SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT
July 16, 2007
The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, July 16, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Smith.
Present: Yarnell, Falco, Koelling, Innis, and Smith
The Chairman declared a quorum present and opened the meeting for business.
The minutes from the June 18, 2007 were reviewed. Falco made the motion, second by Innis to approve the minutes as written. Passed.
The minutes from the June 26, 2007 called meeting were reviewed. Koelling made the motion, second by Yarnell to approve the minutes as written. Passed.
First was the consideration of bids for the 07/08 school year. Two bids were considered for milk products. Superintendent Ken Rich recommended the bid given by Hiland Dairy. Innis made the motion, second by Falco to accept the bid from Hiland Dairy for milk products for the district. Passed.
Four bids were received for propane and reviewed. Supt. Rich recommended the bid from Stateline Propane and Petroleum at a fixed price of $1.329 per gallon for the 07/08 school year. Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis to accept the bid as recom-mended. Passed.
Service for mop, mat, and towel service was considered from three companies and Supt. Rich gave the recommendation to accept service from Cintas for the upcoming school year. Koelling made the motion, second by Falco to accept the bid from Cintas as recom-mended. Passed.
Bread bids were received from two vendors and Supt. Rich recommended the bid from Interstate Brands to provide bread products for the 07/08 year. Innis made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the bid as recommended. Passed.
Principals David Turnbough and Wayne Guiltner presented and reviewed student test score reports for the 06/07 school year with board members from ACTAAP, Benchmark and End-of- Course exams.
Supt. Rich discussed the Arkansas School Board Model Policy Manual contract to purchase for three years at a cost of $3,300. The policies will automatically be updated as laws change and can be integrated with the district’s individual policies. He gave a recommendation to purchase the model policies which will become effective starting with the 08/09 school year. Innis made the motion, second by Falco to approve the purchase as advised. Passed.
Superintendent Rich informed the board of the purchase of an update to the cafeteria software program which will allow networking between the elementary and high school and will give parents the access to check student lunch account balances online.
The financial reports were reviewed.
Supt. Rich informed the board that thirteen students came in to the district and three students left the district on School Choice transfers for the 2007/2008 school year. He also informed the board that a hearing impaired student who had previously been attending the School for the Deaf would be attending our district for the upcoming year and advised of the need of hire an interpreter to provide educational services for the student.
Yarnell made the motion to adjourn with a second from Innis. Passed.
The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.