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Pike BOE approves personnel

for the 2001-02 school year

By JENNY BENNETT

Staff Writer

The Pike County Board of Education approved personnel changes for the fall.

The Board approved re-employment of two teachers: Pamela Watwood as special education teacher at Pike County High School and Derek Whaley as English/Language Arts teacher at Banks Middle School.

The Board approved a current recommendation for employment of Christy Hall as English teacher at PCHS in the position left vacant by the retirement of Nellie Sue Helms; approved current recommendation for employment of Loretta Reynolds as part-time high school teacher for the Indian Education Program; approved current recommendation for employment of Annie Lois Austin as Food Service Assistant for the GHS lunchroom; and approved employment of David Anthony Jones in the mechanic position that was vacant due to Law declining the job.

The Board also accepted resignations from Carolyn Neal and Kathleen Truitt from Banks, David Buehler from PCHS, Dennis Truitt from GHS and Pinkey Barr from PCES.

In other business, the board:

· Denied an inter-district transfer request. Superintendent John Key said he disapproved of the transfer request, and the board supported his decision.

· Approved payment of payrolls and accounts for June 2001.

· Approved AASB membership renewal for 2001-2002.

· Awarded the child nutrition program bid for dishwasher detergent/chemicals to SSE Equipment from Dothan.

· Approved extended school year services to two multi-disabled students as stated in Berry’s letter. Berry’s letter was not explained, except for saying that the total cost of the benefits for these two students was discussed in this letter.

The Board held an executive session after the board meeting was dismissed to discuss further personnel issues.