PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: January 9, 2018

Board Meeting Minutes: January 9, 2018

This regular meeting of the Pulaski County Special School District was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the Board Room of the PCSSD Administrative Building (925 East Dixon Rd.).

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

Absent: Shelby Thomas

  1. Call to Order

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

    • Shelby Thomas - Absent
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Tina Ward introduced our guest Board student, Alejandro Alvarez, Mills student, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • There were no public comments.
  5. Recognitions

    1. School Board Recognition
      • Dr. Warren read a summary of the State Board of Education Proclamation proclaiming January 2018 as Arkansas School Board Appreciation Month. Deb Roush presented each member with a framed certificate of appreciation along with a copy of the proclamation. Dr. Warren presented Alicia Gillen, Dr. Remele, and Tina Ward pins from the A.S.B.A. recognizing them as Outstanding Board members.
  6. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • No one was present from the Certified P.P.C.
  7. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • No one was present from the Classified P.P.C.
  8. Reports

    1. Financial Update
      • Denise Palmer presented a Financial Update as of December 2017.
    2. School of Innovation Update
      • Dr. Tackett, Will Reid, and Deb Roush updated the Board on the Progress of The School of Opportunity, which will be called DRIVEN. They presented 3 videos regarding the teacher's perspective, the students perspective, and an overview of the mentoring process. The Driven application process will run from 1-8-18-1-19-18, The only schools in which the program will be implemented for the 2018-2019 year are Mills High School and Maumelle High School.
  9. Action Items - Old Business

  10. Action Items - New Business

    1. Training for the Youth Home by the Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI)
      • Vote to approve Training for the Youth Home
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    2. Purchase Service Contract-World Services for the Blind (WSB)
      • Vote to approve Purchase Service Contract with World Services for the Blind
        Motion by Mike Kemp
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    3. Purchase Service Contract-Blair Therapy Services, Inc.
      • Vote to approve Purchase Service Contract with Blair Therapy Services, Inc.
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    4. Purchase Service Contract: Communications Plus Interpreter Services, Inc.
      • Vote to approve Purchase Service Contract with Communications Plus Interpreter Services, Inc.
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Eli Keller
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    5. 2018 Academic Facilities Six Years Master Plan
      • Vote to approve resolution for Facilities Six Year Master Plan
        Motion by Mike Kemp
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    6. Robinson Middle and Mills High Change Orders
      • Changes, modifications include a math classroom, occupation and physical therapy spaces, offices for the athletic director and security, and additional restrooms for Physical Education/athletic spaces. Cost is $440,000. Michael Hansberry and Earnest Duckery also presented a summary and architectural drawings for the renovations to Fuller to house JROTC.
      • Vote to approve change order 004 for Robinson Middle School
        Motion by Mike Kemp
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve change order 006 for Mills High School
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve additional scopes of work at Robinson Middle School
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
      • Vote to approve additional rooms, modifications, and changes at Mills High School
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
  11. Comments from the Board

    • Dr. Remele reminded the Board that each member must file a Statement of Financial Interest with the County Clerk's Office by the end of January.
  12. Superintendent's Comments

    • Dr. Warren reminded the Board that she will go before the State Board of Education on Thursday regarding the waiver request for the first day of school.
  13. Legal Transfer Requests

    • Vote to deny Legal Transfer for Elijah Mackey
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Eli Keller
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    • Vote to deny Legal Transfer for Taylor Mackey
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Eli Keller
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    • Vote to deny Legal Transfer for Tawney Forney
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
  14. Consent Agenda

    • The Board went into Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened into Regular Session at 8:44 p.m. No action was taken during Executive Session.
    1. Certified Personnel
    2. Support Staff Personnel
    3. Minutes from 12-11-17 Board Meeting
    4. Minutes from 12-12-17 Board Meeting
    5. December 2017 Bank Reconciliation
    6. December 2017 Financial Report and Accounts Payable Check Register
    • Vote to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by Mike Kemp
      Seconded by
      In Favor: Opposed:
    • Vote to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel
      Motion by Eli Keller
      Seconded by Alicia Gillen
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
    • Vote to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed:
  15. Adjournment

    • Vote to adjourn
      Motion by Eli Keller
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Tina Ward Opposed: