SALEM SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
SALEM SCHOOL DISTRICT
October 18, 2004
The Board of Education of the Salem School District #30, state of Arkansas, met in regular session on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom on the high school campus. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Yarnell.
Present: Yarnell, Smith, and Falco
Absent: Welch and Innis
The Chairman declared a quorum present and opened the meeting for business.
The minutes were reviewed for the September 20, 2004, regular meeting. Smith made the motion, second by Falco, to approve the minutes as written. Passed.
The first order of business conducted was reorganization of the board. Smith made the motion, second by Falco to elect Mike Innis President by acclamation. Passed.
Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to elect Mike Falco Vice-President by acclamation. Passed.
Smith made the motion, second by Falco to elect Burton Yarnell Secretary by acclamation. Passed.
The Chairman declared the motion carried and at this time Vice-Chairman Falco took over duties of conducting the meeting.
Superintendent Rich discussed the school’s business trip insurance policy with Arkansas School Board Association and recommended to the board to renew the policy for January 2005 to January 2006. Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to renew the business trip insurance as recommended. Passed.
Elementary Principal, David Turnbough and High School Principal, Wayne Guiltner presented school Bus Safety Week activities for each school to the board.
Principals Turnbough and Guiltner discussed the district’s adequate yearly progress report and the Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Process (ACSIP) plans.
Superintendent Rich presented the 2004-05 ACSIP and federal budget to board members. Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to accept the 04-05 ACSIP plan and federal budget as recommended. Passed.
Superintendent Rich recommended adopting the attached academic standards and expected outcomes for Pre K-12 students. Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to adopt the academic standards and expected outcomes as recommended. Passed.
Superintendent Rich discussed changes in graduation and mathematics requirements to meet Arkansas standards. Yarnell made the motion, second by Smith to adopt the changes as presented. Passed.
Superintendent Rich discussed Referred Question No. 1 with board members. This will be voted upon in November and pertains to raising the state’s minimum millage for maintenance and operation from 25 to 28 mills.
The financial reports were reviewed.
Superintendent Rich informed the board that the annual Grandparent’s Breakfast held at the elementary school on October 7th was a success with 735 attending.
Rich informed the board of Salem’s recent Golden Apple Award and the trip to Little Rock to receive recognition as the number 5 ranked school in the state for academic proficiency on state testing.
Rich informed the board of the Arkansas School Board Association’s new by-laws.
Rich also announced that the schools Standards Assurance visit will be conducted on November 11th.
Smith made the motion, second by Yarnell to adjourn.
The Vice-Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.