Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hermitage School Board Member Resigns

Hermitage School Board members were informed during their regular monthly meeting, conducted August, 8th, that board Vice President Daniel Haigwood had submitted his resignation from the board due to health issues.  The board voted to accept his resignation and will be seeking a qualified person from zone #3 to appoint to fill out Mr. Haigwood's term, which runs till 2019.  The board must take action within 30 days.

In other business, the members voted to take part in the LED lighting project which will entail replacing lights throughout all school facilities with more efficient lights that is guaranteed to save the district money.  Athletic facilities are not included in the project.

Reports were provided by Dr. Tucker, Mistie McGhee and Devin McDiarmid. Dr. Tucker informed the board that since the district has no contested school board races pending the annual school elections in September and no new millage proposals, voting in the election will be limited to absentee and early voting.  This will save the district money.

A vote was approved to purchase a used car for the superintendent at a cost of $16,775.00.  The vehicle will be bought from George Motts.  As part of the deal, Motts will buy several old vehicles from the district and will deduct the amount paid form the cost of the vehicle being purchased.  The board then approved the following:
-Disclosure notifications
-Electronic transfer authorization
-Accepted ABC funding
-Approved migrant assistance funding
-Resolution for grant for kitchen equipment
-Approved academic standards of the state of Arkansas

The board voted to elect Kevin Reep Vice President of the board due to Daniel Haigwood's resignation.

After returning from executive session the board took the following actions:
-accepted the resignations of Joel Avance as facilities/compliance for baseball and Avia Thomas who worked for the cafeteria
-Hired Tyler Caruthers as facilities/compliance fro baseball, Yulonda Thomas for child nutrition, Trynesha Jackson for child nutrition and Erandi Acuchi as a para professional for special education and meal tracker.

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