Board News

Executive Session Notice - June 22, 2022


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the June 15, 2022 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 1, 2022 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1.  Mr. Brown let the Board know that the principals have been working very hard at interviewing personnel to hire for our open positions.  The month of June has been very busy already.  He has completed the application for the Safety Grant which pays for 2/3 of the salary for our School Resource Officer.  Board Member compensation for the first six months will be paid on the June 24, 2022 payroll.  We should have a recommendation at the next board meeting in regards to lunch and breakfast prices for next year.  Mr. Brown also talked with the Board about transferring money from the Operations Fund to the Rainy Day fund.

2.  Mr. Brown informed the Board that he would like to use Rainy Day money to update the sidewalks at the elementary.  Mr. Brown showed a map of where the updated concrete work would be completed at a cost of under $13,000.  Part of this work would be a tear out and replace, and part of the work is extending the current sidewalk farther to the north to increase space for the elementary car pickup and drop off.            

3.  Mr. Brown reminded the Board that there will be an executive session after the regular board meeting on July 20th to go over his annual evaluation.  

4.  Professional leave requests approved by the Superintendent as of Monday, June 13, 2022 were presented.

 Opportunity for Public Comments

(No negative comments toward Corporation employees are permitted during the public meeting.  Alleged misconduct by a Corporation employee is to be addressed in an Executive session of the Board following meeting with appropriate members of the Administration.)


 Business Office Recommendations

 Rainy Day Fund Transfer

The Board approved the resolution to transfer $100,000 from the Operations Fund to the Rainy Day Fund as presented in Appendix #2190.    

 Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #21298 to #21358 and the payroll of June 10, 2022 as listed in Appendix #2191 were approved for payment.    



The Board accepted the resignation of Amber Smalley as a Behavioral Interventionist.

 The Board accepted the resignation of Brittney Andrews as the Junior High Assistant Cross Country Coach.

 The Board accepted the resignation of Noah Harrington as 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach.

 The Board accepted the resignation of Olivia Hamilton as Varsity Assistant Cross Country Coach.


The Board approved an extended FMLA leave of absence for Heather Guffey through June 22, 2022.


The Board approved Erica Whittaker as a Science/Biology Teacher at Cowan Junior/Senior High School for the 2022-23 school year.

 The Board approved Jamie Chambers as a corporation bus driver for the 2022-23 school year.

 The Board approved Shawna Dyer as an Elementary Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. 

 Textbook Rental

The Board approved the Elementary Textbook Rental for the 2022-23 school year as presented in Appendix #2192.

The Board approved the Jr./Sr. High School Textbook Rental for the 2022-23 school year as presented in Appendix #2193.

 Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Rick Jones congratulated the softball and baseball teams on a successful season!! 

 Mr. Mike Van Horn, along with Mr. Vick Conway and the rest of the Board, asked if we should take a deeper look at our school security plan in light of the latest school event in Texas.  Mr. Brown explained the things that we currently have in place and are using for our security plan; however, this is an item that we need to continually take a look at on a regular basis to update and improve.

 Mr. Alan Wright congratulated the senior class on their graduation.  The graduation went very well!!


The June 15, 2022 regular board meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.


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