Lakeside Board of Education
June 10, 2019
Staff Development Room
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 May 13, 2019 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.
The VEX IQ Robotics Team presented their accomplishments for the year. Team member, Jeremy Wade presented a powerpoint presentation on the competitions they participated in and the events the teams won at the State, National and World competitions.
The board recognized and presented all retirees with a plaque (Ilester Brown with 19 years of Service to Public Education and James Maiden, Eudora Elementary Principal with 51 years of Service to Public Education).
The principals presented proposed changes to be made to the student handbooks for 2019-20 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 2019-20 School Year. The motion carried.
The superintendent recommended to the board to allow employees to use three accumulated sick days as personal in addition to the three personal days given by the district, which allows an employee to have six personal days. These days may be use for personal use. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Collins to approve the superintendent’s recommendation. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Collins to purchase 408 chromebooks from CDW-Government for $124,241.89 (TIPS/TAPS Vendor #180306). The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to allow the superintendent to take bids on installing HVAC Units in Eudora Elementary and Lakeside Middle School gymnasiums and approve Crossett Service to install LED lights in the Lakeside High School gymnasium for $7100.00. 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. McJoy and seconded by Mr. Collins to approve the contracts of all summer school teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodians (2018-19) and approve the contracts of Philnaysha Sanders (Elementary-Kindergarten Teacher), Alleaner Owens (Eudora Elem. Special Education Teacher), Melissa Armstrong (High School English), Tamelia Gines (Eudora 1st Grade Teacher), Cynthia Johnson (High School and Middle School Math Teacher), William Campbell (Dean of Students for High School and Middle School), Ross Sims (Eudora Elementary Principal and Technology Coordinator) for 2019-20 School Year and accept the resignations of Jennifer Brantley (PreK Teacher), Maggie Hess (High School English), Connie Bowman (High School Dean of Students), Dianne Wilson (Middle and High School Science), Judy Owens (PreK Teacher) and Sharon Sampolesi (5th Grade Teacher who retired). The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. McJoy and seconded by Mr. Collins to approve all addendums to existing contracts for the 2018-19 school year. The motion carried.
The president confronted Mr. Collins about a prior felony conviction Judgment and Disposition Order against him on November 4, 1999. This conviction was not sealed nor expunged according to the president. The board has to declare your position vacant based on Arkansas Code 6-13-612 (Vacancy-Conviction of Felony) which reads:
Mr. Collins stated that his attorney was taking care of this matter. “He has served on many boards and jobs and this did not show on his record.”
The board requested that Mr. Collins clear up this matter by the July school board meeting. Mr. Collins stated that he will have his attorney to address the conviction to the board in writing.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.