SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT
June 21, 2004
The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, June 21, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the high school campus. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Yarnell.
Present: Yarnell, Falco, Smith, Innis, and Welch
The Chairman declared a quorum present and opened the meeting for business.
The minutes were reviewed for the May 17, 2004, regular meeting. Innis made the motion, second by Falco, to approve the minutes as written. Passed.
Superintendent Bob Foster informed board members of ongoing maintenance and improvements being done throughout the school plant. Cement has been poured for flooring in part of the maintenance shed, a water leak was repaired at the high school, older doors are being replaced in the high school, scoreboards are installed except for the electrical hook-up, and carpet is to be installed in both the elementary and high school libraries, as well as the routine custodial tasks of stripping and waxing tile floors, painting, mowing, etc.
Asphalt repairs were discussed and it was agreed to contract with King’s Asphalt, Inc. to do patch and repairs over the summer for a price of $5,540.
Principals from each school presented student handbook changes to board members for the upcoming year. (attached)
Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to accept the student handbook changes as recommended. Passed.
Superintendent Foster presented board policy changes to the board relating to required staff development hours and contracted days as required by new state regulations. (attached)
Smith made the motion, second by Falco, to adopt the changes as recommended. Passed.
Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. Passed.
The Chairman declared the motion carried at 7:25 p.m.
The board returned to open session at 7:55 p.m.
Superintendent Foster read a letter of resignation from Melissa Story, high school English and art teacher. Innis made the motion, second by Falco, to accept the resignation of Melissa Story. Passed.
Superintendent Foster gave the recommendation to extend a contract to Amanda Himschoot to teach English and art at the high school for the 2004-2005 school year. Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to employ Amanda Himschoot as recommended. Passed.
Foster read a letter of resignation from Coach Bob Grass announcing his intentions to pursue a career in the military. Innis made the motion, second by Smith to accept the resignation of Bob Grass. Passed.
Superintendent Foster recommended to the board to use present staff to fill Bob Grass’ position. He recommended Wayne Guiltner to be paid the stipend for Head Football Coach for the 2004-2005 school year. Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to accept the recommendation. Passed.
Foster also recommended to extend the stipend for Head Junior Football Coach to Heath Ulmer for the 2004-2005 school year. Innis made the motion, second by Falco, to accept the recommendation. Passed.
Superintendent Foster discussed hiring a technology coordinator for the district. He recommended to employ Jeff Parks through the Northcentral Educational Cooperative in Melbourne to work on a shared basis with the Viola School District. He would work 3 days at Salem and 2 days at Viola each week. His salary would be shared on a prorated basis with the Viola District.
Superintendent Foster discussed the student catastrophic insurance policy through the Dwight Jones Agency and recommended to renew it for the 2004/2005 year at a cost of $999.79. Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to renew the insurance as recommended. Passed.
Foster recommended to continue to offer to parents a voluntary student accident insurance from Student Resources for the upcoming school year. Smith made the motion, second by Innis, to offer the voluntary insurance from Student Resources as recommended. Passed.
The financial reports were reviewed.
The College Preparatory Exam Program is being offered again at Salem High School this summer with 37 students currently enrolled. This program is administered through the educational cooperative at Melbourne and the cost will be shared between Viola and Salem school based on each school’s student participation level.
The board named Ken Rich as Ex-Officio Financial Secretary for the Salem School Board to become effective July 1, 2004. Smith made the motion, second by Innis. Passed.
Smith made the motion, second by Falco, to adjourn. Passed.
The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.