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April 2, 2019

Posted Date: 04/02/2019



Superintendent Update


The following is a summary of last night’s board meeting:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Visitors
    1. Student Awards – High School this month
    2. Bond Sales were presented by Stephens, Inc.  The Board moved to accept the lowest bidder on the bond sale with an interest rate of 3.335%.  Proceeds will be available on April 16 and will total $5,669,782.58 after all costs repayments.  These funds are to be used for facilities as per the recent millage election.  The goal is to spend these funds on the track, artificial turf and new field house.
    3. Van Horn Construction gave a presentation on being a possible construction manager on the future building project.  Other construction companies will be considered before a decision will be made. 
  3. Consensual Items of minutes and financial report were approved.
  4. Business Items
    1. Expenses > $10,000 of

Arkansas Department of Education for Medicare Match, $11,142.88 was approved.

  1. Student transfers for two students were approved.
  2. Photography Bid

        Bids were considered and Bowden Photography of Beebe were awarded the bid to take school photographs next year.

  1. Title VI B application

        The application was discussed and approved by the Board.This is money to be used cover costs for special education.

  1. Staffing Discussion Follow Up

        A discussion was had on recent staff resignations received after the staff intent forms were returned.You will see below that we received four teacher resignations.Not all these positions will need to be replaced due to student enrolment.

  1. Athletic Facilities Planning

        This was discussed earlier in the meeting while the architect was in attendance.The architect attended for the Van Horn Construction presentation.Several ideas were provided to the architect for his consideration in the design of the field house.He is going to work on these suggestions and bring back some drawings.The goal is an appealing complex that is functional and uses the funds wisely.

  1. Bus Disposal

The Board moved to sell two buses they are old and not used very much.These will be put up for bid and are bus numbers 6 and 16.

  1. Employment
    1. Employment/Resignations
      1. Long Term Sub. Terri Whitt was approved for the elementary school.
      2. Resignations from the following were approved.

               Pam Fuller - elementary custodian

Teachers Tracy Standridge, Whitney Cox, and Shaumbry Jordan for the next school year

Kristen Johnson for immediate resignation

  1. Superintendent Evaluation

                    The next Board workshop will be on April 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 at the HS Library.

  1. Adjournment


Have a great day.


John Gray