BIC Board approves transfers, grants leaves

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Buffalo Island Central School Board met Thursday, April 16, and granted medical leaves for two teachers, approved student transfers and accepted a bid for construction of a new canopy at the BIC Junior High in Leachville.

The board granted medical leave for Missi Miller for the 2009-2010 school year and Phyllis Moxley for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year.

Student transfers were approved for Troy Matthews Jr., 17, from Manila, Greydon Williams, 11, from Greene County Tech, Tanner Platz, 13, to Manila, and Katelyn Adams, 5, to Manila.

Bids for the construction of a canopy for the junior high building were reviewed and awarded to Carefree Aluminum Products for $11,357. Other bids received included Poplin's Construction Company $11,525 and Arkansas Awning Works for $16,275.

The board discussed recent payments of fines listed on the current financial report. The fines were incurred from the IRS audit because the request for taxpayer identification numbers of certification (1099 and W9 forms) for taxpayers of interest or dividend income were not received.

Twenty-four lights at a cost of $6,264 were purchased from Treadway Electric to light the new softball field. One spool of wire was listed at $654, and poles were $725 each.

The board discussed variable costs for trash dumpsters and dumping service fees. No changes in service providers were made.

Superintendent George Edd Holland reported the school lunchroom was operating in the black due to updates and food provisions.

Scheduling of bus routes is still being discussed, with no decisions made on changes this month.

Holland discussed new information obtained on stimulus packages for the new year.

"We see Title One increases as well as funds for construction," Holland said. "More information will be coming out, and I'll keep the board informed as it does."

"I don't know about raises for our employees this year, but we are still working on it," Holland said.

The board went into executive session to discuss resignations and hiring, but reconvened after 45 minutes and took no action.

The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 11.

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