PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2017

Board Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2017

This regular meeting of the Pulaski County Special School District was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Board Room of the PCSSD Administrative Building (925 East Dixon Rd.).

In Attendance:  Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent: Mike Kemp

  1. Call to Order

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

    • All members present except for Mayor Mike Kemp.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Dr. Remele led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • No Public Comments
  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Mrs. Fitzgiven was not present.
  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Mr. Chesterfield was not present.
  7. Reports

    1. School of Innovation Update
      • Will Reid shared an update on the School of Innovation.
    2. Construction Update
      • Derek Scott reported that construction of Mills High School and Robinson Middle School are both on schedule to open in the summer of 2018. He also stated that the Mills Middle School renovation will begin this summer and the Sylvan Hills High School work will begin in November.
    3. Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School 4th Quarter 45 Day Report
      • Mr. Clayton presented the 4th Quarter 45-Day Report for Mills University.
  8. Action Items - Old Business

    • There was no Old Business.
  9. Action Items - New Business

    1. Presentation by Stephens Inc. re: results of the Millage election held on June 13, 2017
      • Mr. Truemper presented the Board with unofficial results of the PCSSD Special Election.
    2. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing Stephens Inc. as Municipal Advisor for the Pulaski County Special School District to submit an application to the Arkansas Department of Education for the potential refunding of the April 1, 2012 bond issue in order to produce debt service savings
      • Vote to approve resolution to refund outstanding bonds in order to produce debt service savings
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve front-load savings on the bond issue
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    3. Presentation and Recommendation re: Consideration of Architect for S.H.H.S.
      • Vote to continue with WER architects to complete Sylvan Hills High School
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    4. Presentation and Recommendation re: 2017-2018 Interim Budget and Financial Update
      • Denis Palmer presented a Financial Update and request for approval of 2017-2018 interim budget.
      • Vote to approve 2017-2018 interim budget
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    5. Presentation and Recommendation re: Microsoft EES Renewal
      • Vote to approve renewal of Microsoft EES
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    6. Presentation and Recommendation re: Blackboard Connect 5 Renewal
      • Vote to approve renewal of Blackboard Connect 5
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    7. Presentation and Recommendation re: Google Custom Summit
      • Vote to approve Google Custom Summit
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    8. Presentation and Recommendation re: Odysseyware: Complete Courseware/Professional Development/Coaching
      • Vote to approve Odysseyware
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    9. Presentation and Recommendation re: Purchase of New Baker Preschool Playground
      • Vote to approve new Baker Preschool Playground
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    10. Presentation and Recommendation re: Purchase of New Preschool Curriculum
      • Vote to approve Purchase of New Preschool Curriculum
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    11. Presentation and Recommendation re: Mental Health Provider Service Proposals/Agreements
      • Vote to approve Mental Health Provider Service Proposals/Agreements
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    12. Presentation and Recommendation re: From the Heart International Educational Services (FTH)
      • Vote to approve From the Heart International Educational Services
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    13. Presentation and Recommendation re: Dr. Mack Hines, Mack Hines Consulting, LLC
      • Vote to approve Mack Hines Consulting, LLC
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    14. Consideration of Legal Transfers
      • Vote to approve legal transfer for T'Ana Stewart
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve legal transfer of Tyana Stewart
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Ariel Hidalgo
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Mackinze Davis-Chofton
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Kalyn Parker
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve legal transfer of Alanna Hardesty
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve legal transfer of Nataly Hole
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Trinity Brewsler
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve legal transfer of Juyoung Heo
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Caymon Walker
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve legal transfer of Elanor Davy
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Emily Brackeen
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to deny legal transfer of Daniel Brackeen
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  10. Comments from the Board

    • Mr. Maune expressed his continued interest in looking into the possibility of a marketing group. Ms. Gillen asked that a stipend for school webmasters be placed on the next regular agenda. Mr. Keller asked if Mrs. Roush had completed her "wish list" for her department. Dr. Guess said he and Mrs. Roush would meet and discuss these items. Dr. Remele thanked the Board for their efforts regarding the Special Election.
  11. Superintendent's Comments

    • Dr. Guess asked Paul Brewer to discuss possible dates for personnel hearings. Dr. Guess advised the Board that the final "True-Up" with JNPSD is still in the final stages.
  12. Consent Agenda

    • Alicia Gillen made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 8:35 p.m. No second or vote required to go into Executive Session. The Board reconvened into Regular Session at 10:25 p.m. Motion was made, seconded, and passed to pull out the recommendation for Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Guess then stated he still would like to recommend Dr. Janice Warren for Deputy Superintendent because she is the most qualified applicant. Motion was made, seconded, and passed to not accept Dr. Guess' recommendation for Deputy Superintendent. Motion was made, seconded, and passed to approve the remainder of the Consent Agenda.
    1. Minutes from 5-09-17 Board Meeting
    2. Minutes from 6-06-17 Board Meeting
    3. Certified Personnel
    4. Support Staff Personnel
    5. May 2017 Board Financials & AP Check Register
    • Vote to pull out recommendation for Deputy Superintendent
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Tina Ward Opposed: Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas
    • Vote to not accept the Superintendent's recommendation for Deputy Superintendent
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Tina Ward Opposed: Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas
    • Vote to approve remainder of the Consent Agenda
      Motion by Eli Keller
      Seconded by Shelby Thomas
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  13. Adjournment

    • Meeting was adjourned at 10:32 p.m.