INDEPENDENCE — By a unanimous vote, the Grayson County School Board on July 18 reappointed Kelly Wilmore to serve another four-year term as division superintendent.

Chairwoman Diane Haynes asked for the board’s approval of a resolution extending the superintendent’s contractvote, which passed by a 5-0 vote. The new term began July 1 and ends June 30, 2026.

Wilmore will celebrate seven years as superintendent in December. He is the second longest-serving superintendent in Grayson County, behind the late Sidney Harvey, who served nine years.

“I am honored to serve the Grayson County community for another four years,” Wilmore commented. “I appreciate the board’s support. I am blessed to work with the incredible group of educators that we have here in our school division. I will put them up against anyone in the country.”

Other Action

• Board Member Fred Weatherman made the motion to approve a rate increase for adult meals. Chris Anders seconded the motion, which was approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote. The old rate for breakfast was $2.30 and the lunch rate was $3.85. Under the new rate, breakfast will increase to $2.35 and lunch to $4.05.

• The board approved a contract with Clinch Valley Roofing in Tazewell to repair the roof at Independence Elementary School. The contract amount was $124,000.

• The August regular board meeting was rescheduled until Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Independence Middle School library