NCOE Board re-employs all certified and non-certified staff for next school year

The NCOE Board of Education held their monthly meeting March 21st in the Superintendent’s office. The minutes and the bills for the month were approved as presented.

Personnel issues highlighted the agenda for the meeting. For several years the Board has voted to send Reduction in Force (RIF) letters to noncertified employees. The Board voted in favor of not reducing the staff for the 2018-19 school year.

The Board voted to re-employ all certified staff and non-certified staff for the next year. However, Dustin Murray, NCO Social Studies, was honorably dismissed for certification deficiencies. All administrators were also retained for the 2018-2019 school year.

Jimmy Foster was hired as NCO Principal for the 2018-19 year. Ashley Douglass was employed as the kindergarten teacher at NCO. Dustin Murray and Ryan Trueblood were employed to coach h.s. baseball.

Mr. Haley congratulated Mattie Colbert for advancing to state in WYSE. This is the 2nd year she has been to state.

The Board congratulated C.J. Richardson for his first place in the 1-A state 3 point shoot-out competition and tied for 2nd place in the King of the Hill for all classes.

At NCO, 16 students will attend the regional competition with their history fair projects. The Jr. High varsity volleyball team will play in the state tournament this Saturday.

Mr. Foster and Mr. Haley wanted to thank Bob Sutton for donating his time and equipment to keep the parking lots cleared of snow.

The Booth PTO will be hosting Bingo on April 6th. Mrs. Carter thanked First Bank employees, Ronny York, and the Mule Day organization for their help.

In other business the Board:

– Awarded the mowing bid of the NCOE high school to Brinkley & Sons.

– Awarded the mowing bid of the NCO grade school to Andy’s Lawn Service.

– Approved the 2018-2019 school calendar.

– Renewed the membership with IHSA.

– Accept the resignation of Caitlin Noel.

– Accept the resignation of Aribi Bowzer.