The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 10. The following business was conducted:
The Board Agenda and Consent Agenda were both approved without discussion. The board authorized the postings of new positions within the school system.
The board approved to revise Policy 5.3101 Vacation Days Administrative and Supervisory Employees on second reading. New Director of Schools Tony Boles mentioned that the language for this policy change was borrowed directly from his contract.
The board approved budgets for IDEA Part B and IDEA Preschool for the 14-15 school year.
The board approved to accept a bid for a Behavior Analyst. Two bids were received, both on the same conditions: $80 per hour, 7.5 hours per day, and 4 days per week. The only individual who was certified with BCBA was Julie Carver. As BCBA certification is required for the position, the board voted to award Carver the contract.
The board approved a Federal Projects Resolution for the 14-15 school year.
The board approved to advertise for bids for tearing down old barns located on the Westside property. It was clarified first that a contract could be written up that specified total cleanup, so that bidders would not take desirable material and leave whatever was left. Board member Walton observed that is likely that the BOE will either break even in the contract or be paid a small amount.
The board approved a maintenance agreement with North Central Security. Maintenance Supervisor Randy Robinson explained that the $450/year agreement did save the department money last year, considering the number of calls that were answered by North Central. The agreement simply covers routine trouble with a security panel, not catastrophic issues.
The board approved two hire two additional Band Supplements for the MCHS band department. These two people will be paid a $1,000 stipend each. Band Director Joey Wilburn pointed out to the board that there are 60 students in band, so having four teachers on the ground is reasonable; he also pointed out that art participation has been proven to improve test scores. The board voted on roll call, with three ‘yes’ votes (Wilmore, Tuttle, Harper) and two ‘no’ votes (Cook, Walton).
The Director’s Report included the following new hires/terminations:
Certified Positions Hired
Brittany Shaw-Fairlane Kindergarten Teacher
Brianna Robertson-Central 3rd Grade Teacher
Lindsey Swindle-Fairlane 1st Grade Teacher
Ken Roark-Macon County High School Agriculture Teacher
Stacy Dickerson-MCHS Agriculture/Personal Finance Teacher
Whitney Shrum-MCHS Data/Testing Coordinator
Susan Hawkins-Lafayette Elementary SPED Resource Teacher
Courtney Cherry-MCJH Physical Ed. Teacher
Virginia Daugherty-County-Wide Elementary Music Teacher
Dustin McKinney-RBSHS Head Girls Basketball Coach
Rebecca Brown-RBS Elementary Instructional Leader
Matthew Heady-RBSHS Girls Assistant Basketball Coach
Angela Massey-MCHS Language Arts Teacher
Pam Walrond-MCJH Behavior Intervention Teacher
Becky Taylor-Fairlane SPED CDC Teacher
Non-Certified Positions Hired
Teresa Meador-ALC Teacher Asst.
Courtney Bray-Fairlane CDC Teacher Asst.
Tammy Popielarz-Westside SPED Teacher Asst.
Brenda McDonald-County-Wide Coordinated School Health Asst.
Tony Fuqua-Central Office Custodian
Randy Bush-MCJH SPED Resource
Dustin McKinney-RBSHS Boys Basketball Asst. Coach
Steve Turner-County-Wide Maintenance