Lakeside Board of Education
September 10, 2018
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, and Mr. Mosley. Mr. Williams was absent.
The August 13, 2018 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.
The superintendent and Sgt. Bernice McCray presented Mr. Gray with a Patriotic Employer of Defense plaque from the Office of the Secretary of Defense contributing to National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.
The superintendent requested that the board review and approve the annual school budget for the 2018-19 school year, Special Education budget, ACSIP Assurances (2018-19) and a spread sheet showing all employees with an increase in pay of 5% or more from fiscal year 2016-17 to fiscal year 2017-18. A motion was made by Mrs. Green and seconded by Mr. Collins to approve the budgets (2018-19), ACSIP Assurances and the 5% or more increase in employees’ salaries. The motion carried.
The superintendent recommended that the board lease three 71 passenger school buses from Midwest Bus Sales for three years, 15,000 miles per year, two seon camera system with a full warranty for $12,500 each per year which total to $37,500 per year compared to purchasing one 71 passenger for $96,750.00. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to approve the superintendent’s recommendation. The motion carried.
The superintendent also recommended to the board to give Ms. Jamie Harper a $500.00 stipend as a part of the regional workforce grant funded by Act 1131 of 2015 through Arkansas Department of Higher Education, high schools who offer a Career Readiness course are eligible for a stipend of $500 per school each semester the course is offered beginning fall 2018 through spring 2020. The stipend is based on the availability of funds by UAM. A motion was made by Mr. Collins and seconded by Mrs. Green to give the grant funds to Ms. Jamie Harper for teaching the Career Readiness Class. The motion carried.
The superintendent discussed Fall School Board members training dates (September 27, 2018 and October 2, 2018 Southeast Co-op, Region 14 meeting October 30, 2018 Crossett School District, December 5-7 State school board conference at the Little Rock Marriott); Chart Wells cafeteria management service, and beating the odds.
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.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.