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Pike County BOE accepts resignations, approves personnel recommendations

The Pike County Board of Education met Tuesday night and considered new business, accepted resignations and approved personnel recommendations for the 2015-2016 school year.

In new business, the board gave its permission to run GEAR Up Summer Programs at Banks, sixth and seventh grades; Goshen High School, seventh grade; and Pike County High School, seventh grade. The program will run July 13 through July 20, 2015.

In personnel action:

The board accepted the resignations of Amy Stubblefield, eight grade English/language arts at Pike County High School, and David Kirkland, social studies, Goshen High School.

The board also accepted the resignation of Ashley Fuller as cheerleading coach at Pike County High School.

The board approved the employment of Major Lane as principal at GHS and extended the contracts for counselors, Sharron Sullivan, PCHS, and Ana Belle Lee, GHS, for 20 days. The board also approved the hiring of Stacy Freeman, Banks bookkeeper, and approved a 12-month contract for Jeff McClure.

The board approved permission to extend Jodie Jeffcoat’s contact by 30 days to adequately staff summer school and prepare for the 2015-2016 Virtual High School assignments/preparations.

Transfers approved were Shea Driggers, PCHS physical education to PCES physical education; Winter Sims, PCHS special education to PCHS physical education; Gina Maxwell, TPRCT to VHS, pending funding; Loretta Reynolds, Indian teacher, PCES to Indian teacher system wide; LeAnne Suber, special education, GHS to special education PCES; Felecia Darby, aide at Banks to aide Alternative Learning Center; Brandi DeSandro, Indian teacher at Goshen to GES social science; Cody Carnley, sixth grade GES to third grade, GES; Sonia Stewart, child nutrition program, GHS, to child nutrition program PCHS; and Lucille Taylor, child nutrition program, GES, to child nutrition program, PCES base floater.

Contract non-renewals were approved for Bradley Knighten, PCHS social science; Yvette Akridge GHS math; Charles Ogleclark, GHS science; Johnny Mitchell, GHS, science; Keith Holcutt, GHS agriscience; Ashley Meadows, GHS Spanish; Henry Everett, Banks, contracted services music; Lindsey Strube, Banks, aide; Tayamoko Iverson, PCES, physical education; Kerri Taylor, PCES, music/art; Marilyn Thompson, PCES aide (part-time SPED); Jalisha Merritt, PCES, aide (part-time SPED); Carrie Mitchell, GES, aide SPED; Julie Sanders, GES, pre-K teacher (pending funding); Twanna Holland, GES pre-K aide (pending funding); Rachel Brooks, RCT, career tech counselor (pending funding); and Gina Maxwell, RCT, career grad coach, (pending funding).

System support non-renewals were: Kim Brundidge, bus driver; Johnny Turvin, bus driver; Amy Green, bus driver; Thomas Sessions, maintenance; Shaquaris Baker, CNP; and Tomeaco Barnes, CNP.

In other personnel business, the board approved to reinstate sick leave days for Kay Phillips for an on-the-job injury. The number of days to reinstate is 13, April 29-May 18.