Lakeside Board of Education
June 12, 2017
Staff Development Room
The meeting was called to order by the vice president. Members present were Mr. Collins, Mrs. Green, Ms. Griffin, Mr. McJoy and Mr. Williams. Mr. Livingston and Mr. Mosley were absent.
The May 10, 2017 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.
The principal presented proposed changes to be made to the student handbooks for 2017-18 school year. Also, the superintendent discussed proposed changes to certified, classified, student, board, curriculum, administration, business, financial and community policies which were recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the proposed changes to the student handbooks for Lakeside High, Lakeside Middle, Lakeside Elementary, Eudora Elementary, PreK and GT for use; and adopt the proposed changes to the district and personnel policies for the 2017-18 school year. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to pass a resolution that states, “There will be no change in the millage rate. If there is no opposition for school board member for zone 4, early voting and absentee voting only will be held (the courthouse). The motion carried.
The superintendent discussed damage to the Lakeside High School gym floor (will be covered by ASBA Risk Management for $25,725), damage to the Eudora Elementary telephone system, camera system and fire alarm system, (caused by lightning); proposed changes recommended for the Lakeside High School and middle cafeterias to make cooking and serving more efficient (Meals will be prepared at one site); 2015-16 audit findings were discussed; and the board agreed to allow Mr. Travis Collins to sell flexible annuity through National Life Group to employees in the Lakeside School District. The superintendent explained to the board that Mr. Collins doesn’t own National Life Group nor has 5% invested ownership in the group. He is an agent and will be given the same opportunity as Valic, Reliasar, etc. Mr. Collins left the meeting before the discussion.
A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to accept SES and Vance McCray’s (Alert 1) bid to install video cameras in all classrooms for $49,550.00 and purchase 282 Chromebooks using VI-B and NSLA funds from GovConnection and CDW-G (Tips/Taps vendors) for $61,855.60. The motion carried.
The vice 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 Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the contracts of all summer school teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodian, painters, maintenance (2016-17) and new staff members for 2017-18 school year. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Ms. Griffin and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept the resignations of staff. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to approve all addendums to existing contracts for the 2016-17 school year. The motion carried.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.