Buffalo Island Central School Board

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Buffalo Island Central School District worked through a long agenda on Monday evening, Aug. 12, with President Todd Edwards presiding. All board members were present except for Scott Colbert.

Following the approval of the minutes and the review of the financial statements, The board unanimously voted in favor of a resolution authorizing a lease purchase agreement for a 2014 International 71 passenger bus and a 2014 Ford F350 4X4 crew cab truck; designating the lease purchase agreement as a qualified tax exempt obligation; and authorizing and prescribing other related matters.

The board voted 6-0 to increase contract days of both Coach Bill Taylor and Coach Stan Fowler from 220 day contracts to 240 day contracts with no additional monies.

Following a short executive session the board voted to accept the resignations of Deb Dunigan, migrant aide; Jake Engles, technology coordinator; and Ann Hattenhauer, cafeteria worker.

The board also granted a request for a leave of absence for one semester to Brenda Holt, junior high science teacher.

The board unanimously voted to hire Mrs. Emma Cate as Special Education Teacher at East Elementary.

Brandon Jones was hired as technology coordinator for the district. Mr. Jones will be issued a contract for 240 days on teacher's pay scale.

The board voted to hire Missy Miller to fill in for Mrs. Holt during her leave of absence pending approval from the state department.

In other business:

*Board members voted unanimously to renew the membership with Arkansas School Board Association.

*Salary indexes were established for all administrators, including Gaylon Taylor, superintendent, 1.92746; Randy Rose, high school principal, 1.57940; Mark Hurst, junior high principal, 1.50109; Dr. Kima Stewart, west elementary principal, 1.36208; Mrs. Nicole Stewart, east Elementary principal, 1.36208.

*The board accepted the bid from Bimbo Bakeries for the bread contract and Turner Dairy for the milk provider for the 2013-2014 school year.

*The board voted to enter into a contact with the Riverside School District to partnership in transporting students to the Vo-Tech Center in Jonesboro for the amount of $6,000 per year.

*C&C Melons was awarded the high bid for the purchase of a used bus for the amount of $2,670.

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