PCSSD - Board of Education Meeting Minutes: March 28, 2017

Board of Education Meeting Minutes: March 28, 2017

Board Minutes Meeting took place 3/28/2017 6 p.m.

In Attendance: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward

Absent: Shelby Thomas

Call to Order

  • Dr. Remele called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Roll Call

  • All members present except for Mr. Thomas.

Pledge of Allegiance

Action Items - New Business

  1. Recommendation by Administration that the District declare an exemption from participating in school choice for the 2017-2018 school year, but consider participating in the 2018-2019 school year
    • Dr. Guess presented the Administration's recommendation for the District to declare an exemption from participating in school choice for the 2017-2018 school year, but to consider participating in the 2018-2019 school year. He addressed his concerns including loss of students, unfinished construction projects, and the hindering of the District meeting its desegregation obligations.
    • Mr. Gary Newton, Executive Director, Arkansas Learns, and Mr. Scott Miller, former North Little Rock School District board member, both addressed the board regarding the possible benefits of School Choice and urged them to vote for participation in School Choice.
    1. Motion to approve the recommendation by Administration and that the District participate in school choice in the 2018-2019 school year.
      • Motion by Alicia Gillen
      • Seconded by Mike Kemp
      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward
      • Opposed: (None)
    2. Motion to approve recommendation by Administration that the District declare an exemption from participating in school choice for the 2017-2018 school year
      • Motion by Eli Keller
      • Seconded by Tina Ward
      • In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Tina Ward
      • Opposed: Brian Maune

Adjournment

  • Alicia Gillen made a motion for the meeting to be adjourned at 6:40 p.m.