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									                              Regular School Board Meeting
                                      May 25, 2005

       The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Searcy School District was held at

5:15 p.m. in the administration building with board members Jim Davidson, Dr. Michael

Liles, Linda Benson, and Philip Williams present.

Superintendent Tony Wood was also in attendance.

1.     Disposition of Minutes of Previous Meeting

A motion was made by Linda Benson, seconded by Philip Williams, to approve the

minutes of the April 27, 2005, regular school board meeting. The motion passed

unanimously.

Recognition of Retiring Personnel

Board President Jim Davidson recognized the following retirees:

Bill Barton      33 Years in Education

Liz Barton       273/4 Years in Education

Katie Barnett 31 Years in Education

Bill Fisher      36 Years in Education

Jo Jones         26 Years in Education

Nancy Liles      31 Years in Education

Mary Ann May       26 Years in Education

Sara Richardson 371/2 Years in Education

Harold Valentine 33 Years in Education

Scott Warrington 28 Years in Education

Edith Starbuck      8 Years of Service to Searcy Schools
2.     Financial Report

A motion was made by Dr. Michael Liles, seconded by Linda Benson, to approve the

financial report as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

3.      Proposed Budget of Expenditures Together With Tax Levy for
        Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2006, to and Including June 30, 2007

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to approve the

proposed budget of expenditures with tax levy for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, to

and including June 30, 2007, as presented. The motion passed unanimously.

4.     Athletic Insurance & Voluntary Student Insurance

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles, to accept the

proposal from Benchmark Insurance for the athletic and student insurance for the

2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

5.     Changes/Revisions to Student Handbooks for 2005-2006

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to approve the

changes/revisions to the handbooks for 2005-2006 with one revision. In reference to the

policy for carbonated drinks, the word coke should be changed to soft drinks. The

motion then passed unanimously.

DISCUSSION ITEM

Superintendent Wood presented the board with an agenda for a tour of performing arts

centers scheduled for June 3.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles, to go into

executive session at 5:30 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

REGULAR SESSION
The board returned to regular session at 5:38 with the following personnel items:

CERTIFIED RESIGNATIONS

Brandi Burrow – English II Teacher – Searcy High School

Amy Brush – Girls P.E. Teacher/Girls Basketball – Ahlf Junior High School

Penny McGlawn – Sixth Grade Teacher – Southwest Middle School

Donna Hickmon – Fifth Grade Teacher – Southwest Middle School

Phillis Wood – Third Grade Teacher – Westside Elementary School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to accept the

resignations of Brandi Burrow, Amy Brush, Penny McGlawn, Donna Hickmon, and

Phillis Wood. The motion passed unanimously.

CERTIFIED RETIREMENT RESIGNATION

Liz Barton – Third Grade Teacher – McRae Elementary School

A motion was made by Dr. Michael Liles, seconded by Philip Williams, to accept the

retirement/resignation of Liz Barton. The motion passed unanimously.

CLASSIFIED RESIGNATIONS

Claudia Yackley – Aide – Westside Elementary School

Jana Van Winkle – Food Service Assistant I – Searcy High School

Debbie Goss – Library Aide – Searcy High School

Dana Baker – Alternative Learning Center Aide – Ahlf Junior High School

Debra Raney – Paraprofessional – McRae Elementary School

CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS

Lori Crawford – Full-time Food Service Assistant – Southwest Middle School

Shelia Armstrong – Bookkeeper/Secretary – Southwest Middle School
A motion was made by Dr. Michael Liles, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Lori

Crawford and Shelia Armstrong. The motion passed unanimously.

CERTIFIED PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Stacey Cook – Elementary Teacher – Westside Elementary School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Stacey Cook

for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Carrie Locke – Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher – Ahlf Junior High School

A motion was made by Linda Benson, seconded by Philip Williams, to hire Carrie Locke

for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Jayne Green – Counselor – Ahlf Junior High School

A motion was made by Dr. Michael Liles, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Jayne

Green for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Michal Meadows – Kindergarten Teacher – Westside Elementary School

A motion was made by Linda Benson, seconded by Philip Williams, to hire Michal

Meadows for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Suzanne Murphy – Elementary Teacher – Westside Elementary School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles, to hire Suzanne

Murphy for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Kristen Stafford – Class Size Reduction Teacher – McRae Elementary School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Kristen

Stafford for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Lee Ann Russell – Kindergarten Teacher – McRae Elementary School
A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Lee Ann

Russell for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Tracy Marsh – Art Teacher – McRae Elementary School

A motion was made by Dr. Michael Liles, seconded by Philip Williams, to hire Tracy

Marsh for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Michelle Birdsong – Head Girls Basketball Coach and Math Teacher

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Linda Benson, to hire Michelle

Birdsong for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Lisa Derryberry – Assistant Principal – Sidney Deener Elementary School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles, to hire Lisa

Derryberry for the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed unanimously.

Bill Derryberry – Principal – Searcy High School

A motion was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles, to hire Bill

Derryberry for the remainder of the 2005-2006 school year. The motion passed

unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion at 5:55 p.m. was made by Philip Williams, seconded by Dr. Michael Liles. The

motion passed unanimously.

____________________________ ___________________________

President of Board                  Recorder



___________________________

Secretary of Board

								
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