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Weakley County School Board Meeting

December 7th, 2012 - By Steve James

The looming fiscal cliff was a topic of discussion at last night’s Weakley County School Board Meeting.

Director of Schools Randy Frazier said if the federal government doesn’t find a way to avoid the so could “fiscal cliff”, which includes tax increases and cuts to several programs the Weakley County School system would have to cut approximately $290,000 from the budget.

The Board decided they would write a letter to Congressman Stephen Fincher urging the government find a way to compromise on the impending financial issues.

In other business, the board decided to sell a piece of surplus property. The four acre property is on Christmasville Road in the Pillowville community. Mr. Frazier said the school system didn’t see a use for it,and the Board will now start accepting sealed bids for the property.

Mr. Frazier also brought up the issue of the County Fuel Pump Station. He said the facilities are out of date, and it would save the school system, along with the other county agencies that use it, if the pumps were updated and kept track of each account and how much is dispensed. The Board decided to discuss the topic with other County officials, and look into updating the equipment.

Milan School Board Chairman, and Director of the Tennessee School Board Association, Jimmy Copous was also on hand to give the Weakley County Board a “Board of Distinction” Award for their contributions to the state educational systems.

The Board finished the meeting by approving Clinton Smith as a volunteer boy’s basketball coach at Martin Middle, and Wade Bigham and Jody Hazlewood for coaches on the Martin Middle baseball team.

The Board meets again on Thursday January 5th at the Board of Education Office in Dresden