|School Board views personnel, litigation|
The Concordia Parish School Board spent almost two hours in executive session Thursday night discussing personnel matters and pending litigation but took no action afterward.
During the open portion of the meeting, the aboard adopted the Concordia Parish Safety Handbook, and voted to rehire deputy Lee Ford as the School Resource Officer for 2008-09.
The board also approved a proposal for a temporary increase on a sliding scale for school bus drivers due to high fuel costs and approved a routine revision of its 2007-08 consolidated budget.
The board went into executive session to discuss a lawsuit -- Easterling v. Concordia Parish School Board, filed in the Western District of the U.S. District Court -- and also met behind closed doors with Kathy Banks Singleton and Minnie Turner.
Board President Gary Parnham said after the executive session that no action was required.
In other business, the board approved invoices for the month of April totaling $3.6 million.
In personnel matters, the board approved the following:
Kristen Brown, teacher, Vidalia Lower, rescind resignation.
Glendora Alexander-Muhammad, Administrative Assistant, Ferriday Upper, effective June 9, 2008.
Vickie Collard, Special Education teacher, Vidalia High School, effective May 23, 2008.
Pam Morace, teacher, Ferriday Lower, effective May 23, 2008.
Carl Ray Thompson, bus driver, Monterey, effective April 22, 2008.
Ivy Quinn, janitor, Ferriday Lower, effective April 29, 2008.
David Troutman, math teacher, Vidalia High School, effective August 8, 2008.
Shannon Probst, teacher, Vidalia Upper, effective August 8, 2008.
Amy Fletcher, secretary/bookkeeper, Child Nutrition Program, effective May 27, 2008.
Jennine Wilson, part-time teacher Ferriday High School and Ferriday Jr. High School, to full-time Ferriday Jr. High, effective August 8, 2008.