Summary of Board Minutes October 6, 2014
The Board of Education of the Wilkes County Administrative Unit met in a regular meeting at 5:30 p. m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 in the Media Center located at Central Wilkes Middle School, 3541 S. NC Hwy. 16, Moravian Falls, North Carolina 28654.
Present for the meeting were Chairman Randall “Rudy” Holbrook, Vice Chairman Mrs. Sharron Huffman, Board Members Mr. Darren Shumate and Mr. Hardin C. Kennedy, III. Also present were Superintendent Dr. Marty T. Hemric, Associate Superintendent Ms. Anna Lankford, Assistant Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd, Director of Business Services & Chief School Finance Officer Mr. Seth Prevette, Director of Maintenance Mr. Bergie Speaks and Executive Administrative Assistant Carolyn Triplett.
Dr. Marty Hemric asked we amend the agenda in order to add Letter C to Item Number V to recognize a National Junior Club Beta Club Member whom had attended the National Beta Club Convention. On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Kennedy and duly carried, the agenda was amended.
On a motion by Mr. Shumate, seconded by Mrs. Huffman and duly carried, the agenda was approved as presented.
Chairman Mr. Holbrook recognized Dr. Hemric for the devotional thought and pledge of allegiance. A moment of silence was held in honor of Mr. Todd Welborn, friend, and coach whom passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 after a battle with Cancer.
Assistant Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd recognized Ms. Amanda Perry whom represents The Wilkes Community Foundation. Ms. Perry presented a check for $1,000.00 on behalf of the 2014 Community Grant Program for the Flint Hill Beanstalk Adventure Playground project. Mrs. Elizabeth Horrell, Art Teacher at North Wilkesboro Elementary School, has been instrumental in the development of the school and community playground.
Assistant Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd recognized Ms. Amanda Perry whom once again represented the Wilkes Community Foundation 2014 Grant Program. Selected was the T3LC Youth Philanthropy Group to receive a grant for $1,000.00. The grant monies will be used to enhance the projects T3LC will complete during the 2014-2015 school year.
Assistant Superintendent Mr. Mark Byrd recognized Ms. Jessika Norman, a sixth grade student at West Wilkes Middle School. Ms. Norman placed first in the Oil/Acrylic Art Competition in June at the National Convention. She competed against Junior Betas from 18 states. The National Beta is the largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization in America.
Focus on the Curriculum was presented by Associate Superintendent Mrs. Anna Lankford regarding Wilkes County Schools Data Overview. Wilkes County Schools increased proficiency percentages in all tested areas and system wide student growth was superior.
Chairman Mr. Holbrook asked if anyone had signed up for public comments. No one had signed up.
On a motion by Mr. Shumate, seconded by Mr. Kennedy and duly carried, the minutes were approved as presented.
On a motion by Mr. Kennedy, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the following Personnel Report and Blue Sheet was approved.
Resignation(s) and/or Retirement(s
Iris J. Ferguson – Teacher Assistant – North Wilkes High School
Retirement with thirteen years and seven months - Effective January 1, 2015
Thomas L. Hayes – Mechanic – Transportation Department
Retirement with twenty years and eight months service - Effective January 1, 2015
Lorna A. Johnson – Nurse – Wilkesboro Elementary School
Retirement with twenty-six years and five months service – Effective January 1, 2015
Nancy C. Myers – Child Nutrition Assistant – West Wilkes High School
Retirement with six years and nine months service – Effective October 1, 2014
Resignation(s) and/or Retirement(s) continued
Patricia L. Phillips – Teacher Assistant – Wilkesboro Elementary School
Retirement with twenty-nine years of service – Effective December 1, 2014
Julie Tevepaugh – NC Wise Data Manager – Roaring River Elementary School
Retirement with thirty-one years and seven months service – Effective January 1, 2015
Transfer of Assignment(s)
Jeffrey Elmore Teacher – From East Wilkes High School
To Teacher – C. C. Wright Elementary School
On a motion by Mr. Kennedy, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Out-of-County/Overnight Field Trips were approved for the following:
West Wilkes High School EV Team Garysburg, NC 10/09/14 – 10/11/14
Wilkes Central High School FFA Chapter Louisbille, KY 10/28/14 – 11/01/14
West Wilkes High School EV Team Garysburg, NC 04/15/15 - 04/19/14
Wilkes Central High School along with Central Wilkes Middle School had scheduled a Band Trip to Universal Studios, in April to Florida but has been cancelled at this time.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Schedule was approved as presented.
On a motion by Mr. Kennedy, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the Disposition of Surplus Items was approved as presented.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Shumate and duly carried, the 2014-2015 Budget Resolution was approved as presented.
Chairman Mr. Rudy Holbrook made the following announcements:
October 22, 2014 – First Grading Period Ends
October 23, 2014 Required Workday
October 24, 2014 Optional Workday
October 27, 2014 Second Grading Period Begins
Chairman Mr. Holbrook announced the next Board meeting November 3, 2014 5:30 p.m. in the Arnold and Becky Lakey Boardroom 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
On a motion by Mrs. Huffman, seconded by Mr. Kennedy and duly carried, there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 6:30 p.m.