The Board of Education of the Wilkes County Administrative Unit met in a regular scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in the Arnold and Becky Lakey Boardroom at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659. The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018. Due to the proposed weather forecast for anticipated freezing participation, the scheduled Board of Education Meeting was held the next night on January 9, 2018.
Present for the meeting were Chairman Mr. Randall “Rudy” Holbrook, Vice-Chairman Mrs. Sharron Huffman, Board Members Mr. Kirk Walker, and Mrs. Leslie Barnes. Board Member Mr. Darren Shumate was absent. Also present were Superintendent Mr. D. Mark Byrd, Executive Director of Personnel Dr. Westley Wood, Chief Technology Officer Ms. Julie Triplett, Executive Chief Finance Officer Mr. Seth Prevette, Director of Development Mr. Dennis Huggins, Director of Child Nutrition Mr. Marty Johnson, Director of Transportation Mr. Eric Barker, Director of Testing and Accountability Dr. Donna Cotton, Director of Pre-K & Elementary Education Dr. Susan Blackburn, Director of Middle Grades/Federal Programs Dr. Joe Bullis, Director of Athletics and Healthful Living Mr. Chris Skabo, AIG Coordinator Ms. Angie Lamb, 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 Mr. Kirk Walker to lead the Invocation.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Walker and duly carried, the agenda was approved as presented.
Chairman Mr. Randall “Rudy” Holbrook recognized Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd for the Devotion and Pledge of allegiance. Mr. Byrd announced that January was School Board Appreciation Month. He asked that we join him in celebrating School Board Appreciation Month by thanking our board members for all they do, and most importantly, thanking them for all that they do for the students of Wilkes County Schools on a daily basis. Several Administrators were in attendance for this honor.