February 2018

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting

February 12, 2018

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 January 8, 2018 minutes and financial report were approved as presented.

The Lakeside Elementary Stock Market and Robotic Teams presented their awards to the Board. The superintendent recommended that the robotics team and sponsors (Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. O’Laughlin) be allowed to attend the National Robotics Competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to allow the Lakeside Robotics Team to compete in the National Robotic competition in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The motion carried.

The superintendent presented the proposed budget of expenditures together with tax levy for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 to and including June 30, 2020. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the proposed budget expenditures for fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to accept Summit Truck bid based on State contract sales to purchase two new school buses (14 passenger and 27 passenger each with two wheel chair seats) for $61,253 (14 passenger) and $64,850 (27 passenger). The motion carried.

The superintendent discussed leasing new buses, bids for building and equipment building for tractors, lawn mower, forklift and sports equipment. The superintendent also discussed Arkansas legislative audit findings, Arkansas Child Nutrition findings and IRS request for additional information such as the 403B, 401 and 457 document plans and a three year activity report from providers for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The principals discussed the way Valentine flowers and gifts are handled in each school in order to protect instructional time.

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. McJoy and seconded by Mr. Collins to accept the resignations of Ruth O’Laughlin (K-5 Librarian), Belinda Jeffers (middle school art), Tenesha Banks (8th grade Math) and Leaura (Molly) Larche (K-5 Music). The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to extend the superintendent’s contract one additional year to an existing contract from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:22 P.M.