School Board Hears Proposal to Rename Baseball Field for Adam Andrews

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   The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Board members present included Chairman Andy Yarbrough, Dwight Bumphus, Greg Eaton, Barry Hanback, Sherman Martin, and Charity Horton. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present at the meeting as well. Pat Brown was absent. 

   Chairman Yarbrough called the meeting to order, and 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 December meeting, and the December and January ledgers of accounts. Greg Eaton made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Sherman Martin, and was passed unanimously.

   The first item under new business was Policy Review: Section 4 Instructional Program – 4.300-4.503. Superintendent Davis had no recommended changes to the policy.

   Budget committee appointments were next on the agenda. Greg Eaton made a motion to appoint Andy Yarbrough, Charity Horton, and Sherman Martin to the budget committee. Dwight Bumphus seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.  

   Superintendent Davis then gave the board a safety update, briefing them on various safety items such as safety drills and the recently installed safety doors.

   Next, Superintendent Davis provided the board with information about various pieces of state legislation related to education that have been proposed.

   Superintendent Davis next outlined the purpose of the Tennessee School Systems for Equity. He gave a brief history and discussed its impact on Wayne County schools.

   Next on the agenda was the 2020-21 school calendar. Superintendent Davis presented the calendar that was approved by the calendar committee. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the calendar as presented. Charity Horton seconded the motion, and the calendar was unanimously approved.

   Volunteer coaches were next on the agenda. Superintendent presented the following for approval, stating that all had satisfactory background checks: Spencer Hammond-WCHS Soccer, Carson Putman-WCHS Soccer, and Jonathon Williams-WCHS Custodian. Greg Eaton made a motion to approve the list, and Sherman Martin seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.

   Overnight trips were next. Superintendent Davis presented the following trips for approval: FHS Beta Club-Dallas, TX, March 20-24; CHS Band-Honor Band, Martin, TN, January 22-25; WCHS Band-Honor Band, Cookeville, TN, February 14-15; WCHS Band-Honor Band, Clarksville, TN, February 20-22; CHS Band-Winter Guard, Bowling Green, KY, March 27-28.Charity Horton made a motion to approve the trips, and Greg Eaton seconded the motion. The trips were unanimously approved.

   Budget amendments were next under new business. Superintendent Davis presented a list of line-item budget amendments for approval. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the amendments as presented. Barry Hanback seconded the motion, and the budget amendments were unanimously approved on roll call vote.

   A DHA review was next on the agenda, but Superintendent Davis informed the commission that the parents who had requested the review were not in attendance at the meeting. Barry Hanback made a motion to dismiss the request for review and affirm the decision of the DHA. Greg Eaton seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

   Superintendent Davis next shared recent attendance data from the schools.

   Collinwood High School Principal Brian Crews then addressed the board. He inquired about the process for naming the baseball field at CHS in honor of Adam Andrews. Superintendent Davis referenced board policy and outlined the process for naming facilities.

   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.