Cherokee School music teacher resigns

 


By Stacy Sanborn

School board members in Cherokee met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting to take care of a few housekeeping items. They started with the approval of the consent agenda (comprised of routine items), which included the resignation of music teacher Heather McNeil. Superintendent Donna Anderson gave high praise to McNeil's abilities and wished her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Board members moved on and voted to declare surplus on Chrome Books and backpacks for senior students, and then approved the continuation of services from Precision Testing Laboratories (for asbestos services). Memberships with entities like CCOSA, OSSBA, OROS, OSAG – insurance for workman's compensation – and OSIG for liability insurance were approved for renewal. All of these memberships apply for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Members then voted to appoint the superintendent as an agent to assure compliance for the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, programs purchasing agent, hearing officer for vocational programs complaints and civil rights complaints, risk manager of OSHA programs, and the official representative and acting agent for the board in connection with applying for any federal, state and local funds (or any other programs that would benefit Cherokee Public School for the 19-20 school year).


Board members gave approval to Kellogg and Sovereign as consultants for E-Rate, followed by the approval of several other agenda items: temporary appropriations; the contract renewal with Alpha+; the contract for audit with Chas W. Carroll; the contract renewal with the Center for Education Law. All of these items apply to the 2019-2020 school year.

Next, one bid (the only one received) for milk was opened. The bid was from Hiland and was accepted. The board then voted to enter into an executive session that lasted just over an hour. In it, members discussed the employment of staff members, the superintendent's contract, and extra duty assignments. Upon reconvening, it was announced that Candice Davis would be employed as an elementary teacher, but no action was taken on employing an elementary music teacher at this time.

The superintendent's contract for 2018-2019 had no change, but will be revisited for future consideration for the 2019-2020 school year.

Lastly, Anderson said in her report that she's been busy with end-of-year reports and she's looking forward to getting a new school year started.

 

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