Wilson BOE welcomes Dr. Setterlund

It was evident on Monday night, that Setterlund, too, wanted to make the public and more specifically, educators feel welcomed at the meeting. When we meet, Id like to use some time to teach us about the wonderful things going on in our school district, he said, before inviting Wilson County YouthLinks Director Lisa Dickson to the podium to give an overview of the dropout prevention program.

Setterlund also asked the board for support to convert professional development days scheduled during the 2013-2014 Spring and Fall Breaks to optional days, which passed with a 4-0 vote.

The board also moved on passing a budget, which includes a 1-percent raise for teachers, $420,000 for bus drivers and support staff to attend clinics and asks for $4 million in additional funds for funding insurance, to keep from cutting positions and more. The budget must next be approved by the Wilson County Commission next Monday night.

At the upcoming meeting, the county commission will also vote to replace the Zone 5 seat most recently held by Greg Lasater. Lasater resigned from the position, along with his Deputy position at the Wilson County Sheriffs Department, earlier this month when it was announced that he was being investigated for misconduct in regards to the use of the department credit card.