By: Lacy Hilliard
The Johnson County School Board met in regular session on August 13, 2015. All board members were in attendance. In addition, Serena Warren made her first appearance as the new recorder, replacing June Terry.
The board quickly got down to business, which began with special recognition given to Employee of the Month Ramona Shatley. Dr. Mischelle Simcox, Director of Schools, shared with the board the recommendation letter sent in on Ramonas behalf that read, A famous school nutrition quote reads: We feed a very complicated hunger. We added to this quote in saying, Feed the children and never forget to smile. I believe Mona Shatley shows these qualities everyday in her daily work. Dr. Simcox then presented Ms. Shatley with a plaque to recognize her outstanding service.
Next, the board moved to approve the consent agenda, which contained items such as the GEAR UP budget, a scheduled service program renewal with Mountain Air and various field trips.
Student School Board Representative Will Sutherland was next to give his report to the board. Marley Eggers replaced Sutherland as the Junior School Board Representative. Sutherland stated that the 2015-16 school year is off to a wonderful start. Sutherland went on to detail the upcoming fall sports season stating, With football season upon us and band competitions beginning in September, the Pride of Johnson County Marching Band has started their weekly practices. Sutherland went on to comment about the new field house currently being constructed at Johnson County High School, The new field house construction has begun and the Longhorn football players are finding inspiration as they see it rising from the ground. The first Johnson County High School Longhorn Football game will take place on August 20 at home. Sutherland concluded his report by updating the board on the JCHS Lady Longhorns Volleyball team. He stated, The Lady Longhorns have been practicing hard as well, their Jamboree this past Tuesday at Sullivan North was a loss but gave the team motivation for their next game. They are now preparing for their busy schedule with upcoming games on August 17 at Sullivan Central and August 18 at Tri-Cities Christian.
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