The Rose Bud School Board met on February 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by Wade Weatherly. The first item on the agenda was Rambler Pride Awards. Mrs. Kirkpatrick presented awards to Elementary students, Yoselin Estrada, Ashlyn Isaacson, Kloe Tate, Tristan Clinton and Jesus Estrada. Mr. Reed presented awards to High School students, Mattie Stark, Hannah Fowler, Camron Laxton, Melanie Sherwood and Kyndal Rooks.
Both the January minutes and January Financials were approved. Nurse Jeanie Cook was recognized as Hero of the year for saving a 16 year old students life after he suffered from sudden cardiac death. She performed CPR and used an AED on the student until Paramedics arrived. The board also signed a resolution to apply for a grant worth $500,000.00 for a school health clinic. Rosebud will be one of 47 districts applying for the three to four available grants. Initial approval for the 2018-2019 salary schedule was granted and will go to the Personnel Policy Committee for discussion. Final approval of the salary schedule is to be finalized by the March 26, 2018, school board meeting. The 2020-2021 Budget was proposed for publication as required by the Arkansas State Constitution statute 6-13-622 and Amendment 74, and was also approved.Two resignations were approved, one for Food Service, one for Cheerleading Sponsor. Two sets of student transfers from Heber Springs were accepted.
Kirkpatrick gave an Elementary report and Reed, the High School Report. Kirkpatrick reports that significant gains have been made in both Math and English over last year and Reed reports that
testing showed big gains in math scores and gains in English among seventh and eighth graders. Ninth grade showed room for improvement in English.
The Superintendent's report was given by Chris Nail and he reports a clean transportation audit, results of the Financial audit were not yet available.