November 2017

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting and Public Hearing to Discuss Facilities Master Plan

Staff Development Room

November 13, 2017

5:30 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by the president. Members present were: Mrs. Green, Ms. Griffin, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Mosley and Mr. Williams. Mr. Collins and Mr. McJoy were absent. The October 9, 2017 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.

The superintendent introduced Robbie Estes who is an executive with the Walmart Corporation. Mr. Estes explained how the Pay it Forward Foundation was started and how scholarships are available for our students who qualify.

The superintendent reviewed the district’s 2018 Facilities Master Plan in accordance to A.C.A. 6-21-806 as part of its regular meeting. The public was allowed to comment on the master plan. The superintendent requested that the board pass the following resolution for local support of 2018 Facilities Master Plan with required documentation. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the above resolution for local support of 2018 Facilities Master Plan. The motion carried (See attached Resolution).

The superintendent discussed a resolution which will be presented to the Arkansas State Board of Education on December 14, 2017 requesting that the first allowable day of school be no earlier than August 13, 2018. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the resolution. The motion carried (See attached resolution).

The superintendent recommended to the board to approve the annual reoccurring bonuses for certified and classified staff and an additional one-time $500 be added to certified staff only. A motion was made by Ms. Griffin and seconded by Mrs. Green to give all fulltime certified staff $2000.00 plus a one-time $500.00 bonus and classified staff $1000.00. The amount of the bonus will be prorated based on contracted days and hours worked. The motion carried.

The superintendent also discussed school board training dates, SRO Contract with the City of Lake Village, NSLP equipment assistance grant, purchase of school buses, declining enrollment in Southeast Arkansas, Christmas Party date, how teacher get into the school buildings and principals reported dates of events occurring in their building.

The president requested that the board go into executive session from 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 Mrs. Green and seconded by Ms. Griffin to accept the resignation of Michael Courtney, effective December 21, 2017. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.