By: Lydia Crawley
The Parsons Advocate
The Tucker County Board of Education met for the first time since the end of the school year on in regular session. Superintendent Alicia Lambert presented the board with several matters pertaining to employment at the meeting.
The first employment related matter pertained to the need for substitute personnel in the county. “We’re trying to hire a couple now,” Lambert said. “We need some people for summer school – cooks, custodians – because a lot of a lot of hirings that we’ve done, we now have a lot of people left on the sub list. So, if we try to hire throughout the summer that’s because we need them for summer school, too. But we’ll try to do a big batch hire right before school starts and then we’ll put up a posting and we usually leave it up until the end of December and then we’ll do another batch then. But if we need them in the meantime, we will hire throughout, but we will just leave the posting up for a long time to get as many as we can through December and then we will do another one once the new year rolls over.”
The board accepted the resignation of Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School Principal Kelly Thompson effective July 1at the meeting. The board also addressed the hiring of a new principal to replace Thompson. “They are interviewing today and tomorrow,” Lambert said. “And then if we need to have a second round of interviews, we will…next week. But right now, they are doing two interviews today and two others tomorrow. So, if they are happy with their choice, we will just move forward with that and be good to go.”
In other employment matters, the board approved the hiring of several positions at the meeting. The board approved the hiring of an Intervention Specialist for Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School, an Elementary Teacher for Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School, a Special Education Teacher for Tucker County High School pending certification, a Substitute Teacher for Tucker County Schools, a Custodian II for TVEMS, a Cook II for DTEMS, a Special Needs/Supervisory/Transportation Aide for TVEMS and two Substitute cook and custodian for Tucker County Schools. A Substitute Cook for summer school and summer school special education teacher were also hired at the meeting.
Malinda Hunt hire as Executive Secretary for the Tucker County Board of Education was approved by the board at the meeting as well. Hunt replaces Julie Burnside who accepted another position with the county.
The next meeting of the Tucker County Board of Education will be Monday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Tucker County Board of Education Office, 100 Education Lane, Parsons.