October 2019 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting

October 14, 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 and Mr. Williams. Mrs. Green was absent.

The September 9, 2019 minutes were approved as presented.

The superintendent, principals, Curriculum Specialist, GT Coordinator, ELL Coordinator, LEA Supervisor, Technology Coordinator, Librarians/Media Specialist and Counselors gave an annual report to the public.

The following topics were discussed: Title I Schoolwide Programs, Title II, Title IV, Title V, Indistar, 1003 Grant, School Performance Data Reports and Status, ACT, ACT Aspire Assessments data reports, school interventions, parent engagement activities, integrating technology into the classroom, evidence based programs, GT Programs, ELL Students, ESSA, AQT Equity report, school choice, ACSIP, School Safety, graduation rate, school board training, how federal and special needs funds were used; the District’s vision, mission and annual goals were discussed. Also, the Lakeside School District will conduct its public hearing on November 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the Proposed Facilities Master Plan for 2020.

The superintendent discussed enrollment projections, mandated raises for teachers, Chicot County/Nextera Energy Solar Project Bonds proposal, school bus safety week (October 21-25), school safety assessment, school base health center productivity report; religion in public schools, 1240 Waiver Programs report, AMI Plan, 1.2 Board Organization and Vacancies (Responsibilities of a school board member); critical academic licensure shortage for 2019-20, ASBA State Conference (December 11-13, 2019) and regional meeting (October 14, 2019) and The Legislative Notice of Surveys being conducted in the District of educational adequacy.

The superintendent recommended to the board to accept Baker’s Wholesale Supply’s bid to purchase materials to replace all pole lights around the Lakeside Elementary, middle and high school with LED flood lights (220W 120-277V) for $13,502.64. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. McJoy to accept the superintendent’s recommendation to purchase materials to replace pole lights around the schools for $13,502.64. The motion carried.

The superintendent proposed to the board to extend the 7 existing mills for bonded debt on the Eudora Elementary School after retirement to install a HVAC System in the Eudora Elementary gym, the Lakeside Elementary gym, upgrade the football field, track field, high school gym and upgrade all school facilities throughout the district. The existing mills will be extended for 30 years. A motion was made by Ms. Griffin and seconded by Mr. Williams to place the proposed extension of the 7 mills on the March 3, 2020 ballot to support the above projects. 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. Livingston and seconded by Ms. Griffin to accept the resignation of Chris Miller and approve the contract of Betty Trader. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Mosley and seconded by Ms. Griffin to pass a resolution to grant Talmadge Davis a wavier under Ark. Code Ann. 6-17-414 (g) due to a true report in the child maltreatment Central Registry. Mr. Davis was given a due process hearing. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.