April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014

On Monday evening the Board had a special meeting to discuss two student discipline issues and the employment of a new head football coach. 

The Board did decide to expel two students for issues relating to drugs. 

The new football coach recommended and approved was Coach Todd Langrell.  He lives in Damascus and comes to us from Greenbrier School District where he was an assistant football coach.  He graduated from Mayflower and was a past employee.  We welcome him back and  are excited about him continuing to develop our football program.  He started visiting with our students today and he will be attending practices in the afternoons effective immediately.

Have a great day,

John Gray

Superintendent

April 11, 2014

April 4, 2014

Last Tuesday evening the Board had its regular monthly meeting.  A summary  of the meeting is as follows.

The meeting started with a discipline hearing in closed session.  The final decision was to expel the student for the remainder of the school year.

We had the pleasure of a presentation by our new police chief.  This gave the opportunity for the Board to meet him.  There was also a discussion about the City being willing to work with the School District in getting a full time School Resource Officer.


The consensual items of the minutes and financial report were approved.

The following expenditure over $5,000.00 was approved:  Green and Chapman Inc for fuel, $8242.5.

The school calendar was discussed as we have four days to make up.  The Board decided we would make up these days on April 18, May 26, May 29 and May 30.  This means the last day of school will be May 30.

Time Clocks were discussed and the different options we had were considered.  It was decided to table this topic and seek further information.

There was a long discussion on our handbook bully policy and what the Board’s expectations are.

Resignations of the following were accepted:  Misty Nix, Blake Tinsley, Jed Davis and Larry Pitts.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 9.55.

Have a great day,

John Gray
Superintendent

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

Recently the School District has received some attention from the media.  I know there may be some people that may be concerned or have questions.  I would like to make the following statement in the hope that it will put many of you at rest and ensure you that the students of the Mayflower School District are being well taken care of.
"In light of recent events, Mayflower School District would like to assure you that the number one priority in our district is the safety and well being of our students. While we are not at liberty to discuss student discipline or personnel matters, our local school board has adopted anti-bullying and discipline policies that can be referenced in our 2013-2014 handbook (pg 64, SB Policy 4.43).  Each administrator and staff member are held accountable for adhering to these policies. We will continue to be proactive in ensuring the safety of each student."
The school faculty are making every effort to run as normally as possible and support our students in the educational process.  Our students have State testing and end of year activities to focus on.at this time.  I would like to thank you for any support you can provide our students.  
If you have any questions please contact your school administrator or myself for further assistance.  
Sincerely,
John Gray