Lake City mayor requests purchase of Riverside school property

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Riverside School Board heard a request from Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan during the Dec. 5 meeting.

Mayor Milligan proposed a purchase of one of twelve acres in district possession. Milligan apologized for the late notice, taking a moment to explain the current situation. The city has been in discussion of big plans in the future concerning the purchase of the 12 acres. The request for one acre was made following a recent financial opportunity presented to the city. The remaining 11 acres is still expected to be acquired by the city in 2017.

The Board agreed to the sale of one acre an easement to the city of Lake City for $10,000 contingent upon the purchase of the remaining 11 acres.

Superintendent Jeff Priest suggested a set rate for coaches should they need to drive a bus. All coaches have CDLs but do not have regulated rate of pay in the event a driver is not available. The Board agreed to a flat rate of $30 should they need to drive and $60 in the event of an overnight trip.

The Board was invited to join the schools Grandparents Day meal with students. The addition of the meal at the high school level is new this year and the district was looking forward to students celebrating with family.

The Board approved a student transfer out of the district to Jonesboro due to parent work schedule conflict.

The Board accepted the following resignations:

Charolette Wilkerson- Kindergarten east campus.

Brandy Ivy- Special Education west campus.

Shannon McDaniel was hired to fill the position left by Wilkerson.

The next Riverside School Board meeting is scheduled for Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. in Caraway

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