The Wayne County Board of Education November monthly meeting was hosted by Walker Early Learning Center with several items passed on the agenda.
The board agreed to approve a BG1 process for roof replacement at Walker Early Learning Center and declare it an emergency, to expedite the replacement process. Fortunately, the existing membrane roof can be worked on during the winter months without disrupting school.
Another item of business pertaining to Walker Early Learning Center was a report on the activities at the Family Resource Center. Walker Family Resource Center Director Audra Branscum explained some of the functions of the center which include: home visits, backpack program, emergency school supplies, clothing and shoe distribution, positive postcard campaign, and family advocate duties. Another example of the centers work, Born Learning Academy, was underway during the meeting. Parents of infants and toddlers attend classes that provide helpful ways to begin their child’s education process, while childcare is provided to the children in the preschool classrooms.
The board also approved a G/T Travel Study Option to Greece in July 2020. GT Coordinator Jennifer Chaplin explained the study abroad process and the benefits to students.
In other business:
Approved change orders for the Wayne County Area Career and Technology Center Project and approved a pay application on the project for $433,154.31.
Approved a school facilities construction Commission offer of assistance for $24,741.
Approved a policy for pet therapy for a reading project.
Family Resource Center Coordinator Audra Branscum shared on-going projects that the center is implementing