June 11, 2004
Board of Directors of the Little Rock School District held a special session at
5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2004, in the Boardroom of the Administration Building,
810 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. President Tony Rose presided.
Beverly Griffin, Recorder of Minutes
I. CALL TO ORDER
President Tony Rose called the special meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All members of the Board were present at roll call.
II. PURPOSE OF THE MEETING
The meeting was called for the purpose of conducting an executive session to discuss personnel issues.
Mr. Berkley moved for an executive session. Mr. Kurrus seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.
The Board returned from executive session at 6:00 p.m. and reported that no action was taken.
Dr. Mitchell thanked the audience and others who had expressed themselves regarding the Board’s search for a permanent superintendent. She thanked those citizens who took the time to write, and she apologized for the appearance that the Board was disregarding the desire of the citizens of our community.
Dr. Mitchell made a motion to hire Morris Holmes as the Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Daugherty seconded the motion. The motion failed, 2 – 5, with Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Daugherty casting votes in favor of the motion.
Mr. Kurrus then made a motion to offer the position of Superintendent of Schools to Dr. Roy Brooks, and to authorize the Board’s president to enter into contract negotiations. Ms. Strickland seconded the motion, and it carried 5-1-1, with Dr. Daugherty voting “no” and Dr. Mitchell abstaining.
Prior to the vote, Mr. Kurrus stated that Dr. Brooks was the best candidate for the job of LRSD Superintendent. He noted that Dr. Brooks has a proven track record, is a team builder, and knows how to lead educators in making gains in student achievement.
The meeting adjourned without a formal motion at 6:08 p.m.
APPROVED: _ 06-24-04 __ Originals Signed by:
Tony Rose, President
R. Micheal Daugherty, Secretary