Lakeside Board of Education
June 13, 2022
Staff Development Room
The meeting was called to order by the president. The new board members were recognized. The following members were present: Rev. Green, Mr. Lane, Mr. Livingston, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Sykes, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Williams.
The May 9, 2022 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.
A plaque was presented to Ms. Virginia Mitchell in memory of Rev. Eugene Mitchell in appreciation for 40 Years of Service to public education. Also, a plaque was presented to Mr. Robert Scott in memory of Helen Scott in appreciation for 15 Years of Service to public education.
The Lakeside Board of Education recognized based on ACA 6-13-618 (Slots were drawn for terms). Mrs. Gwendolyn Smith, drew one year term, Ms. Leslie Sykes, 2 year term, Mr. McClinton Lane, 3 year term, Mr. Richard Livingston, 4 year term, Mrs. JoVerna Thompson 4 year term, Rev David Green, 5 year term and Mr. Johnny Williams, 5 year term. A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mrs. Thompson to nominate Mr. Livingston as President. The motion carried. A motion was made by Mrs. Thompson and seconded by Mr. Williams to nominate Rev. Green as Vice-President. The motion carried. A motion was made by Mrs. Thompson and seconded by Mr. Livingston to nominate Mr. Williams as Secretary. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Rev. Green and seconded by Mrs. Thompson to authorize the superintendent and district treasurer to move any amount above $1,680,000 ending balance in the 2000 Funds to the building fund after categorical and restricted funds are first deducted from the ending balance. The motion carried.
The principals presented proposed changes to be made to the student handbooks for 2022-23 school year. The superintendent discussed proposed changes to certified, classified, student, board, curriculum, administration, business, financial and community policies which were recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association. A motion was made by Rev. Green and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the proposed changes to the students handbooks for Lakeside High and Middle School which will be combined into one handbook for grades 6th – 12th, Lakeside Elementary (change wording “students wearing hoodies in the building”), Eudora, Elementary, PreK and GT for use; and adopt the proposed changes to the district and personnel policies for 2022-23 school year. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Williams to accept Flowers Baking Company’s bid for bread and bread products for the 2022-2023 school year. The motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mrs. Thompson to accept Hiland Dairy Food Company, LLC’s bid for milk and milk products for the school year 2022-2023. The motion carried
The board agreed to table the construction of a middle school cafeteria and ADA toilet addition bids to a later date or rebid the project.
A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Lane to purchase 10 interactive smartboards using ESSER I and ESSER II funds from Piraino Consulting for $44,597.31 (TIPS 200105). The motion carried.
The superintendent discussed Arkansas Professional Environmental Solution, Inc.’s Mold Sample Analysis Report for the district. Also, discussed Mainline services, report provided to the district for the past four years, the Robotics Team National Championship Certificate, the New Board Member Institute (June 30, 2022, Doubletree in Hot Springs); the district’s Professional Development Plan requirements; 2022-2023 School District website checklist requirements and Chicot County maintained its ACT Work Ready Communities status.
The board agreed to make wearing masks optional at the present time in the district. However, if Covid 19 cases increase based on CDC and ADH data, the district may reinstate the mask mandate.
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 Rev. Green to approve all summer teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodians, and ESS subs provided on the list (2021-2022) and approve the contracts of U-Rhonda Anderson (High School Librarian/Middle and High School Dyslexia Therapist), Barbara Boatner (School Nurse for Eudora, middle and high school), Charles Brady (High School Interim Principal, as needed), Steve Hitt (middle school Physical Education Teacher and Coach), Valarie Riley (High School/Middle School Instructional Facilitator, Ten-month Contract), Tammy Shaw (High School Business Classified in an approved DESE Program), Velta Campbell Smith (Middle School Business), Ashley Spinks (High School Special Education), Samania Taylor (TFA-High School Math/Business) and Arlean Washington (Middle School Social Studies). Also, approve all addendums to existing contracts for the 2021-2022 School Year. The motion carried.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.