Buffalo Island School Board

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Buffalo Island Central School Board hired several teachers and staff at the Aug. 16 meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of Rhonda Nettles, cafeteria, west, and Alice McFarlin, Teacher's Aide, west elementary.

The board voted 5-0 to hire Janice White, Resource teacher at east elementary; Marti Peel, Pre-K Aide, West elementary; transfer Rhonda Schooley from Pre-K Aide West to Teacher's Aide, West elementary; hire Kristie Thomas, custodian, west.

All Board members were present except Darrin McFall and Bill Misner.

The board approved transfers for Ethan and Luke Tucker from East Poinsett county to BIC; Seth and Ethan Jackson to Nettleton (have always attended Nettleton); Addison Sneed to Riverside (always attended Riverside); Matthew Starnes to Riverside (always attended Riverside); Olivia Tucker to Riverside, Jacob Cater and Eric Navarro to Manila; Adrian and Brittni Maulding from Riverside to BIC.

In other business:

*The board approved the student handbooks and personnel policy manuals for the 2012-2013 school year.

The board voted to replace the motor in bus 4 at a cost of $15, 360.35 as bid by Diamond State Bus Company in Conway.

*The board voted to extend elementary secretary Phyllis Miller's contract to 205 days.

*Adult lunch prices were set at $3.25 and adult breakfast prices at $2 for the 2012-2013 school year.

*The board voted unanimously to set Kristie Thomas salary as custodian at $19,000/240 day contract and Dana Poe's salary as junior high principal's secretary at $19,000/205 day contract.

*The board moved to submit an application for a permit to issue bonds with related documents for $685,000 in refunding bonds to the state department of education and to employ First Security Beardsley Public Finance as fiscal agent, and to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to accept or reject the best bid submitted in connection with the public sale of the proposed bonds in consultation with the fiscal agent.

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