The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, June 25th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room with all board members present, including Chairman Andy Yarbrough, Charity Horton, Pat Brown, Greg Eaton, Barry Hanback, Dwight Bumphus, and Sherman Martin. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present at the meeting as well.
Chairman Yarbrough called the meeting to order. He invited those in attendance to participate in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The first items on the agenda included adoption of the consent items, minutes of the May meeting, and the May ledger of accounts. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Barry Hanback, and was passed unanimously.
The first item under new business was Policy Review: Section 1 – School Board Operations – 1.100-1.407. Superintendent Davis had no recommended changes to the policy, and no action was taken by the board.
Next was Policy 2.808 – Purchase Orders & Contracts. Superintendent Davis proposed changing the policy as recommended by auditors to include exceptions for services rendered. Charity Horton made a motion to approve the proposed change, and Barry Hanback seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The policy change will require a second reading at the next meeting.
Next under new business was the Coordinated School Health (CSH) report. Dawn Skelton, School Health Coordinator, outlined some of the accomplishments over the past year for CSH, including the backpack program, the greenhouse at WCHS, and the Run Club at CMS.
Non-faculty coaches were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis presented the following list of non-faculty coaches for approval: CMS – Briar Daniel, Football; Brian Wilson, Football; Larry Nelson, Baseball. CHS – Abby Andrews Martin, Girls Basketball; Tyler Jefferies, Football; Cody Hunt, Football; Emily Haddock, Softball. WMS – John Venable, Football; Cory Butler, Football; Brilee Harris, Football. WCHS – Barry Miller, Baseball; Brian Miller, Baseball; Jason Crews, Softball; Caleb Keating, Softball and Basketball; Charlie Mosley, Basketball; JK Staggs, Baseball; Harvey Baker, Soccer. FHS – Jason Culp, Middle School Baseball. Greg Eaton made a motion to approve the list as presented. The motion was seconded by Charity Horton, and was passed unanimously.
Overnight trips were next under new business. Superintendent Davis told the board that he had received a request for approval of an overnight trip that took place before the meeting, and he reminded the board of the email he sent which notified them of the trip and his approval.
Surplus items were next. Superintendent Davis presented a list of items from WMS to be declared as surplus, including old bleacher boards from the gym. Barry Hanback made a motion to declare the items as surplus, and Sherman Martin seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.
Next on the agenda was a program to be delivered by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office titled “Law Enforcement Against Drugs,” or L.E.A.D. Superintendent Davis gave the board some information on the program, and said that it would be presented to 4th and 8th graders.
Budget amendments were next on the agenda. Several line item budget amendments were presented to the board in their information packets. Barry Hanback made a motion to approve the amendments as presented, and Sherman Martin seconded the motion. The amendments were approved unanimously on roll call vote.
Bids for buses were next. Superintendent Davis presented the only bid that was received for a Type A special needs bus, from Cumberland International in the amount of $65,570. Davis recommended purchasing two buses at the bid price. Charity Horton made a motion to approve the superintendent’s recommendation, and the motion was seconded by Pat Brown. The bus purchases were unanimously approved on roll call vote.
Bids for sanding and refinishing the gym floor at CMS were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis presented two bids that were received, and recommended accepting the bid from Prater’s in the amount of $14,701. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the bid. The motion was seconded by Pat Brown, and was unanimously approved on roll call vote.
The final item of new business on the agenda was the 2019-2020 Budget. Superintendent Davis presented the budget as proposed by the Budget Committee. He outlined some of the components of the budget, which includes a 1.3% raise for all staff, and an additional assistant football coach at each high school. He also said that no additional revenue would be requested from the County Commission. He stated that School Resource Officers (SROs) will be discussed when more information about state funding becomes available. Barry Hanback made a motion to approve the budget as presented. The motion was seconded by Sherman Martin, and the 2019-2020 Budget was approved unanimously on roll call vote.
Lastly, Superintendent Davis provided a summary of his evaluation to all members of the board, and commended the supervisors for all their help. Chairman Yarbrough thanked Davis for his commitment and hard work.
With no further business to come before the board, Dwight Bumphus made a motion to adjourn. Sherman Martin seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.