LATTA SCHOOL BOARD
May 8, 2018
(Minutes submitted are unofficial until approved at the next month’s regular monthly meeting.)
The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Latta Elementary School Library. In accordance with S.C. Code of Laws of 1976, as amended, Section 30-4-80 (E). The Dillon Herald was notified of the time, date, place and agenda of this meeting. The agenda is also posted in the District Office and on the district website.
Trustees present were Kyle Berry, Ray George, Kwame Hennagan, Eleanor Powers and JoAnn Williamson. Vanessa Harrison and Stuart Poston were absent.
Chair Kyle Berry welcomed all present and Dr. John Kirby opened with prayer.
There being no corrections or additions to the April 10,2018 minutes and the current agenda, Chair Kyle Berry ruled that they stand approved.
Donna Taylor presented the status report for March 2018 on the General Fund Budget. (Report attached becoming part of the minutes).
A motion for approval to write the 2018-2019 Federal Projects for the District was made by Eleanor Powers and seconded by Kwame Hennagan. Vote was unanimous.
Leigh Sloan updated the Board on the graduation ceremonies.
Dollie Morrell gave the Board a summary of the Latta Elementary School 2017-2018 school year. (Handout attached becoming part of the minutes.) Amanda Morrell updated the Board on the Viking Greenway Trail and the Legacy Tree Trail. She also took the board on a tour of the Viking Greenway Trail.
Larry Legette updated the Board on summer programs.
Eleanor Powers shared the Ellis Performing Arts Center upcoming events with the Board.
Dr. John Kirby updated the Board on the softball scoreboard design.
Eleanor Powers made a motion to approve the naming of the Viking Greenway Trail and all environmental institutes in honor of John and Vicki Kirby. JoAnn Williamson seconded the motion. Vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ray George and seconded by Kwame Hennagan to accept as first reading the 2018-2019 school year general operations budget as presented by Donna Taylor. Vote was unanimous.
Upon the principals’ recommendation, a motion to approve the hiring of new staff was made by Eleanor Powers and seconded by Ray George. Vote was unanimous.
Upon the principals’ recommendation, a motion to approve the resignations of current staff was made by Kwame Hennagan and seconded by JoAnn Legette. Vote was unanimous.
CITIZEN INPUT ON ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST TO SCHOOLS:
A motion was made and seconded to go into executive session to discuss a legal briefing.
FORMAL ACTION ON EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Upon reconvening from executive session, no action was taken and meeting was adjourned at 8:00p.m.