June 2, 2015

June 2, 2015


Superintendent Update,

Congratulations to our baseball team for winning the 3A State Championship.  I heard that June 5, is going to be announced as Golden Eagle day in honor of our team by the County Judge.  His announcement will be today or tomorrow.

Last night was the regular monthly meeting.  The meeting went for about 30 minutes.  A summary of the meeting is as follows.

                I.            Call to Order

             II.            Education

        a. Teacher of the Year awards

Congratulations to these fine teachers.   Elementary school winner is Kristin Allbritton, Middle School is Alicia Eberhard and High School is Johnette Reynolds. Congratulations to our excellent teachers for looking after our students so well.

          III.            Consensual Items of the minutes and financial report were approved.

          IV.            Business Items

a.    The following expenses over $5000.00 were approved.  AR Dept of Ed. for Medicaid State Match, $9,012.54; PCMI for substitutes, $5,974.45; PCMI for substitutes, $6,524.57

b.   Four student requests to transfer into the district were approved

c.    Due to State requirements the school district has to have at least a minimal charge on lunch prices.  The Board approved the following prices for next year. 

                    Breakfast:  Students all schools - $1.50; Adults - $2.00

                    Lunch:  Elem. - $2:50; MS/HS $2.75; Adults - $3.50

d.   Food Service Bids

The winning bidder approved by the Board was US Foods.

e.    Election Budget that is to be published for the next Board election was approved.

f.    FEMA Disaster Recovery Loan

The Board approved a resolution for a FEMA Community Disaster Loan.  This could result in low interest or a forgivable loan to the District.  This probably won’t be needed but it will be there if the need arises.   

g.   Board Policy Updates

Policy 1.6.1 and Policy 7.23 updates were approved

h.   Student Handbook changes

Next year’s student handbook was approved.

             V.            Personnel

a. Employment/Resignations

The following resignations were approved:

 Melody Thompson -  HS Counselor

Amanda Crews – Compt. Tech.

Billy Forrester – Custodian

Brandy Lane – Elem. Teacher

Lisa Davis – Sp Ed

Sharlee Crowson – HS English

Tammy Bryant – Para Pro

Cindy Fortson – Elem. Teacher

Tiffany Barnes – Elem. Teacher 

The following recommendations for employment were approved

Tracy Standridge – Food Service

Misty Sillavan – Sp. Ed.

Russell Denette – HS English

Jessica Kaplan – HS Art

Joseph Lyle – HS English

Ethan Shaw- HS Band

Kayla Brown – Elem Teacher

Emily McEuen – Elem Teacher

Destiny Bair – Elem Teacher

          VI.            Adjournment

Thanks for your support for Mayflower School District.

John Gray