Manila School Board accepts resignations

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Manila School Board went into a closed session Thursday evening for a student discipline hearing following review of the financial report.

Superintendent Pam Castor recommended the expulsion of a 10th grade student for the remainder of the year.

Board member Tommy Wagner abstained from voting and the motion carried 6-0.

Other board members present included Tracey Reinhart, president; Danny Robbins, vice president; Brandon Veach, secretary; Johnny McCain, Tony Crowell and Jeremy Jackson.

The board went back into executive session to discuss classified contracts and personnel issues.

The board accepted, 7-0, Castor's recommendation to accept the list of classified contracts for the 2012-2013 year as presented.

The board accepted several resignations including Bertha Brooks, custodian; Brittany House, aide; Alithia Davis, special education teacher; and Pam Fleeman, high school math teacher.

The board voted 7-0 to approve Mike Bridges as route bus driver. They also hired Katherine Ramsey as high school math teacher.

Castor presented a salary/bonus increase proposal for all staff. The board voted 7-0 to approve the salary/bonus increase as presented.

The agenda was amended and the board voted to accept a proposal from Ritter for an easement for a line to go across the property. Ritter proposed $1,310 compensation for the easement.

Mrs. Castor said kindergarten graduation will be held at 6 p.m. the same day as the next regular school board meeting Thursday, May 17.

The board agreed to convene at 7:30 p.m. after kindergarten graduation for the educational meeting and 8:30 p.m. for the regular meeting.

Due to a conflict the regular June meeting will be moved to Thursday, June 28.

Mrs. Castor recognized Mary Smith, FCCLA adviser, who received a 2012 FCCLA National Integration Award.

"We are fortunate to have her," President Reinhart said.

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