.M.