LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

810 WEST MARKHAM STREET

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

 

 

MINUTES

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

February 10, 2005

 

The Board of Directors of the Little Rock School District held a special meeting in conjunction with the regularly scheduled agenda meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2005, in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 810 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.Vice-president Mike Daugherty presided.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

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Micheal Daugherty

Katherine Mitchell

����������� Baker Kurrus

Tony Rose

Sue Strickland

 

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

 

Larry Berkley

Bryan Day

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:

 

Roy G. Brooks, Superintendent of Schools

Beverly Griffin, Recorder of Minutes

 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL

 

Dr. Daugherty called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Five members of the board were present at roll call. Mr. Berkley and Mr. Day were absent.

 

II. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

 

The agenda for the special meeting listed two items for the Boards review and consideration.

 

A.     Appointment of Principal - Forest Heights Middle School

 

B.     Student Petition for Reinstatement

 

 

 

 

III. ACTION AGENDA

 

A.     Appointment of Principal Forest Heights Middle School

 

The superintendent presented a recommendation to appoint Dr. Deborah Price as the principal at Forest Heights Middle School. Mr. Kurrus made a motion to approve the recommendation. Dr. Mitchell seconded the motion and it carried 5-0.

 

B.    Student Petition for Reinstatement

 

Dr. Watson presented a recommendation to reinstate a student to the LRSD. The student was expelled on January 15, 2004 from Dunbar Magnet Middle School. He was found in possession of a loaded handgun, which was found in his backpack. He stated that he and a friend had found the gun on the way to school, and the friend was to have hidden the gun in an empty locker at school. Instead, the friend placed the gun in his backpack without his knowledge.

 

The student served one year in the Step One Program of the Juvenile Justice Center. He completed the program with a 3.25 grade point average; good behavior and good attendance were noted in his records. In addition, he attended Rivendale Day Treatment and Bridgeway Hospital Residential Treatment Programs. His counselors have recommended placement in a regular school setting as the best educational option for the student.

 

Dr. Mitchell moved to approve the recommendation for reinstatement. Mr. Kurrus seconded the motion and it carried 5-0.

 

IV.               ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Rose, seconded by Mr. Kurrus.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: 02-24-05 Originals Signed by:

Larry Berkley, President

Katherine P. Mitchell, Secretary