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Waldron School Board Meets, Discusses Plan for School Year

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The Waldron School Board met in regular session on Monday evening, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Tammye Sherrill, Clay Woodall, Angela Hunsucker, Christi Johnston and Mac Davis. Also present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Ryan Walker, Darla Jeffery, Chris Lipham, Josh Atchley, Josh Brown, Kristi Sigman, Keith Brigance and Toni Dozier.

After the meeting was called to order, and the consent agenda items approved, Woodall made the motion to approve the Petition for Transfer of Students. Hunsucker seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

The Waldron School District received two School Choice applications to attend Waldron Schools.

A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Johnston to approve transferring $500,000.00 from an Arvest Bank account to the Money Market account at Arvest Bank. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Woodall and seconded by Davis to remove Gary Wayman and add Daniel Fielding to the Safety Deposit Box at Chambers Bank. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by Davis and seconded by Hunsucker to approve the Emergency Declaration. The motion carried 5-0.

The principals reported on what is happening at each of their buildings to get ready for the upcoming school year. Walker reported that the Elementary School teachers are working in their rooms to meet social distancing requirements. Walker also reported that they would be starting a new literacy program this year. Lipham, Middle School Principal, reported that all positions are filled and that they are working on a solution for lunch schedules. Lipham also answered questions that the board members had about bus routes and the requirements that are going to be in place due to Covid-19. Coach Brown reported that graduation was successful. He also stated that there is a lot of new technology being installed at the high school in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Superintendent Daniel Fielding informed the board members that he has posted the Ready for Learning Plan 2020-2021 on the school’s website. However, information is ever changing and the plan will be updated as new guidance is given. Fielding reported that each classroom in the district will have a camera installed and teachers will be recording their lessons daily to share with those that choose to learn remotely. Enrollment forms are on the school website and Facebook page. This is where families can choose the onsite or remote learning option. He then opened the floor for questions.

A motion was made by Woodall and seconded by Davis to accept the resignations of:

  • Carol Owens – Bus Driver as of 06-30-2020
  • Amber Scott – Food Service as of 06-30-2020
  • Jessica Fisher – ABC Para as of 06-30-2020
  • Shirley Johnson – HS Para as of 06-30-2020

The board voted unanimously to accept those resignations. Next, a motion was made by Johnston and seconded by Woodall to accept the retirement of Brenda Kaye Taylor as bus driver, effective June 30, 2020. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Woodall and seconded by Johnston to hire James Rincker as level four bus driver with two years experience. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Johnston to hire Erica McKay as middle school math teacher with two years experience. The motion passed unanimously.

At 8:06 p.m., and with no other business before the board, the meeting was adjourned.

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