May 2018

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting

May 7, 2018

Staff Development Room

5:30 P.M.

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

The April 16, 2018 minutes and financial report were approved as presented.

The superintendent and board members will hand diplomas to the 2018 graduating class and Mrs. Green will announce the awards and scholarships.

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. Also, the changes to the Child Nutrition Program from Provision 2 to Community Eligibility. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Williams to adopt the proposed changes to the district, personnel policies and the child nutrition programs for 2018-19 school year (Change from Provision 2 to Community Eligibility Provision). The motion carried.

The superintendent discussed the school level school improvement plan (must be posted on district website by August 1, 2018), school bus accident (occurred on May 7th), the Lakeside Middle School Robotics Team (Ranked 23rd in the Worlds Robotics Competition held in Louisville, Kentucky), the equipment building and district warehouse. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mosley to approve the school level school improvement plans. The motion carried.

The superintendent recommended to the board to give all full-time certified employees a $1,000.00 non-reoccurring bonus and classified $250.00 (part-time employees bonus will be prorated based on hours worked) which will be given in November 2018. Also, increase Audrey Brown’s (Federal Coordinator) index from 1.1642 to 1.13 increase, Mrs. Jennifer Armstrong’s (GT Coordinator) stipend from $1600 to $3600.00 and Change Mrs. Sherry Vaught’s (District Purchasing Director) from Superintendent’s Secretary to District Purchasing Director Salary Schedule (beginning on step 3). The motion carried.

The superintendent presented the special education proposed preliminary budget which is due May 31, 2018 for approval to ADE. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Mosely to approve the special education budget with the intent to apply for special education funds for 2018-19 school year. 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 Ms. Griffin and seconded by Mr. Williams to adopt a resolution to enter into an employment contract with Mr. Darrius Green and a K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher and coach for 2018-2019 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. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the contracts of Teressa Casevechia (Kindergarten), Debbie Stewart (4th grade), Terry Newman (8th grade math), Rebekah Vaught (K-8th Library Media Specialist), James Shelton (high school art), and Cathy Jones (High School consumer science) for 2018-19 School Year and accept the resignations of Brennon Courville (6-8th Health and Physical Education and Coach), Eric Cross (High School math and coach), Heidi Rosas (High School Consumer Science), Teressa Sellers (1st grade ) and Brittney Wilson (Elementary paraprofessional). The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.