BONIFAY – Holmes County District School Board approved of Superintendent Eddie Dixon’s personnel recommendation to rehire the entirety of last year’s teaching staff for the upcoming school year during their regularly scheduled meeting on May 20 with a vote of 4 to 1, with School Board member Debbie Kolmetz voting “no.”
· Board approved of Overnight/Out-of-State trip for Ponce de Leon High School’s Future Business Leaders of America to attend the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on June 28 through July 3.
Board approved of Consent Agenda, pulling the minutes from the previous meeting at the request of Kolmetz, with approval pending if the statement “Superintendent
· Dixon will continue to make the decision on the agenda format” is verified on the audio recording of that evening’s meeting; otherwise it will be stricken from the minutes.
· Board approved of 2014-2015 VPK Provider Agreement with Early Learning Coalition.
· Kolmetz requested an update on the on the progress of replacing the lights at Ponce de Leon High School’s parking lot, which Dixon said they are in process of replacing the bulbs.
· Kolmetz also requested that the light in the Ponce de Leon High School’s sign be fixed.
· Kolmetz requested that the timer on the snack machine be fixed so that the students cannot purchase snacks during lunch time.
· Kolmetz informed the Board that Washington-Holmes Technical Center had over 300 students recently complete their studies.
· Kolmetz also informed the Board that Wausau held a Veterans’ program recently where the Bethlehem High School Culinary Academy provided a meal to the visiting veterans.
“Now is a good time to be a student in Holmes County,” said Chair Rusty Williams. “We’ve got so many talented students and teachers. Our students are going to go far.”
During the previous meeting on May 6, Kolmetz once again motioned to place audio recordings of the Board meetings on the district website, which died due to lack of a second, which makes
the third time Kolmetz’ request for audio recordings on the district website has died without a second.
Kolmetz also moved to change the agenda format and list unfinished or new business on the agenda, which was passed and after discussion Kolmetz amended her motion to request the superintendent to place unfinished or new business on the agenda, which passed.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Holmes County District School Board is set for 9 a.m. on June 3.