PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: February 13, 2018

Board Meeting Minutes: February 13, 2018

This regular meeting of the Pulaski County Special School District was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Board Room of the PCSSD Administrative Building (925 East Dixon Rd.).

In Attendance:  Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent: Eli Keller, Brian Maune

  1. Call to Order

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

    • Eli Keller and Brian Maune - absent
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Alicia Gillen introduced our guest board student, Lane Boyd from Maumelle High School. Lane led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • There were no public comments.
  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Pam Fitzgiven, Certified P.P.C. chair, presented the 2018-2019 school calendar which had been approved by the Certified P.P.C. with the following change: May 27, Memorial Day will be identified as a makeup day upon approval from ADE.
    • Vote to approve 2018-2019 calendar with 5-27-19 as an optional make-up day, pending ADE approval.
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • Mr. Chesterfield was not present.
  7. Reports

    1. Construction Update
      • Michael Hansberry, Baldwin & Shell, gave an update regarding the progress of construction on Mills High School. Mr. Hansberry reported that the project is 70% complete. Tom Csicsila, Baldwin & Shell, gave an update regarding Robinson Middle School and Sylvan Hills High School projects. Mr. Csicisilia reported that Robinson Middle School is 82% complete and on schedule for a July completion. He also reported that Sylvan Hills High School is 5% complete, with an anticipated completion of Summer 2019.
    2. Financial Update
      • Denise Palmer presented the Board with a Financial Update as of the end of January.
    3. Budget Update FY 18/19
      • Denise Palmer presented a preliminary Budget Update for FY 2018-2019.
    4. Legal Fund Balance/Cash Flow
      • Denise Palmer presented a projection of the Legal Fund Balance/Cash Flow for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year and also presented a projection for the 2018-2019 school year.
  8. Action Items - Old Business

  9. Action Items - New Business

    1. Asbestos Abatement of Fuller Middle School Phase II
      • Vote to approve Asbestos Abatement of Fuller Middle School Phase II
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    2. Naviance College and Career Planning
      • Vote to approve Naviance College and Career Planning
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    3. Display Board - Sylvan Hills High School
      • Vote to approve LED Display Board for Sylvan Hills High School
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    4. Educational Epiphany
      • Vote to approve Educational Epiphany P.D.
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    5. Purchase of 84 band instruments from Washington Music Center
      • Vote to approve purchase of 84 band instruments
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    6. Wireless AP replacement
      • Vote to approve Wireless Access Points replacement
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    7. Teacher Chromebook Purchase
      • Vote to approve Teacher Chromebook Purchase
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  10. Comments from the Board

    • Alicia Gillian expressed her enthusiasm for the AMI program but also spoke of the concerns she had received from patrons regarding the rollout of the program. Dr. Warren reported that she had heard some of the same concerns and those concerns were being addressed by the AMI team and further communications had been sent out to _______________.
  11. Superintendent's Comments

  12. Consent Agenda

    1. Go Guardian Renewal
    2. Certified Personnel
    3. Support Staff Personnel
    4. January 2018 Main Bank Reconciliation
    5. January 2018 Board Financials and AP Check Register
    6. Minutes from 1-08-18 Board Meeting
    7. Minutes from 1-09-18 Board Meeting
    • Vote to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by Mike Kemp
      Seconded by Shelby Thomas
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  13. Adjournment

    • Vote to Adjourn
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by
      In Favor: Opposed: