PCSSD - Board meeting minutes: October 9, 2018

Board meeting minutes: October 9, 2018

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

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

Absent: Eli Keller

  1. Call to Order

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

    • Members present: Gillen, Kemp, Maune, Remele, Thomas, Ward Members absent: Eli Keller
  3. Pledge of Allegiance

    • Ms. Ward introduced guest Board student, El Potter from Mills High School. El led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Public Comments

    • Cheryl Angel addressed the Board with her concerns regarding the Classified P.P.C. election.
  5. Certified P.P.C. Presentation

    • None
  6. Classified P.P.C. Presentation

    • None
  7. Reports/Recognitions

    1. National Merit Semi-Finalists
      • Mr. Allen, principal of Sylvan Hills High School, introduced the following who are National Merit Semi-Finalists, all students at Sylvan Hills High School: Kara Welch, Andrew Ponder, and Jacob Ponder.
    2. Inspiration in Education Award
      • Dr. Remele announced the winner of the Inspiration in Education Award for the first quarter of this school year, DeAnn White. DeAnn is a 4th-grade teacher at Oakbrooke Elementary.
    3. Construction Updates
      • Michael Hansberry, Joe Lansden, and Tom Csicsila, project managers for Baldwin & Shell gave updates on Mills High, Mills Middle School, Robinson Middle School, and Sylvan Hills High School.
    4. Financial Report
      • Denise Palmer presented the Legal Fund Balance/Cash Flow Analysis with Proposed 2 Year Budget Plan.
    5. Presentation of the 2018-2019 Annual Report to the Public
      • Dr. Williams presented the 2018-2019 Annual Report to the Public.
  8. Action Items - Old Business

    1. Resolution to proceed with the issuance of second lien bonds
      • Vote to proceed with the issuance of second lien bonds
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  9. Action Items - New Business

    1. CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
      • Vote to approve Child and Adult Care Food Program
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    2. P.C.S.S.D. Community Service Learning Plan (CSL)
      • Vote to approve Community Service Learning Plan
        Motion by Shelby Thomas
        Seconded by Alicia Gillen
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    3. Approval of the ACSIP process for the district and the schools, and the ACSIP Statement of Assurance
      • Vote to approve the ACSIP process for the district and the schools, and the ACSIP Statement of Assurance
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Tina Ward
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    4. Policy 4.18 Prohibited Conduct - First Reading & Second Reading
      • Vote to approve 1st and 2nd readings
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    5. Policy 4.47 Possession and Use of Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices - First Reading & Second Reading
      • Vote to approve 1st and seconds readings
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    6. Policy 5.20 District Website - First Reading & Second Reading
      • Vote to approve 1st and 2nd readings
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    7. Policy 5.2P Planning for Educational Improvement - First Reading & Second Reading
      • Vote to approve 1st and 2nd readings
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    8. Policy 7.5 Purchases and Procurement - First Reading & Second Reading
      • Vote to approve 1st and 2nd readings
        Motion by Tina Ward
        Seconded by Mike Kemp
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    9. Pay Increases of 5% or more (Act 1120 of 2013)
      • Vote to approve report of pay increases of 5% or more
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Brian Maune
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    10. 2018 ASBA Delegate
      • Vote to appoint Dr. Remele for 2018 ASBA Delegate
        Motion by Alicia Gillen
        Seconded by Shelby Thomas
        In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  10. Comments from the Board

    • Ms. Gillen reported that the Ribbon Cutting at Robinson Middle School, sponsored by the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. Ms. Ward expressed her concern after seeing pictures from the Mills Homecoming of how crowded it seemed to be in the gym.
  11. Superintendent's Comments

    • Dr. McNulty echoed Ms. Gillen's remarks regarding the Ribbon Cutting at Robinson Middle School. Dr. McNulty shared that the District is looking into AVID, (Advancement Via Individual Determination). This is a non-profit program that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable student-centered approach, which also helps schools to close the opportunity gap as to prepare all students for college, career, and life. Dr. McNulty also reported on the Nashville trip by some of the Central Office staff to observe a 21st-century career pathways program.
  12. Consent Agenda

    1. Certified Personnel
    2. Support Staff Personnel
    3. September 2018 Board Financials
    4. September 2018 Accounts Payable Check Register
    5. Minutes from 9-11-18 Board Meeting
    6. Minutes from 9-12-17 Board Meeting
    • Vote to approve Consent Agenda
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Mike Kemp
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  13. Employee Hearings

    • Waiver hearing #1
    • Vote to grant employee waiver for George McDonald
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Brian Maune
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    • Vote to grant waiver for Shaveta McCay
      Motion by Shelby Thomas
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
    • Vote to deny waiver for Audriona Ray
      Motion by Alicia Gillen
      Seconded by Mike Kemp
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed:
  14. Adjournment

    • The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
    • Vote to adjourn
      Motion by Mike Kemp
      Seconded by Tina Ward
      In Favor: Alicia Gillen, Mike Kemp, Brian Maune, Linda Remele, Shelby Thomas, Tina Ward Opposed: