School Board Meeting Monday July 12, 2021

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The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Benton County School District will be held July 12, 2021 05:30 PM at the Office of the Superintendent 231 Court Street, Ashland, MS 38603

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the meeting room will be limited to a total of ten occupants. To comply with the Mississippi Open Meetings Act (MS Code Section 25-41-1 et seq.) members of the public may join the Zoom meeting link established for this meeting. The Zoom login information is posted on ourwebsite:

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

Unless removed from the consent agenda and placed under discussion/action, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time with no discussion

Regular Meeting of the BCSD Board of Directors
Benton County School District
Policy Site:
July 12, 2021 at 05:30 PM



1. Call to Order

2. Invitation to Prayer

3. Adoption of Agenda

4. Approval of Meeting Minutes

5. Public Concerns (Time Limit: 30 Minutes)Comments or concerns from parents/stakeholders

6. Discussion/Action
    6.1. Approval of Cooperative Agreement with Amanda Smith
    6.2. Discussion/Approval of Acceptable Use Policy/Technology Fees
    6.3. Guidelines for Social Media Use at School Sites
    6.4. Approval of Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
    6.5. Approval of Special Education Cooperative Agreements for 2021-2022
    6.6. Approval of Contractual Agreements for Professional Development Services
    6.7. Finance Department Review
    6.8. Approval of Claims Docket
    6.9. 2021-2022 Back-to-School Plan
    6.10. Approval of Student Release Policy
    6.11. Hiring Recommendations - HFAC
    6.12. Hiring Recommendations - AES
    6.13. Hiring Recommendations - AHS
    6.14. Discussion of Adding Interventionist/PE Position at Ashland Elementary
    6.15. Discussion/Approval of the 2021-2022 BCSD Student Handbook

7. Consent Agenda

8. Informational
    8.1. Superintendent's Update
    8.2. Detail of Cash Received from Scrapped Buses

9. Board Concerns

10. Adjournment

Do you have an issue you would like to present at a school board meeting?

"To be placed on the agenda of a regular board meeting, groups or individuals shall submit through certified mail - receipt requested - or hand carry a written request to come before the board to the office of the superintendent at least five (5) working days prior to the board meeting.  Any request not meeting this timeline will be held until the next regular meeting of the board." 
- Benton County School District Policy Code BCBI "Public Participation at Board Meetings": (Read full policy under "Agendas & Minutes")