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09-04-21 LCSD Bd Mtg

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									                         LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
                              REGULAR BOARD MEETING
                           TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 6:00 P.M.
                                  CENTRAL OFFICE


The Lafayette County School Board met in Regular Session Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 6:00
P.M. in the Central Office. Members present were Darryl Baxter, Johnny Brown, Randy Camp,
Lateta Briggs and Lindsay Nutt. Robert Thomas and Russell Wright were absent.

Invocation was by Mr. Camp.

Motion – Mrs. Briggs, second – Mr. Camp to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2009
Regular Board meeting and April 7, 2009 Special Board meeting with the following corrections.
The April 7 meeting is to reflect that Mr. Brown was present, not absent, at the meeting and the
vote will be reflected as 6-0 instead of 5-0. Motion carried Vote 5-0

Motion – Mr. Camp, second – Mrs. Briggs to accept the financial reports as presented. Motion
carried Vote 5-0

The Provisional 2 Food Program was brought up for discussion and the Board has decided to
further investigate this program by taking a survey that will determine the percentage of students
who are eating in the cafeterias so that the District will not have to repay any funds to the state.
The Board may want to take a year to work on these surveys to see what the cost to the District
would be.

Mrs. Leslie Nutt, District Treasurer, reported to the Board that we had a very good Legislative
Audit for school year 2007-08. The only significant deficiency, or written comment, is internal
control and to fully satisfy what Legislative Audit would like, we would need at least 2 more
people in the Central Office alone – not to mention the secretaries at the schools. This is not
realistic because even large schools get this comment on the audits. There were a few
supplemental comments which included that we need a Disaster Recovery Control plan, but
while we were being audited, the Director’s Memo came out requiring that you have this plan
and we were already working on it and now it is in place with Texarkana Schools and SWAEC.

Motion – Mr. Camp, second – Mr. Brown to accept the bid from B & D Electric to install the
fiber optics from the high school to the new gymnasium at a cost of $6,866. Motion carried
Vote 5-0

Mr. Broach stated that the new classrooms at the high school have one coat of paint on them,
floors are being prepped, science room furniture is being delivered April 22, 3 rooms have been
gridded for ceiling and lights. They will probably start putting tile down next week. The
gymnasium is about 70% complete, the lobby roof is covered, the sheeting for the front wall is
up, they are moving to the back to cover it so if we have inclement weather the plumbers and
electricians can work. Brick work will begin soon. The dressing rooms and hallway walls are
up and are starting on the back wall.
We have received the printout on the Stimulus Funds and we will receive the following amounts:
Title I Fund - $349,131; IDEA Fund - $230,787; State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - $1,215,804.
There are certain guidelines that must be followed for the spending of these funds.

Motion – Mr. Brown, second – Mrs. Briggs to approve a proposal to increase the hourly stipend
to certified staff for additional duties such as before/after school tutoring, summer school,
homebound instruction, and Saturday detention, etc. from $20 per hour to $30 per hour to be
effective July 1, 2009 for the 2009-2010 school year. These amounts have to be included the
ACSIP plan for next year and the submission date is June. Motion carried Vote 5-0

The Board entered Executive Session.

The Board re-entered Open Session.

Motion – Mr. Brown, second – Mrs. Briggs to accept the resignation of Gisela Groth as the end
of the 2008-09 school year. Motion carried Vote 5-0

Motion – Mrs. Nutt, second – Mr. Brown to hire Jason Clark as Athletic Director and Head
Football Coach for the 2009-10 school year. Motion carried Vote 5-0

Motion – Mrs. Briggs, second – Mrs. Nutt to hire all Classified and Certified personnel except
the Cafeteria personnel until a RIF decision has been made. Motion carried Vote 5-0
(See Attached List)

Motion – Mrs. Briggs, second – Mrs. Nutt to adjourn.



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            President                                               Secretary

								
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