Lakeside Board of Education
November 11, 2018
Eudora Elementary Library
The meeting was called to order by the president. The following members were present: Mr. Collins, Mrs. Green, Mr. Richard Livingston, Mr. McJoy, Mr. Mosley and Mr. Williams. Ms. Griffin was absent.
The October 8, 2018 minutes, attendance and financial reports were approved as presented.
Mrs. Cathy Nash discussed the purpose of the Parent Mentor Program (PMP) and each participant was introduced.
The Arkansas voters voted to increase the minimum wage beginning January 1, 2019 to $9.25, January 1, 2020 to $10.00 and January 1, 2021 to $11.00 per hour. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to increase the minimum wage based on the law. The motion carried.
The superintendent stated that the Bank of Lake Village is requesting signers on the account agreement. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. McJoy that the authorized signers on the agreement will be Dr. Billy Adams, Superintendent, Mr. Richard Livingston, President and Ms. Josephine Griffin, Secretary. Each authorized signer will need a copy of their driver license and social security card on file. The motion carried.
The superintendent recommended to the board to approve the annual reoccurring bonus for certified ($2,000) and classified staff ($1,000) and an additional onetime non-recurring bonus for certified ($1,000) and classified ($250.00). A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to accept the superintendent’s recommendation on employee bonuses. The amount of the bonus will be prorated based on contracted days and hours worked. The motion carried.
The superintendent discussed bid tabulation for the Lakeside warehouse. Moser Construction, Bryant, AR base bid was $325,575 and Naff Construction Co. was $246,372.00. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Collins to accept Naff Construction’s bid ($246,372.00) to build the warehouse. The motion carried.
The superintendent also discussed a proposal to upgrade lighting fixtures from Excel Lighting, and a school display sign (Mitchell Signs). The superintendent gave an update on ABSA Annual State Conference (December 5-7), School bus safety, Snap Chat, Facebook, K-12 food service (Culinary Connection), Annual Christmas planning meeting (December 10), Vex Team and the Governor’s proposed salary increase for teachers.
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. Collins and seconded by Mr. McJoy to advertise for a food service director and an executive curriculum specialist.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.