In an unusually brief Clinton City Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, only a few items of business were addressed.Personnel changes highlighted the meeting as the human resources department attempted to have all positions filled.
Nancy Dillman, assistant superintendent for administrative services & curriculum, presented to the board the names of Jeffrey Heath as a part-time, temporary teacher at Clinton High School and Christina Newkirk as a part-time, temporary teacher at Sunset Avenue School. Both are classified as new certified personnel. They were approved.
Barbara Dixon was hired as a bus driver and Sara Christine Brewen was approved as a substitute teacher, according to Dillman’s report.
The assistant superintendent presented the board with the following coaching assignments for their approval: Clinton High School, head varsity basketball boys, Randy Jordan; head varsity softball, Mary Ellen Stacklyn and head JV cheerleading, Alexis Coleman. Assignment for Sampson Middle School are as follows: athletic director, Tracey Thornton; head football coach, Tracey Thornton; assistants football, Jeff Davidson and Eddie Gray; head baseball, Kevin Ellis; head boys basketball, Ron Davis and Philip Mozee; head girls basketball, Jamie Harper; head boys soccer, Jeff Smith; head girls soccer, Jennifer Miller; head softball, Jamie Harper; field maintenance, baseball, Kevin Ellis; softball, Tracey Thornton; head volleyball, Philip Mozee’ cheerleading sponsors, Kelly Morgan and Hailey Carroll; and band director, Vevlyn Lowe.
Extended employment was granted to Velma Oates, a bus driver, to clean activity buses.
Lauren Faison for L. C. Kerr Elementary School; Jeanette Butler, Alandra Wiliams, Susan Kennedy and Marsha Caison for Clinton High School, were all approved to provide homebound services for student at the respective schools for the 2012 – 13 school year.
Personnel for the city’s after school programs included teachers at Blazing Stars Academy. They were approved and grantedextended employment which is part-time, temporary. Those teachers were:Anna Boone, Elizabeth Zaccardi, Jodi Hall, Margaret Kirby, Kristi Slack Tew, Michelle Gainey, Susan C. Wells, Sherry Royal, Heather Honeycutt, Kimberly Black, Angela Williamson, Laura Ona, Terrence Moore, Mary Tart, Monica Howard Moore, Chaka Shipp and Stacee Powell Carr.
The following Clinton City Schools’ employees were granted extended employment which is part-time and temporary, as tutor for Blazing Stars Academy: Tammy Mejia, Valerie Sweatt, Steven Williamson, Anna Kamp, Naomi Rivera, Jameka Marshall and Skyler Simmons.
21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) tutors approved for extended and part-time temporary employment were:Angela Bowden, Cindy Taft, Christopher Todd, Aishia Greene, Saadia Raines and Twanda Moore. Jesus Centeno was hired as translator at L.C. Kerr Elementary School.
Davon Kirby and Dequan Stevens were hired as students to clean activity buses for the 2012 – 2013 school year, effective Sept. 10.
A resignation from Casi Fann as teacher assistant at L.C. Kerr Elementary was also accepted.
Only one new part-time, temporary position as an exceptional children’s teacher effective Sept. 5, until Jan. 18, 2013 was approved by the board. The position will be reviewed at end of semester to determine continued need. Dillman reported that was necessary due to the needs of the student being served and following the first semester the student would be reevaluated to see if services were still needed.
Dillman expressed that nearly all position were now filled but there was a need for an English teacher at Clinton High School for first block only.
The assistant superintendent also reminded the board that notices had been sent out to parents, students and teachers that due to changes in the state’s accountability practices there would no longer be any exemptions from exams.
A request from Dillman for continuance of the Fitness Renaissance program in the schools at the cost of $5,000 was also approved by the board.
Superintendent Stuart Blount’s only comment to the board was to express his pleasure that the teachers, staff, administrators and students had a very successful first week of school.
“I was very pleased at how prepared our teachers, staff and administrators were for the opening of school. As I toured the various campuses, I was well pleased at all that I saw,” commented Blount.
The board announced that their work session scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, would be moved up to 3 p.m.