Rector School Board honors superintendent

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Rector School Board members enjoyed a delicious catfish dinner Monday, June 9. The dinner, catered by Parkside Restaurant, was held in honor of retiring superintendent Kelly Scobey's last school board meeting.

All board members were present at the meeting and expressed their appreciation for the excellent job Scobey has done as superintendent.

High school principal Rob Louder and elementary principal Johnny Fowler discussed several changes that will occur next year. Louder informed board members of several new acts that affect Rector students.

Act 1220, a child health act that is designed to combat obesity and related health problems in children, will require an annual body mass index of each child to be sent home with students. Also, the new act will require that all vending machines will be removed from the elementary school.

Act 1333 will require all students to say the pledge in their classrooms each morning they are in school. Other pertinent acts will require the school to create by fall an anti-bullying policy and a plan in case of terrorist attacks, Louder explained.

Fowler said several changes will be made in the elementary faculty. Heidi Robinson will move from second grade to elementary librarian; Kathy Cavaness will move from fourth grade to Title I; Stacy Lewis will move from first grade to fourth; Heather Frost will move from kindergarten to second grade; and new teachers Amber Bucy and Sara Fahr will teach kindergarten and first grades respectively.

Other Business

In other business, the school board:

* Noted the school's current total assets are $2,502,519.14.

* Approved a request from Stephens, Inc., to bid on the school's bond issues.

* Rescheduled the special election over a millage increase from July 22 to July 8 due to a law stating that any special election must be held by the second Tuesday of the month.

* Accepted the school choice transfer of James Banks, who has attended Rector Schools all his life, and would like to graduate from RHS despite the fact that he has moved to Paragould.

* Accepted the resignation of junior high math teacher, Dawn Peacock Clayton, who is moving to Florida.

* Hired Genea Mullins as junior high math teacher.

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