June 2006

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 19, 2006

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Falco.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Falco, Smith, Welch, and Innis

Absent:  Yarnell

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

The minutes were reviewed for the May 15, 2006 regular meeting.  Innis made the motion, second by Welch to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The minutes were reviewed for the June 5, 2006 called meeting.  Smith made the motion, second by Innis to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

Yarnell joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m.

First on the agenda was a presentation given from two drug testing companies giving board members an overview of the particular services offered by each and giving a description of the processes involved in screening students.  Questions were answered and no action was taken to enter into an agreement at this time.  Uniform bids will be presented from each and decided upon at a future meeting.

Superintendent Ken Rich presented a proposed budget for 2007/08 and recommended that it be accepted.  Welch made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the proposed budget for 2007/2008 as recommended. (attached).  Passed

Bids were examined on a driverís education/school car.  Superintendent Rich made the recommendation to accept the proposal from Freedom Ford of Melbourne for a 2006 Ford Taurus in the amount of $12,300.  Welch made the motion, second by Innis to accept the proposal from Freedom Ford as recommended.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

Superintendent Rich recommended the renewal of the districtís property/vehicle insurance for the upcoming year with the Arkansas School Board Association Risk Management Program for a cost of $34,598.00 which reflected coverage of additional property not listed before around the sports fields.  He also recommended renewing the catastrophic accident insurance for students with the Dwight Jones Agency for accidents accumulating damages over $25,000 for a cost of $1,103.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to renew both insurances as recommended.  Passed.

Changes to the student handbooks were presented by principals David Turnbough and Wayne Guiltner (attached).  The recommendation to approve the changes presented was given by Supt. Rich.  Welch made the motion, second by Yarnell to adopt the changes as recommended.  Passed.

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

The Chairman declared the motion carried at 8:07 p.m.

The board returned to open session at 8:50 p.m. and as a result Superintendent Rich read and recommended to accept a letter of resignation from Chad Mitchell at the end of this school year.  Smith made the motion, second by Welch to accept the resignation as noted.  Passed.

A letter of resignation was presented by Supt. Rich from Lucas Morris effective at the end of this school term and recommended for action.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis to accept the resignation as presented.  Passed.

Next, Supt. Rich read a letter of resignation from Ed Kelley effective immediately and gave the recommendation to accept it as noted.  Welch made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the resignation as read.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich gave the recommendation to employ Seth Brazeal as Health and Driverís Education instructor with coaching duties to be assigned at a later time.  Welch made the motion, second by Yarnell to employ Seth Brazeal as intended for the 2006/2007 school year.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Smith made the motion to adjourn with a second from Innis.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.