The Board of Education of the Wilkes County Administrative Unit met in a called meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Instructional Services Conference Room at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28659.
Present for the meeting were Chairman Mr. Randall “Rudy” Holbrook, Vice-Chairman Ms. Sharron Huffman, Board Members Mr. Darren Shumate, Ms. Leslie Barnes, and Mr. Kirk Walker. Also present were Superintendent Mr. 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 Maintenance Mr. Bergie Speaks, Director of Child Nutrition Mr. Marty Johnson, and Executive Administrative Assistant Ms. Carolyn Triplett.
Prior to calling the meeting to order, Chairman Mr. Randall “Rudy” Holbrook recognized Board Member Mr. Darren Shumate 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 Pledge of Allegiance.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Personnel Report was approved as presented.
On a motion by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Child Nutrition Produce Bid was approved as presented. Foster Caviness won the Lot 4 Produce with a bid of $119,646.40.
On a motion by Ms. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the land adjoining Mulberry Elementary School is now being considered for possible purchase. This property would help with parking spaces to accommodate staff members, Pre-K parents, and overflow for parents/grandparents, etc. during special events.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the personnel report and blue sheet were approved as presented.
On a motion by Mrs. Barnes, seconded by Mrs. Huffman and duly carried, the Continuing Budget Resolution was approved as presented (see attachment number one).
Associate Superintendent Ms. Anna Lankford presented for discussion Policy 3400 to add an additional change requested in the K-3 grading scale that will better clarify standards- based grading and set common expectations across the district. These changes were recommended by a committee of K-3 teachers, instructional specialists, and administrators. This policy revision is being submitted for discussion and will be brought back to the August board meeting for action.
On a motion by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Board adjourned at 11:30 a.m.