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5/10/2013 6:02:00 AM
P-T Board of Ed addresses personnel issues

Several personnel-related issues were addressed by the Perkins-Tryon Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

The board dealt with the personnel issues in executive session. Upon returning to open session, the board voted to approve the employment of certifi ed career and probationary teachers at all four sites for the 2013-2014 school year. Also approved for employment for the new school year were eighth grade U.S. history teacher Regan Jurgenson, eighth grade math teacher Taryn Quinlan, fi fth grade science teacher Jeanette Shropshire, and third grade teacher Kristi Voelker.

Personnel for the summer academic programs were also hired. They include Diane Gordon and Cindy Wilkey as intermediate Title I summer school employees, Penni Deaver as the summer reading academy instructor; Robin Nichols, Sean Herring, Mary Lou Wertman, Terri Moore, Regina Brunker, and Norman Tippeconnie as instructors for the 2013 junior high Title I and high school credit recovery programs. This was after a list of junior high, intermediate, and elementary summer programs were approved by the board.

Marla Cavanaugh, Nichols, and Mike Brown were hired as driving instructors. Also a list of part-time summer workers were approved. They were Russell Longbrake, Kevin Miner, Carla Hart, Lloyd Wertman, Carrie Kinsey Tippeconnie, Jaxon Ramsey, John Sasser, Travis Battles, Cole Battles, and Kade Richard.

The board also approved converting the psychometrist/psychologist to additional duties as recommended for the 2013- 2014 school year. A related issue was also given the board's approval. The use of school facilities and vehicles for the 2013 summer camps and leagues was also granted. They will be supervised by school district staff.

The board also approved a revised list of building use rental rates for the district facilities. The new rates show an increase of all nearly all listed facilities. There was no increase at the high school gymnasium or Emerson Park. In annual routine items, board approval was given for:

• The district's temporary appropriations application for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

• Jim Niles as district treasurer and Susan Champion as deputy treasurer and provide appropriate bonds and authorize them to invest school funds for the 2013-2014 school year.

• The 2013-2014 representatives and stipend of the board negotiations team for certified and support staff. Junior high principal Ken Latham is the chief negotiator with superintendent James Ramsey and financial secretary/ encumbrance clerk Judi Denney as alternates. • The bid of $6,500 from CBEW Professional Group for the 2012-2013 regulatory audit plus a $100 fi ling fee for a total of $6,600.

• A contract with Barlow Education Management Services for the 2013- 2014 school year at a rate of $95 per hour for work performed and $50 per hour for travel time. Also approved were General Fund encumbrances of $97,894.43; Building Fund encumbrances of $23,080.26; and the Activity Fund Report.

The board also acknowledged the resignations of Tammy Stites, Debby Wheat, Jamie Bowen, Gerry Castleberry, Denette Payne, and Susan Gayle Hudson.

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