The Cherokee County Board of Education reluctantly approved the retirement of four employees during their meeting on Tuesday.
Jo Carmon, Teacher at Gaylesville School will be retiring following 23 years of service, Linda Lemons, School Nurse at Gaylesville School will be retiring following 13 years of service, James Teet, Assistant Custodian at Cherokee County High School will be retiring after 10 years of service and longtime Cherokee County High School Librarian and Media Specialist Marilyn Williams will be retiring after 40 years of dedicated service, all of those retirements are effective June, 1st.
In other business, the board adopted the Virtual School Policy that was sent out for review during the March 8th meeting, accepted the lowest bid for lawn care at Sand Rock School from Picture Perfect Lawn Service and approved a bids for wireless access points from Incare, Network Switches from Layer 3 Communications and Telecommunications Services from TDS Telecom.
The board also set a date of May 3rd as the day the board will hold its very first meeting with the recently organized Student Advisory Committee, that meeting will be held that day at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Board Office.
Other personnel action included the Classified Placement of Melissa Weaver as a temporary custodian at Cedar Bluff School. Principal Contracts were approved for Ben East at Sand Rock School effective July 1st, 2016-June 30th, 2019 and for Wes Neyman at Centre Elementary School effective July 1st, 2016-June 30th, 2019.
Damien Moyer was also approved to be added to the list of Substitute Teachers, pending necessary paperwork.