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August 2006

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

August 21, 2006

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, August 21, 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:  Yarnell, Falco, Smith, and Innis

Absent:   Welch

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

The minutes were reviewed for the July 17, 2006, regular meeting.  Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The minutes were reviewed for the July 26, 2006 called meeting.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich reported first day enrollment figures to the board, 394 students at the elementary and 354 students at the high school for a total of 748.  He noted that was a 13-student gain over the previous year’s three-quarter average.  He also reported on School Choice applications for the district for 2006/2007 with eleven transfers in and two transfers out of the district.

Superintendent Rich gave a recommendation to the board to make a revision in the current school calendar to change the annual public meeting to September 11 and also to move the regular monthly board meeting to September 11 in order to meet the budget submission deadline of September 15, 2006.  Innis made the motion, second by Smith to move the dates as advised.  Passed.

Next, high school principal Wayne Guiltner gave a report on 2005/2006 students ACT scores noting the local composite average of 22.6.  He noted that Salem students tested above the state average in all categories and praised students and teachers for their accomplishments.

Superintendent Rich informed the board of mandated training for board members and informed them of training options upcoming.

Next, Superintendent Rich reviewed the six facility partnership projects for the 2006/2007 school year and informed the board that the state will reimburse the school district for approximately 44 % of the cost of each project upon completion.

Superintendent Rich discussed a change in bus routes for the district.  One bus route traveling north on Highway 9 was changed into a town/alternative school route.

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

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

The board returned to open session at 8:30 p.m.

As a result of the executive session, Superintendent Rich read a letter of resignation from Marie Neighbors who took a position in the Mountain Home School District.  Smith made the motion second by Yarnell to accept the resignation as noted.  Passed.

To fill the position vacated by Marie Neighbors, Superintendent Rich recommended hiring Vickie Langston for the 2006/2007 school year.  Yarnell made the motion second by Innis to extend a contract to Vickie Langston as recommended.  Passed.

Next, Superintendent Rich read a letter from Tina Hollaway resigning her position as alternative route school bus driver.  Innis made the motion second by Smith to accept the resignation as stated.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Superintendent Rich announced the gate admissions for 2006/2007 football games, which was set by the conference.  Senior high football will be adults $4.00 and students $3.00.  Junior high football and basketball admissions will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.

The annual AAA benefit game will be Tuesday August 22, 2006 at 6:00.  Admission is $4.00 for everyone set by the Arkansas Activities Association.

Smith made the motion second by Innis to adjourn.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.