May 2017

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
May 8, 2017
Staff Development Room
5:30 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by the president.  Members present were Mr. Collins, Mrs. Green, Ms. Griffin, Mr. Livingston, Mr. McJoy, Mr. Mosley and Mr. Williams.

The April 10, 2017 minutes, financial and attendance reports were approved as presented.

The superintendent presented the following information: A map detailing the proposed garden designed by Dr. Jennifer Connor to place a garden behind the Agri Shop and greenhouse.  The Lakeside East, Science and CTE students will be involved with the implementation of this project.  Also, the board was given information from the NSBA Conference on “How to Deal With Negative People and Keep From Becoming Negative Yourself”.

The superintendent discussed the certified and classified (paraprofessional and cafeteria) salary schedules.  The superintendent recommended to the board to give all full-time certified employees a $500.00 non-reoccurring bonus (part-time employees bonus will be prorated based on hours worked) which will be given in November 2017.  Also, a $250.00 increase will be placed in the paraprofessional and cafeteria employees salary schedules.  Hourly employees increase will be based on the Arkansas Department of Education index developed by the Arkansas Department of Labor.  A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept the superintendent’s recommendations to give all full time certified employees a one time $500 non-reoccurring bonus (part-time employees will be prorated) and a $250.00(step 2) increase which will be placed in the paraprofessional and cafeteria employees salary schedules.  Also, hourly employees increase will be based on the Arkansas Department of Education index developed by the Arkansas Department of Labor.  The motion carried.

The superintendent presented the special education proposed budget with the intent to apply for special education funds for 2017-18 school year.  A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy.  The motion carried.  

Mrs. Stone announced the upcoming events in the Lakeside Elementary School, the superintendent announced that the board members and superintendent will hand out diplomas to the 2017 graduating class and Mrs. Green will announce the awards and scholarships.

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 Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to adopt the resolution to enter into an employment contract to extend Mr. Darrius Green’s contract as a certified 6-8 Health Physical Education Teacher and Assistant football coach from 190 days to 210 days which will equate to an increase of approximately $4200 for 2017-18 school year.  Whereas, board member Mrs. Loddie Green having declared an interest in the proposed resolution left the meeting prior to the discussion of the resolution, and she did not return to the meeting room until the voting on the resolution had been concluded.  The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Collins to approve the contracts of Mary Sanders (Eudora Elem. Third Grade), Chris Williams (High school Head Football Coach/Math Teacher) and Jermaine Johnson (High School Assistant Football Coach/Special Education Teacher) and accept the resignations of Caroline Odell (3rd grade Lakeside Elementary) and Helen Bradley (Lakeside Elementary Kindergarten).  The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 P.M.

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