Macon County School Board meets


By Logan Horn



The Macon County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, September 8. Macon County High School Principal, BJ West gave the invocation. All members were present for the meeting, including newly elected Board Member Bryan Nichols. Board Chairperson, Rebekah Tuttle, asked everyone to remember the loved ones of former school system employee, Gary “Peanut” Binion, who recently passed away, in their thoughts and prayers.

Motion was made to approve the board agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Motion was made to approve the consent agenda. Included in the consent agenda was the approval of minutes from the previous meeting, two leave requests, and 15 trip requests. Motion carried.

In old business, motion was made to approve a bid from Central State Bus Sales in the amount of $101,688 for a new 78 passenger conventional bus. Motion carried on roll call 5-0.

Motion was made to approve a bid from Central State Bus Sales in the amount of $71,383 for a used 71 passenger transit bus. Motion carried on roll call 5-0.

Motion was made to approve a bid from Central State Bus Sales in the amount of $93,946 for a new special needs bus. Motion carried on roll call 5-0.

In new business, motion was made to elect Wayne Marsh as Chairman of the Board for the 2016/17 school year effective September 16, 2016. Motion carried.

Motion was made to elect Jimmy Cook as Vice-Chairman of the Board for the 2016/17 school year. Motion carried.

Motion was made to approve Macon County High School fundraisers for the 2016/17 school year. Motion carried.

Motion was made to approve Textbook Certification of Compliance for the 2016/17 school year. Motion carried.

Motion was made to allow two students from Macon County High School to graduate at the end of the Fall 2016 term. Motion carried.

Motion was made to pay $2,300 assistant coach supplement directly to the Red Boiling Springs High School boy’s basketball team. Motion carried on roll call 5-0.

Motion was made to allow Director of Schools, Tony Boles, to create a procedure concerning student expectations for all Macon County sporting events. Motion carried.

Director’s report:

Certified positions hired:

All positions hired effective 2016/17 school year unless noted otherwise.

Linda Smith-County Wide Evaluator (part time)

Robbie Trent-County Wide Evaluator (part time)

Tiffany Clariday-MCJHS Athletic Director effective 8/1/2016

Jason East-RBSJHS Assistant Football Coach

Dustin McKinney-RBS 5th and 6th Grade Girl’s Basketball Coach

Lisa Mullinix-RBSHS Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach and RBSJHS Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach

Julie Carter-Homebound Teacher

Kim Goad-Homebound Teacher

Susan Hawkins-Homebound Teacher

Non-certified positions hired:

All positions hired effective 2016/17 school year unless noted otherwise.

Whitney Clayborne-MCJHS 5th and 6th Grade Boy’s and Girl’s Assistant Basketball Coach

Jerry Driver-MCHS Trap Team Volunteer Coach

Tammy Driver-MCHS Trap Team Volunteer Coach

Jason Dyer-MCHS Trap Team Volunteer Coach

Jimmy Dyer-MCHS Trap Team Volunteer Coach

Benton West-MCHS Boy’s and Girl’s Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach

Barry King-MCJHS Head Boy’s Soccer Coach

Eric Kirby-MCJHS Head Boy’s Head Baseball Coach

Brandon Robertson-MCJHS Volunteer Assistant Football Coach

Chad Shoulders-MCJHS Volunteer Assistant Softball Coach

Rob Whitacre-MCJHS Assistant Boy’s Soccer Coach

Travis Anderson-RBSHS Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

Brian Goolsby-RBSJHS Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

Danny Kempf-RBSHS Boy’s Basketball Coach

Danny McCaleb-RBS 5th and 6th Grade Boy’s Basketball Coach

Tony Wheeler-RBSHS Assistant Baseball Coach

Spensor Young-RBSJHS Head Football Coach and RBSHS Assistant Football Coach

Eric Sullivan-Interim for Linda West (LES Custodian) effective 8/8/2016 revised

Christy Carmack-Interim for Lisa Taylor (MCHS CDC SPED Teacher Assistant) effective 8/9/2016

Substitutes hired:

Carissa Sadler and April Campbell

Resignations/terminations:

Matthew Heady-RBSHS Assistant Girl’s Basketball Coach effective 8/1/2016

Michael Brown-RBSJHS Assistant Football Coach effective 5/30/2016

Motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried. The October Work Session will be held on Thursday, September 29. The October Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6. Both of these meetings will be held at 7:00pm at the Board of Education.

By Logan Horn

Reach Logan Horn at 615-666-2440.

Reach Logan Horn at 615-666-2440.

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