The Watson Chapel School Board voted unanimously to remove the Interim tag from Tom Wilson, and to give him a two-year contract as Superintendent at Monday night’s school board meeting.

Details of the contract were not immediately available Monday night, but Deltaplex News has asked for a copy once the contract is prepared.

School board President Sandra Boone said that Wilson’s transparency is what led to the decision to name him the full time Superintendent.

Wilson told Deltaplex News that he was surprised by the decision, and that he is looking forward to helping to get the Watson Chapel district back on the right track.

The board also voted to spend $14,398.80 to purchase a system from Verizon Wireless that will allow the district to provide notifications to school buses anywhere on or off of the school campus. Wilson described what the system will do.

The board also increased the amount of money the district will pay towards employee insurance from $168 to $360, with the State of Arkansas matching $300.

In other news the district expelled two students for a one-year period of time at Monday night’s meeting. Deltaplex News has confirmed that one of those students is 18-year-old Renesha Washington, who was recently arrested on probable cause for three (3) felony counts of violation of A.C.A § 5-71-210 Communicating a False Alarm after three incidents with false reports of school shootings, stabbings, and a bomb threat. A $10,000 bond was set at a probable cause hearing for Washington on September 30.