March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016

Our regular monthly board meeting was held on Monday starting at 5:30.  The following is a summary of the meeting. 


The meeting started with a presentation by Sherry Koonce from the County Clerk’s office.  She was presenting about some proposed legislation that bring more millage taxation money to the school district.   She will keep us informed on the progress of this initiative.

Next, we had awards presented to our 4th grade pee wee basketball program who won their championship.  The pee wee program also presented the school district a check for $1,000 to assist the refinishing of the High School Gym floor.   Mrs Martin presented about Tuesday night’s Science Night at the Middle School.  (This was held last night and was very successful).   Finally, our Middle School Librarian, Kay McNeely is retiring this year and she was recognized for her 38 years of service to the District.  

The consensual items of minutes and finance report were approved.

There was one student transfer into the District, Christopher Griffin. 

Our annual audit findings were presented to the Board.   Overall we did well.  We did receive one finding to do with the completion of required forms that involved our federal lunch room program.  There were several supplemental findings that were presented.  The Board moved to show they had reviewed the audit.

Faulkner County has been working on renewing its Mitigation Plan since the tornado.   The Board reviewed and passed a resolution to adopt the county migration plan. The plan is important to us as it is a requirement for the Safe Room FEMA grant. 

There were many policy updates that were presented and approved by the Board.  Most of these policy updates were clarifications and were provided by the Arkansas School Boards Association.  The policies had been presented to both PPC committees for review.  There are some more policy updates due for review in the near future.  One student policy involving drugs and paraphernalia was approved effective immediately.

The school calendar for next year was approved.

The Board approved the contract with Signal Medial.  Signal Media is the Radio Station, 103.7.  We have been invited to play football on August 29, 2016 at War Memorial Stadium. 

An ethics Resolution was presented to the Board and was approved.  This was from Wandering Pig BBQ and Catering.
                                                             
Jana Johnson of Greenbrier was approved as a long-term substitute for the Middle School.

Resignations were received and approved from Carrie Monroe, Sarah Keathley, Cindy Fowler and Kay McNeely.

Katy Hoover was transferred to Elementary Music for the next school year. Mr Joe Allbritton was transferred from HS Assistant Principal to HS Social Studies and Coach for the next school year.

The meeting was finalized with a discussion on the Superintendent evaluation process.  

Thanks,
John Gray
Superintenden