Lonoke High School principal Sandi King recognized student and staff members of the month during Monday night’s School Board meeting.
Deneen Knowlton was recognized by King, as the classified staff member of the month. She is said to be hard working, dependable, someone who goes above and beyond, kind hearted, fun loving and extremely polite to everyone.
The certified high school staff member of the month is Amy Osment. She is said to be essential to the high school, highly respected in her department, committed to her students and team, helpful, funny and fabulous.
The female student of the month was Kaitlyn Kelfay. She is said to have a beautiful smile, creative and artistic, nice to everyone, compassionate, hard working and someone that who gives up.
Chris Jemison was recognized as the male high school student of the month. He is said to be a sharp dresser, well spoken, a leader, articulate, give 110 percent effort, a model student and respected by teachers and staff.
In other business, following a short executive session to discuss a retirement and resignations, the board came into regular meeting and unanimously voted to accept the retirement of Mark Hobson effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year. The board also unanimously voted to accept the resignations of Nathan Miller as middle school teacher, Tracy Cole as middle school secretary, Jennifer Wilson as primary school speech path, Wesley Ader as high school teacher and Nicole Stivers as middle school teacher, all effective at the end of the 2016-17 school year.
Also during the meeting, the board unanimously voted to:
-Accept Chartwell’s agreement and WillSub contract renewals
-Accept the E-rate funding proposal
-Spend $16,711.46 on playground equipment and mulch for the primary school playground purchased with Arkansas Better Chance funds
-Approve the special education application for part B funds for the 2017-18 school year
-Accept the legal transfer of two students to the Carlisle school district
-Approve the school of choice resolution with 17 new students entering the district in the upcoming school year
-Purchase $22, 516.52 in paper from Contract Paper group of Uniontown, Ohio
-Renew property coverage from risk management
A robotics presentation was also made during the meeting. The next regular scheduled Lonoke School Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. June 19 in the administration building.