December 2019 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting

December 5, 2019

Staff Development Room

5:30 P.M.

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

The November 11, 2019 minutes were approved as presented.

Mr. Ray Beardsley, Senior Vice-President of First Security presented information on a request to extend the existing 7.0 debt mills through 2050. Request to issue a $1,045,000 construction bond issue. There will be approximately $1,000,000 available for projects after bond issuance costs and underwriter’s discount are deducted for the bond proceeds.

A motion was made by Ms. Griffin and seconded by Mr. Williams to submit an “Application for a Permit to Issue Bonds”, with related documents for $1,045,000 in construction bonds to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley as Fiscal Agent. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Livingston, seconded by Ms. Griffin to adopt the Resolution with the attached Proposed Budget of expenditures with Tax Levy for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2021 to and including June 30, 2022 as printed. The motion carried.

The superintendent discussed the Solar Farm in Chicot County, career opportunities to be offered to high school students; $8860.00 grant received to install a walk-in freezer at the Lakeside High School from Child Nutrition Unit and ASBA Conference (December 11-13. 2019. The board signed a Card of Condolence to the family of Sierra Wade and the superintendent explained the Maya Angelo Project and gave each board member a copy of the book written by high school students.

The superintendent presented a request from Dr. Wright, Interim Principal to allow Lakeside Middle and High School (approximately 100) students, teachers and parents go to a NBA game in Memphis, TN on January 10, 2020 to see the Memphis Grizzlies vs. St. Antonio Spurs. A motion was made by Ms. Griffin. A motion was made by Ms. Griffin, seconded by Mr. Williams to allow the students to attend a NBA game in Memphis, TN. 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. McJoy to accept the resignation of Edwin Sheridan. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M.