Buffalo Island School Board approved several student transfers, accepted resignation of choir director, reviewed and accepted bids for equipment, raised lunch prices, hired personnel, and worked through other business at the July 11 meeting.
Following the approval of the May minutes, review of the financial statements for May and June, the board voted unanimously to approve the Migrant Budget application for the 2011-2012 school year.
The board approved the proposed budget of expenditures with tax levy for the 2012-2013 school year.
Student transfers accepted included Christene Estell, 12, from Manila to BIC; Alexander Estell, 10, from Manila to BIC; Gavin Brown, 5, from Riverside to BIC (Freedom of Choice); and Julie Thompson, 14, from BIC to Riverside (Freedom of Choice).
The board accepted the resignation of Jerry Bell, choral music instructor.
The board later voted to offer the music instructor position to Kane Bradley pending completion of certification requirements, and hire Flora Thomas as custodian for the East Gymnasium.
The board reviewed bids for a tractor with minimum 32 hp, front wheel assist, front end loader, box blade and 18' trailer. Four bids were submitted with Cox Implement of Hoxie, Massey Ferguson $20,327; Jonesboro Tractor Sales, Kubota, $19,173; Greenway Equipment, $17,581.17; and Legacy Equipment, $17,781.22.
The board voted unanimously to accept the bid from Greenway Equipment.
Student lunch prices were increased from $1.75 to $2 for the 2011-2012 school year.
The board discussed and unanimously voted to pay unused sick leave days to employee's beneficiaries in the event of a death of a school employee.
In other business:
*The board voted to employ First Security Beardsley Public Finance as the financial advisor for the period of three years.
*The board adopted the resolution with an attached Post-Issuance Compliance Policy Manual as presented.
*The board approved the 2011-2011 school year calendar as selected by school employees.
*No action was taken on other personnel policy proposals.
*The board voted to allow Superintendent George Edd Holland to accept and approve bids for repairs due to recent storm damage.
*The board approved the personnel policy and student handbooks.