Manila School District gets excellent audit report

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Manila School District Superintendent Pam Castor distributed copies of the 2012 audit report to council members at the March meeting held Thursday evening. She said she was pleased with the audit with no findings.

"It was a good audit," Castor said.

Board members present were President Danny Robbins, Brandon Veach, Johnny McCain, Tommy Wagner, Tracey Reinhart, and Tony Crowell. Jeremy Jackson was not present.

Superintendent Castor read a resolution to conduct business with Knockout Graphics, as Coach Bill Taylor has declared he is a part-time salesman for the company.

The board voted unanimously to allow a transfer from BIC for Haley Harvey, 6, and Alisha Harvey, pre-k.

The board went into executive session reconvening at 7:25 p.m.

The board approved renewal of the licensed staff list submitted by Superintendent Castor.

The board voted unanimously, on the recommendation of Superintendent Castor, of the termination of custodian Alice Benham effective immediately.

The board voted to hire Sandra Brown as full time custodian.

The board accepted the resignation of Melissa Snow as assistant softball coach.

Spring sports assignments were approved with Coach Bill Taylor as baseball coach assisted by Coach Trent Floyd; Coach Mark Manchester as softball coach assisted by Coach John Deaton; and Track Coach Jerry Castor assisted by Coach Tim Bassing and Coach Jordan Wise.

The board accepted the resignation of Dale Case, elementary principal, as of June 30. President Robbins read a letter from Mr. Case thanking the board for the opportunity to work in Manila. Mr. Case has accepted a position in the Jonesboro area.

"It has been an honor to serve here," Mr. Case said. "You have a great district and staff."

The board wished Mr. Case the best and thanked him for his time in Manila.

The board accepted the resignation of cafeteria worker Paula Bell as of April 5.

Mrs. Castor distributed a policy update package on model policies for the board members to review and discuss at the next meeting.

In the administrative reports Ms. Castor recognized high school teacher Cindy Bunch for being chosen as a reader for the AP Chemistry exam.

"This has been a four year process and is quite an honor," Castor said. She has also been accepted to work in the Arkansas STRIVE program which involves summer long research and curriculum development in science."

Mrs. Castor also recognized the high school quiz bowl team for winning second place in regional tournament. They will be competing in the state tournament the first of April.

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