Wayne County School Board Addresses Routine Agenda


   The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Board members present were Chairman Andy Yarbrough, Greg Eaton, Dwight Bumphus, Sherman Martin, and Camryn Eaton. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present as well. Board member Charity Horton was absent.

   Chairman Yarbrough called the meeting to order, and invited all 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 March meeting, and the March ledger of accounts. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Greg Eaton, and was passed unanimously.

   The only item under old business was the second reading of Policy 6.405 and 6.413. Superintendent Davis reviewed the changes to the policies that were approved at the last meeting. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the second reading, and Debbie Brown seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

   The first item under new business was Policy Review: Section 6 – Student – 6.500-6.600. Superintendent Davis stated that he had no recommended changes.

   Next under new business was a review of Policy 1.108. Superintendent Davis provided a list of employees who are directly related to one or more other employees, as previously requested by one of the board members.

   Next, Superintendent Davis updated the board on upcoming education-related activity in the State Legislature.

   Overnight trips were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis requested the board’s approval for WCHS basketball to attend a tournament in Pensacola, Florida on December 26 through 30. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the trip. Debbie Brown seconded, and the trip was unanimously approved.

   Next was the approval of athletic co-ops that needed to be approved for the 2021-22 school year as required by TSSAA. Superintendent Davis presented the following for approval: FHS/WMS football, FHS/WCHS football, CHS/WCHS/FHS girls’ and boys’ soccer, CMS/WMS soccer, and CMS/WMS volleyball. Greg Eaton made a motion to approve the list as presented. Camryn Eaton seconded the motion, and the athletic co-ops were unanimously approved.

   The May and June board meeting dates were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis requested that the regular May and June meeting dates be moved to accommodate graduation dates and end-of-year budget activities. The board decided to reschedule the May meeting to May 20th, and the June meeting to June 24th.

   Budget amendments were next. Superintendent Davis presented several line item budget amendments for approval, including amendments in Coordinated School Health, Food Service, and LEAPS. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve, and Camryn Eaton seconded. The budget amendments were approved unanimously on roll call vote.

   Superintendent Davis next presented the board with a COVID-19 update, stating that at this time, there were no active student or staff cases.

   The superintendent then clarified a job posting at Collinwood Elementary School that was discussed during the March meeting. He said that the posting was on the district’s website, but it was listed under “Applications” instead of “Employment.”

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