May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

Last night the Board held its regular monthly meeting.  It started at 7:30 and finished just before 9:00.  The following is a summary of the meeting.

The Board's Acting President started the meeting with a thank you to all the school staff including administrators that helped the community during the tornado. He then thanked Mrs. Hogue for helping out the School District and being a team player by working as a Special Education teacher when requested.

The Consensual items of the Board minutes and financial report were approved.

Expenditures over $5,000 were approved.

The Board moved after hearing from the PPC committees to change the calendar to accept the 5 waiver days granted by the State Board.

The following bids were approved.
      Bread - Bimbo Bakery
      Occupational Therapy  -  Progressive Therapy
      Physical Therapy  -  Progressive Therapy
      Psychological Testing  -  Susan Belew
      Serving lines for MS and HS Cafeterias  - Pioneer Food Service and Equipment

The Board reviewed the Attendance Policy and moved to trial it for another year.

The annual inventory items to be removed from the District inventory were approved.  This list consisted of 16 items of old technology.

Resignations from the following were approved.  Jessica Mashburn, Judy Wheetley, Debra Craig, Lynn Failla and Chad Floyd.   There was one employment for a new Speech Therapist.  The new therapist is Caroline Carmack.  Our need for this service has increased over the years and it is now cheaper to employ an extra therapist then contract this service.

The last item on the agenda was a presentation by the licensed PPC.  The request was for a bonus of $1,500 or what the District can afford.  The Board discussed this and expressed that they understood the need for helping the staff in this way.  It was also expressed that the projected carry over budget does not support it at this time but will be monitored.  The item was tabled for another meeting.

Have a great day,

John Gray