April Meeting of Board of Education Covers Many Items

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Repairs, surplus equipment, tenure and more filled the agenda of the Cannon County Board of Education this week.
The Auburn School septic upgrade project was rebid from last month.  One bid was received and approved.  The bid of Mike Hutchins Construction for $12,800, with work to be done over summer break.
A mobile classroom at Short Mountain School that had been declared as surplus was advertised for sale.  One bid was received, the board approved the bid of Lela Woodin for $201.00. The building has to be removed in 30 business days.
Jonathan Odom and Jeran Tenpenny with the High School program addressed the Board concerning refinishing the gym floor at Cannon County High School.  The board approved seeking bids for the project.
Karen King addressed the Board concerning the construction of an awning in the parent pick-up area at West Side School.  A motion was made and approved so King may proceed with the project. Funds will come from West Side School.
Three teachers have qualified for tenure this year, Paige Holt, Wendie Gentry, and Brian Huddleston.  The board granted tenure to these 3 teachers.
A motion was made by Javin Fann, seconded by Brian Elrod, to have Douglas Jennings score the evaluations on Director of Schools William Curtis and make the results public at the next board meeting.  Bruce Daniel made a motion, seconded by Brian Elrod, to take action on Curtis’s evaluation in May meeting. Voting yes were Brian Elrod, Travis Turney, Bruce Daniel, and Javin Fann.  Voting no was Nathan Sanders.
Budget hearings are scheduled for April 30th at 6:30 and May 2 at 7 PM.  Both of these hearings will take place at the Central Office.
Mr. Curtis reminded the Board about their joint workshop with the county commission on April 16.
The next Regular Board Meeting Workshop will be at the Central Office on Monday, May 6th. The next Regular Board Meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at Woodbury Grammar School Cafeteria.