August 2022 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
August 8, 2022
Staff Development Room
5:30 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Williams (Board Secretary).  The following members were present:  Mr. Lane, Mrs. Smith, Ms. Sykes, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Williams.  Rev. Green and Mr. Livingston were absent.

The July 11, 2022 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.

A retirement plaque was presented to Mrs. Gail Pennington in appreciation for 38 Years of Service to Public Education. 

The superintendent discussed the district’s school bus routes, lunch menus, TEACH Early Childhood Scholarship,  Grant Funding for improving School Safety, Arkansas Legislative updates (Special Session), Legislative Council Update (Teacher Bonus), ASBA State Conference and school board hours.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Lane to accept GEO Sport Lighting bid (Tips Contract #18120601) to replace the football field lighting and pole which was damaged by wind storm on March 3, 2022 for a total cost of $222,640.  The ASBA Risk Management Program will pay $110,673.40.  The motion carried.

The secretary 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. Williams and seconded by Ms. Sykes to approve the contract of Michael Whalen (High School Biology-TFA), Belinda Brooks (Eudora-Special Education), Terry Johnson (As needed Tennis-Coach and bus driver), Connie Bowman (Third Grade Elementary Teacher), Keychia Johnson (Cafeteria Manager) and accept the resignation of Tonya Haney (3rd Grade Elementary Teacher), Cleveland Hudspeth (Middle School Special Ed. Paraprofessional) and Cynthia Charleston (Middle/High School Social Worker).  The motion carried. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:00 P.M.