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October 2007

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

October 15, 2007

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, October 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Yarnell.

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Yarnell, Koelling, Innis, and Coffman

Absent:  Falco

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

The minutes from the September 17, 2007 regular meeting were reviewed.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling to approve the minutes as written.  The Vice-Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

The first order of business was reorganization of the board.  Mike Innis nominated Burton Yarnell for Board President with a second from Karen Coffman.  The Vice-Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Vice-Chairman Yarnell took over duties as Chairman.

Mike Innis nominated Mike Falco for Board Vice-President with a second from Coffman.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Karen Coffman nominated Mike Innis as Board Secretary with a second from Koelling.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Next was the election of the board-disbursing officer.  On a motion by Coffman with a second from Innis, Wanda Koelling was nominated as the board-disbursing officer.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Introduction of new staff members were made to the board.

Superintendent Ken Rich reviewed the districtís ACSIP for the 07/08 school year and gave a recommendation for approval.  Innis made the motion second by Coffman to approve the ACSIP as recommended.  The Chairman Called for discussion.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich presented the Equity Compliance Report for 07/08 and recommended approval.  Koelling made the motion second by Innis to approve the report as presented (attached).  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Next was the presentation of the Special Education Application and Budget for 2007/08 for approval.  Innis made the motion second by Koelling to approve the budget as presented.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Superintendent Rich recommended the renewal of the districtís business trip and accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for 2008 from Arkansas School Boards Association.  Coffman made the motion second by Koelling to renew the insurance as recommended.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

High School Principal Wayne Guiltner gave special recognition to the schoolís golf teams for their accomplishments for the year.  The boyís team placed third in the district and region and were tenth in state.  The girlís team ranked first in their district and region and were third in state in their division.  All-state honors went to Stephanie McCullough and Annie Smith.  Acknowledgement and special thanks went to Chuck McKnight for his help and contributions to area youth golfers.

Superintendent Rich discussed the needed upgrade of the school districtís website and advised looking to an outside provider for hosting services.  He announced he would obtain some quotes from vendors and come back with cost information.

Superintendent Rich presented two Act 1599 resolutions on school employees for board approval.  The first was to do business with David Taylor Plumbing, spouse of Patricia Taylor.  Innis made the motion second by Coffman to adopt the resolution as presented (attached).  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

The second resolution was presented to do business with Leon Graves from The Shop, spouse of Betty Graves.  Coffman made the motion second by Koelling to adopt the resolution as presented (attached).  The Chairman called for discussion.

Superintendent Rich presented petitions for student transfers for consideration.  Two students were recommended to be released to attend the Highland district.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling to grant the transfer as requested (attached).  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

Next was the recommendation to accept a student from the Izard County Consolidated district.  Innis made the motion, second by Coffman to accept the transfer as petitioned (attached).  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

The financial reports were reviewed.

Superintendent Ken Rich acknowledged the completion of board membersí in-service requirements for the current year.

Koelling made the motion to adjourn with a second by Coffman.  The Chairman called for discussion.  Passed.

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.