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RECORDS AND PROCEEDINGS

A meeting of the Board of Education of Mansfield School District No. 76

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education of the School District aforesaid, at the Administration Building, on September 27, 2021, there being present Rick Nicodemus (zoom), Michael Gipson, Lesli Baggett, and Jan Carlton; Absent: Dewayne Ward.

All members of the board, the following business were transacted to wit:

(Minutes were recorded by Carol Reano)

STAFF PRESENT:  Joe Staton, Donnie Eveld, Floyd Fisher, Kim Arnold, Tina Smith, Kandis Howard, Dimity Beran, and Carol Reano

The meeting was called to order by Michael Gipson, School Board Vice-President, at 6:00 p.m.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Consent Agenda Items

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Carlton, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the consent agenda items as presented.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Carlton

Voting against the motion: 

Motion passed 4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Covid-19 Emergency Leave Pay Policy

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the revised Covid-19 Emergency Leave Pay Policy as presented by the PPC, Kandis Howard.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Meal Charge Policy Update

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Carlton, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the meal charge policy with updates.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Minority Recruitment Plan

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the minority recruitment plan.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Student Transfers

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Gipson, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of Ethan Walker from Mansfield School District to Hackett School Disrict.. 

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Gipson, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the transfer of Collin Wooten from Hackett School District to Mansfield School Distict pending release from Hackett.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

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

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

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

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Budget 2021-2022


A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the proposed budget for 2021-2022.

 Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Zoning Resolution      

A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Baggett, to approve the school board zoning resolution.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Overnight Trip Requests

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the overnight trip request for FFA to attend the national convention October 25th-October 30th in Indianpolis, Indiana.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Carlton, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the overnight trip request for Beta Club to attend the state convention on Jan20th-Jan21st in Hot Springs, AR.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Pet Policy       

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Baggett, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve the new pet policy, not allowing any pets on campus at any events including before, during, or after school event without the written permission from school administration.

Voting for the motion:   Nicodemus, Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   4-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Personnel

Executive session was requested at 6:56pm for personnel matters.

Nicodemus left the meeting at 6:56pm.

The meeting was called back to order at 7:25pm.

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Carlton, to approve Mr. Staton’s recommendation to accept the resignation of Ginger Daigle effective August 22, 2021.

Voting for the motion:   Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   3-0.

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Gipson, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to approve to hire Shenae Sanders as a para-professional.

Voting for the motion:   Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   3-0.

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Carlton, to accept Mr. Staton’s recommendation to appove to hire part-time bus monitors on an as needed basis at the rate of $20 per hour.

Voting for the motion:   Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   3-0.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Graduation Date

A motion was made by Baggett, seconded by Carlton, to approve May 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. as the graduation date and time for the Class of 2022.

Voting for the motion:   Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   3-0.

Superintendent’s Report

Staton gave an update on board trainings that are available.  He  is working on a date and time for Beardsley to come and do the board training, 4 hours credit.  October 4th, regional board training at Charleston at 5:30 p.m., 3 hours credit.  There is also online training services available.

Eveld, high school principal report:

Baseball field drains

September 29, 2021, Beta Club Induction at 9:45am

October 11, 2021, Rich Mountain representatives will be at the high school from 1pm – 6pm to help students complete their FASFA for college.

New water heaters were discussed for the dressing rooms in the gym.

Arnold, elementary principal report:

District flu clinic will be October 12 at the elementary for all students, faculty and staff.

Fisher, middle school principal report

Literacy garden is complete.

Mrs. Darneal’s art students have done a great job on painting the concession stand in the middle school lobby area.

Friday, October 1st, the district should hear if they will be awarded the grant for afterschool and summer programs.

Cochenour, technology, is working on submitting a grant to purchase chromebooks for at home use for students.

Staton thanked Smith, Arnold, Floyd, Eveld, and Reano for the extra hours worked on Covid related items, grants, budget and other items.  He also thanked the school board members for their service and what they do.

IN THE MATTER OF:    Adjournment

A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Baggett, to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

Voting for the motion:   Baggett, Gipson, Carlton

Voting against the motion:  

Motion passed:   3-0.

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