The Clinton City Board of Education held a special called board meeting Friday morning to discuss personnel matters, particularly the renewal of principal and assistant principal contracts.
After meeting for about an hour and a half in closed session, the board revealed its decisions, approving Linda Jan Smith, principal at L.C. Kerr Elementary School, to receive a renewed four-year, 12 month contract, effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017.
Smith has 25 years of education experience and has been leading L.C. Kerr as principal for the past two years.
Sampson Middle School assistant principal Jennifer Hill’s contract, a four-year, 10-month contract with the option of a two month extension each year, effective from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017, was also approved for renewal.
Hill has worked in education for 11 years and has been Sampson Middle’s assistant principal for the past six years.
Likewise, Donna Odum, assistant principal at Clinton High School, was also approved for a renewed four-year, 10-month contract with the option of an annual two month extension.
Odum has 25 years of experience in education under her belt and has been in her current post at Clinton High for two years now.
Following the meeting’s adjournment, when asked if the board plans to move any of the city school’s principals to new schools in preparation for the upcoming school year, assistant superintendent for human resources Nancy Dillman replied, “Today’s meeting was just about contracts. That’s another meeting.”
Two retirements were also noted in the board meeting. Judy Williams, a second/third grade EC teacher at Butler Avenue Elementary, will retire effective May 1, 2013, and Elizabeth Zaccardi, a first grade teacher at L.C. Kerr Elementary, will take her leave effective July 1, 2013.
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