January 2023 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
January 9, 2023
Staff Development Room
5:30 P.M.

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

The December 12, 2022 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.

The superintendent discussed the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services which is seeking Arkansas Public School district applicants for grants to implement and operate the Star Academy Program by NOLA Education, LLC, for dropout Prevention and Workforce readiness.  Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding will be provided for program costs, not to include district in-kind expenses for facilities, staffing or transportation.  A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Lane to approve Star Academy for the Lakeside Middle School for $1,150.000 to implement in the 7th grade.  The motion carried.

The superintendent also discussed the Lakeside Elementary and Middle cafeteria will be built to meet saferoom specifications if approved by DESE;  the band trip to Greenville, MS parade, ARP Grant, school board hours, national conference and the board members received a statement of financial interest which is due January 31, 2023.

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 Mrs. Sykes to approve the contract of Kenneth Brock as a District Maintenance worker for $18.00 per hour.  The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 P.M.