From staff reports
The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees recognized and acknowledged the teachers of the year with the annual awards during their monthly meeting held on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
The LMSD board and Superintendent Ken McMullan recognized seven teachers, one from each school in the district to receive the Teacher of the Year awards. The LMSD also recognized one of those teachers as the District Teacher of the Year. These awards are voted
on by the teachers’ peers and recognize all their hard work and dedication they have shown their respective schools over the past year.
This year’s recipients of Teacher of the Year Awards are Scott Heard at Eiland Middle School, Jodie Duran at Noxapater Attendance Center, Anna Lisa Rankin at Louisville High School, Cindy Hemphill at Louisville Elementary School, Brandi Garrard at Nanih Waiya Attendance Center, Chawan Jernigan at Winston-Louisville Career and Technology Center, and Penny Stalcup at Fair Elementary School.
Each teacher was given praise by the board members as well as their peers. Following the presentation of these awards, the District Teacher of the Year was next.
The District Teacher of the Year award honors went to Scott Heard at Eiland Middle School. Heard will go on to represent the district at the state level of the awards.
After the presentation of the awards, the board discussed bids to remove asbestos and repair the band hall at Louisville High School.
Following a discussion and review of the bids, a motion was made to accept the lowest bid.
The board met with Winston County EMA Director Buddy King to continue discussions regarding applying for additional storm shelter grants. King updated the board members on the latest progress in acquiring shelters at Eiland Middle and Noxapater.
King expressed to the board how critical the need for these shelters are. King requested of the board the permission to seek the shelter grants on behalf of the county and school district.
A motion was made to allow King to apply for the shelter grants and was passed unanimously by the board.
The board members set the date for their next school visits, which will take place at Nanih Waiya and Noxapater on March 17, 2016.
In other news, the board:
• Approved agenda of meeting
• Approved consent agenda
• Approved financial report (Claims Docket #317762 and Jan. 2016 Agency/Activity fund checks – January 2016 bank balances and financial reports)
• Approved 2016-2017 School Calendar
• Approved School Board Policies sections I, J, K, and M
• Approved lowest bid for removal of old Head Start trailers
• Approved Sixteenth Section leases and bids
• Discussed Behavioral Specialist/Graduation Coach and additional Instructional Coach
• Discussed Supervisor’s Report
The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on March 17, 2016 at the Central Office.