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The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, August 9, 2021; at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Clay Woodall, Angela Hunsucker, Mac Davis and Konnor McKay. Board member Tammye Sherrill was not present at the meeting.  Others present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Ryan Walker, Kristi Sigman, Darla Jeffery, Tonya Cluck, Kim Solomon, Toni Dozier, Zack Taylor and Chris Lipham.

Vice-President Woodall called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. and welcomed everyone. Davis began the meeting with a word of prayer, and 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 July 12h and July 19th Minutes; B) Approve Financial Reports and Expenditures; C) Approve Purchase Orders to Nearpod; D) Approve Milk Bid for Food Service; G) Approve Bread Bid for Food Service.  Motion carried 4:0.

A motion was made by McKay and seconded by Davis to approve the Visa Purchasing Card application.  Motion carried 4:0.

The board members discussed the Digital Map Standard that will be filed with the Secretary of State and County Clerk, this map will be used for school board zones.

A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to approve the handbook changes for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by McKay and seconded by Hunsucker to approve the ASBA Policy recommendations and updates:  1.2, 1.11, 1.21, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.19, 3.32.1, 3.40, 3.44, 3.45, 3.49, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.17, 4.35, 4.35F6, 4.35F7, 4.37, 4.44, 4.45, 4.45.1, 4.46, 4.60, 5.5, 5.6, 5.6F, 5.6F2, 5.11, 5.17, 5.18, 5.20, 5.27, 5.28, 6.4, 6.11, 6.12, 7.5, 8.4, 8.13, 8.23.1, 8.30, 8.34, 8.36, 8.37.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to add item E) Approve Petition for Transfer of Student.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Davis and seconded by McKay to approve the Petition for Transfer of Student.  Motion carried 4-0.

Each of the principals reported that they are gearing up to start the new school year and working through the challenges that Covid-19 has brought with it again this year.  Each of them stated that they will continue taking the extra precautions and sanitation measures.  Meet the Teacher Night will be this Thursday night from 2-7 p.m. at each of the buildings.  Mr. Walker also commented on the Back to School Bash that spanned over 3 weeks.  Mr. Lipham informed the board that 5th-grade orientation will be broken up into two sessions, one at 2:30 and the other at 5:30.  Mrs. Solomon welcomed Ms. Cluck as Assistant Principal.  She also informed the board that Chromebooks will also be handed out Thursday night at Meet the Teacher Night.  The 9th-grade orientation will be tonight, Tuesday, August 10th.   

Superintendent Daniel Fielding wants everyone to be aware that things could change throughout the year as the school gets guidance from Legislation.

A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to accept the resignations of Melanie Henry, as elementary teacher as of July 27, 2021 and Wendy Daggs, as elementary teacher as of July 26, 2021.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Davis and seconded by Hunsucker to hire Andrea Duhon-Piechocki as Elementary Teacher effective July 29, 2021, pending APPEL requirements are met.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by McKay and seconded by Hunsucker to hire San Junaita Gonzalez as High School 10th Grade Literacy Teacher effective July 29, 2021, pending APPEL requirements are met.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Davis and seconded by McKay to hire Lorrel Passmore as Elementary Teacher effective July 29, 2021, pending APPEL requirements are met.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Hunsucker and seconded by Davis to hire Soribel Basa as HS Paraprofessional effective August 9, 2021.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Konnor McKay to adjourn. Motion carried 4-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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