The Pine Bluff School Board told Superintendent Jerry Payne that he had 10 days to respond to several directives but didn't say what those directives were at a called meeting Tuesday night.

The Pine Bluff School Board told Superintendent Jerry Payne that he had 10 days to respond to several directives but didnt say what those directives were at a called meeting Tuesday night.

After a one hour and 45 minute executive session, the board approved a motion made by board secretary Freddie M. Johnson and seconded by board member Ellen Nichol to require Payne to respond to a set of directives that will be delivered to him in writing.

I make a motion that the superintendent will have 10 calendar days from the date of receipt to respond to a set of written directives that will be delivered to him, Johnson said.

The board provided no information in the meeting as to what these directives will include.

Payne attempted to ask a question about the directives immediately prior to the board vote but was rebuffed by board president Herman Horace.

In other business, the board approved a motion to give Payne until the next regular board meeting scheduled for Dec. 20 to provide updated information for all contracted consultants for the 2011-2012 school year and the Arkansas Public School Computer Network records and copies of checks to support payment to all consultants and vendors to date.

The network is used by public schools in the state to keep track of fiscal data.

The contracted consultants that the board requested information for include Elbow-2-Elbow, Fetterman and Associates, Renaissance Learning, D & D Associates, The Learning Institute and Plato Learning.

Payne asked that the board provide an amendment within the vote to move the Dec. 20 meeting start time from 6 to 5 p.m. to accommodate the additional time needed to present the information, but his request was denied.

All board members, except Kenneth Dickson, were present.