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Morris Woodring's Director of Schools contract renewed

By Lacy Hilliard
The monthly meeting of the Johnson County School Board was called to order on December 14, 2012. All members of the board were present.
The first item on December’s agenda was a proposal to renew the contract of Director of Schools, Morris Woodring. Board member, Kevin Long made a motion to table the renewal of Woodring’s contract in favor of a board member work session to discuss terms and liabilities. Long stated that in his time as a member of the Johnson County School Board there has always been a board member work session before a renewal of contract is granted to the Director of Schools. Board member, Bill Gambill seconded Long’s motion and it was put to a vote with only Long and Gambill voting in favor of the work session. After the work session motion was denied, Chairman Buckles reiterated that the terms of Woodring’s contract, including salary and benefits, would remain the same as stated in the previous contract. A motion was made by board member, Howard Carlton to approve the renewal of contact. Carlton’s motion was seconded by Brad Dunn and Woodring’s contract as Director of Schools was renewed until June 30, 2014.
The next item up for approval was the consent agenda which includes the approval of the previous month’s minutes as well as other items requiring consent from the board. All items on the December Consent Agenda were approved.
Student School Board Representative Jacob McGlamery gave his report to the board at the December meeting. McGlamery informed the board of the preparations being made within the high school for the upcoming winter break including end of course exams as well as the beginning of Spring Semester courses which took place on Monday, December 17. A member of the Johnson County High School Band, McGlamery reminded board members of the upcoming Winter Concert which will take place on Thursday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the JCHS gymnasium. McGlamery concluded his report by stating that students and faculty members are still formulating a plan for the Gear Up Grant which was awarded to the district earlier this year.
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