LCSD talks contracts, fundraisers

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, April 21, 2022

During its regularly scheduled meeting April 19, the Lincoln County School District board approved for its superintendent, David Martin, to review and approve contracts associated with district construction projects. This will include the bus barn construction and agriculture buildings projects. All documents will first be reviewed and approved by the district’s attorney.

The board also approved an agreement with MASA Medical Transport Solutions Division to offer optional flight insurance to employees, as well as a quote from Barreto Forestry for band spray control regarding one area of 16th section property. The board approved accepting the bid from Greenbriar to repair and complete the Loyd Star Waterflow Project.

Student transfers for 2022-2023 were approved, as was leave and pay for employees for the emergency closing March 30-31 due to incoming severe weather.

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Richelle Ratcliff, assistant superintendent, received approval for overnight travel and lodging to the 2022 MASS Summer Conference in July for LCSD administrators attending. She also received approved for a memorandum of agreement with Western Governors University regarding student teacher interns and the 231-day calendar for 2022-2023. It was previously approved as a 235-day calendar, but was adjusted.

Transportation Director Luke Addison requested school bus turnarounds for 2021-2022 and Special Services Director Dr. Heather Singley requested overnight travel and lodging for LCSD SPED attending the 2022 MASS Summer Conference in July.

CTE Director/Federal Programs Coordinator Robin Case received approval for disposal of CTE inventory and implementation of Work Based Learning I & II credit bearing courses for the 2022-2023 school year.

Finance Director Sam Stewart received approval for disposal of fixed assets, for an agreement with Government Business Services of Mississippi LLC for consultant services regarding financial matters during the 2022-2023 year and the 2022-2023 pay scale for teachers.

Enterprise Principal Terry Brister received approval for several fundraisers by Enterprise Cheer, including a Big Time Fundraising/Cookie Cravings, Good Clean Fundraising/Laundry Detergent, Little Jacket Cheer and Dance Camps, and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Loyd Star’s Principal Dena Ford received approval for a fundraiser for Loyd Star Cheer; to destroy cumulative folders of inactive students dated five years or more; for Loyd Star seniors to travel out of state to Top Golf in Louisiana May 4; for the senior field trip; and Loyd Star seniors to conduct a T-shirt fundraiser.

West Lincoln Principal John Shows received approval for an overnight field trip in May-June for the West Lincoln basketball team to Copiah-Lincoln Community College  to attend camp. The team will also visit overnight to Gulf Shores High School in June to participate in games.

Other approvals included personnel recommendations:

  • Bogue Chitto certified reappointments 2022-2023 (revised)
  • Enterprise Certified reappointments for 2022-2023 (revised)
  • Loyd Star Certified reappointments for 2022-2023 (revised)
  • West Lincoln Certified reappointments for 2022-2023 (revised)

Sixteenth Section recommendations from Forester Steven Williams included bids for hunting and fishing leases for parcels 16-5-6, 22 acres; 16-6-6, 520 acres; and 16-8-7, 42 acres.

Finance Director Sam Stewart reported claim dockets, including Central Office claims No. 73761-73947 for a total of $821,950.58; Bogue Chitto claims No. 10023-10035 for a total of $15,133.37; Enterprise claims No. 9980-9983 for a total of $2,674.34; Loyd Star claims No. 9854-9858 for a total of $2,264.20; and West Lincoln claims No. 8754-8760 for a total of $9,785.18.

Stewart asked for approval to void and re-issue check No. 848545 in the amount of $36.74 due to the original check not clearing the bank to date. He also said a previous month claim stopped with No. 9978; claim No. 9975 was voided due to a printing error and was reprinted as No. 9979. An addition of claim of No. 73948-73953 for an additional total of $71,989.52 to claim was approved.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Lincoln County School District Central Office.