The regular meeting of the Fountain Lake School District No. 18 board was Thursday, Sept. 20 in the administration meeting room.
Cobra Pride Award was presented to JoAnn George Tenney for her donation of a baby grand piano to the school.
It was approved for signatures of Superintendent Dr. Michael Murphy and board president Dana Greeson to collect information for the Arkansas department of education verifying each local education agency is in compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). This documentation is required by the state to be compliant for allocating state and local (non-federal) resources.
Greeson was selected to be a voting representative on the ASBA.
Thanks were offered to the Arkansas Community Foundation for $30,000 contribution to FLSD Giving Tree fund. Fountain Lake and Hot Springs school districts also assisted with resources such as bus drivers, meals and other items which helped facilitate the program.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Murphy reviewed the 2016-2017 statistical records and professional development.
Actions or strategies for all levels included reading implementation skills such as differentiating literacy instruction based on student’s needs and offering a variety of books to encourage the love and culture of reading. Phonics and awareness skills will be a prime focus. A literacy interventionist will assist 10th and 11th grade English classes weekly and will aid early-out Wednesday for reading strategies.
Science enrichment and after-school math tutoring have goals to raise the number of students improving scores on ACT Aspire and improving math mastery.
Motion was approved for the $23,250 bid for elementary security fencing from Elite Fence and Iron. The board also approved the 2018-2019 budget.