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Wayne County School Approves Bids On Equipment For WCTC, FHS, Ag Center

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The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. All board members were in attendance, including Andy Yarbrough, Greg Eaton, Sherman Martin, Charity Horton, Camryn Eaton, and Dwight Bumphus. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present as well.

Chairman Andy 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 October meeting, and the October ledger of accounts. Camryn Martin made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Greg Eaton and was passed unanimously.

The first item under new business was Policy Review: Section 2 – Fiscal Management – 2.802-2.900. Superintendent Davis had no recommended changes to the policy.

Two overnight trips were then presented to the board for approval: CHS Basketball – Huntingdon, TN, December 28-30, 2021; and CHS Beta Club – Union City, TN, February 24-26, 2022. Camryn Eaton made a motion to approve, and Charity Horton seconded. The trips were unanimously approved.

Non-faculty coaches were next on the agenda for approval: Whitney Richardson, WMS Soccer; Terry Thompson, FHS Softball (background check pending); and Joe West, CHS Softball (background check pending). Andy Yarbrough recommended approving the individuals on the list with pending background checks separately. Charity Horton made a motion to approve Whitney Richardson, and Dwight Bumphus seconded. Richardson was unanimously approved. Sherman Martin then made a motion to approve the two with pending background checks, contingent upon their clear background check approvals. Charity Horton seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.

Surplus property was next under new business. Superintendent Davis presented a list of items from CES and WMS to be declared as surplus. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve, and Camryn Eaton seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Next under new business was teacher tenure. Superintendent Davis recommended one teacher for tenure, Tesa Andrews at CHS. Debbie Brown made a motion to approve. Camryn Eaton seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

Superintendent Davis next presented the Compliance Report for board approval, which must be approved annually. Charity Horton made a motion to approve, and Dwight Bumphus seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Superintendent Davis next provided summaries of active COVID cases among students and staff, stating that there were two active student cases and two active staff cases.

Walter Butler addressed the board next, updating them on changes to the ESSER 3.0 budget due to some items being denied in the application. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve the changes, and Debbie Brown seconded. The motion passed unanimously on roll call vote.

Next on the agenda was the Bonus Pay Plan for all personnel. Superintendent Davis presented the plan that was approved in the ESSER 3.0 plan, requesting approval from the board. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve, and Debbie Brown seconded. The motion passed unanimously on roll call vote.

Superintendent Davis then requested that the board amend the revenue from the SPARC grant awarded to Wayne County Technology Center in the amount of $124,703.00 into the budget. Charity Horton made a motion to approve, and Greg Eaton seconded. The motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

Bids were next on the agenda. Superintendent Davis first presented the only bid received for Kubota equipment that will be purchased through the Innovative High Schools grant. The equipment will be located at the Ag Center when completed. The bid was from Brown Equipment in the amount of $136,427.00. Sherman Martin made a motion to accept the bid, and Debbie Brown seconded. The motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.    The next bid was for a CNC router at WCTC. Superintendent Davis recommended the approval of the only bid received, which was from Learning Labs in the amount of $26,999.00. This equipment will be purchased as part of the SPARC grant. Charity Horton made a motion to accept the bid, and Dwight Bumphus seconded. The motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

The next bid up for approval was for a wheel balancing machine to be used at WCTC. The only bid received for this item was from Hunter Engineering in the amount of $16,777.30. This equipment will be purchased as part of the SPARC grant as well. Sherman Martin made a motion to accept the bid, and Charity Horton seconded. The motion carried unanimously on roll call vote.

The final bid up for approval was for a greenhouse at Frank Hughes School. Superintendent Davis said that no bids were received, but a quote in the amount of $38,169.71 was received from Greenhouse Megastore. The greenhouse will also be purchased as part of the SPARC grant. Sherman Martin made a motion to approve purchasing the greenhouse from the quote, and Charity Horton seconded. The motion passed unanimously on roll call vote.

Lastly, a parent addressed the board with a concern about parents not being allowed to attend the Christmas programs being held at the elementary schools this year. Superintendent Davis explained the rationale for not opening the program to parents, stating that principals were concerned that there wasn’t enough space in the gyms to safely accommodate the number of people that had attended these programs in the past. Following a lengthy discussion, Charity Horton made a motion to allow two parents per student to attend the Christmas programs at Collinwood Elementary and Waynesboro Elementary. Debbie Brown seconded, and the motion passed on roll call vote with Camryn Eaton casting the only “no” vote. Eaton voiced his concern about the motion only applying to the elementary schools in Collinwood and Waynesboro.

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

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