The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, March 14, 2022; at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Clay Woodall, Angela Hunsucker, Mac David and Konnor McKay. Board member Tammye Sherrill was not present. Others present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Kim Solomon, Chris Lipham, Darla Jeffery, Ryan Walker, Keith Brigance, Kristi Sigman, Josh Atchley, Kristen Atchley, Tonya Cluck, Zack Taylor, Toni Dozier, Brittany Maine, Alex Maine, Tamara Haten, Keith Haten and Michael Galinato.
Vice-President Woodall called the meeting to order at 6:35p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting. McKay began the meeting with a word of prayer. Hunsucker led the Pledge of Allegiance.
A motion was made by Davis and seconded by Hunsucker to approve the Consent Agenda items: A) Approval of the February 21st Minutes; B) Approve Financial Reports and Expenditures; C) Approve Purchase Orders to ITSAVVY; D) Approve Purchase Order to White River Services; E) Approve Jana Pschier, SLP Contract for 2022-23 SY. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to approve the Administrators Salary Schedule for 2022-23 SY. Motion carried 4-0.
Each of the principals reported on the happenings at their buildings. Mr. Walker stated that Literacy Week was a success. Walker also informed the board that the Body Walk starts March 15th. He also stated that the GT program just completed their Living Wax Museum. Mr. Lipham stated that 5th and 6thgrade Quiz Bowl competes March 15th. Middle School Cap Conferences for the upcoming 9th graders will be this week. Lipham also informed the board that they are doing a “March Madness” to promote attendance for ACT preparation. The Middle School socials will be starting back next week as well. Coach Atchley praised the Sr. High Basketball boys on their back-to-back State appearances. Basketball will be assigned a new conference in the days to come. He also stated that baseball and track is starting in full force. Once again, Coach Atchley wanted to announce that “Be Proud Be Pro” will be here on April 5th for 9th thru 12th graders. April 14th will be CAP conferences for High School students. FFA is now selling Blue and Gold bacon, sausage and chicken. Sr. High Girls won State Indoor and the Sr. High Boys got runner-up. He also informed the board members that the 11th graders just finished taking the ACT test. March 31st and April 1st will be testing days for the new Work Keys program.
Superintendent Fielding reported that the track is near completion within a week or two. Mr. Fielding also informed the school board members and others present that the School Calendar may be revised due to the State approving for school to start a week earlier than originally set.
Adjourned to executive session. Time dismissed: 7:10 Time returned: 8:10
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to accept the resignation of Amber Craig from Food Service, effective as of February 22, 2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to accept the resignations of the following:
Larry Underwood – Retire from MS Custodian as of the end of 2021-22 SY.
Gina Brown – Resigning from MS Special Education Paraprofessional as of the end of 2021-22 SY.
Gina Brown – Resigned from Bus Driver as of the end of 2021-22 SY
Marvin Gillean – Retire from Head Transportation Mechanic as of the end of 2021-22 SY.
Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Davis and seconded by McKay to accept the resignation of Sue Williams as High School Nurse effective March 25, 2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by McKay and seconded by Davis to accept the resignations of Josh Clemmer, Media Specialist at ES; Connie Crotts, ES Teacher; and Shelley Hunt, ES ALA Teacher as of the end of the 2021-22 SY. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by McKay to re-hire the licensed staff. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Davis and seconded by McKay to hire Michael Wilmott as a part time Level 1 Bus Mechanic with 0 years of experience as of 03-28-2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to accept the recommendation that Ryan Walker by assigned to Principal for the Adventure Online Academy, effective July 1, 2022, as well as Pre-K Principal. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Davis and seconded by Hunsucker to accept the recommendation that Darla Jeffery be named Waldron Elementary Principal as of July 1, 2022. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to adjourn. Motion carried 4-0.
Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.