School Board approves hirings

From Staff Reports

Webster County School District board members have approved the hiring of two people to fill district positions that are becoming vacant.

Superintendent of Education Jack Treloar, on April 7, recommended that James Irby Shaw be hired as business administrator beginning April 21. Treloar also recommended that Christopher Shea be hired as technology coordinator beginning April 22. The recommendations to hire them as 12-month employees were approved, according to the minutes.

Shaw will replace Heidi Young, whose retirement is effective April 30, and Shea will replace Clint Hester, whose retirement is effective June 20. Shea previously held the technology coordinator position.

No action was taken when the board met in executive session to discuss a personnel matter, the minutes reflect.

Eupora High School Principal Laci Knight introduced Mary Kathryn Brister as the Webster County Board of Education Student of the Month.

Other Business

In other business, records show the board voted to:

  • revise grading policies “Grading System” and “Report Cards,” which were tabled at the previous meeting.
  • accept a lone 16th Section timber bid (165 acres), from FJH Inc., on the recommendation of a Mississippi Forestry Commission representative. Another timber bid from FJH Inc., also the only one submitted for a 57-acre tract, was rejected on the MFC representative’s recommendation.
  • accept a lone bid of $5,652 from Marshall Bailey for a 36-acre 16th Section agricultural lease. Nancy Davis (District 2) voted nay.
  • approve a bus turnaround an the property of Corey Stidham at 1599 Spring Valley Road.
  • hire Mary Shaw as a bus driver for the remainder of the school year and transfer James Shaw Jr. to a different bus route.
  • accept the resignation of Patti Ramage from her position as a bus driver.
  • accept monetary donations from TVA Partners in Education and Sue Davis Cooper to East Webster High School.
  • allow the junior class at EWHS to go on a field trip to Six Flags Over Georgia on April 11.