The first meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education featuring the two newly elected board members, Derrick Wheeler and Kathy Mobbs, saw Brian Jennings tapped as new Board President, following a nomination from veteran Board Member Lisa McKissick. Jennings presided over the remainder of the meeting.
The board then selected McKissick as Board Vice President, following a nomination from former Board President Suzanne Bishop. Casting a tie-breaking vote, Jennings chose McKissick over newcomer Mobbs, due to McKissick’s experience on the board, adding that he was confident either could successfully do the job.
The board then accepted the low bid for swing door refrigerated merchandising coolers in the amount of $18,258.
2017 graduation dates were approved and subsequently added to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar, which also saw testing dates amended.
A portable classroom building located at the former Centre Middle School was declared as surplus to be sold at a later date.
In personnel action, the board accepted the resignation of Somer Nowak, Half-time Counselor at Cedar Bluff School, effective December 16th.
Wendy Young was hired as a CNP 6-Hour Worker at Spring Garden School, effective tomorrow, November 18th.
Also, a leave of absence was granted to Sarah Richardson, Pre-K Teacher at the Cherokee County Career and Technology Center.
Current job posting include those for Instructional Paraprofessional, Secondary Title Tutor at Gaylesville School, Bookkeeper at Sand Rock School, Math Teacher at Cherokee County High School, and Teacher for Extended Leave (temporary contract) at Spring Garden School.
Supplements for the cleaning of Sand Rock School’s football stadium/restrooms were approved for Michelle and Randy Holcomb, Race Clausen, Josh Sarrat, and Bailey Bass in the amount of $40 each to be funded by Sand Rock Football.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at 6pm at the board’s central office. It will be the only meeting in December.