Parent Advisory Council Meeting
AUGUST 09, 2018
The Parent Advisory Council Meeting was held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Warren County Schools Central Office.
Parent Advisory Members Present:
Bobby Ray: Andrea Tallent
Dibrell: Alan Collins, Tommy Culwell
Mr. Cox called the meeting to order at 5:00pm and welcomed the members.
Mr. Cox discussed the startup of the school year. Enrollment has picked up – about 74 students above last year. Online registration forms were in use and the members present stated their children had been registered online with no issues.
Mr. Cox gave a review of the new website www.warrenschools.com and showed the members where to find the board policies, school information, budgets, salaries, etc.
Mrs. Vickie Dodd gave an update on school safety. The schools are now working to establish a quick plan flowchart for emergencies. The comprehensive plan for the state is quite large, and this would make finding what to do/who to contact faster during an emergency.
Schools still have the same SRO officers as last year. However, there is a new sheriff elected that has the authority to move them as he sees fit. The members present showed concern about moving the SRO’s that are familiar with the children, parents and school. Per Mr. Cox, the sheriff has that authority, but they may want to make their concerns known. Mr. Cox is to meet with the new sheriff and stated he would voice their concern.
Mrs. Dodd stated that grant money is being used for vestibule upgrades for safety at WCMS & WCHS. Bobby Ray and West Elementary vestibules are in upgrade building plans. Grant money is also being used for security fencing at Bobby Ray, West, and WCMS.
Mrs. Dodd stated that there is a 3rd SRO officer being added to WCHS.
SRO officers walked all school buildings in May with Marc Martin and Jarvis Johnson looking for any security issues. There have also been some good tips sent to TEXT-A-TIP that is manned by SROs.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 18, 2018 at 5:00pm (rescheduled due to fall break).