BIC school board approves transfer policy
The Buffalo Island Central regularly scheduled board meeting was held at
8 p.m., May 13, in the Superintendent's office, on the Monette campus,
following the annual fish-fry held in the Agri building.
The board voted unanimously to expel an 11th grader for
violation of the schools disciplinary policies.
The board approved the adoption of the Intra-School District Transfer
Policy considered during the April meeting with the following addition:
Students, that are entering BIC Elementary Schools for their initial
enrollment, may apply to attend an elementary school other than in their
place of residence (when extenuating circumstances exist). Forms used for
this application will be available from the elementary principals. All
students approved for transfer will remain assigned to that elementary for
the remainder of their enrollment.
The board voted to change the in-service day scheduled for April 17 back
to February 7, 2002-2003 school calendar, as approved by employee vote.
Resignations of Melinda Smith and Jason Whitaker were accepted by the
Personnel hired for the 2002-2003 school year included: Mark Hurst, Jr.
High Social Studies/Assistant Coach; Shelly Hurst, Jr. High English; Linda
Pendergrass, Special Needs Assistant, on an as needed basis, for West
elementary; Summer School employees Mari Hayden, Summer School Coordinator,
Teri Selby and Faith Rolland teachers, West Elementary Regina Welch and
Karen McClelland; East Migrant Summer School, Janic Ibanez and Debbie King;
West Migrant School, Terri Cobb and Phillis Moxley.
Transfer approval was given to Ramondia, age 15, and Christina, age 12,
Ferrara, to the Riverside School District. The two students have been
Teacher Missi Miller has been reassigned from Special-Ed West to first
A lengthy discussion was held concerning the prospects for construction
of a gym on the West campus and renovation to arena in the Jr. High building
that are sunken below grade. A decision should be made during the June board
meeting as to whether to pursue a millage increase to fund these projects.
Sup. George Edd Holland was encouraged to continue speaking to other
school superintendents, coaches, and builders, before plans for a proposed
new gymnasium are brought back to the board.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be on June 10, beginning
at 7 p.m.