May 2021 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education

Regular Meeting

May 10, 2021

Staff Development Room

5:30 P.M.

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

The April 12, 2021 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.

The Superintendent presented the District Plan of Support for 2021-22 which outlines the Plan (Needs Assessments), District Goals, priorities, Theory of Action, Do (District Literacy Plan) and Check (Method used to evaluate the effectiveness of the School Improvement Plan. Also, District Linked documents are attached to the Plan. A motion was made by Rev. McJoy and seconded by Rev. Green to approve the District Plan of Support for 2021-22. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Rev. McJoy to approve K-12 Culinary Connection Food Service Management Company contract for the 2021-22 school Year with no amendments from the original agreement. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Rev. Green to give all full-time classified staff $400.00 increase to each step. The amount will be prorated based on the number of contracted hours worked. Also, bus driver will get $2.00 increase to their base salary. The motion carried.

The superintendent discussed the District’s Plan on the use of ESSER I, ESSER II and ESSER III Funds. The board, teachers, students, community stake holders, civic groups, etc. will have input in the plan. Also, the superintendent discussed an estimated cost to replace the HVAC at Eudora Elementary and Lakeside Elementary and middle school to improve air quality with MERV 13 filters and bi-polar ionization devices due to COVID-19; and replace 10 to 28 Year old school buses.

The superintendent gave an update on ASBA upcoming training, DESE School Safety Resources and upcoming training and bread bid.

A motion was made by Ms. Griffin and seconded by Rev. McJoy to approve the Special Education assurances for 2021-2022 school year. The motion carried.

A motion was made by Rev. McJoy and seconded by Mr. Mosely to adopt a resolution to sell used non-operating school buses and scrap metal to Livingston Pecan and Metal, Inc. which is owned by Richard Livingston who is a member of the Lakeside Board of Directors (see attached resolution). Mr. Livingston left the meeting before the voting took place and returned after votes were cast. 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 by made by Mr. Mosley and seconded by Mr. McJoy to approve the resignation of Garrett Sheets (Middle School Health and PE/Asst. Football Coach), Griffin Thompson (High School Social Studies), Holly Hele (High School Biology), Emma Kesidis (High School Math), Veronica Martinez (Pre-K Paraprofessional) and approve the hire of Cindy Lawler (K-12 Speech Therapist) and Linda Gayfield (As needed K-3 Interventist) and accept the retirement of Dixie Young (middle School Paraprofessional). The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 P.M.