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Mena School Board August Meeting Recap

 
 The Mena School Board conducted their August meeting on Tuesday Evening in the Mena High School Library. The meeting began with the approval of the minutes from the July meeting & a brief Superintendents Report.
 
In new business the board approved the 2019/2020 inventory list.
 
Assistant Superintendent Lee Smith spoke on changes in the District Policies Manual. A majority of the changes revolved around recently released changes in Title IX requirements. The changes were accepted.
 
Administrators from LDE, HHE, MMS, MHS and PCVA spoke on changes in the handbook as well as the reentry plan at each campus. All were minor and mostly related to Covid 19. The changes and re-entry plans were unanimously approved.
 
Little to no changes have been made to the extracurricular/athletic handbook, coaches handbook and athletic administration guidebook. The few changes had to do with Covid policies and all were approved.
 
Mr. Shane Torix then presented point of contact information to the board. He updated them on Covid policies and the reporting procedure. No action was required.
 
Mr. Danny Minton then gave an update on projects around the district of which Included the installation of new equipment in the kitchen at HHE, a walk in cooler at MMS, new track fencing at Bearcat Stadium and painting of faded red awnings at the high school. Minton also happily reported that the district has passed all inspections leading up to the school year.
 
The board approved a year end transfer of $362,767.22 to the building fund. These funds were designated for projects in 19-20. These funds will be transferred back as those projects are completed.
 
Personnel was the final item on the agenda. The board accepted the retirement of Tammy Taylor and the resignation of Terry Dino Cabello as well as Julie Gordon. The board also approved the hiring of Heather Catlett for MHS History and Kristi Cogburn for MHS/MMS Choir.
 
The next meeting of the Mena School Board will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
 
8-19-20 2:27 PM KAWX.ORG