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.†
††††††††††† 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.
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.
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