By Dennis Brown
The Lewis County Board
of Education met in regular session last week and quickly moved through a
lengthy agenda to approve items which require annual review.
Reeder Jr. told board members at the beginning of the meeting that the school
year had gone smoothly and termed it successful. “I feel the grades will
reflect this in the fall,” he said. He added graduation also went well and
students were well behaved for the ceremony.
In moving down the list
of more than 50 items on the agenda, the board approved bonds of depository for
local banks. The bonds guarantee monies deposited in the banks in excess of the
amount insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The board approved
renewing a $200,000 bond for Board Treasurer Joe LeMaster at a cost of $508 and
approved KHSAA Catastrophic Accident Insurance at a premium cost of $297.25 for
each school covered. The insurance picks up to cover the district in the event
of a serious accident.
Board members approved
various salary schedules for all district employees which will include a one
percent increase as recommended by the state legislature and steps for years
worked. Reeder said also built into the pay schedules is the federal minimum
wage increase which will take effect in July.
Members approved renewal
of workers compensation insurance at a cost of $57,580 through KEDC. Reeder said
he and staff members have been working on the renewal paperwork for some time
and every few years the insurance is rebid. He said rates initially increased
after 9-11 but have since gone down.
Also approved were
student accident insurance, at a cost of $35,107 for the year; pollution
insurance at $3,900; and property/fleet/umbrella package insurance (including
flood) at $122,471.
Bulk Plants Incorporated
submitted the apparent low bids for gasoline and diesel and was accepted as the
supplier for the coming year.
Members approved the
first reading of the policies manual, as recommended by KSBA and various
contracts for outsourced services.
The board also approved
job descriptions for elementary instructional coordinator, secondary
instructional coordinator, reading intervention specialist, math intervention
specialist and behavior intervention specialist.
Board members also
approved state and federal assurances as well as construction documents for the
sport architecture project near Lewis County High School and summer field trips.
The board also performed
the annual superintendent’s evaluation, a task Board Member Rob Kennard said
was “ . . . probably the single most important thing we do as a board.”
Reeder excused himself
from the meeting while board members reviewed a listing of how they would rate
the superintendent in his position. He was given an overall excellent rating by
certified sub-teacher hire Ashley Lucas, transfer Jay Fite to LCHS and summer
school hire Donna Dietrich at LCHS.
Certified resignation of
Renay Stevens as custodian at GES and transfer of Anita Miracle to LCMS.
Placement for 2009-2010:
Garrison: Rayetta Angel .5, Jennifer Bentley, Glynnis Bivens, Connie
Blankenbeckley, Nellie Book, Ruby Brown, Vickie Burriss .8, Andrea Carver,
Sherri Gardner, Stephanie Gastauer .5, Jacqueline Hall, Jerry Hickle, Beverly
Iery, Trena Kraft, Dale McDowell, Suzanne Pick .2, Angela Potter .8, Gail Reeder
.1, Sheila Ruark, Lydia Smith, Hazel Stanfield, Jennifer Sullivan, Scott
Sullivan, Johnna Tolliver, Elizabeth Underwood, Woody Underwood, Edith Wampler
.2, Deborah Weddington and Joanna Yates. Laurel: Rayetta Angel .5, Jerry
Bloomfield, Vickie Burriss .2, Debbie Enix, Matthew Hall, Jessica Holt .4,
Ashley Dillow, Suzanne Pick .2, Angela Potter .2, Gail Reeder .1, Donna Roe,
Edith Wampler .2 and Lisa Zornes. Central Elementary: Nancy Adams, Richard
Anderson, Karen Baker, Joyce Bentley, Beverly Breeze, Teresa Bryant, Natasha
Cole, Amy Cooper, Greta Douthat, Pauletta Flannery, Sharon Gatherwright, Glenda
Gayheart, Teresa Griffitt, Daniel Gullett, Sara Gullett, Juanita Hall, Michelle
Hampton, Sarah Kelly, Julie Lancaster, Paula Lodge, Vanessa Mason, Sandra
McDowell, Amanda Moore, Shelly Prater, James Price, Gail Reeder .2, Tony Rizzo,
Tonya Robinson, Elizabeth Stone, Laura Stone, Kayla Switzer, Marcia Thomas,
Mildred Tuel, Stacy Underwood, Edith Wampler .4, Karen Wolfe, Ashley Willis and
Bobbie Jo Yates. Tollesboro:
Adams, Debbie Boling, Stephanie Brannon, Linda Breeze, Kenton Carpenter,
Joann Conway, Tim Douglas, Stephanie Gastauer .5, Tammy Ginn, Jessica Holt
.6, Teresa Hord, Sharon Kegley, Rachel Lashbrooke, Rebecca Litton, Brenda
Lucas, Chasity McGowan, Willa Meadows 70 days, Kelly Myers, Karen Sue
Osborne, Suzanne Pick .6, Rebecca Pugh, Gail Reeder .7, Robin Ruggles, Donna
Short, Deloris Stanfield, Charity Stout, Crystal Thayer and Edith Wampler
.2. LCMS: Brent Biddle, Jill Biddle, Karen Carver, Charles Clark, Emily
Cluff, Deana Duff, Jayne Elliott, Becky Hampton, Doug Hampton, Summer
Hampton, Jeannie Harris, Julee Howard, Tony Johnson, Karen Jordan, Sherri
Lewis, John Liles, William Maynard, Patricia Owens, Susan Phillips, Jodi
Plank, Keith Prater, Renee Ralston, Crystal Reeder, Patricia Riley, Rick
Robinette, Beth Ruckel, Bob Smith, Billie Thornsberry, Bruce Voiles .1,
Michelle Watson and Dana Yates. LCHS: Charles Adams, Bill Allen, Kelly
Bentley, Chris Bryan, Charity Burriss, Pam Butler, David Collins, Crystal
Cottingham, Donna Dietrich, Jendra Enix, Jay Fite, Michael Forman 110 days,
David Grigson, Joe Hampton, Andrea Hardymon, Lana Henderson, Alexandra
Higgins, Kibbey Hilger, Josh Hughes, Kara Johnson, Chad Kidwell, Joanne
Kidwell, Gary Kidwell 115 days, Kevin Lewis, James Lykins, Karen Mason,
Virginia Mauney, Angie McCall, Sandra Nolen, Lori O'Keefe, Ryan Plank, Sara
Poeppelman, Jessica Pugh, Tyrone Sauley, Kenny Scott, James Silvey, David
Skidmore, Kayla Stafford, Melissa Watson, Anna Sullivan, Shawna Voiers,
Bruce Voiles .9, Jamie Weddington and Patty Willis. FMCTC: Stanley Allen,
Arlen Butler, Jacqulyn Cordle, Doug Enix, Oleta Jefferson, Renee McCane,
Candy Noble, Jeremy Ruckel and Rhonda Wilburn. District Wide: Lisette Clark,
Loretta Dixon 50 days, Traci Evans, Debbie Fannin 130 days, Johnna Hord 100
days, Christa Little and Shauna Spencer. Board Office: Maurice Reeder Jr.,
Belinda Forman, Kevin Duff, Greg McCane, Mike Edington 150 days, Sue Hill 20
days, Diane Johnson and Paula Lewis.
placement for 2009-2010:
Rose Applegate, Teresa Bentley, Nellie Boyd, Karrah Bryan, Mike Bond, Keri
Childrey, Sharon Cooper, Bama Gail Davis, Sharon Ervin, Rosalee Fannin, Judy
Hoffman, Lois Kamer, Nancy Kamer, Roger Madden, Carla Pierce, Betty Poynter,
Janie Skeans, Lisa Weddington, Debra Wilburn, Rachel Clemons, Patty Cooper,
Polly Cole, Richard Thurman and Lara Lambert. Laurel: Joanie Bloomfield,
Alice Butler, Lucille Butler, Dianna Clark, James Clark, Anita Sue Click,
Shirley Lewis, April McAdams, Shannon Nolen, Tonya Owens, Eugene Polley and
Tammy Stamm. Central Elementary: Sandra Blevins, Trina Blevins, Kim
Bloomfield, Rose Bloomfield, Sue Brooks, Leanne Bryant, Mary Collins,
Kenneth Cooley, Rhonda Cooper, Ernest Corns, Jackie Evans, Karen Flannigan,
Connie Hall, Penny Hall, Paula Hinton, Roger Iery, Donna Jamison, Renee
Kennedy, Carolyn Lawson, Beverly Lykins, Melissa Mabe, Betsy McCoy, Mary
McClurg, Shirley McGlone, Vickie Newsome, Hope Pope, Sharon Riggs, Melissa
Riley, Marjorie Royal, Sandra Stafford, Charlene Stamm, Lurie Thouroughman,
Amy Wright, Barbara Gilbert, Crystal Warren, Wanda Rickett and Brenda Lykins.
Tollesboro: Bonita Applegate, Martha Conn, Mary Corns, Judith Cosper, Shelly
Crawford, Carol Cunningham, Jeannie Dailey, Rita Gill, Debbie Highfield, Kim
Hord, Rayetta Hull, Gary Iery, Christina Jarrells, Sharon Lewis, Troy Mason,
Carla Polley, Mary Roberts, Karen Stafford, Karen Thomas, Jackie Thoroughman,
Pam Thurman, Kimberly Wallingford and Emily Williamson. LCMS: Teresa Bryant,
Tim Fite, Teresa Goodwin, Darlene Henderson, Nedra Jamison, Vicki Lee, Sue
Lykins .3, Cora McCann, Sherrie McCann, Anita Miracle, Shirley Moore,
Suzette Osborne, Diane Plummer, Donyell Pollitt, Mary Shoemaker, Rachel
Sizemore, Norman Smith, Lisa Stamm, Judy Swimm, Jane Wilson, Kathy Willis,
Tina Thurman and Granville Williams. LCHS: Patty Allen, Marsha Bloomfield,
Nora Brown, Kenneth Cooley Jr., Amanda Cooper, Angie Frye, Pat Hardy, Frank
Hobbs, Robin Hobbs, Carolyn Howard, Janet Johnson, Glenna Lewis, Sue Lykins
.7, Gloria Meadows, Jill O’Cull, Karen Osborne, Dennis Prater, Virginia
Sauley, Mike Setters, Rob Sullivan, Debbie Thacker and Barbara Tucker. FMCTC:
Earl Cooley, Nancy Dillow and Shirley McCann. Board Office: Cheryl Crawford,
Carolyn Henderson, Joseph Kennedy, Karen M. Thomas and Glenda Welch.
District Wide: Rick Evans, Steve Henderson, Wanda Hobbs, Jason Hill, Rhonda
Holt, James Kilgallin, Kelly Lewis, James McGlone, Jim Bob McGlone, Kasey
Nolen, Dean Osborne, Scott Osborne, Sue Silvey, Lorie Stanley and Jean
Watson. Bus Drivers: Jean Watson, Mike Thomas, Pam Flack, Donna Morgan, John
Roe, Chris Johnson, Richie Cooper, Jimmie Blevins, Bob Smith, Scotty Lawhorn,
Catherine Clemons, Lacy Polley, Todd Evans, Jeff Himes, Terri Howard,
Charlie Rickett, Gale Hartley, Michelle Noble, Arlen Butler, Doug Enix,
Jennifer Tackett, Frank Hobbs, Kenny Scott, Tony Corns, Douglas Applegate,
Burl Lawson, Donna Polley, Joe Harrison, Carl Ginn, Barry Hickerson, Rick
Shaw, Tonya Hord, Genevieve Wallingford, Wendell Hardin, David Tully,
Charles Thurman, Phyllis Stanfield, Harry Carrington, Shirley Lewis, Tammy
Stamm, Kathy McClurg, Lewis Brewer, Cheri Kirby, Beverly Detillion, Brian
Box and Melinda Stafford.
approved the payment of bills and treasurer’s report before adjourning.