June 2007

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

June 18, 2007

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Smith, Innis, Falco, Yarnell, and Koelling

Absent:  None

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

The minutes were reviewed for the May 21, 2007, regular meeting.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis, to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

Superintendent Ken Rich updated the board on various summer work projects being done.  He announced that the surveillance systems were installed and working in both schools.  Also, new ceiling tile and grids have been installed in the high school cafeteria and back hall area.  He stated that the outside renovation of the old baseball concession stand is complete and that the gymnasium floor has been resurfaced.  Painting is being done at both buildings and the floor waxing is on schedule.  The superintendent also showed board members a picture of a ticket booth planned to be built at the football field entrance.

Next, Supt. Rich discussed options of renewing the district’s property and fleet insurance with the Arkansas School Boards Association. He gave the recommendation to renew the property insurance with a $5,000 deductible at a cost of $22,818.00 and the fleet insurance with a $1,000 collision deductible at a cost of $6,050.00 for the 2007/08 fiscal year.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling, to renew the district’s property and fleet insurance with ASBA as recommended.  Passed.

The 2008/2009 proposed budget was presented and considered.  Superintendent Rich recommended the approval of the proposed budget (attached).  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis, to accept the 2008/09 proposed budget as presented.  Passed.

Next, elementary and high school student handbook changes were presented by high school principal, Wayne Guiltner.  Supt. Rich gave the recommendation to adopt the changes for the 2007/08 school year (attached).  Koelling made the motion, second by Falco, to adopt the changes as presented.  Passed.

Supt. Rich presented board policy changes (attached) to the board and stated that he would look at purchasing school board model policies from the Arkansas School Boards Association and have price information on this at the next meeting.  He recommended the adoption of the board policies and changes.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis, to adopt the changes and accept the board policies for the upcoming school year.  Passed.

The superintendent advised of a personnel matter and the board retired into executive session at 8:00 p.m. 

The board returned to open session at 8:40 p.m. and as a result, Supt. Rich read a resignation letter from Mark Bellamy (attached) and recommended the acceptance of his resignation.  Koelling made the motion, second by Yarnell, to accept the resignation as recommended.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Supt. Rich read a letter of  resignation from Eric Chambers and gave the recommendation to accept it.  Innis made the motion, second by Yarnell, to accept the resignation as stated.  Passed.

Supt. Rich recommended the hiring of Rob Long to fill Mark Bellamy’s position for the 07/08 school year.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Falco, to extend a contract to Rob Long as recommended.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Koelling made the motion to adjourn with a second by Falco.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Called Meeting”

June 26, 2007

 

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in special session on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Falco, Koelling, Smith, and Innis

Absent:  Yarnell

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

Superintendent Ken Rich advised the board of a personnel matter and the board retired into executive session at 5:03 p.m. 

The board returned to open session at 5:33 p.m. and as a result, Supt. Rich gave the recommendation to employ Lee Ann McHenry as elementary assistant custodian for the 2007/08 school year.  Falco made the motion, second by Koelling, to extend a contract to Lee Ann McHenry as recommended.  Passed.

Supt. Rich recommended hiring Brandon Skelton for the 07/08 school year to fill the position vacated by Eric Chambers.  Skelton would teach Science, be head softball coach, and assist in both junior and senior high football.  Rich also stated that Skelton would be required to obtain certification in Driver’s Education by the 08/09 school year.  Innis made the motion, second by Falco to employ Brandon Skelton as recommended.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich recommended amending the librarians’ contracts for the 07/08 school year and extending the days worked from 190 to 200 days.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling to amend the contracts of Vicki Ragan and Kim Smith-Harber as noted.  Passed.

Falco gave the motion to adjourn with a second from Innis.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m.