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September 10, 2019

Posted Date: 09/10/2019



Superintendent Update


The following is a summary of last night’s regular monthly Board Meeting.



  1. Call to Order

We had two visitors from Van Horn Construction.We started the meeting talking about the construction pay requests, soil engineer choice and the latest design proposal of the field house.The Board voted to accept the soil engineer bid from Intertek PSI.A meeting with the architect to look at design suggests is to be set up.

  1. Consensual Items of minutes and financial report were approved.
  2. Business Items
    1. Expenses > $10,000 were approved as follows-

Performance Surfaces for elementary gym, $56,715.00; Masters Transportation for buses, $169,999.00; Jamar Carports and Portable Buildings for equipment building, $11,793.79; Jackson, Brown, Palculict for architect, $52,404.58; NWEA for MAP testing, $11,318.00; ASBA Risk Management Program for property, vehicle and equipment insurance, $54,717.23; Van Horn Construction Pay Requests for July and August, $43,766.42 and $103,766.68.

  1. Student Transfers were approved as follows-

Out to Vilonia – Hayley Davidson and Bailey Davidson

In from Conway – Raven Hall, Michael Hipp, Jacouri Searcy, Tristan Davis, Jonah Mink

  1. Athletic facilities planning was discussed with Van Horn at the start of the meeting.
  2. Priority List update

A report was given on the projects completed and they include-

Replace elem. gym sports floor

MS playground fence

Bathroom dividers in HS

Financial support for each school

New band uniforms

Refinish of MS gym floor

6 New buses

Baseball store room

New equipment shed

Cleaning of diesel fuel tanks

Two projects have been added for priority and they are the animal building for the Ag. Program and to add HVAC to the HS gym.

  1. Potential Land Purchase

Nothing new at this time.Still monitoring.

  1. Board election options

Board discussed the two options for the next Board election.They are March 3 and November 3.A final decision to be made during a future meeting.The discussion leaned towards Nov. 3.

  1. Update Board Disbursing Officers List

Due to a new Board Member and new MS Assistant Principal the bank account signatures were updated.

  1. Policy Updates

The suggested Classified PPC policies were approved.The Licensed PPC policies have been referred to their PPC committee for comment.

  1. Migrant Plan

This is a new plan we need to deal with.Mr. Pipkins gave the Board a brief training on what this program is.

  1. Annual Budget

The annual budget was presented and approved by the Board.

  1. Employment
    1. Employment/Resignations
      1. Resignation from Christina Davis – Para Pro was approved.
      2. Long term Substitute for HS Math, Bailey Gwatney of Conway was approved.
      3. Employment of Thomas Russell and Ronald Koch as bus drivers were approved.
    2. Superintendent Evaluation

The Board went into executive session for this.The meeting was closed after the executive session.

  1. Adjournment


Have a great day.


John Gray