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Story published: 06-25-2014 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Many long-time school personnel retiring

Front row, left to right, retiring school personnel: Morris Woodring, Russell Love, Jewell Hamm, Elaine Moore Teresa Mullen, Kenneth McQueen, George Triplett, Katherine Blevins; back row, Johnson County School Board members: Bill Gambill, Kevin Long, Brad Dunn, Howard Carlton, Gerald Buckles and Blake Robinson, student board member.
By Teresa Cunningham

The Johnson County Board of Education met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in the Johnson County Middle School Library with Chairman Gerald Buckles presiding. After the meeting was called to order plaques were presented to the following retiring employees: Steve Arnold, Katherine Blevins, Michael Bursztyn, Sharon Bursztyn, Jim Crowder, Patsy Cullop, Julie Dunn, Jewell Hamm, Russell Love, Kenneth McQueen, Elaine Moore, Teresa Mullen, Ronnie Pardue, Dana Stafford, George Triplett, and Morris Woodring. A plaque was also presented to outgoing student board member, Blake Robinson.

During the audience participation concerned students came before the board to inquire about the football coaching staff.

Following the discussion a motion was made by Howard Carlton to approve the consent agenda as presented and recommended.

Student board member, Blake Robinson, gave the following report:

“The FFA has held Friday workdays and noon cookout to maintain Greenhouse and Aqua Center operations. JCHS sports teams are attending sports camps to prepare for upcoming seasons. JCHS was awarded Bronze School designation by U.S. News and World Report.”

Blake Robinson also expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve as 2013-2014 student board member. He wished Abigail Reece and Will Sutherland success as they serve their terms as student board member.

During the first reading of changes to Policy 5.108 Supervision, Carlton recommended the wording be changed from Superintendent to Director of Schools and that all board members be notified.

A motion was then made by Carlton to approve the Community Eligibility Provision as a pilot program for the meal reimbursement for the school nutrition program for the 2014-2015 school year. Tina Lipford then gave the budget update.

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