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WALDRON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
ANNUAL REPORT TO THE PUBLIC
NOVEMBER 8, 2021
6:00 P.M.

The annual Report to the Public was presented by Superintendent Fielding; Kristi Sigman, Federal Programs Coordinator; Natalie Cadena, Special Education Director; Julie Woodral, GT Coordinator; Ryan Walker, Elementary Principal; Chris Lipham, Middle School Principal; Kim Solomon, High School Principal; Toni Dozier, Adventure Online Academy Principal.

The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, November 8, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Tammye Sherrill, Clay Woodall, Angela Hunsucker, and Mac Davis.  Board member Konnor McKay was not present.  Others present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Kristi Sigman, Tonya Cluck, Julie Woodral, Natalie Cadena, Kim Solomon, Ryan Walker, Keith Brigance, Darla Jeffery, Toni Dozier, and Chris Lipham.

President Tammye Sherrill called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Mac Davis began the meeting with a word of prayer.

Angela Hunsucker led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Mac Davis and seconded by Clay Woodall to add item E) Approve Invoices for Alliance Propane to the Consent Agenda.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Clay Woodall and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to approve the Consent Agenda items: A) Approval of the October 25th Minutes; B) Approve Financial Reports and Expenditures; C) Approval of Purchase Order to Jupiter Education Services, LLC dba Red Comet; D) Approval of Purchase Order to Ben E. Keith Foods; E) Approval of Invoices for Alliance Propane.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Clay Woodall to approve the recommendation of School Board President Tammye Sherrill to give all licensed and classified employees a one-time bonus in the amount of $1,000.00 to be paid November 19th.  Mrs. Sherrill stated that the board is well aware of everything the teachers and staff are still doing and how hard they are working.  Motion carried 4-0.

The board tabled Item B) Discuss and Appoint a Voting Delegate for ASBA.

Mr. Fielding informed the board member that School Board Election Zones had been looked at and Waldron School District is one of the few schools that their zones do not need changed.

A motion was made by Mac Davis and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to increase the purchase price threshold for bidding commodities to $15,000.  Motion failed 2:2.

A motion was made by Mac Davis and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to increase the purchase price threshold for bidding commodities to $12,500.  Motion carried 4:0.

A motion was made by Clay Woodall and seconded by Mac Davis to add item E) Secondary Career Center Site for Welding through UARM.  Motion carried 4:0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Clay Woodall to approve the request for Waldron School District to become a Secondary Career Center Site for Welding through UARM.  Motion carried 4:0.

Each of the principals reported on the things that are happening at their building. Mr. Walker reported that the Fall Festival was a great success and the largest they had ever seen.  He also stated that Elementary is working hard on getting their SpEd scores up.  Mr. Lipham invited the board to the Veteran’s Day program that will be Thursday at 11:30 at the High School Auditorium.  The student council is also hosting a canned food drive that will be donated to local church food pantries.  Mrs. Solomon bragged on the accomplishments of the Band program, the band has had great scores in the competitions that they have been competing in.  She also stated that Cross Country girls and boys have both scored very well in their meets.  Mrs. Solomon was so proud of how Homecoming went and how everyone enjoyed the sense of normalcy.

Superintendent Fielding informed the board members that the house remodel the building trades department is taking on has perked interest with Michelle Viney from Communities Unlimited who encouraged Mr. Fielding to write a letter to the Smithsonian Community of Innovation committee describing the story behind the home and remodel.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Clay Woodall to approve the resignation of Murray (Murphy) Barber as of October 26, 2021.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Clay Woodall and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to adjourn.  Motion carried 4-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

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