Bray-Doyle board splits on Eads’ contract

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By Todd Brooks
Oct 11, 2012 - 8:53:02 AM

The Bray-Doyle School Board approved hiring school administrators Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting, but the board was split when deciding on Superintendent, David Eads’ contract.
Contracts for high school principal, Brandon Voss and elementary principal, Guy Heldermon were unanimously approved for one-year. However, Eads contract was approved by a 3-2 vote by the board.
Board member Carl Shackleford made the motion to extend Eads’ contract from one year to two at the same rate of pay – Chris Sparks seconded the motion.
During the roll call vote, Shackleford and Sparks voted yes. Eric Dorman voted no.
“Not for two years, no,” said Larry Osborne before casting his “no” vote.
Board president Wilroy Keck cast the deciding vote and Eads’ contract was approved.
Dorman was asked if the length of the superintendent’s contract was the reason for his no vote. He replied, the length had no factor in his vote. “It’s just no,” he said.
The matter was tabled two months ago and approved after a lengthy executive session.
In another matter, the board voted to delay selling the buses marked as surplus from the last meeting. Instead, the board authorized Eads to evaluate parting the busses out before they are sold whole.
Eads stated scrap price for the buses would be just over $2,000 when opened for bids. He had already been notified by one school who was willing to pay $4,000 for one of the bus engines.
The board approved the $2,100 purchase of uniforms for the boys’ basketball team. Board members were told reimbursements, donations, and fundraisers would offset the cost.
First National Bank of Marlow is donating $1,000 and has asked if a small bank logo can be put on the uniform – on the shoulder or the shorts. After some discussion about how it might look to the community having a business logo on the uniforms, the board voted to approve the request.
In other business, the board approved several fundraising requests including ball raffles, a parents’ night out, a faculty vs. students basketball game, and a domino tournament for next year.