LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

810 WEST MARKHAM STREET

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

 

 

MINUTES

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

April 10, 2003

 

The Board of Directors of the Little Rock School District held a special session immediately following the regular agenda meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2003, in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 810 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.President Judy Magness presided.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

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Judy Magness

Tony Rose

Larry Berkley

Mike Daugherty

Baker Kurrus

Sue Strickland

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

 

Katherine Mitchell

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

††††††††††† T. Kenneth James, Superintendent of Schools

††††††††††† Beverly Griffin, Recorder of Minutes

 

 

I.††††††††† CALL TO ORDER

 

President Judy Magness called the special meeting to order at 5:45 p.m. and stipulated a quorum without roll call.Dr. Mitchell was absent.

 

 

II.†††††††† PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

 

The special meeting was called for the purpose of conducting an employee hearing.


 

III.††††††† ACTION:

 

Beverly Williams, Director of Human Resources, provided a brief review of the circumstances surrounding a recommended five-day suspension of a custodian.The employee requested a hearing before the Board, but did not appear at the appointed time.

 

Frank Martin, Executive Director of the Classroom Teachersí Association was present to represent the employee.He stated his only concern with the incident surrounded the manner in which the steps of progressive discipline had been followed, and that since the employee did not show up for the hearing, he would present no further arguments.

 

Dr. James recommended that the Board vote to uphold the administrationís recommendation for a five-day suspension without pay.Mrs. Strickland made a motion to uphold the Superintendentís recommendation, Mr. Kurrus seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.

 

 

IV.†††††† ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Berkley, seconded by Mr. Rose.

 

 

 

APPROVED:_††† 04-24-03†††††† __†††††††††††††††††††††††† Originals Signed by:

††††††††††††††††††††††† Tony Rose, Vice President

Larry Berkley, Secretary