School Board Announces 3 SROs to be in Place by December 2nd

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   The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Board members present were Chairman Andy Yarbrough, Pat Brown, Barry Hanback, and Sherman Martin. Dwight Bumphus, Charity Horton, and Greg Eaton were absent. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present at the meeting as well.  

   Chairman Yarbrough called the meeting to order, and first recognized Cody Warren, student representative from Frank Hughes School. He then 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 October meeting, and the October 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 3 – Support Services – 3.100-3.602. Superintendent Davis had no recommended changes to the policy.

   Surplus items were next under new business. Superintendent Davis presented a list of items to be declared surplus, including food service items. Barry Hanback made a motion to declare all items on the list as surplus. Pat Brown seconded the motion, and it was passed unanimously.

   Next under new business was the LEA Compliance Report. Superintendent Davis provided copies of the annual report to the board, outlining the process followed to create the report and asking for the board’s approval. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the report as presented. The motion was seconded by Barry Hanback, and was unanimously approved.

   Volunteer coaches were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis presented the following volunteer coaches for approval, stating that all had satisfactory background checks: Stan Bevis, WMS Baseball; Bubba Long, WCHS Baseball; and Christopher Lynch, WCHS Baseball. Barry Hanback made a motion to approve the volunteer coaches. Pat Brown seconded the motion, and the coaches were unanimously approved.

   Overnight trips were next under new business. Superintendent Davis presented one overnight trip for approval, the CMS 8th Grade Reward Trip to Atlanta, GA on May 6-9. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the trip, and Pat Brown seconded the motion. The overnight trip was unanimously approved.

   Budget amendments were next. Superintendent Davis presented $198,882.36 in line item budget amendments (moving existing funds from one line in the budget to another). Barry Hanback made a motion to approve the amendments as presented, and Sherman Martin seconded the motion. The budget amendments were unanimously approved on roll call vote.

   Bids for electrical upgrades at the Wayne County Technology Center were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis presented the only bid received, which was from Skelton Electric. Superintendent Davis went on to clarify that these upgrades would be funded by the SPARC grant. Barry Hanback made a motion to accept the bid from Skelton Electric, and Sherman Martin seconded the motion. The bid was unanimously accepted on roll call vote.

   Discussion of the most recent audit was next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis stated that the audit had yielded no findings, and commended bookkeepers Shawna Rich and Tami Hurst, as well as all supervisors.

   Next was an update on the progress of the ATSI grant at WMS. Superintendent Davis announced that Kathy Barnett and Martha Haddock have been hired as math and reading specialists, and that after-school tutoring was expanded to address the needs of the identified subgroup. He went on to say that transportation was being provided for the students of the subgroup.

   An update on school resource officers (SROs) was the final item of business on the agenda. Superintendent Davis said that three SROs have completed the necessary training, and will be placed in each community starting December 2nd.

   With no further business to come before the board, Barry Hanback made a motion to adjourn. Sherman Martin seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.