Beebe School Board Hears of Member’s Resignation

Aug 15th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Education

The Beebe School Board met for their regular August meeting Monday night, August 12th. Tommy Vanaman - the out-going member  whose last meeting will be in Sept. 2013.  Clay Goff will be on the board in Tommy Vanaman’s seat. Also, it was announced Monday night that next month’s meeting will be the last for board member Lucy Mahoney. She announced that she will be resigning from the board as she and her husband will be moving. There will be more information on her when the next board meeting is reported. The board will appoint a replacement for Ms. Mahoney until the next election in 2014.

The board approved five legal transfers: four to Searcy and one to Judsonia. None of the students have ever attend Beebe Schools and recently moved but want to continue school in their old district.

The board approved several purchases over $10,000: Educator’s Book Depository - $19,617.40 (6th grade textbook materials), Educator Book Depository - $16,492.50 (5th grade textbook materials), Educator Book Depository- $40,756.75 (7th and 8th grade textbook materials) Educator Book Depository - $93,364.29  (K-4 textbook materials), Dell - $17,284.61 (ALE laptops), Ideal Office - $11,911.52 (Interactive Smart Boards), TLI - $69,000 (formative assessments), Blackboard - $15,500 (online learning), and ISCO - $11,066.35 (wireless connections for Middle School).

Fall bids for food were approved: All bids were to Sysco: Major Food Bid - $240,797.48; Disposables - $33,333.28; Spices - $5,413.91; A la carte Beverage - $20,138.10; Produce - $0.20 fee per case over cost;  and Chemicals - $4,490.57.


Resignations – 1. Rescind contract offer to Wendy Dotson; 2. Lisa Dugger, HIPPY paraprofessional; Alisha Betcher, 11-12 self-contained paraprofessional.

Employ New Staff – . Tamara Wood – P.E.; . Jennifer Curtis, Fourth Grade Teacher, Beebe Elementary;

Nancy Bass, Daycare/Camp

Beebe Director; Wendy Hittlet, cafeteria; Terry Roe, High School 9-10 Parapro

fessional; Tina Thompson, High School 9-10 special education; Tracie Cochran, Beebe Elementary Paraprofessional; Shelly Owens, Badger Elementary Paraprofessional.

Transfer of Staff –  John Shannon from P.E. to secondary social studies; Johnny Belew from fourth grade to fifth grade.

Middle School Open House is Aug. 15th at 6 p.m