OKOLONA • The Okolona School Board held a regular meeting on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. and transacted the following business.

Those present were Barbara Carouthers, Dorothy Blanchard, Kinard Moore, Lorene Barr, William Bailey, Superintendent Chad Spence, Tonya Little, and Cassandra Trimble – Zoom.

The meeting was called to order by the Board President at 6:47 p.m., and commenced as opening meeting. The invocation was given by William Bailey.

Trustees took the following actions at the meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted.

The board:

–Approved minutes of the last meeting.

–Approved the contract to hire Reeves CPA, PLLC.

–Approved the 2021-2022 Budget Calendar.

–Approved the Beta Club to attend the National Convention in Florida.

–Approved to sell the former central office.

–Approved the School Board Calendar 2021-2022.

–Approved the Shredit Agreement.

–Approved the Accounts Payable job description.

–Approved the 21-22 teachers salary scale.

–Approved to pay MSBA Workman Comp $11,037.50.

–Approved to pay Sandy Devlin Consulting $1,711.88.

–Approved the OES, OMS, OHS and Central office certified staff recommendation forms.

–Accepted the Certified Staff recommendation Forms from the CTE.

–Accepted the Financial Report as given.

–Accepted the Superintendent Report. A Discipline Report was provided for the month of March. A report was also provided on the number of teacher vacancies. The High School Graduation will take place on May 21, 2021 at the high school football field at 6 p.m. Masks will be required for entry.


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