The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, January 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Clay Woodall, Angela Hunsucker, Mac Davis and Konnor McKay. TammyeSherrill was not present. Others present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Kim Solomon, Ryan Walker, Toni Dozier, Chris Lipham, Kristi Sigman, Darla Jeffery, Josh Atchley, Keith Brigance, Mark Ashford and Zack Taylor.
Vice-President Woodall called the meeting to order at 6:35p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Mr. Mac Davis began the meeting with a word of prayer.
Angela Hunsucker led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Superintendent Fielding informed everyone that January is School Board Member Appreciation month, and he recognized the school board members for their service to our school.
A motion was made by Mac Davis and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to add Item F. (Approve Purchase Order for ACME Janitorial) to the Consent Agenda. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to approve the Consent Agenda items: A) Approval of the December 13th Minutes; B) Approve Financial Reports and Expenditures; C) Approve Purchase Order to Fort Smith Restaurant Supply; D) Approve Purchase Order to Jason Curry – Finish Empty; E) Approve Invoice to BXS Insurance for School Board Legal Liability Insurance; F) Approve Purchase Order to ACME Janitorial. Motion carried 4-0.
Superintendent Fielding informed each of the school board members of the number of training hours they received for 2021. All of the board members have received the required number of training hours.
A motion was made by Konnor McKay and seconded by Mac Davis to adopt the attached Proposed Budget of Expenditures with Tax Levy for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2023 to and including June 30, 2024 and to approve all related election documents. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to adopt the School Board Zone Mapping which was unchanged. Motion carried 4-0.
The principals reported on each of their school’s active cases of Covid and the number of students that are out due to quarantine. Mr. Walker at the Elementary School reported that they have been getting ready for iReady testing. He also reported that there have been 16 new students enrolled at the Elementary School since Thursday. Mr. Lipham also informed the board members that there have been 6 new students enrolled at the Middle School. The Middle School Quiz Bowl is competing today. Mrs. Solomon reported that there are 7 new students enrolled at High School. There are 5 students enrolled in the welding program through UARM this semester. Sr. High Basketball boys placed 3rd in a basketball tournament over the break. Coach Atchley also informed the board members that 96% for the seniors have taken the ACT this year. He also wanted to let everyone know that on April 5th “Be Pro Be Proud,” which is a semi-truck that you can perform vocational activities virtually, will be at the school for 8th through 12thgraders to experience.
Superintendent Fielding informed the board that there are just over 100 quarantined and positive cases in the district. Covid protocols will be posted on the schools Facebook page soon.
Konnor McKay was excused from the motion and left the room. A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to approve the termination of David Jones as of 01-20-2022. Motion carried 3-0.
A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to accept the resignation of Kimberly Keener from Middle School Secretary (Attendance Clerk) as of 01-21-2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to change Shawn Biggs’ bus contract from a Level 3 to a Level 4 as of 01-03-2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Konnor McKay and seconded by Mac Davis to hire Audrey Underwood as Attendance Clerk for Middle School as of 01-11-2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Mac Davis to extend Superintendent Fielding’s contract for one more year starting July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Konnor McKay and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to adjourn. Motion carried 4-0.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.