BIC School Board fills positions

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Buffalo Island School board met on Monday evening, Sept. 18, at junior high library on the Leachville campus and worked through a lengthy three and a half hour agenda.

The board accepted the resignation of Scott Synder as senior high school special education instructor. Mike Kinard was hired to fill that position. Karen McClelland was also hired to administer the DIBELS program. Compensation will be at the same hourly rate as the Step-up after school program.

Karalee Gibson was assigned as target testing co-ordinator and to assist with ACTAAP, with her salary to be determined.

The board approved a request from Phyllis McFarland to extend her contract to 205 days. The request for payment of $750 for each elementary for testing was tabled until more information could be obtained.

Approval of transfer request for Matthew Reed, 16, from Riverside to BIC.

Instructors were hired for the after school Step-up program and Migrant program, and included: Debbie King, Faith Rolland, Terry Rose, Lisa Turner, Regina Welch, Missi Miller, Patricia McFarlin, Terrie Selby and Phyllis Moxley.

New board of directors officers for 2006-07 were selected, and included: Terry Edwards, secretary; Nathan Sanders, vice president; and Gordon Miller, president.

The board voted to retire the uniform of Brooks Taylor in recognition of his athletic accomplishments.

Building principals presented information concerning curricular changes, staffing, enrolment and other items of interest.

Junior High Principal Randy Rose prepared options for the board to consider concerning junior high homecoming ceremonies. These options included combining junior and senior high homecoming and keeping junior high ceremonies as they are. After discussion, the board voted to allow junior high homecoming on the East campus as has been customary and that junior high-senior high varsity games be scheduled in the East gym for that purpose, on a Friday night to be followed by a homecoming dance (dance to be at the discretion of the junior high student council).

After discussing current and future building and construction projects and other anticipated expenses, the board voted to submit an "Application for a permit to Issue Bonds," with related documents, for a $785,000 construction bond issue to the State Department of Education and to employ First Security Beardsley Public Finance as fiscal agent. The board also adopted a Reimbursement Resolution authorizing the BIC School District to reimburse the operating funds used for purchasing two Pre-K modular buildings and for building and equipping new buildings with the amount of $785,000.

Gordon Miller and Nathan Sanders were authorized as disbursing agents for the district.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Superintendent's office on the Monette campus.

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