Manila board accepts resignations and hires new personnel

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Manila School Board members accepted several resignations and hired new personnel at the regular March meeting Thursday evening.

The meeting was called to order by President Tracey Reinhart with board members Brandon Veach, Johnny McCain, Tony Crowell, Jeremy Jackson and Tommy Wagner present. Board member Danny Robbins was absent.

Following an executive session, Superintendent Pam Castor recommended the board consider the resignation of several teachers. The Board accepted the resignations of Georgia Beach, Linda Brumley, Donna McFarland, Donna Trammell, Linda Taylor and Nita Bridges.

The board unanimously accepted the recommendation of Castor for the following teachers: Elizabeth Harrell, pre-k teacher; Shawna Moody, elementary teacher; Madonna Minton, elementary teacher; Jamie Cole, elementary teacher; Jill Beach, elementary teacher; Jason Evers, elementary teacher; and Ales Lea Tackelberry, art teacher.

The board voted to hire Scottie Reinhart as high school cheer coach and Dawnna Cater as junior high cheer coach.

"I want to express our appreciation to our teachers who are retiring," Reinhart said. "We appreciate the time they have given to our school. I also want to say to the new teachers we voted on tonight, I look forward to working with them."

The board voted unanimously in favor of LeeAnn Helms as Middle School Principal.

The board voted to approve the certified personnel list as presented for the 2012-2013 school year.

The Board approved the minutes from the February special and regular meetings and reviewed the financial report.

Board member McCain asked about the higher fuel cost and how it would affect the budget.

Mrs. Castor said to date this year the cost is $31,836 as compared to $29,244 at the same time last year. She said they are filling the tank each week. A tank is about a month's supply.

Castor announced the results of the 2011 audit and she was pleased to announce there were no findings in the audit. She praised the administrative staff for their work.

The board voted to accept the 2011 Audit.

"We commend you all on the perfect audit," Reinhart said.

Castor informed the board members of the July 23-26 National School board meeting and requested anyone wishing to attend to let the office know so arrangements can be made.

The next regular school board meeting will be held April 19 starting at 7:30 p.m.

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