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October Board Meeting Recap

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:46 PM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Nov 10, 2016, 1:29 PM ]
At the October 24, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Spotlights & Recognitions, Information items, and Action items were presented as follows:

Spotlights and Recognitions:
Information Items:
  • September Financial Summary - here
  • NC STAR School Improvement Management Platform - here
Action Items:
  • Approved the 2016-2017 Budget Resolution - includes additional items for 16-17 school year (Sheriff's Deputy Training Officer, 1/2% employee bonus (legislative mandated), Merit bonus (legislative  mandated), 2 teaching positions from local, replacement of 5 vehicles (over 8 years old and 150,000 miles),  replacement of 2 tractor mowers) - here
  • Approved 13 Fundraisers Requests- here
  • Approved 3 Overnight Field Trip Requests - here
  • Approved Assistant Coach Supplement - for middle school football; based on years of experience - here
  • Approved Parent Advisory Council - Bladenboro Middle School - here
  • Approved Calendar Revisions - here
  • Approved Certified/Classified Personnel - all members voted affirmative except D. Edwards - here
Superintendent's Report:
  • North Carolina School Board Association Annual Conference Voting Delegates - here
  • Consolidation Update - here
Chairman's Report:
Board Chair Dr. Wilbur Smith thanked Dr. Taylor for his attention to the safety and security of students and schools during Hurricane Matthew. He also thanked Ms. Newton for the news updates and school closure information she provided to the community during Hurricane Matthew. Dr. Smith commented that school operations went smoothly before, during, and after the hurricane.