BIC School Board renews contracts

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Buffalo Island Central school board met at Ron's Catfish in Jonesboro on March 14 and worked through a short agenda consisting of renewal of employee contracts, student transfers and plans to construct a greenhouse on campus.

All certified and classified employee contracts were renewed for the 2006-2007 school year with the following exceptions: Amber Crabtree, elementary art, has not completed certification requirements and is not currently enrolled in the non-traditional licensure program. Penny Toombs, 4-5-6 math, on east campus, Kathy Pausch, special education, high school and Krissy Rose, elementary P.E., contracts were renewed for the 2006-2007 but in order for their contracts to be renewed for the 2007-2008 school year all certification requirements must be met.

Resignations included Jewell Rolland, lunchroom manager; Mike Kinard, girls basketball; Brenda Holt, junior high science; Debbie Olive, junior high student council sponsorship only; Karen Wallace, senior cheerleading sponsorship only; and Patsy Redding, West cafeteria.

Two student transfers were approved, which included Brodie Dewayne Couch, 4, from Riverside to BIC, and Dillon Petty, 5, from BIC to Jonesboro.

Construction of the new campus greenhouse for the agriculture department will begin this spring.

Information concerning Pre-K for the 2006-2007 school year will be presented at the April meeting.

Two corrections were approved for the 2005-2006 school budget.

The board voted to renew membership with the ASBA Workers Comp Trust.

The district's technology plan was approved by the board.

At the close of the meeting the board commended the girls and boys basketball teams for their achievements and recognized the senior high cheerleading squad for their success.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 10.

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