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April 2005

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

April 19, 2005

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Innis.

 

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Innis, Smith, Yarnell, and Falco

Absent:   Welch

The Chairman declared a quorum present and opened the meeting for business.

The minutes were reviewed for the March 21, 2005, regular meeting.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith, to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The first order of business was a legislative update presented by Superintendent Ken Rich to the board members.

A schedule of end of the year activities was discussed.  Twelfth grade graduation will be Friday, May 13th at 8:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.  Sixth grade graduation will be on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym.

High school principal Wayne Guiltner informed the board of recent student accomplishments.  Five students will be competing in state math tests competition at Conway on April 23rd:  Whitney Maguffee, Matthew Cochran, Shawn Travelstead, Anthony King, and Trey Pleasant.  Two students, Trevor Stafford and Zach Branscum were selected by the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative to participate in the 2005 Youth Tourn to Washington, D.C.  Four students were selected to attend the Arkansas Governor’s School this summer.  They are John Dickerson, Smantha Hardin, Emma Neal, and Katy Simers.  Emma Neal, a junior, has been selected as a National Merit Semi-finalist based on her PSAT scores.

Next, bids for asphalt repairs were considered.  Superintendent Rich gave a recommendation to accept a bid of $31,800.00 from King’s Asphalt for patching and repairs.  Smith made the motion, second by Falco to accept the bid from King’s Asphalt as recommended.  Passed.

Bids for bleachers were considered and discussed.  Superintendent Rich recommended to accept a bid of  $76,290.00 plus sales tax from Southern Bleacher Construction Co., Inc. for a fifteen row structure netting 1000 seats.  Falco made the motion, second by Smith to accept the bid from Southern Bleacher as recommended.  Passed.

Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.

The Chairman declared the motion carried at 7:55 p.m.

The board returned to open session at 9:10 p.m.

Superintendent Rich recommended to the board to rehire all classified personnel currently employed who wish to return for the 2005/06 school year (list attached).  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to rehire classified staff as listed.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich read a letter of resignation from Ed Cadwell who plans to retire as of June 30, 2005 as groundskeeper/custodian.  Rich recommend to accept the resignation of Ed Cadwell.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to accept the resignation as recommended.  Passed.

Next, Superintendent Rich gave a recommendation to hire Larry LaRue as groundskeeper/custodian for the 2005/06 school year.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to employ Larry LaRue as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich read a letter of resignation from Nancy Grass, driver of the Myatt bus route, effective at the end of this school year.  He recommended to accept Nancy Grass’ resignation.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the resignation of Nancy Grass as stated.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich recommended to extend a contract to Bruce Sprenkel to drive the Myatt bus route for the 2005/2006 school year.  Falco made the motion, second by Smith to employ Bruce Sprenkel as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich read a letter from Gary Hoover stating his intentions to retire after the current school year and then return to work at a later date.  Rich recommended to accept the resignation of Gary Hoover.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the resignation as noted.  Passed.

After reading a letter of resignation from high school English teacher Angela Criss to be effective at the end of this school year, Superintendent Rich gave the recommendation to accept Angela Criss’ resignation as requested.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Falco to accept the resignation of Angela Criss.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich recommended to extend a contract to Rachel Foster for 2005/2006 as a high school English teacher.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to hire Rachel Foster as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich read a letter of resignation from Janett Burns who plans to retire from the position of elementary media specialist effective at the end of this school year.  He recommended to accept Ms. Burns’ resignation as requested.  Smith made the motion, second by Falco to accept the resignation as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich made a recommendation to hire Vicki Ragan as elementary media specialist for the 2005/2006 school year.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to extend a contract to Vicki Ragan as recommended.  Passed.

Next, Superintendent Rich made a recommendation to extend a contract to Eileen McCord as Social Studies and Gifted/Talented teacher for the 2005/2006 school year.  Falco made the motion, second by Yarnell to hire Eileen McCord as recommended.  Passed.

Upon a recommendation by Superintendent Rich to hire Jacqui Walker as elementary music teacher for 2005/2006, Falco made the motion, second by Smith to extend a contract to Jacqui Walker as stated.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Superintendent Rich reported to board members that the annual accreditation report for the school had been received with no citations noted.  He also announced that both schools are completely accredited.

Smith made the motion, second by Falco to adjourn.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.