June 2023 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
June 12, 2023
Cafeteria Administration Building
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 May 8, 2023 minutes and financial reports were approved as presented.

A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Williams to authorize the superintendent and district treasurer to move any amount above $1,700,000 ending balances in the 2000 funds to the building fund after categorical and restricted funds are first deducted from the ending balance. The motion carried.

The board recognized Mrs. Beverly Dowdy with a plaque for 35 years of service to public education and Ms. Christy Stone with 40 years of service to public education.

The principals presented proposed changes to be made to the student handbooks for the 2023-24 School Year. The superintendent discussed proposed changes to certified, classified, student, board, curriculum, administrative, business, financial and community policies which were recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mr. Williams to approve the student handbooks and the above model policies recommended by the Arkansas School Board Association (except 3.56 which is optional). Four voted in favor (Mr. Livingston, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Williams) and three voted against (Rev. Green, Mr. Lane and Ms. Sykes). The motion carried by majority vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Lane to accept Piraino Consulting Quote to upgrade and install 100 interactive smartboards throughout the district using Title I funding for 348,187.00 (TIPS 200105). The motion carried.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mrs. Thompson 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 superintendent discussed HVAC Project, new buses, yearbook and school board hours.

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. Sykes to approve the contracts of Sherry Fox (5 th Grade Teacher), Bertha Freemen (Middle School Art), Dr. Willie Goin (Lakeside Elementary Principal), Nathasha Bolden (Pre-K Paraprofessional), Chris Manning (Computer Tech) and accept the resignations of Stephanie Evett (1st Grade Teacher), Michael Moyer (High School East/Computer Science), Ian Trapp (High School Social Studies), Keychira Johnson (Middle School Cafeteria Manager), Sandra Williams (Elementary Paraprofessional) and accept the retirement of Beverly Dowdy (Middle School Special Education). Also, approve all addendum to existing contracts for 2022-2023 School Year. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.