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September 2007

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Called Meeting”

September 14, 2007

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in special session on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

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

Absent:  None

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

Superintendent Ken Rich presented the 2006-2007 annual financial report and the 2007-2008 budget to the board for acceptance.  Yarnell made the motion, second by Innis to accept the budget as presented.  Passed.

Next, Superintendent Rich presented the 2007-2008 Personnel Policy and Salary Schedule to the board for acceptance.  Falco made the motion, second by Yarnell to approve the 2007-2008 Personnel Policy and Salary Schedule.  Passed.

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

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 12:19 p.m.

 

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Annual Public Meeting”

September 17, 2007

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Smith.

ROLL CALL:

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

Absent:  None

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

The minutes from the August 20, 2007 regular meeting were reviewed.  Falco made the motion, second by Yarnell to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The minutes from the September 14, 2007 called meeting were reviewed.  Koelling made the motion, second by Innis to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

The first order of business was the annual report to the public.  Superintendent Rich presented reports regarding new school personnel, facility updates and improvements, discussed parental involvement, the vending report and academic and facility goals for the district.

Elementary principal David Turnbough reported an enrollment of 423 students, curriculum, student achievement, federal programs, goals for the elementary, and announced the Grandparent’s Breakfast would be held on Friday, October 5, 2007.

High school principal Wayne Guiltner reported enrollment of 367 students, curriculum, student achievement, the Perkins Grant, Children’s Internet Protection Act, goals for the high school, and announced the first Parent Teacher Conference to be held on October 23, 2007.

Superintendent Rich discussed an overview of the Gifted and Talented programs.

Comments and questions from the public were taken.

Superintendent Rich reported on the recent school bus inspection by the state and stated there were fifteen minor infractions and one major infraction.  The major infraction was a buzzer on an emergency door not working and was corrected immediately.

Superintendent Rich presented several student transfer petitions.  He recommended to accept a student from the Mammoth Spring district.  Innis made the motion second by Falco to accept the transfer (attached).  Passed.

Superintendent Rich gave a recommendation to accept two students from the Higland district.  Yarnell made the motion second by Innis to accept the transfer (attached).  Passed.

Superintendent Rich recommended a petition of transfer for one student from the Izard County Consolidated district.  Innis made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the transfer (attached).  Passed.

Superintendent Rich discussed the transfer of a student from Viola and recommended to deny the transfer as petitioned.  Koelling made the motion second by Yarnell to deny the transfer as recommended (attached).  Passed.

Superintendent Rich presented and recommended the transfer of two students from Salem to attend the Viola district.

Yarnell made the motion second by Koelling to accept the transfer (attached).  Passed.

The Superintendent presented information on upcoming board member training sessions to board members.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Superintendent Ken Rich presented a plaque to outgoing board member Dr. Guy B. Smith in appreciation and recognition of his serving on the board for the past sixteen years.

Innis made the motion with a second from Koelling to adjourn.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.