The Board of Directors of the Little Rock School District held a special meeting in conjunction with the regularly scheduled agenda meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the Boardroom of the Administration Building, 810 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. President Larry Berkley presided.
Roy G. Brooks, Superintendent of Schools
Beverly Griffin, Recorder of Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
Mr. Berkley called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Six members of the board were present at roll call; Ms. Strickland was absent. Ex officio representatives for the month of May were not present.
II. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING
The agenda for the special meeting listed the following:
A. Presentation – Update: Organizational Auditors, Klempen & Smith
B. Personnel Appointments
III. ACTION AGENDA
A. Presentation – Update: Organizational Audit
Dr. Dennis Smith and Mr. Bob Klempen presented an overview of the next steps, Phase II and Phase III, of the reorganization of the LRSD administration. At the completion of Phase I, Dr. Smith and Mr. Klempen began planning with the Superintendent and the LRSD transition team to provide a methodical process for implementing the recommended changes. As new staff is hired, and as current staff members are reassigned, their duties and responsibilities will be assigned and the process for modification of the current procedures will be implemented.
Key elements to the new organization include: Staff Training, Effective Communications, Performance, Accountability and Evaluation, Strategic Planning, and Governance and Management Training. The approach will be rational, systematic and comprehensive in order to effect an overall more effective and efficient support structure for operating the District’s Schools.
In addition, a comprehensive review of all District facilities will be considered, with the intent of consolidating support facilities to the degree possible to contain cost and provide more effective utilization.
Dr. Smith and Mr. Klempen responded to questions from the Board and agreed to provide updates for the Board’s consideration as the planning progresses.
B. Personnel Appointments
Dr. Brooks presented recommended appointments for the following positions:
Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education, Dr. Sadie Mitchell
Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education, Mr. Junious Babbs
Senior Director for Student Services, Dr. Linda Watson
Although no official board action was required under the terms of the reorganization, Dr. Daugherty moved to approve the appointments as recommended. Mr. Rose seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.
C. Employee Disciplinary Actions
Two employee hearings were scheduled for presentation before the Board. One employee submitted a resignation prior to the meeting and the other employee postponed due to his representation by an attorney.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Rose, seconded by Dr. Daugherty.
APPROVED: 05-26-05 Originals Signed by:
Larry Berkley, President
Katherine P. Mitchell, Secretary