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School Recognizes Facilities Director

<p><strong>One of the first</strong>. Cliff Wann (left) was one of the first 26 people in Arkansas to earn certification as an educational facilities director. Above school board president Bobby Cobb presents a plaque to Wann Tuesday.</p>

One of the first. Cliff Wann (left) was one of the first 26 people in Arkansas to earn certification as an educational facilities director. Above school board president Bobby Cobb presents a plaque to Wann Tuesday.

The Booneville School Board last week recognized Clifton Wann for being one of the first 26 individuals to earn certification as a facilities director through the Arkansas Association of Education Administrators and Arkansas School Plant Management Association.

Booneville School superintendent John K. Parrish told the Booneville School Board last week that to earn the credential Wann was required to complete 30 hours of professional development “dealing with anything on the maintenance side of a school district.”

Board president Bobby Cobb presented a plaque to Wann on behalf of the school district.

It was one of Cobb’s last acts as president. Cobb, who had been the board president for two years, was replaced in the chair by Carol Lloyd later in the meeting.

Lloyd was nominated to the post by Bill Oliver with Cobb seconding the motion.

After a 5-0 vote — board members Mike Farris and Eric Jones were not in attendance — Oliver said he would “volunteer” to be Lloyd’s vice president.

Todd Preston, a former board president moved that Oliver be appointed to that role and Stacey McCollough seconded the motion.

McCollough was then nominated, and subsequently appointed, the board secretary.

In other matters last week district curriculum coordinator Mark Clemmons told the board of a recent trip to Clarksville to examine that district’s one-to-one program in which students use iPads with textbooks loaded on them rather than physical books.

“We learned some things about the equipment we’re probably going to need,” said Clemmons. “It’s probably going to be a little more expensive but it’s going to be more durable and probably be worth the cost.”

Last month the main topic of the meeting was the possibility of starting a school-based health clinic. Parrish said he would delay raising the topic again until the December meeting.

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