BOE approves personnel matters
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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
During its October meeting, the Board of Education primarily took action on a variety of personnel matters, ranging from transfers and new hires to resignations and a retirement.
The board unanimously approved rescinding the recommendation of Cathy Calloway as bus driver because notification of non-acceptance had been received.
The board also unanimously approved acceptance of letters of resignation from two bus drivers, Erica Moore and Anna Cleveland, effective last month.
Additionally, the board unanimously approved acceptance of a letter of intent to retire from Susan Wilson, secretary to the superintendent and Human Resources, effective January 1.
Regarding transfers the board unanimously approved the voluntary transfer of Kim Grogan from elementary school secretary to secretary to the superintendent/Human Resources effective November 7 and a certified voluntary transfer of Jesse Weeks from seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher to tenth and eleventh grade social studies teacher, effective as of October 28.
There was also one new certified hire, with the board unanimously approving Michael Waters as high school seventh and eighth grade social science teacher effective October 28, pending certification.
Regarding non-certified recommendations the board unanimously approved Paul Robinson as technology support, Caleb Whorton as technology coordinator effective November 14 and Jessica Tidwell Boyd and Bruce Dansby as bus drivers for the remainder of the school year, pending completion of requirements.
In other personnel matters, the board also unanimously approved Marvin Pitts as head junior varsity football coach and assistant baseball coach, pending completion of requirements, and Tamica Holtzclaw and Amanda Hurt as substitute teachers/aides pending completion of requirements.
The board further approved support for the secretary to the superintendent/Human Resources position by allowing up to 20 days of training by Susan Wilson at her current hourly rate, beginning in February.
In other business, the board also unanimously approved the sole bid from Larry Puckett Chevrolet for a work truck for the Transportation Department in the amount of $44,441.50.
The board also dismissed into one executive session to discuss the good name and character of a student.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for next Friday, November 18. Newly elected board members will take their oaths of office at 4 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
This meeting will also be the board’s annual meeting with the election of officers and establishment of regularly scheduled meetings, as well as a time for public comments regarding the allotment of public funds or administration of the county schools.