Lincoln County School District considering camera vendors for buses

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Lincoln County School District received three bids to install surveillance in its fleet of school buses, but only one agreed to meet all of the requirements listed in specifications drafted by the district’s transportation and information technology departments.

The board approved transportation director Stacy Adcock’s recommendation that he and technology director Kenneth Wallace be given until the next board meeting to review the three companies’ proposals.

Pro-Vision, the company who claimed they would be able to meet all the requirements, bid $2,853.11 per school bus. Empire Truck Sales bid $3,335.52 per unit and 247 Security bid $1,672.00 per unit. All bids included installation.

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Superintendent Mickey Myers said the cameras should provide a deterrent and reduce the need for disciplinary action on school buses.

“We had a company loan us a camera, and it was quite effective,” Myers said.

In other business:

• Debbie Smith was approved as a long-term sub at West Lincoln.

• Transportation director Stacy Adcock was granted permission to apply for three-year licenses for CTE teachers.

• Billy Sumrall will have a paid substitute for one Friday per month.

• Kaci Bass was hired for an open position in the Loyd Star cafeteria.

• Jeremy Berry and Shirley Price were granted permission to attend the Mississippi School Nutrition Association Conference held in Tupelo. This will require travel with an overnight stay.

• Leah Brister was hired at Enterprise as music teacher for 187 days.

• Tracy Guilbeau was hired as speech therapist at West Linoln for the 2016-17 school year.

• Sharon Hodges was hired as administrative assistant and bookkeeper for federal programs for 235 days.

• Enterprise principal Terry Brister was granted permission to issue a manual check for $800 to provide for sporting and activity events.

• He was also granted permission to use activity funds to purchase items associated with student functions and to collect lab and workbook fees for the 2016-17 school year.

• Brister was given permission to void outstanding checks.

• The list of cash balances ending in July were approved.

• The collaborative agreements for the 2016-17 school year were approved.

• The asbestos continuing services contract with Pickering was approved for 2016-17.

• The contract with Jim Keith at Adams and Reese as the district’s attorney was approved for 2016-17.

• Student transfers/releases, as approved by principals or administrators, were approved by the board.

• The board approved  school bus turnarounds at 2824 Loyd Star Lane NW, Wesson and 1914 Ivy Trail NW.

• The list of textbooks to dispose of at Enterprise aged 12 years and older was approved.

• Andrew Redd was granted permission to receive money for ad signs for the softball field.

• The Sept. 5 board meeting was moved to Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday.

• Lane Young was granted permission to sell advertising signs in the Jack Case Gymnasium and to accept money for junior high basketball shoes.

• The financial statement by Director of Finance Sam Stewart was accepted.

The board went into executive session for personnel and student matters. Matters were tabled pending legal counsel.