PCSSD - Board of Education Meeting Minutes: October 10, 2017

Board of Education Meeting Minutes: October 10, 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 6:00 p.m.
  2. Roll Call

    • All members were present.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Ms. Gillen introduced guest student board member David Sander, Maumelle High School Student. David led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • Ms. Carolyn Police, a concerned citizen from College Station addressed the Board regarding declining enrollment issues at College Station Elementary.
  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Ms. Fitzgiven addressed the Board requesting a bonus for certified staff to be given in the month of December.
  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Mr. Chesterfield addressed the Board requesting a bonus for Classified Staff to be given in the month of December.
  7. Reports

    1. Construction Update - Mills High School Mr. Jerry Holder introduced Brad Chilcote from W.D. & D. Architects along with Earnest Duckery and Brian Self who presented an update including a virtual tour of the new Mills High School. Mr. Michael Hansberry from Baldwin & Shell answered questions regarding the demolition of Fuller Miller School and projected completion dates for the opening of the new Mills High School. Mr. Hansberry reported the Mills project is about 49% complete.
    2. Financial Update Denise Palmer presented a financial update for the end of September. Mrs. Palmer also responded to questions from the Board regarding the cost overruns for the construction of the new Mills High and Robinson Middle Schools. Mrs. Palmer advised the Board that the District is seeking advice from Stephens Inc., for recommendations on paying for the cost overruns and she expects recommendations to come before the Board in the next few weeks.
  8. Action Items - Old Business

    1. Board Policy Section A- Foundations and Basic Commitments- Second Reading
      • Dr. Yolaundra Williams presented Board policies Section A- Foundations and Basic Communications, Section E- Support Services, and Section K- School-Community-Home Relations as second readings with the recommendation they be adopted as policies.
      • Vote to adopt Board Policies Sections A, E, and K
        Motion by Alicia GillenSeconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    2. Board Policy Section E- Support Services- Second Reading
    3. Board Policy Section K- School-Community- Home Relations- Second Reading
  9. Action Items - New Business

    1. Board Policy Section B- School Governance and Operations- First Reading
      • Vote to accept 1st reading with suggested revisions to be added for 2nd reading
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    2. Board Policy Section C- General School Administration- First Reading
      • Vote to accept 1st reading with suggested revisions to be added for 2nd reading
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed (None)
    3. Board Policy Section D- Fiscal Management- First Reading
      • Vote to accept 1st reading with suggested revisions to be added for 2nd reading
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    4. Board Policy Section F- Facilities Planning and Development- First Reading
      • Vote to accept 1st reading with suggested revisions to be added for 2nd reading
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    5. Pay Increases of 5% or more (Act 1120 of 2013)
      • Mr. Paul Brewer presented the annual report required for pay increases of 5% or more as required by Act 1120 of 2013.
      • Vote to accept report required by Act 1120 of 2013
        Motion by Mike Kemp
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    6. Bate's Pre-K Playground Renovations and Updates
      • Ms. Rachel Wheeler, Pre-K Director, requested approval for renovations and updates to the Bate's Pre-K playground. She explained the funding for these renovations will be provided through a PDG Grant, which is part of the ABC Pre-K funding sources.
      • Vote to approve playground renovations and updates at Bates Pre-K
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
    7. Purchase of iPads and MacBooks for Youth Home, Inc.
      • Mr. Will Reid asked the Board to approve the purchase of iPads and MacBooks for Youth Home, Inc.
      • Vote to approve purchase of Ipads, Mac Books
        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)
    8. Generation Ready Writing Support
      • Ms. Sam Altschul asked the Board to approve Generation Ready Writing Support which will provide 20 days of on-site professional development for Sylvan Hills Elementary School.
      • Vote to approve Generation Ready Writing Support
        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)
    9. School Board Delegate (ASBA)
      • Vote to elect Dr. Remele as delegate to ASBA Delegate Assembly
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
        Opposed: (None)
  10. Comments from the Board

    1. Dr. Remele reported Mr. Horace Smith's recommendations for the District's Vision and Mission Statements. There will be focus group meetings in each of the feeder patterns to gather input/suggestions from the community, patrons, etc. The Board will then meet back with Mr. Smith at A.S.B.A. on December 7th. The dates for the focus group meetings are as follows: Maumelle - October 30th Mills - November 6th Robinson - December 4th Sylvan Hills - November 13th  
    2. Ms. Gillen suggested the Board meet again once Mrs. Palmer has gathered information from Stephens, Inc.  
    3. Mr. Maune voiced his concerns regarding space for the School of Innovation at the new Mills High School. Mr. Clayton assured Mr. Maune there will be adequate space.
  11. Superintendent's Comments

    1. Dr. Warren congratulated Mr. Clayton, Pam Black, and the students and staff of Mills High School for being a recipient of a $25,000 grant from Entergy.  
    2. Dr. Warren recognized Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Harris as "Heroes" for the part they have played in the recent recognition of College Station Elementary as a Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor a school can receive.
  12. Petitions for Legal Transfers

    1. Petitions for Legal Transfers
      • Vote to approve Petition for Legal Transfer for JaTung Martin 
        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)
  13. Consent Agenda

    1. Enboard Yearly Renewal
    2. Certified Staff Personnel
    3. Support Staff Personnel
    4. September 2017 Board Financials
    5. September 2017 Accounts Payable Check Register
    6. July 2017 Main Cash Accounts - Bank Reconciliation
    7. July 2017 - Cycle 1 - Bank Reconciliation Reporting - All Cash Accounts
    8. Minutes from 9-12-17 Board Meeting
    9. Minutes from 9-25-17 Board Meeting
    • Vote to approve Consent Agenda 
      Motion by Eli Keller
      Seconded by Mike Kemp
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
      Opposed: (None)
  14. Student Hearings

    1. The Board heard testimonies from Mr. Whitfield, Mr. LeVar, the mother and the student.
    2. The Board convened into Executive Session at 8:19 p.m. and reconvened into Regular Session at 8:23 p.m.
    • Vote to uphold Administration's recommendation for expulsion
      Motion by Shelby Thomas
      Seconded by Mike Kemp
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
      Opposed: (None)
  15. Employee Hearings

    1. The Board heard testimonies from Paul Brewer and the employee.
    • The Board convened into Executive Session at 8:40 pm. and reconvened into Regular Session at 8:42 p.m.
      Vote to uphold Superintendent's recommendation to terminate employee
      Motion by Tina Ward
      Seconded by Eli Keller
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward
      Opposed: (None)
  16. Adjournment

    • Mayor Kemp made a motion to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.