Lakeside Board of Education
June 11, 2018
Staff Development Room
The meeting was called to order by the president. The following members were present: Mrs. Green, Ms. Griffin, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Collins, Mr. McJoy, and Mr. Williams. Mr. Mosley was absent.
The May 7, 2018 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.
The principals presented proposed changes to be made to the student handbooks for 2018-19 school year. After discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the proposed changes to the student handbooks for Lakeside High School, Lakeside Middle, Lakeside Elementary and PreK for use. The motion carried.
The superintendent discussed Arkansas Department of Education rules governing required training for school board members. Also, a Thank You card was read by board members from the robotics teams, and a letter was given to members outlining how our school based health clinic will be operated (Mainline).
The superintendent presented a copy of a resolution from First Security Beardsley recommending that any amount over $1,700,000 in operating fund, after categorical and restricted funds are removed, the superintendent and district treasurer are authorized to move to the building fund prior to June 30, 2018 or within period thirteen (13). This will keep the district in compliance with ACT 1105 (20% balance law). A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the 20% fund balance resolutions. The motion carried.
The superintendent submitted to the board a resolution on behalf of Chicot County Judge, Mack Ball, to adopt the Chicot County Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City, County and the Lakeside School District of Chicot County, Arkansas. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Ms. Griffin to adopt Chicot County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The motion carried (See attached resolution).
A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Collins to accept Firefly’s (Tips/Taps Vendors) bid to purchase 205 chromebooks for $41,325.95. The motion carried.
The superintendent proposed a $1000.00 stipend for Ross Sims, Vincent Holmes and Michael Moyer to manage the cafeteria inventory. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Ms. Griffin to approve the proposed stipend. The motion carried.
The superintendent requested that the board increase the stipend for a long-term substitute teacher with an approved Arkansas Department of Education Waiver from $3500.00 to $4000.00 and to allow the superintendent to take bids to purchase a new vehicle which will be purchased at state contract price. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to increase a long-term substitute teacher stipend with an ADE approved waiver from $3500.00 to $4000.00 and to allow the superintendent to take bids to purchase a new vehicle. The motion carried.
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 Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the contracts of all summer school teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, painters, custodians (2017-18) and approve the contracts of Emma Kasidis (High School Math, TFA), Lillian Jones (High School Biology, TFA), Dewana Peoples (K-12 LPN), Elijah Jackson (Paraprofessional – Eudora) for 2018-19 and accept the resignations of Shamanda Garner and JoAnn Branch. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to approve all addendums to existing contracts for the 2017-18 school year. The motion carried.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.