Davis honored at Board of Education meeting


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The Meade County Board of Education honored Head Wrestling Coach Bob Davis at their regular meeting last Tuesday. Davis will be staying on as a teacher, but he’ll be departing his position as wrestling coach.

During his tenure, Davis coached wrestlers to five region championships, eight region runner ups, 15 straight state tournament qualifiers, and even one state champion.

“He is Meade County Wrestling, and that’s just the truth,” said Meade County High School Principal Janette Schmidt.

Davis was presented with a plaque by the Board as well as a loud round of applause from the large crowd that had gathered at the meeting to honor him.

Jarvis Cullen will be Meade County High School’s new wrestling coach.

In other business, the Board also heard a financial report from Finance Officer Susan Fackler. The district’s general fund receipts for the 2020-2021 fiscal year were $28.7 million, and expenditures were $27.9 million. This resulted in a $750,000 increase in fund balance for the year.

“With the crazy changes in funding and spending due to COVID, I felt that we ended in a good spot,” said Fackler.

She highlighted the food service fund, which saw an increase of $208,000. Last year, the district lost $165,000 in food service, so this increase will put them close to even for the two years through COVID.

The first day of school for students will be August 11. Below is the schedule for open houses throughout the district:

Brandenburg Primary School, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3; David T. Wilson Elementary, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 3; Payneville Elementary School, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 3; Ekron Elementary School, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 5; Flaherty Elementary School, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5; Flaherty Primary School, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 5; Stuart Pepper Middle School, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 5; Meade County High School, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

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