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Manila School Board hires personnel

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening.

During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor.

The board also accepted the resignation of LeAnn Jones, junior high school science teacher, who accepted a position in the Senath-Hornersville School District.

Four candidates for the position of high school principal were interviewed by the board. Two of the four, Pam Chipman and Dale Poag, are teachers at Manila. Poag is agriculture teacher and adviser of Manila FFA. Chipman is choir director working with students in the sixth grade through high school.

Other candidates interviewed were Bob Rose and Randy Deaton.

Rose is principal of Anna Strong Middle School in Marianna and a former Paragould resident.

Deaton is assistant principal and coach at Stuttgart Junior High School. Deaton is a former Manila resident.

The Board also had two other resumes to review.

The Board will make a decision on the position at its regular board meeting on Monday, May 12.

During the regular session on Monday night Scott Beardsley of Raney & Beardsley, Inc., financial advisors for public finance, discussed the district's options in meeting the required 25 Maintenance and Operation mills mandated by the state.

Beardsley shared with the board some of the challenges that the state schools could be facing.

He presented two options:

1.The District can request to refund the 11-11-04 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Total millage will remain at 30.1 mills through 2014-15. There will be no new money for projects. This option assumes debt service supplement continues to be funded by the State. The District will need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. The District would need an additional 2.14 mills to completely replace DSS.
2.The District can request to refund the 11-1-94 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Request to extend the existing 30.1 mills through 2022-23. Due to the extension there will be approximately $640,000 available for projects. This option assumes DDS continues to be funded by the State. The District would need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. Alternatively, the District could net out zero for projects and have 1:1 coverage without DSS.

Beardsley explained that if the school does not meet the required 25 M&O mills, the quorum court will impose an 8.5 mills. The court does not have the authority to move the mills. He explained that some districts are going for a special election and others will wait for the September ballot.

"If voters vote no, you will automatically get 8.2 mill increase. You have to make a decision by June," Beardsley explained.

He also informed the board that they made a good decision last year when they decided not to take an advance refund.

"There are 248 school districts not in compliance," Beardsley said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raney and Beardsley as the bond agent for the upcoming bond issue.

The Board voted unanimously to renew all classified personnel contracts. Penny Matthews was hired as part-time cafeteria worker for the upcoming school year.

The proposed school calendar for 2003-204 was reviewed. The Board accepted the calendar with a commencement date of May 14, changing the day of graduation from the usual Monday to Friday.

In other business:

*The board agreed to a request by Jennifer Starkey for early graduation if all the requirements are met.

*The board granted transfer requests for Shana, Scott and Rebecka Bowen to the BIC School District.

*Superintendent Wagner informed the board that Scottie Reinhart, cheerleader sponsor, resigned that position and it will be filled by Eva Towles. Tammy Scott has offered to assist.

*The board decided to hold off renting the school's house until painting and other repairs are completed.

*Wagner presented certificates of hours competed from ASBA to board members Donald Master, Johnny McCain and Jackie Hill.

Manila School Board

By REVIS BLAYLOCK

Town Crier News Staff

Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening.

During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor.

The board also accepted the resignation of LeAnn Jones, junior high school science teacher, who accepted a position in the Senath-Hornersville School District.

Four candidates for the position of high school principal were interviewed by the board. Two of the four, Pam Chipman and Dale Poag, are teachers at Manila. Poag is agriculture teacher and adviser of Manila FFA. Chipman is choir director working with students in the sixth grade through high school.

Other candidates interviewed were Bob Rose and Randy Deaton.

Rose is principal of Anna Strong Middle School in Marianna and a former Paragould resident.

Deaton is assistant principal and coach at Stuttgart Junior High School. Deaton is a former Manila resident.

The Board also had two other resumes to review.

The Board will make a decision on the position at its regular board meeting on Monday, May 12.

During the regular session on Monday night Scott Beardsley of Raney & Beardsley, Inc., financial advisors for public finance, discussed the district's options in meeting the required 25 Maintenance and Operation mills mandated by the state.

Beardsley shared with the board some of the challenges that the state schools could be facing.

He presented two options:

1.The District can request to refund the 11-11-04 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Total millage will remain at 30.1 mills through 2014-15. There will be no new money for projects. This option assumes debt service supplement continues to be funded by the State. The District will need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. The District would need an additional 2.14 mills to completely replace DSS.
2.The District can request to refund the 11-1-94 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Request to extend the existing 30.1 mills through 2022-23. Due to the extension there will be approximately $640,000 available for projects. This option assumes DDS continues to be funded by the State. The District would need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. Alternatively, the District could net out zero for projects and have 1:1 coverage without DSS.

Beardsley explained that if the school does not meet the required 25 M&O mills, the quorum court will impose an 8.5 mills. The court does not have the authority to move the mills. He explained that some districts are going for a special election and others will wait for the September ballot.

"If voters vote no, you will automatically get 8.2 mill increase. You have to make a decision by June," Beardsley explained.

He also informed the board that they made a good decision last year when they decided not to take an advance refund.

"There are 248 school districts not in compliance," Beardsley said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raney and Beardsley as the bond agent for the upcoming bond issue.

The Board voted unanimously to renew all classified personnel contracts. Penny Matthews was hired as part-time cafeteria worker for the upcoming school year.

The proposed school calendar for 2003-204 was reviewed. The Board accepted the calendar with a commencement date of May 14, changing the day of graduation from the usual Monday to Friday.

In other business:

*The board agreed to a request by Jennifer Starkey for early graduation if all the requirements are met.

*The board granted transfer requests for Shana, Scott and Rebecka Bowen to the BIC School District.

*Superintendent Wagner informed the board that Scottie Reinhart, cheerleader sponsor, resigned that position and it will be filled by Eva Towles. Tammy Scott has offered to assist.

*The board decided to hold off renting the school's house until painting and other repairs are completed.

*Wagner presented certificates of hours competed from ASBA to board members Donald Master, Johnny McCain and Jackie Hill.

Manila School Board

By REVIS BLAYLOCK

Town Crier News Staff

Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening.

During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor.

The board also accepted the resignation of LeAnn Jones, junior high school science teacher, who accepted a position in the Senath-Hornersville School District.

Four candidates for the position of high school principal were interviewed by the board. Two of the four, Pam Chipman and Dale Poag, are teachers at Manila. Poag is agriculture teacher and adviser of Manila FFA. Chipman is choir director working with students in the sixth grade through high school.

Other candidates interviewed were Bob Rose and Randy Deaton.

Rose is principal of Anna Strong Middle School in Marianna and a former Paragould resident.

Deaton is assistant principal and coach at Stuttgart Junior High School. Deaton is a former Manila resident.

The Board also had two other resumes to review.

The Board will make a decision on the position at its regular board meeting on Monday, May 12.

During the regular session on Monday night Scott Beardsley of Raney & Beardsley, Inc., financial advisors for public finance, discussed the district's options in meeting the required 25 Maintenance and Operation mills mandated by the state.

Beardsley shared with the board some of the challenges that the state schools could be facing.

He presented two options:

1.The District can request to refund the 11-11-04 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Total millage will remain at 30.1 mills through 2014-15. There will be no new money for projects. This option assumes debt service supplement continues to be funded by the State. The District will need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. The District would need an additional 2.14 mills to completely replace DSS.
2.The District can request to refund the 11-1-94 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Request to extend the existing 30.1 mills through 2022-23. Due to the extension there will be approximately $640,000 available for projects. This option assumes DDS continues to be funded by the State. The District would need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. Alternatively, the District could net out zero for projects and have 1:1 coverage without DSS.

Beardsley explained that if the school does not meet the required 25 M&O mills, the quorum court will impose an 8.5 mills. The court does not have the authority to move the mills. He explained that some districts are going for a special election and others will wait for the September ballot.

"If voters vote no, you will automatically get 8.2 mill increase. You have to make a decision by June," Beardsley explained.

He also informed the board that they made a good decision last year when they decided not to take an advance refund.

"There are 248 school districts not in compliance," Beardsley said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raney and Beardsley as the bond agent for the upcoming bond issue.

The Board voted unanimously to renew all classified personnel contracts. Penny Matthews was hired as part-time cafeteria worker for the upcoming school year.

The proposed school calendar for 2003-204 was reviewed. The Board accepted the calendar with a commencement date of May 14, changing the day of graduation from the usual Monday to Friday.

In other business:

*The board agreed to a request by Jennifer Starkey for early graduation if all the requirements are met.

*The board granted transfer requests for Shana, Scott and Rebecka Bowen to the BIC School District.

*Superintendent Wagner informed the board that Scottie Reinhart, cheerleader sponsor, resigned that position and it will be filled by Eva Towles. Tammy Scott has offered to assist.

*The board decided to hold off renting the school's house until painting and other repairs are completed.

*Wagner presented certificates of hours competed from ASBA to board members Donald Master, Johnny McCain and Jackie Hill.

Manila School Board

By REVIS BLAYLOCK

Town Crier News Staff

Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening.

During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor.

The board also accepted the resignation of LeAnn Jones, junior high school science teacher, who accepted a position in the Senath-Hornersville School District.

Four candidates for the position of high school principal were interviewed by the board. Two of the four, Pam Chipman and Dale Poag, are teachers at Manila. Poag is agriculture teacher and adviser of Manila FFA. Chipman is choir director working with students in the sixth grade through high school.

Other candidates interviewed were Bob Rose and Randy Deaton.

Rose is principal of Anna Strong Middle School in Marianna and a former Paragould resident.

Deaton is assistant principal and coach at Stuttgart Junior High School. Deaton is a former Manila resident.

The Board also had two other resumes to review.

The Board will make a decision on the position at its regular board meeting on Monday, May 12.

During the regular session on Monday night Scott Beardsley of Raney & Beardsley, Inc., financial advisors for public finance, discussed the district's options in meeting the required 25 Maintenance and Operation mills mandated by the state.

Beardsley shared with the board some of the challenges that the state schools could be facing.

He presented two options:

1.The District can request to refund the 11-11-04 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Total millage will remain at 30.1 mills through 2014-15. There will be no new money for projects. This option assumes debt service supplement continues to be funded by the State. The District will need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. The District would need an additional 2.14 mills to completely replace DSS.
2.The District can request to refund the 11-1-94 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Request to extend the existing 30.1 mills through 2022-23. Due to the extension there will be approximately $640,000 available for projects. This option assumes DDS continues to be funded by the State. The District would need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. Alternatively, the District could net out zero for projects and have 1:1 coverage without DSS.

Beardsley explained that if the school does not meet the required 25 M&O mills, the quorum court will impose an 8.5 mills. The court does not have the authority to move the mills. He explained that some districts are going for a special election and others will wait for the September ballot.

"If voters vote no, you will automatically get 8.2 mill increase. You have to make a decision by June," Beardsley explained.

He also informed the board that they made a good decision last year when they decided not to take an advance refund.

"There are 248 school districts not in compliance," Beardsley said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raney and Beardsley as the bond agent for the upcoming bond issue.

The Board voted unanimously to renew all classified personnel contracts. Penny Matthews was hired as part-time cafeteria worker for the upcoming school year.

The proposed school calendar for 2003-204 was reviewed. The Board accepted the calendar with a commencement date of May 14, changing the day of graduation from the usual Monday to Friday.

In other business:

*The board agreed to a request by Jennifer Starkey for early graduation if all the requirements are met.

*The board granted transfer requests for Shana, Scott and Rebecka Bowen to the BIC School District.

*Superintendent Wagner informed the board that Scottie Reinhart, cheerleader sponsor, resigned that position and it will be filled by Eva Towles. Tammy Scott has offered to assist.

*The board decided to hold off renting the school's house until painting and other repairs are completed.

*Wagner presented certificates of hours competed from ASBA to board members Donald Master, Johnny McCain and Jackie Hill.

Manila School Board

By REVIS BLAYLOCK

Town Crier News Staff

Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening.

During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor.

The board also accepted the resignation of LeAnn Jones, junior high school science teacher, who accepted a position in the Senath-Hornersville School District.

Four candidates for the position of high school principal were interviewed by the board. Two of the four, Pam Chipman and Dale Poag, are teachers at Manila. Poag is agriculture teacher and adviser of Manila FFA. Chipman is choir director working with students in the sixth grade through high school.

Other candidates interviewed were Bob Rose and Randy Deaton.

Rose is principal of Anna Strong Middle School in Marianna and a former Paragould resident.

Deaton is assistant principal and coach at Stuttgart Junior High School. Deaton is a former Manila resident.

The Board also had two other resumes to review.

The Board will make a decision on the position at its regular board meeting on Monday, May 12.

During the regular session on Monday night Scott Beardsley of Raney & Beardsley, Inc., financial advisors for public finance, discussed the district's options in meeting the required 25 Maintenance and Operation mills mandated by the state.

Beardsley shared with the board some of the challenges that the state schools could be facing.

He presented two options:

1.The District can request to refund the 11-11-04 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Total millage will remain at 30.1 mills through 2014-15. There will be no new money for projects. This option assumes debt service supplement continues to be funded by the State. The District will need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. The District would need an additional 2.14 mills to completely replace DSS.
2.The District can request to refund the 11-1-94 bond issue and transfer 8.5 debt service mills to M&O. Request to extend the existing 30.1 mills through 2022-23. Due to the extension there will be approximately $640,000 available for projects. This option assumes DDS continues to be funded by the State. The District would need 1 new mill to have 1:1 coverage if DSS is eliminated. Alternatively, the District could net out zero for projects and have 1:1 coverage without DSS.

Beardsley explained that if the school does not meet the required 25 M&O mills, the quorum court will impose an 8.5 mills. The court does not have the authority to move the mills. He explained that some districts are going for a special election and others will wait for the September ballot.

"If voters vote no, you will automatically get 8.2 mill increase. You have to make a decision by June," Beardsley explained.

He also informed the board that they made a good decision last year when they decided not to take an advance refund.

"There are 248 school districts not in compliance," Beardsley said.

The board voted unanimously to hire Raney and Beardsley as the bond agent for the upcoming bond issue.

The Board voted unanimously to renew all classified personnel contracts. Penny Matthews was hired as part-time cafeteria worker for the upcoming school year.

The proposed school calendar for 2003-204 was reviewed. The Board accepted the calendar with a commencement date of May 14, changing the day of graduation from the usual Monday to Friday.

In other business:

*The board agreed to a request by Jennifer Starkey for early graduation if all the requirements are met.

*The board granted transfer requests for Shana, Scott and Rebecka Bowen to the BIC School District.

*Superintendent Wagner informed the board that Scottie Reinhart, cheerleader sponsor, resigned that position and it will be filled by Eva Towles. Tammy Scott has offered to assist.

*The board decided to hold off renting the school's house until painting and other repairs are completed.

*Wagner presented certificates of hours competed from ASBA to board members Donald Master, Johnny McCain and Jackie Hill.



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