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July 2005

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 18, 2005 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, July 18, 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, Welch, Yarnell, Falco, and Smith.

Absent:   None

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

The minutes were reviewed for the June 20, 2005, regular meeting.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith, to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The first order of business was the consideration of bids for products for the 2005/2006 school year.  Superintendent Ken Rich recommended to the board to accept the bid from Hiland Dairy to supply milk products for the upcoming year.  Welch made the motion, second by Falco to accept the bid from Hiland Dairy as proposed.  Passed.

Next, Superintendent Rich gave the recommendation to accept the bid proposal from Interstate Brands for bread products for the 2005/2006 school year.  Welch made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the bid from Interstate Brands as recommended.  Passed.

The bids for mop, mat, and towel service were considered.  Supt. Rich recommended to accept the bid presented by Cintas to provide the school with mops, mats, and towels for the 2005/2006 year.  Falco made the motion, second by Welch to accept the bid from Cintas as proposed.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich presented bids for propane service for the 2005/2006 school year.  He gave the recommendation to accept the bid from Hometown Energy (formerly Synergy).  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to accept the bid for propane service ad advised.  Passed. 

At the time, Superintendent Rich took board members to the distance learning room to see the new equipment in place for the next school year.  High School Principal, Wayne Guiltner demonstrated how the equipment operates and stated that World Civilization I will be offered to students through Ozarka College this fall as a concurrent credit class.

Supt. Rich updated the board on summer projects.  He noted that the bleacher installation had been delayed slightly.  He stated that the preparation work has been completed and new light poles and fencing will be installed within a week.  Asphalt repairs will also begin within the week.  He stated that bids are being solicited to reseal and strip the existing parking lot.

Rich advised the board of a slight adjustment to the bleacher plans as bid originally.  A 90 degree turn will be utilized on the handicap accessible area of the bleacher.  He is negotiating with the company to make this adjustment at no extra cost.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the bleacher change as noted.  Passed.

Supt. Rich stated the approval for the E-rate grant for the district was received and will be in the amount of $7,160.58.

Elementary and high school principals, David Turnbough and Wayne Guiltner presented the 2004/2005 Iowa Skills test results for the district.  Students scored well above the norms in all areas tested.

The next order of business were three resolutions to comply with Act 1599 of 2001 (attached).  These regard business dealings with board members and executive employees.  Supt. Rich gave the recommendation to continue doing business with AWL Wholesale Electric. Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to adopt the resolution as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich gave the recommendation to continue doing business with Sharp Office Supple.  Welch made the motion, second by Smith to adopt the resolution as recommended.  Passed.

Rich gave the recommendation to continue using the Bank of Salem for banking services for the district.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Welch to adopt the resolution as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich advised the board that the LEA Special Education Supervisor position will be administered with the services of Velma Sanderson on a shared basis for the 2005/2006 school year.  Estimated cost for this service will be $3,615.

Supt. Rich announced the discussion of a personnel matter.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to go into executive session.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the motion carried at 7:40 p.m.

The board returned to open session at 8:10 p.m.

Rich recommended to hire Gary Hoover as bus driver for the 2005/2006 school year.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Falco to hire Gary Hoover as recommended.  Passed.

On a recommendation by Superintendent Rich, Smith made the motion, second by Welch to hire Peggy Cochran as Study Hall Supervisor for the 2005/2006 school year.  Passed.

On a recommendation by Supt. Rich, Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to hire Stephanie White as a cafeteria worker for the 2005/2006 school year.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Supt. Rich stated the technology coordinator position for the district is vacant and interviewing is ongoing.

Rich announced that at the July 1 deadline for school choice, eleven students had transferred in to the district and three students had transferred out to other districts.

Supt. Rich gave thanks to Dr. Guy Smith and Salem First Care for administering free sports physicals to student athletes from the district.

Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to adjourn.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.