Schools to see principal changes

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Both of Eupora’s schools will have new principals for 2012-13, but one is yet to be hired. The Webster County School Board took action regarding those changes at its May 1 meeting, according to the minutes. Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar recommended Jack “Trey” Rolison III be hired as Eupora Elementary School principal, beginning July 1. All board members voted aye except Etty Brown (District 3), who abstained. Michael Adkins, the school’s current principal, is scheduled to become principal of the Alternative School located in the Central Office Building, said Treloar. Adkins previously held that position. Treloar introduced Rolison to School Board members at Tuesday night’s meeting. He now serves as assistant principal and head football coach at Thrasher Attendance Center in Booneville, which is part of the Prentiss County School District In another administrative change approved May 1, Eupora High School Principal Lundy Brantley has submitted his resignation. Brantley, who is completing his second year here, has accepted the principal’s job at Pearl High School. His resignation is effective June 30. Other Business Also on May 1, the board voted to go into executive session to discuss a parent request at Eupora High School. After coming back into open session, President Bobby McMullen declared that no action was taken while in closed session. Other action included approval of a revised version of the “Use of School Facilities” policy, which had been tabled from the previous meeting. Board members approved the termination of Loisteen Patrick’s employment as an EHS cafeteria worker, effective April 4, and of Gina Gibson, EHS teacher, as of March 19. Adkins introduced EES student Delta Claire Newman as the Webster County Board of Education Student of the Month for May. Consent Agenda These items were approved May 1 as a part of the Consent Agenda: • accepted donations from the Webster Cluster of Methodist Churches to East Webster Elementary School; the Lady Eagle Softball Booster Club to the EHS softball team; Dorroh Photography to the EHS Annual Staff; Eupora 20th Century Club to the EHS library; and Aubrey and Cindy Holder, Eupora Eye Clinic, James and Peggy Palmer, Green Thumb Landscape Service, Stewart Body Shop, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pittman, Belinda Stewart Architects and Bert Parish/State Farm Insurance to the EHS Biology Club. • accepted the resignations of Tonda Farrior and Polly Shurden, EWES teachers, effective at the end of the 2011-12 contract year, and Donna Green, East Webster High School, effective May 24. • accepted the resignation of Brady Stoker, bus shop employee, effective May 4. • approved Rita R. Jones as a substitute cafeteria worker. • approved a field day fundraiser for EHS. • approved Cain Young, Anfernee Morton, Kenneth Wade, Del Hodges and Ben Hill Jr. as summer workers. • approved a request from Brantley to add ACT/SAT Prep I to Eupora High’s curriculum for 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students only. This will be paired with the MCT II Prep I class that is offered two periods a day and could possibly be offered three periods a day next year. • approved a recommendation from Brantley to make the part-time language arts position at EHS into a full-time position for the next school year. • approved Dicenzo Miller as a volunteer assistant football coach at EHS for spring 2012. • approved an out-of-state field trip to the Memphis Zoo for East Webster Jr. Beta Club. April 10 Meeting On April 10, records show the School Board approved the 2012-13 school calendar. Consent Agenda items approved or accepted included the resignation of cafeteria worker Katie Simmons, effective May 25, and fundraisers for the East Webster High School football program and the Eupora High and Jr. High chorus department. April 16 Meeting A special called meeting was held the morning of April 16 to discuss invoice prices with Gary Bailey of Bailey Architecture Education. Bailey discussed and answered questions about invoices sent from Bailey Architecture for services rendered in the design of the new East Webster High School building, according to the minutes. The board approved the issuance of a manual check to pay the adjusted invoices to the firm in the amount of $21,431.50. The board tabled its decision regarding approval of “task order 3” from H2O Partners at the April 10 and May 1 meetings. Scott Hollenhead (District 4) was absent April 16.