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Mansfield School Board Meets, Discusses Personnel

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The Mansfield School Board met in special session on August 5 at 6 p.m. Present were Rick Nicodemus, Michael Gipson, Dewayne Ward, Trent Hayslip (6:05pm), and Lesli Baggett (Zoom). Also present, Superintendent Joe Staton and Carol Reano.

The meeting was called to order by Rick Nicodemus, School Board President, at 6:03 p.m.

IN THE MATTER OF: Consent Agenda Items

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

Voting for the motion: Nicodemus, Ward, Gipson, Baggett
Voting against the motion:
Motion passed 4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Ready for Learning Plan

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Ward, to approve the Ready for Learning Plan as presented.

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

IN THE MATTER OF: District Support Plan

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Ward, to approve and adopt the District Support Plan as presented.

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

IN THE MATTER OF: Emergency Procedures on Wearing a Mask

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Hayslip, to approve and adopt the Emergency Prodecure on Mask Wearing as presented.

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

IN THE MATTER OF: Baseball Field and Drainage at High School

Baseball field drainage, approx. 1200 foot of french drain costing approximately $12,000. Additional draining repair at the high school Agri area and others costing approximately $8,000.

No Action Taken

The superintendent requested executive session at 6:39 p.m. for personnel matters. The meeting was called back to order at 7:47 p.m.

IN THE MATTER OF: Student Petition to Transfer

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Hayslip, to approve the petition to transfer for Paizlee Beyard from the Mansfield School District to the Greenwood School District.

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

IN THE MATTER OF: Resignations

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to approve Mr. Staton’s recommendation to accept the resignations of Karen Mayo, Helene “Sissy” Scroggins, Kelley Selph, Tammy Elmore, and Sheila Carlton (par-professional position).

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

IN THE MATTER OF: Hire Hires – Effective 2020-2021 School Year

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Nicodemus, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the hire of Jenay Clay as full time cafeteria.

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

A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Nicodemus, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the hire of Nora “Lynn” Meyers as middle school part time dishwasher and Lisa Buckley as high school part time dishwasher.

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 Ward, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the hire of Sonya Wagner as elementary paraprofessional.

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

A motion was made by Hayslip, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve to hire Misty Morgan as elementary paraprofessional.

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 to hire Alana Hattabaugh as middle school paraprofessional.

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 Hayslip, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve to hire Brittney Moser as high school paraprofessional.

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

A motion was made by Hayslip, seconded by Ward, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to hire Tracey Barnette as head senior and junior cheer coach.

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

A motion was made by Hayslip, seconded by Ward, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to hire Angela Tallmadge as assistant senior and junior high cheer coach.

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

A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Nicodemus, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to hire Tim Cothran as head softball coach.

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

A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Hayslip, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to hire Darla Walker as assistant senior and junior high volleyball coach.

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT / OTHER BOARD COMMUNICATION:

The board members are registered for the Bullying and Discipline Training on August 18th at 5 p.m.

The district received 35 hot spots from the state to add to the 25 the district purchased. These both having different services to better provide service to the students. These will be issued by student status of high poverty, homeless, and student disability.

The district will be installing 2 bottle filling station at each campus to replace the water fountains.

In-service for faculty started this week, Monday, August 3rd and everything is going good.

IN THE MATTER OF: Adjournment

A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Nicodemus, to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m.

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

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