Board ap­proves tech­nol­ogy pur­chases

The Saline Courier Weekend - - FRONT PAGE - By Sarah Perry

With Bryant Ju­nior High School set to open in Au­gust, the Bryant School Board dur­ing a reg­u­lar meet­ing Thurs­day ap­proved the pur­chase of new tech­nol­ogy for the school.

Jeremy Cun­ning­ham, direc­tor for the district’s Tech­nol­ogy De­part­ment, pre­sented in­for­ma­tion about the pur­chase of 90 lab com­put­ers, 450 Chrome­books and 15 charg­ing carts.

The cost for the com­put­ers to out­fit three busi­ness labs is $78,813.34 through White River Ser­vices.

The Chrome­books and charg­ing carts will also be pur­chased though White River Ser­vices for $126,876.98.

Cun­ning­ham also pre­sented a re­quest to pur­chase 80 com­put­ers for two en­gi­neer­ing labs and a busi­ness lab. This pur­chase is part of the district’s on­go­ing stu­dent de­vice rollover plan.

The cost for the lab com­put­ers is $84,508.71 through White River Ser­vices.

Other ap­proved items in­cluded:

•May 2019 Fi­nan­cial re­port.

•An out-of-state travel re­quest for the Bryant High School

Band to at­tend a march­ing band com­pe­ti­tion in Oc­to­ber in In­di­anapo­lis.

•The pur­chase of Newsela

Pro for all teach­ers and stu­dents. The in­struc­tional plat­form will be used by sec­ond through 12th grades. The cost for the plat­form is $61,650. The district has cur­rently used the plat­form for two years.

•The pur­chase of two new school buses. In­clud­ing the buses and equip­ment, the esti

mated cost is $98,641. Per­son­nel changes ap­proved in­cluded Res­ig­na­tions •Keith Al­mond, sec­ondary teacher and school bus driver. •Re­becca Ben­ton, ele­men­tary teacher.

•An­gela Braw­ley, spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher.

•Julie Hicks, ele­men­tary teacher.

•Lisa Ma­son, ele­men­tary teacher.

•Randi Tan­ner, ele­men­tary teacher.

•John Caleb Arnold, main­te­nance worker.

•Maeghan Askew,

in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Greg Gordey, school

bus driver.

•Lor­rie Jilek, in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Rene Prewell, spe­cial

ed­u­ca­tion para­pro­fes­sional.

•Denise Smith, school

bus driver.

New Hires

•Ellen Bur­ton, ele­men­tary school teacher.

•An­gela Craw­ford, sec­ondary spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher.

•April Fin­ley, ele­men­tary school teacher.

•Me­lanie Hall, ele­men­tary school teacher.

•Tammy Jack­son, ele­men­tary school teacher.

•Jor­dan Keesee, ele­men­tary school teacher.

•Melissa Kitchens,

ele­men­tary school teacher. •Jor­dan Mur­dock,

ju­nior high school choir teacher. •Pamela Aus­burn,

in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Rus­sell Bran­son,

in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional and school bus driver for 1.25 hours.

•Noah Brock, cus­to­dian.

•Jeff Burr, cus­to­dian. •Con­nie Coup, school bus driver for 2.5 hours.

•Greg Lit­tle, com­mis­sioned school se­cu­rity of­fi­cer.

•Jaci Mon­talvo, in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Leah Mon­toya, in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Sa­man­tha Moore, cus­to­dian.

•Lind­say Mor­gan, cus­to­dian.

•Shar­lene Mur­phy, cus­to­dian.

Con­tract ad­just­ments

•Heather Hil­ter­brand,

changed from a food ser­vice worker to a food ser­vice man­ager.

•Heidi Hooper, changed

from a spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion para­pro­fes­sional to an in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional.

•Jana Thomas, changed

from a 198-day sec­re­tary con­tract to 205-day sec­re­tary con­tract.

Paul Robinson, a main­te­nance worker, was ter­mi­nated and Dean­gelo Ar­nett, an in­struc­tional para­pro­fes­sional, re­scinded an of­fer for em­ploy­ment.

All meet­ings of the Bryant School Board are open to the pub­lic and at­ten­dance is en­cour­aged.

SARAH PERRY/THE Saline Courier

In­com­ing Bryant School Board Pres­i­dent San­dra Porter rec­og­nizes past Pres­i­dent Dr. Scott Walsh dur­ing a meet­ing of the board Thurs­day. To honor his ser­vice, a do­na­tion was made in Walsh’s name to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bryant, Porter said.

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