March 2008

 

SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 24, 2008

 

 

The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman Yarnell.

 

ROLL CALL:

Present:  Yarnell, Falco, Koelling, and Innis

Absent:  Coffman

 

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

 

The minutes from the February 18, 2008 regular meeting were reviewed.  Koelling made the motion, second by Falco to approve the minutes as written.  Passed.

 

Coffman joined the meeting at this time.

 

The first item was the consideration of bus bids for an 84-passenger 2009 Integrated RE S school bus for trips.  Two companies, Diamond State Bus Company and Central States Bus Sales, presented bids.  Superintendent Ken Rich gave a recommendation to accept the lower bid of $88,475.00 from Diamond State noting a fall 2008 delivery date.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling to accept the bid as recommended.  Passed.

 

Next was the review of the ASBA Model Policies for Section 3 regarding Certified Personnel.  Superintendent Rich reviewed the incorporation of present district policies into the model policies and noted that he would review these with members of the certified personnel policy committee in April.  He announced the review of sections 4 and 5 for the next regular board meeting.

 

Act 1043 of 2007 was discussed.  This requires board action to allow the district to purchase plaques, certificates, pins, patches, trophies, or similar items as awards for student participation in school-sponsored activities out of net athletic event gate receipts.  The superintendent recommended to allow the district to purchase student athletic participation awards out of net athletic event gate receipts.  Innis made the motion, second by Coffman to use net athletic gate receipts to purchase student athletic awards as recommended.  Passed.

 

The board retired into executive session at 7:20 p.m. to discuss personnel matters and returned to open session at 7:45 p.m.

 

As a result of the executive session, Superintendent Rich read a letter (attached) from Jim Bicker, high school social studies teacher, announcing his intent to retire effective as of the end of the current school year and gave the recommendation of acceptance.  Coffman made the motion, second by Koelling to accept the resignation as noted.  Passed.

 

Superintendent Rich read a letter from Larry Langston, (attached) high school vocational agriculture teacher, stating his intention to retire at the end of the current school year and recommended to accept his resignation as noted.  Innis made the motion, second by Koelling to accept the resignation of Larry Langston.  Passed.

 

Next, Superintendent Rich recommended renewing certified contracts for the 2008/2009 school year as listed (attached).  Innis made the motion, second by Falco to extend contracts for the 2008/2009 to current certified staff as listed.  Passed.

 

High school principal Wayne Guiltner recognized members of the FBLA and FFA organizations in achievements in district competitions and announced their participation upcoming at state competitions.  He recognized the school’s color guard placing second in competition at Nixa, MO and band members’ accomplishments in a Senior Concert Assessment Festival in their region.  He announced that February’s ACT exam composite was 20.93.

 

Superintendent Rich presented a petition of student transfer from the Izard County Consolidated School District and recommended to accept the petition (attached).  Coffman made the motion, second by Falco, to accept the transfer as recommended.  Passed.

 

The financial reports were reviewed.

 

Superintendent Rich showed the district’s new website to board members.  He noted that the site is undergoing construction and will take time to set up and organize.

 

Koelling made the motion to adjourn, with a second from Coffman.  Passed.

 

The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.