Harrison BOE maps personnel

CADIZ The Harrison Hills Board of Education reviewed several ongoing developments during its first meeting of the year Thursday night.

In issues of personnel, the board approved OVLA supplemental contracts for Charles Lewis in Science, Karen Carlier in Family and Consumer Science, and Jessica Scott in English/Language Arts. Also, board approved a medical leave of absence for Rhonda Littleton for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year.

The board approved Tammy Crall as bus driver and Beth Fink MH Aide at Harrison East for the 2012-2013 school year.

The board approved Luke Turner as halftime education teacher at the junior/senior high school effective Jan. 22 for the remainder of the year.

The board approved Jeanna Bracken as the assistant girls track coach for the school year.

The board authorized the treasurer to notify Principals Sandra Leggett and Jennifer Ryder that their contracts will expire in 2013. Board will consider their re-employment.

The board confirmed Devon Dettra to teach social studies seven-12 and AP World History, and Teresa Dunlap to teach English 7-12 and AP English Language, both for the 2012-13 school year.

Board members approved a disability leave of absence for Patty Glover for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year effective immediately.

The board approved the retirement of Margaret Edwards effective April 1, 2013. Board also approved Luke Turner as a substitute for 2012-2013.

Board members approved a reduction in force for Kevin Foster from the mechanic/bus driver position effective Jan. 28. Foster was also recalled as a full-time mechanic effective Jan. 28.

Board approved Richard Beatty as reserve softball supplemental and Joshua Leasure, Edwin Jackson and Eric Sheets as varsity softball supplemental for the 2012-2013 school year.

Board approved the resignation of Lisa Marker, aide, effective Feb. 4.

In matters of business and operations, committees were assigned for 2013. Judy Crawshaw will serve on finance, negotiations, curriculum, policies, business advisory, insurance, and ad hoc technology. Deborah Kenny will serve on finance, vocational school board, student achievement liaison, school records, communications, athletic, and personnel. Betty Hugh will serve on negotiations, personnel, safety and health, tax review, legislative liaison, student achievement liaison, and business advisory. Phil Madzia will serve on buildings and grounds, transportation, athletic, ad hoc technology, the insurance committee, tax review and cafeteria. Melvin Allen will serve on buildings and grounds, cafeteria, safety and health, policies, vocational school board, transportation, and curriculum.

Board entered into a memorandum of understanding with the HHTA for a teacher evaluation system. They also approved the 2013-2014 school calendar.

Board approved participation in the STAR Plus Program endorsed by the state treasurer and administered by Public Funds Administrators.

Board approved the state minimum wage effective Jan. 1 at $7.85 per hour as the substitute rate for all classified staff positions except bus drivers. Bus drivers’ rates will remain $10.85 per hour.

Board approved a three-year lease purchase agreement for two 77-passenger buses and one handicapped bus from Truck Sales and Service under the state term contract.

Board also accepted the open enrollment application of seven students for the remainder of the year.

oard approved a use of facilities request from the Hope Players to hold a performance at Harrison East Elementary Feb. 1-May 5. Board also approved a use of facilities request from Amanda’s Dance Academy for competition dance practice at the high school building Feb. 24, noon-3 p.m.

DeFrank can be reached at rdefrank@timesleaderonline.com