The Board of Education of the Wilkes County Administrative Unit met in a regular meeting at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in the Arnold and Becky Lakey Boardroom at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659.
Present for the meeting were Chairman Mr. Randall “Rudy” Holbrook, Board Members Mr. Darren Shumate, Mr. Kirk Walker, and Mrs. Leslie Barnes. Vice-Chairman Mrs. Sharron Huffman was absent. Also present were Superintendent Mr. D. Mark Byrd, Associate Superintendent Ms. Anna Lankford, Executive Director of Personnel Dr. Westley Wood, Chief Technology Officer Ms. Julie Triplett, Chief Finance Officer Mr. Seth Prevette, Director of Development Mr. Dennis Huggins, Director of Athletics and Healthful Living Mr. Chris Skabo, Director of CTE Mr. Wayne Shepherd, Director of Child Nutrition Mr. Marty Johnson, Director of Student Services Ms. April Marr, Director of Transportation Mr. Eric Barker, Director of Testing and Accountability Dr. Donna Cotton, Director of Exceptional Children Ms. Jennifer Blankenship, GEAR Up Coordinator Ms. Jodi Freeman, Public Relations Officer Ms. Morgan Mathis, and Executive Administrative Assistant Ms. Carolyn Triplett.
Prior to calling the meeting to order, Chairman Mr. Rudy Holbrook recognized Board Member, Ms. Leslie Barnes, to lead the Invocation.
Chairman Mr. Rudy Holbrook called the meeting to order and asked if the agenda needed to be amended. Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd made the announcement to amend the agenda. Under Roman Number X (Action Item), letter D needs to be added for approval of Exceptional Children’s Department Contract for Continuum Pediatric Private Duty Nursing Service Agreement. On a motion by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the agenda was amended.
On a motion by Mr. Shumate, seconded by Mr. Walker and duly carried, the agenda was approved as presented.