September 2023 Board Minutes

Lakeside Board of Education
Regular Meeting
September 11, 2023
Administration Building Cafeteria
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, and Mrs. Thompson. Mr. Williams was absent.

The superintendent discussed the financial report, which includes fund expenditures and balances (1000, 2000, 3000); 2023-2024 annual budget, Special Education budget, all federal funds, (Title I, II, IV, V, ESSER II, ESSER III) expenditures, Balances and Assurances. The 2023 LEARNS ACT removed the requirement for reporting the 5% increase in employees salary. A motion was made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mrs.Smith to approve the above reports. The motion carried.

Ms. Connie Bowman (3 rd grade teacher) and Cameron Thompson (3 rd grade student) showcased his work and talent in science to the Board.

The superintendent discussed community service requirement for graduation guidance, list of proposed community service projects; gave an update on Governor Sander’s special legislative session which includes (Tax cuts, FOIA, locking doors at school, Succeed and Philanthropic Scholarships, mandate against vaccines for Corona Virus-019). Also, an update was given from Attorney Cody Kees covering the issue of indoctrination under the LEARNS ACT; what to do about school clubs that want to invite a speaker on a divisive social topic? Use policy 4.12 as your guide.

The superintendent provided school board training dates and gave an update on the Lakeside High Auditorium Project. A motion made by Mr. Livingston and seconded by Mrs. Smith to approve Carpet One’s bid to install 24” X 24” carpet tiles and cove base in the auditorium for $13,950.00. The motion carried.

The president requested that the board go into executive session for the purpose of employment, 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. Smith to approve the contract for Melveta Henry as RN for middle and high schools and add an $1800.00 stipend for Brandon Bolden to coach football and track. The motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourn at 7:10 P.M.