Board approves technology purchases
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.
•Greg Gordey, school
•Lorrie Jilek, instructional paraprofessional.
•Rene Prewell, special
•Denise Smith, school
•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.
elementary school teacher. •Jordan Murdock,
junior high school choir teacher. •Pamela Ausburn,
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.
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.
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.