PCSSD - Board Meeting Minutes: June 12, 2018

Board Meeting Minutes: June 12, 2018

This regular meeting of the Pulaski County Special School District was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in the Board Room of the PCSSD Administrative Building (925 East Dixon Rd.).

In Attendance:  Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward

Absent: Linda Remele

  1. Call to Order

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

    • Alicia Gillen called the roll. Present: Gillen, Keller, Kemp, Maune, Thomas, Ward Absent: Remele
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Shelby Thomas led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • Senator Linda Chesterfield, Pam Fitzgiven, and Emry Chesterfield addressed the Board regarding the recent allegations against Mayor Mike Kemp.
  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • No presentation.
  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • No presentation.
  7. Reports

    1. Recognitions
      • Coach Danny Tipton introduced the State Champion S.H.H.S. baseball team. Coach Garrison introduced the State Champion S.H.H.S. Girls track team. Each member was presented with a pin and treated to refreshments.
    2. Construction Update
      • Mills H.S. - Michael Hansberry and Steven Wilson (Baldwin & Shell) reported the Mills project is 85% complete and should be turned over to staff and administration the week of July 23. S.H.H.S. - Underground site-work is 80% complete. R.M.S. - Should be turned over to staff and administration in mid-July. Mills M.S. - Earnest Duckery (W.D.& D. Arch.) presented the Board with a rendering for M.M.S. Joe Lansden (Baldwin & Shell) gave an update on conversions/renovations for M.M.S.
    3. Financial Update
      • Denise Palmer presented a Financial Update for May. She also presented Cash Flow and Legal Fund Balance Reports.
    4. Legislative Report (2017)
      • Denise Palmer reported that the District has received the final audit for 2016-2017 and discussed the findings with the Board.
  8. Action Items - Old Business

    1. S.R.O. for Robinson Feeder Pattern
      • Sargeant Parks presented proposals for S.R.O. officers for the Robinson Feeder Pattern.
    2. PCSSD Science Textbook Committee Recommendation
      • Jennifer Beasley presented updated proposals for Science Textbooks.
      • Vote to accept option #2 and adopt 3 year replacement plan
        Motion by Brian Maune
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Brian Maune, Tina Ward Opposed: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Shelby Thomas
  9. Action Items - New Business

    1. School Status
      • Vote to approve
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    2. Student Chromebook Refresh
      • Vote to approve
        Motion by Eli Keller
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    3. Purchasing five (5) New School Buses
      • Vote to accept proposal for 5 new buses
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by
        In Favor: Opposed:
    4. Approval of Preliminary Special Education Budgets required by ADE: Special Education Unit (Title VIB, Federal Preschool and State Preschool Funds) to be used for Students with Disabilities
      • Vote to approve
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    5. Memorandum of Understanding Pulaski County Imagination Library/P.C.S.S.D.
      • Vote to approve
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  10. Comments from the Board

    • Alicia Gillen inquired as to whether the revision/updates to the handbooks had been made. Dr. Warren concurred they have been made. Tina Ward expressed her apologies to the Program Administrators and her concerns regarding the outcome of the Board's decision. Ms. Ward also expressed her concerns with the allegations against Mayor Mike Kemp.
  11. Superintendent's Comments

    • Dr. Warren congratulated Mills H.S. for being recognized as a School Where Students Demonstrated High Growth on ACT Aspire. Dr. Warren also announced that the State has recognized Baker Elementary, Chenal Elementary, and Cato Elementary as being High Achieving Schools in the state of AR.
  12. Consent Agenda

    1. 2017-2018 Annual Minority Participation in Athletics Report
    2. Fine Arts Participation Report 2017-18
    3. Certified Personnel
    4. Support Staff Personnel
    5. May 2018 Board Financials
    6. May 2018 Main Cash Accounts Bank Reconciliation and Accounts Payable
    7. Recommendation for Expulsion
    8. Minutes from 5-08-18 Board Meeting
    9. Educational Epiphany
    10. Lexia Learning Program
    11. Imagine Learning Math
    12. ESL Imagine Learning Language and Literacy
    13. DreamBox Learning Program
    14. BloomBoard Premium Services
    15. Odysseyware: Complete Courseware/Professional Development
    16. Microsoft EES renewal
    17. Renaissance Learning, Inc.
    18. Blackboard Connect
    19. Lightspeed Web Filter Renewal
    20. Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) and Professional Development Support Renewal
    21. Filewave Renewal
    22. Recommendation to auction1 out service equipment
    23. Technology Update for the Special Education Program
    24. 2017-2018 Annual Personnel Hiring and Deployment Report
    25. Mack Hines Professional Development
    26. Employee Agreement
    • Vote to approve
      Motion by Mike Kemp
      Seconded by Alicia Gillen
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Eli Keller, Mike Kemp, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  13. Adjournment

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