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Roberts retires as girls basketball coach, Dr. Miller attends first board meeting at SB

Board seat still open


It was a super short meeting Monday night for the South Barber Board of Education as they took care of reorganizational items for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Mylo Miller took his place at the school board meeting table for the first time since becoming the new superintendent July 1 for the 2018-19 school year.

Dr. Miller appeared very personable as he visited with the board, giving them an update of all he's done since hired by the board. First of all he thanked the board for the opportunity.

Even before July 1, Miller attended new superintendent training offered by KASB in Topeka June 19 and 20. Then June 25–28 he shadowed Dr. Williams before she left SB as superintendent.

Miller said, “Dr. Williams was extremely helpful. That was an invaluable experience for me.”

He said he's met lots of people in the community who are “so nice.”

The new superintendent has focused on meeting as many staff members, teachers and community members as possible. He's also focused on arranging his office and being ready for the new year.

“I had a wonderful 4th of July in Hardtner,” Dr. Miller said, mentioning the parade, pool, BBQ and more and added that his 3-year-old daughter Livia had two snowcones.

Resignations and Reorganization

The board held election of officers and mad appointments as follows: President Mark Pollock;Vice President Bryan Quick; Board Clerk Julie Johnson; Deputy Clerk, Luke MacKinney; Treasurer, Walter Fry.

All those above-mentioned board members were present, along with Melissa Simpson, Mike Miller, Mariah Doherty and Deb Helfrich. Superintendent Miller and Johnson also sat at the board table.

The board approved payment of bills for approximately $53,000.

Nothing appeared on the agenda about a replacement for the board seat vacated by Steve Allen. When board members asked about it among themselves a few said they had maybe one person ask about the position. The replacement must live in District I.

Quick said, “I'm not in favor of redesigning districts, but I'm not in favor of an empty seat on the board.”

The board agreed to again publish the position in the paper and talk to people who might be interested.

Athletic Director and math teacher Steve Roberts retired/resigned his position as high school girls basketball coach after 25 years. He'll continue to teach, and coach volleyball and track.

The board also accepted the resignation of At-Risk Para-Educator Angie Cunningham ad Title I/At-Risk Para-Educator Jennifer Wolf.

The remainder of board business was a few pages of routine reorganizational items for the 2018-19 school year that were all approved by the board.


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