Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hermitage School Enrollment

According to Hermitage School Superintendent Dr. Tracy Tucker, the enrollment of the district  for the start of the 2016-2017 year is 467 students.  This includes pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.  She stated the senior class consist of 18 and kindergarten has 23.  Dr. Tucker told the board that there has been a small increase in the number of students eating meals at school since the district authorized meals at no cost to any student.

The superintendent talked at length about the need for new buses.  She stated that one has been broken down after a trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma and two more are experiencing problems.  She indicated that a new leased bus is due soon and the district has purchased a used bus to help.

In board business, President Russell Richard was selected as the board's legislative delegate and reports were provided by Mistie McGhee, Devin McDiarmid and Jade Huitt.  The board then voted to finalize documents with Beardsley Public Finance to pay for the new lighting project.  The loan will be through First State Bank for $153,302.00 at 2% interest.  It is a tax exempt loan payable over 8 years.  A motion was then approved to purchase technology for the 21st CCLC program using a grant of $11,763.38 to help pay for chrome books, cable and server switches.  The entire project is around $30,000.00.  The school nurse contract was then approved at a rate of $25.00 per hour not to exceed $2000.00.

The board then voted to change the elementary report card grading to use letter grades.

A minority recruitment plan was adopted.  Dr. Tucker indicated that there is a issue with the district lacking certified minority teachers.  She said there was a problem getting minority applicants.

After holding an executive session the following personnel actions were taken:
Accepted resignation of Joel Avancee
Hired Liz Richey and Rosa Hernandez for 21st CCLC, elementary
Hired Charles Thomas for CCLC, high school
Hired Jill McKineley as para professional
Susie Scott as bus driver
Kashif Kincaid for IT

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