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May 8, 2018

Posted Date: 05/08/2018



Superintendent Update


The following is a summary of last night’s regular Board Meeting.  It lasted about two hours.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Presentations

Pee Wee Basketball presented a $3,500 check to FFA towards a new animal building.

  1. Consensual Items of minutes and financial report were approved.
  2. Business Items
    1. Expenses > $5,000 were approved as follows.

Green and Chapman for fuel $5,511.85;IT Savvy for technology $5,653.45; Progressive Therapy for OT $$6,192.00;Merchants and Planter Bank of Newport for Bond payment $298,926.25; Mayflower Banking Center for loan repayment $10,119.66;Conway Area Career Center for classes $23,291.78;Arch Ford Co Operative for services $63,301.23; Progressive Technologies for Storm Shelter automatic access $5,083.00;PCMI Will sub $13,696.25, First Community Bank bond payment $52,950.00;Farmers & Merchants Bank Bond payment $103,771.88.

  1. Student Transfers were approved.

Out to Vilonia: - Taylor Clites age 14

In to Mayflower: - Millee Gordon age 7 and Brilee Medford age 14

  1. Policy Updates presented were approved.
  2. Priority List was presented and discussed.   A request was made to add estimates of the items.  The list was tabled until the next meeting.
  3. Title VI B Form deals with Federal funding for special education.  It was approved.
  4. Classified Salary Schedules Review was conducted and five areas were approved for the next school year.  These were:
    1. Raise classified salary schedule steps over the next 3 years to step 20.
    2. Make the Director of Facilities salary schedule the same as the Director of Transportation.
    3. Place all building and district office secretaries on the same salary schedule.
    4. Cafeteria managers to be placed on a separate salary schedule with an increase in salary.
    5. Transition from a two teacher aid salary schedule to the one higher paid 2 year qualified teacher aide salary schedule. 
  1. Employment

Resignations were approved:

Kait Smith – Coach/HS Teacher

Tracy Taylor – Elem Teacher

Chance Lefler – Coach/MS Teacher

Carla Jones – Food Service

Sheldon Brock – Bus Driver

Andrew Harrison – Coach/teacher, pending employment by Vilonia.

Leann Hammett – Elem. Special Ed teacher


The following Employments were approved:

Tyler Chenault – Assist. Football Coach and HS Science Teacher

Jessica Hancock – 7th grade ELA

Candice Lawless – Head Volleyball Coach and Social Studies teacher

Dana Autry – 4th Grade Teacher

Matthew Hammonds – Custodian

Anthony Dycus – Bus driver

  1. Superintendent Evaluation

There was short discussion and questions.

  1. Discipline Hearing

A student discipline hearing was conducted.It was decided to expel the student for the remainder of the semester.

  1. Adjournment                                                                                                                                                                                                       



Have a great day.


John Gray