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A special meeting of the Mansfield School Board was held on Tuesday, May 18. All members of the board were present including Rick Nicodemus, Michael Gipson, Dewayne Ward, Lesli Baggett, and Ronnie Black. Also present, Superintendent Joe Staton, and Secretary 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 Ward, to approve the agenda as presented.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: CSSO – Commissioned School Security Officer Program
A motion was made by Black, seconded by Nicodemus, to approve the resolution to adopt a district security policy and to establish an emergency response team and commissioned school security officers.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Black
Voting against the motion:  Ward
Motion passed 4-1.

IN THE MATTER OF: 350 Chromebook Purchase from Tafera
A motion was made by Gipson, seconded by Ward, to accept Staton’s recommendation approving the purchase of 350 new Chromebooks from Tafera.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: COVID Additional Duty Pay
A motion was made by Nicodemus, seconded by Gipson, to approve the resolution and policy for additional covid duty pay.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

Superintendent Staton requested executive session at 6:43pm. The meeting was called back to order at 8:10 p.m.

IN THE MATTER OF: Resignations
A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Nicodemus, to approve Staton’s recommendation to accept resignations from Nancy Clark, Ronald Key, Carol Smith, and Terre Traylor.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

IN THE MATTER OF: Driver’s Ed      
A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Gipson, to approved Staton’s recommendation to hire Bryan McKay for the summer driver’s education program.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT / OTHER BOARD COMMUNICATION:
There was additional reports or communication.

IN THE MATTER OF: Adjournment
A motion was made by Ward, seconded by Baggett, to adjourn the meeting at 8:51 p.m.
Voting for the motion:  Nicodemus, Gipson, Baggett, Ward, Black
Voting against the motion: 
Motion passed 5-0.

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