Manila School Board accepts resignations
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.