From Staff Reports
Webster County School District board members have authorized solicitation of proposals for the sale of line of credit notes.
Jim Young, attorney with Young Law Group, discussed obtaining proposals for the sale of line of credit notes with the board on June 3, according to minutes of that meeting. Afterwards, the board approved a motion authorizing Young to solicit proposals for such notes.
The board adopted a resolution last fall for a limited tax note (not to exceed three mills) establishing a line of credit to avoid cash flow problems during the construction of East Webster High School.
Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar said then that the note would only be assessed as a last resort and if necessary after July 1. He said if it became necessary to do so, the district would draw down only what was needed to cover bills and would repay the note immediately as it received reimbursements from insurance, FEMA and MEMA.
Also on June 3, records show Treloar recommended the board adopt the policy “Reporting of Master Schedule,” which was tabled at the previous meeting. The board voted to do so.
Treloar presented student transfer requests on three students who have been released from the Oktibbeha County School District: Shelton R. Tillery, Lauren Temple and Maggie Mann. A motion to approve the requests was approved 4-1, with Nancy Davis (District 2) voting nay.
The superintendent presented a personnel action from Eupora Elementary School Principal Trey Rolison recommending Kinsey Brooks be hired as a library assistant for 2013-14. After some discussion, according to the minutes, the board tabled the matter until its next meeting, which was Monday.
Treloar presented a personnel action form from Eupora High School Principal Laci Knight and a letter of resignation from Dicenzo Miller as summer worker effective May 31, which was accepted. The board then approved Knight’s recommendation to hire Joshua Rollins as a summer worker from June 4-July 31. A personnel action form from Knight and a letter of resignation from Miller as assistant teacher, effective May 31, were also presented and his resignation from that position was accepted.
The board approved a recommendation to hire Charles Brand as a summer worker at East Webster High School from June 4-Aug. 8.
Treloar presented a personnel action from EWHS Principal Bill Brand and a letter of resignation from teacher Ann Reacher, which was accepted effective May 24. The board then accepted Brand’s recommendation to hire Julie Ford as a teacher beginning Aug. 1.
These items were approved or accepted as a part of the Consent Agenda:
• a $3,778 donation from the Eupora High School cheerleader boosters to the EHS junior high cheerleaders, a $500 donation from GOC-Exxon to Eupora Elementary School, a $300 donation from the Webster Cluster of Methodist Churches to EES and a $14,268 donation from the Eupora Elementary PTO to EES.
• a $753 manual check to the Beau Rivage for MASS Conference lodging for Brand.
• a request from Food Service Director Amy Rollins to increase the price of paid school lunches to $2.35, which is in accordance with state regulations.
• the staff development report for 2012-13.
• the resignation of Mary McCully, EWHS part-time teacher, effective May 24.
• the hiring of Robert Ellis Thompson as East Webster Elementary School maintenance/custodian worker, beginning June 4.
• the hiring of Jodi Brant, Courtney Kirkman and Sandra Hunt as teachers at EWES, beginning Aug. 1.
• the hiring of Tiffany Gray as a teacher at EES, beginning Aug. 1.
• the transfer of Lauren Smith from EWHS teacher to EES guidance counselor, beginning Aug. 1.
• Brandi Fiebig, Sharon Marshall and Connie Jennings as new substitute cafeteria workers for 2013-14.
• Katherine Frazier as a part-time cafeteria worker for 2013-14.
• Tenille Gary and Heather Krier as new full-time cafeteria workers for 2013-14.
• recommendations from Rollins of cafeteria substitutes, cafeteria managers and staff members
The School Board will have a public hearing on its proposed school district budget for 2013-14 at 7 p.m. June 20. The budget is to be adopted June 27. According to a hearing notice, of the proposed $17 million budget, 13 percent, or $2.36 million, is proposed to be financed though a total ad valorem tax levy.