The regular monthly meeting of the Waldron School Board was held in the Central Office Building Monday, August 12, 2019; at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Steve Ewing, Tammye Sherrill, Angela Hunsucker, and Christi Johnston. Board member Regina Oliver was not present at the meeting.  Others present were Superintendent Daniel Fielding, Misty Owens, Ryan Walker, Kristi Sigman, Darla Jeffery, Josh Atchley, Josh Brown, Keith Brigance, Zack Taylor and Chris Lipham.

President Ewing called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. 

Mr. Ewing welcomed everyone.

Mrs. Sherrill began the meeting with a word of prayer.

Mr. Ewing led the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to approve the 

Consent Agenda items:  A) Approval of the July 8th and July 25th Minutes; B) Approve Financial Reports and Expenditures; C) Approve Curriculum Associates, LLC Purchase Order for Federal Programs; D) Approve Imagination Station dba Istation Purchase Order for Federal Programs; E) Approve Swaim Office Paper Order Invoice; F) Approve Mild Bid for Food Service; G) Approve Bread Bid for Food Service; H) Approve Petition for Transfer of Student.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Tammye Sherrill to discuss and approve a credit card for Food Service.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Christi Johnston to discuss and approve the transfer of the old football stadium facility over to the City of Waldron.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to discuss and approve certified attendance pilot program.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Tammye Sherrill to discuss and approve sub pay for Level 4 bus drivers at $38.00 a day with the understanding that a team will be put together to look at adjusting the rates for each level for sub bus drivers.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Christi Johnston and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to discuss and approve the bus driver salary schedule.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to approve the Ethics Contract Disclosure form to do business with Powell Graphics and R & J Air Systems since Kathy Powell and Alcinda Franklin are both teachers in the district.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Christi Johnston to approve the Ethics Contract Disclosure form to do business with Rice Furniture and Appliance since Steve Ewing is a school board member. Mr. Ewing excused himself from the room during voting. Motion carried 3-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Tammye Sherrill to discuss and approve the ASBA policy recommendations and updates.  The following policies were approved:  1.9, 1.11, 1.21, 1.22, 3.6, 3.23, 3.28F, 3.29, 3.34, 3.38, 3.40, 3.42, 3.45, 3.48, 3.49, 3.51, 3.54, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.14, 4.15, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.21, 4.22, 4.24, 4.29F, 4.30, 4.31, 4.32, 4.35, 4.35F, 4.35F2, 4.35F4, 4.35F5, 4.39, 4.41, 4.43, 4.45, 4.45.1, 4.47, 4.51, 4.52, 4.55, 4.56, 4.56.1, 4.56.2, 4.57, 4.59, 5.2, 5.3, 5.15, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22, 5.26, 5.28, 5.29, 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 7.5, 7.14, 7.15, 7.17, 7.17.1, 7.19, 7.23, 7.24, 8.13, 8.19.

It was stated they are looking forward to school starting and the kids returning.  At the Elementary, Atlas Coffee set up a table at Meet the Teacher Night and donated a portion of their profits to the school.  They will also be featuring a coffee each week that a portion of the proceeds will go to the school.  

Superintendent Daniel Fielding reported that we had an excellent first day back with the faculty and they had a great speaker for the day that spoke on “Being the Turning Point.”  Superintendent Fielding also reported on the Back to School Bash where almost 800 backpacks were given away to students in our district.  He also spoke on the importance of attendance for both students and teachers.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to accept the resignations of Mike Duncan, HS Social Studies as of the end of 2018/19 SY and Richard Gunselman, HS Science as of July 26, 2019. Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to hire Dillion Ward as HS Social Studies teacher and Melissa Kaupp as HS Science teacher, both retroactive back to August 5, 2019, providing they both meet all the requirements.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Angela Hunsucker and seconded by Tammye Sherrill to hire Andrea Ward as MS Paraprofessional with 3 years’ experience retroactive back to August 5, 2019.  Motion carried 4-0. 

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to correct a typo error made on Scott Thompson’s contract, contract should reflect .25 Level II FTE for Custodial and a .75 Level II FTE for Maintenance for 2019/20 SY retroactive back to July 1, 2019.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Angela Hunsucker to specify Karen Titsworth, who was hired on July 25, 2019, hire date as August 12, 2019.  Motion carried 4-0.

A motion was made by Tammye Sherrill and seconded by Christi Johnston to adjourn. Motion carried 4-0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

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