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West Carroll School Board Honors Retirees, Grants Tenure

Posted 12/10/19

ATWOOD (December 5) — West Carroll’s School Board met in regular session with a slate of activity. After amending and approving the meeting agenda, the consent agenda was approved which …

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West Carroll School Board Honors Retirees, Grants Tenure

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ATWOOD (December 5) — West Carroll’s School Board met in regular session with a slate of activity. After amending and approving the meeting agenda, the consent agenda was approved which included the resignation of school board member Nancy Johnson.

Director of Schools Dexter Williams recognized three retirees who had a combined 86 years of service to the West Carroll School System. They were Wendy Rogers with 22 years, Linda Black with 33 years, and Suzanne Tucker with 31 years.

Director Williams also spotlighted the West Carroll Elementary Cafeteria Staff for all the hard work they do feeding breakfast and lunch to students. The staff includes Tina Seaton, Jane Cole, Rosemary Taylor and Sheila Hilliard.

West Carroll’s Beta Clubs recently competed in the state convention and the Elementary Beta group brought home a number of awards including several state championship awards. The junior Beta and high school Beta groups also competed and brought home awards as well.

Six West Carroll teachers were granted tenure during the meeting including Rachel Baker, Susan Barrow, Shane Depriest, Lisa Kapeller, Michelle Robinson, and Brittany Fowler. Each was voted on individually with Fowler having the remainder of her probationary period waived as recommended by Director Dexter Williams.

Board members granted permission for the school system to apply for a competitive IDEA Preschool Discretionary Grant. They also approved the second reading on several board policy updates which will now be added to the School Board’s Policy Manual.

The board approved a proposal from David Hochreiter to fence in an area behind West Carroll Junior/Senior High School to be used for raising livestock as part of a new agriculture program being initiated at West Carroll. The plan is to start by raising sheep and graduate to bigger farm livestock in the future.

The board approved budget amendments and also approved a motion granting Director Dexter Williams the authority to use tenure as a recruiting tool to keep or attract teachers to the school system.

The board does not meet in January and will meet next on February 6.

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