Taken from the Latta School Board Minutes
March 10, 2020
(Minutes submitted are unofficial until approved at the next month’s regular monthly meeting.)
The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Latta Middle School Library.
Trustees present were Kyle Berry, Ray George, Vanessa Harrison, Eleanor Powers and JoAnn Williamson. Kwame Hennagan and Stuart Poston were absent.
Chair Kyle Berry welcomed all present and Dr. John Kirby opened with a prayer.
Dr. John Kirby conducted the election of Board Officers. A motion was made by Ray George and seconded by JoAnn Williamson to keep the current slate of Officers that are now serving. They are as follows: Kyle Berry, Chair, Eleanor Powers, Vice-Chair and Vanessa Harrison, Secretary. Vote was unanimous.
There being no corrections or additions to the February 11, 2020 minutes, Eleanor Powers made a motion to approve the minutes and amend the current agenda to include academic challenge team under Recognition of Guests. JoAnn Williamson seconded the motion. Vote was unanimous. Debra Morris recognized the 2019-2020 Latta Middle School Academic Challenge team as regional winners and the 2019-2020 Latta Middle School Junior Scholars.
Donna Taylor presented the status report for January 2020 on the General Fund budget.
Donna Taylor gave an update on state budget information.
As part of the middle school update, Debra Morris recognized Dean Parker and students of the Growing Up Positive program.
George Liebenrood presented the K-8th grade math and 7th grade world geography textbooks selected for adoption for the 2020-2021 school year. A motion to adopt the textbooks selected was made by JoAnn Williamson and seconded by Eleanor Powers. Vote was unanimous.
Larry Legette updated the Board on baseball lights.
Dr. John Kirby gave an update on virus prevention.
Dr. John Kirby and the Board decided that the next Latta School Board regular monthly meeting will be held on April 7, 2020.
Eleanor Powers shared the Ellis Performing Arts Center upcoming events with the Board.
Ray George made a motion to waive first reading and approve second reading of the revision of Policy EFE-R Code of Conduct and IJNDB-R Use of Technology Resources In Instruction. Eleanor Powers seconded the motion. Vote was unanimous.
Upon the principal’s recommendations, a motion to approve the hiring of new staff and the resignations of current staff was made by Eleanor Powers and seconded by Vanessa Harrison. Vote was unanimous.