PCSSD - Board of Education Meeting Minutes: January 19, 2017

Board of Education Meeting Minutes: January 19, 2017

Board Meeting Minutes for the meeting that took place at 6 p.m. on January 19, 2017.

In Attendance

Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent

(None)

  1. Call to Order

    • Dr. Remele called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

  2. Roll Call

    • All members present.

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Dr. Remele led the Pledge of Allegiance.

  4. Public Comments

    • Presentation re: School Board Member Recognition Month

      • Deborah Roush presented each board member with a certificate in honor of School Board Recognition month

  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    1. Presentation of 2017-2018 School Calendar

      • Vote

        • Motion by Alicia Gillen

        • Seconded by Mike Kemp

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

    2. Dr. Warren presented the 2017-2018 school calendar in the absence of Ms. Fitzgiven

  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Mr. Chesterfield was not present.

  7. Reports

    1. Mills High School 45-Day Plan Report

      • Duane Clayton presented the 45-Day Plan Report which is required by the Department of Education, updating the community and Board on the progress Mills High School is making toward achieving proficiency to be released from the status of academic distress.

    2. Superintendent's Report

      • Dr. Guess reported on the district's preparations for the loss of desegregation funds. He stated the administration would present their final recommendations at the February board meeting.

  8. Action Items - New Business

    1. Presentation re: Facilities Master Plan

      • Vote 2016 6-year Master Plan Resolution

        • Motion by Mike Kemp

        • Seconded by Eli Keller

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

        • Derek Scott presented the 6-year Master Plan to the Board. He explained the plan is reviewed by the Arkansas Department of Education Facility Division. The board then voted on a resolution presented by Mr. Scott to approve the 6-year plan and certify the dedication of local resources to meet the district's share of financial participation.

    2. Presentation re: Design of S.H.H.S. Project

      • Vote to Hire WER to proceed with design through design development stage

        • Motion by Alicia Gillen

        • Seconded by Brian Maune

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

    3. Presentation re: Meal Price

      • Vote to increase student lunch prices for next two years

        • Motion by Mike Kemp

        • Seconded by Eli Keller

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

      • Regena English asked the board to approve a 25 cent meal price increase per year for the following two school years.These increases will cover the rise of food costs and ensure we are in compliance with USDA requirements needed to provide reimbursable healthy school breakfast and lunch to students for the 2017-2018/2018-2019 school years.

    4. Presentation re: Read for Success Program for 4th Grade Students

      • Vote to participate in "AR Kids Read for Success" for 4th grade students
        • Motion by Alicia Gillen

        • Seconded by Shelby Thomas

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

    5. Presentation re: Purchase/Installation of 25 T.V.'s

      • Vote purchase of 36 T.V.s

        • Motion by Shelby Thomas

        • Seconded by Eli Keller

        • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

        • Opposed: (None)

      • Will Reid asked the board to approve the purchase of 36 T.V.s. The original request was for 25 T.V.s, but the board agreed to the new proposal for the extra devices needed.

  9. Student Hearings (2)

    • The student hearings were cancelled.

  10. Employee Waiver Hearing

    • Vote to Approve Waiver for employee

      • Motion by Eli Keller

      • Seconded by Tina Ward

      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

      • Opposed: (None)

    • The board went into executive session at 8:27 p.m. and came out of executive session at 8:30 p.m.

  11. Comments from the Board

    • Dr. Remele suggested that a student from each of the high schools be present in future meetings.

    • Dr. Remele also suggested that the board should recognize students and/or employees who have received state or national awards. Deborah Roush will bring proposals for the board at the next meeting.

    • Dr. Remele advised that the district's vision and mission statements should be updated. She suggested that the board contact Horace Smith for his input. Alicia Gillen also suggested that they contact the Community Development Institute at The University of Central Arkansas as they do not charge for their services.

    • Dr. Remele advised the board of the following upcoming events:

      • February 9 - School tours

      • February 14 - February school board meeting

      • February 28 - School board workshop at Bates Elementary at 5:30 p.m. with the P.P.C. Committees and Kristen Garner from the Arkansas School Board Association

      • March 16 - March school board meeting

  12. Consent Agenda

    1. Vote to Approve Consent Agenda

      • Motion by Brian Maune

      • Seconded by Alicia Gillen

      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

      • Opposed: (None)

    2. Minutes from December 13, 2016 Board Meeting

    3. Minutes from January 10, 2017 Board Meeting

    4. Personnel

    5. Expulsions

    6. Financial Reports

    7. Payment of Bills

    8. Petition for Student Transfer

  13. Adjournment

    • Vote
      • Motion by Mike Kemp

      • Seconded by Alicia Gillen

      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

      • Opposed: (None)

    • The board adjourned at 8:55 p.m.