A letter was read from Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education for the State of Arkansas at the Dec. 13 Buffalo Island Central school board meeting. Colby Levi Qualls, a senior at BIC, has been selected as an Arkansas delegate to the 2010-11 William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program. Two delegates from Arkansas are selected for this honor. They will attend the program in Washington, D.C.
The board members commended Colby for receiving this honor.
Following a discussion on bonuses, Board member Todd Edwards moved to approve a $500 bonus for each school employee (certified and classified) from the Education Jobs Fund Program. Terry Edwards second the motion which carried unanimously 4-0.
Two student transfers were approved with the board approving the requests from Lane Pendergrass, 12, to Riverside and Hunter Dildine, 14, to Manila.
The board voted to accept the resignations of Dr. Kima Stewart and Ms. April Finch from the position of Senior High cheerleading sponsor/coach at the end of this season.
Teacher Bruce Fires addressed the board concerning the need for a livestock facility and how it would be used to benefit students and the FFA program. Costs, location and funding were discussed. Mr. Fires and Superintendent George Edd Holland will work toward his project and report the progress to the board in January.
The board voted unanimously to renew the Workers' compensation Coverage with the ASBA Risk Management Program.