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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Mansfield School Board Approves Coaching Assignments

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The Mansfield Board of Education met in a regularly scheduled meeting on August 17, 2020 at the administration building. Board members present: Rick Nicodemus, Michael Gipson, Dewayne Ward, Trent Hayslip, and Lesli Baggett ; Absent: None. Also present, staff members Kim Arnold, Donnie Eveld, Floyd Fisher, Joe Staton, and Carol Reano.

The meeting was called to order by Rick Nicodemus, School Board President, at 6 p.m.

IN THE MATTER OF: Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Hayslip, to approve the consent agenda items as presented.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Schedule the Report to the Public

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to approved for the Report to the Public to be presented on September 21, 2020 before the regular board meeting.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Petition to Transfer Forms

A motion was made by Hayslip, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of home school students Ruby Parks, Jubal Parks, Millie Parks, and Burton Parks that reside in the Mansfield district to transfer to Greenwood School District for extracurricular activities.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Baggett
Voting against the motion: Ward, Gipson
Motion passed 3-2.

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of Aiden Graham from Hackett School District to Mansfield School District.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of Riley Fry from Hackett School District to Mansfield School District.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Hayslip, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of Stephanie Jones from Waldron School District to Mansfield School District.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Constitutionally Protected Prayer Assurance

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to approve the Statement of Assurance, Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Cintas Service Agreement

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Nicodemus, to approve the service agreement with Cintas.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Gipson, Baggett, Ward
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Student Technology Insurance Fee

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Ward, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve and accept the Addendum to the student computer/internet use policy addressing coverage for devices. The Student Technology Insurance Policy and Fee offering a non-refundable insurance policy for students on electronic devices at $20 for the first student and a $5 discount for each sibling thereafter each school year.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: ADE Statement of Assurances for Programs Under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, As Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to approve the ADE Statement of Assurances for Programs Under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, As Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Gipson, Baggett, Ward
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

Executive Session was request at 6:24pm for personnel matters.
The meeting was called back to order at 6:44pm.

IN THE MATTER OF: Hires – Tommy Brewer, Bus Driver

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Hayslip, to accept the recommendation of Mr. Staton to hire Tommy Brewer as bus driver.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Gipson, Baggett, Ward
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Coaching Assignments for 2020-2021

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the coaching assignments for 2020-2021 as presented.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Gipson, Baggett, Ward
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Building Fund Transfer

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to authorize the Superintendent to transfer from the operating fund to the building fund and set the district’s legal balance at $760,900 to end the 2019-2020 school year.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Gipson, Baggett, Ward
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT / OTHER BOARD COMMUNICATION:

Mr. Staton updated the board members on the board trainings available in the coming months.

The gym and football stadium seating capacity was reviewed to make sure CDC and ADH guidelines could be followed. The district does not anticipate any issues during volleyball season based on past attendance. The football stadium capacity is visitors side at 50% would be 175 people and the home side at 50% capacity would be 550 people. The district will probably be required to have 25% capacity to be in compliance with CDC and ADH guidelines. People and students will not be allowed to congregate in the end zone and concession areas. Students will be required to set with their parents. All attendees must follow social distancing and wear masks.

Mr. Staton notified the board about virtual and traditional student plans.

Mr. Staton spoke on the changes for Title IX.

COVID discussions on FMLA and employee leave, PPE, electronic devices, temperature guidelines, and hot spot locations.

Mr. Staton recognized the First Baptist Church for the school supplies they donated to the district and for the bags they made for every district employee.

IN THE MATTER OF: Adjournment

A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Nicodemus, to adjourn the meeting at 7:21 pm.

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Hayslip, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 5-0

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