New teachers and staff hired at BIC Board meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Buffalo Island School Board members filled several positions, heard principal updates, accepted computer bids, acted on the transfer of two students, and approved student handbooks and certified personnel policies at the September 12 meeting.

Board members voted unanimously to hire Stephanie Sexton, choir, as of Aug. 19; Kellie Russell, West gymnasium custodian, as of Sept. 12; Linda Pendergrass, Christine Littlefield, Nancy Spencer, special needs assistants, as of Aug. 19; and Marsha Davis, secretary superintendent's office, as of Sept. 8.

The board accepted the resignation of David Short, technology coordinator, and unanimously voted to hire Jake Engles to fill the position.

Superintendent George Edd Holland said each building principal made a presentation concerning student enrollments, faculty assignments, programs offered and other items of interest to the board. Principals are Dr. Kima Stewart, West elementary; Shirley Cato, East elementary; Randy Rose, junior high; and Homer Craig, senior high.

Enrollment numbers as of the day of the meeting were: West elementary 234; East elementary 251; junior high 186; and high school 178 for a total of 849 students.

Bids for 15 computers to be used in the Distance Learning Lab were reviewed. Bids included: Dell $14,605.35 and Gateway $15,570.

Board members voted unanimously to accept Dell's bid.

Two student transfers were approved: Beau Smith from Rivercrest to BIC and Taylor Pittman from BIC to Riverside.

In other business:

*Board members voted to increase mileage reimbursement to 39 cents per mile due to the increasing fuel costs. The increase was effective as of Aug. 1.

*Board adopted a RIF Policy (based on the ASBA Police Service Model).

*The board renewed the district's School Leaders Errors and Omissions Policy with the ASBA.

*The board approved the financial report for 2004-05 and accepted the proposed budget for the 2005-06 year.

*Student handbooks and the classified and certified personnel policies for the 2005-06 school year were accepted.

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