Feb 122013

By Sam Conner
The Winslow Unified School District Governing Board met Feb. 6 and applauded the Winslow High School Pom-mies for winning the support forces state championship recently in Prescott. Team members appeared before the board during public appearances. Pommies included Lily Mangus, Shyenne Sweet, Brittni Sorenson, Reanna Sanchez, Jac-queline Ribera, Alexa Gilbert, Jennifer Brown, Emily Woods, Kristina Mangus, Lindsey Williams and Tamry Ramsey. Coaches Tamie Ramsey and Carleen Walton, and choreographer Tessa Ramsey were also honored.
The board approved the hiring of district substitute teachers Loren Begay, Jim MacLean and Stephanie Hallmark, and Jefferson School part-time classroom aide Sarah Schlesinger.
The transfer of Wes Davis from warehouse aide to special education classroom aide at Winslow Junior High School was approved. Terry Cirre was approved as a volunteer for the Winslow High School Soccer Club.
Retirements or resignations were approved for substitute teacher Stephanie Hallmark, effective Jan. 29; Jefferson School part-time classroom aide Deb Cullum, effective Jan. 28; and WJHS math teacher Patty Pate, effective May 30.
The board approved acceptance of $124.48 for Washington School from TerraCycle Inc.
The board approved the 2014 impact aid application.
The first reading of a policy on the discipline, suspension and dismissal of support staff members was held.
An intergovernmental agreement was approved with the Scottsdale Unified School District for the Scottsdale Online Learning Program. This will allow additional courses to be offered.
Employees of the Month Awards were presented by Superintendent Doug Watson to John Maine for his work on the Fiesta Bowl float and Robin Henry for her efforts in getting impact aid information.
Watson congratulated WHS Principal Chris Gilmore for working to get the agreement with Scottsdale for the online courses.
Assistant Superintendent Lance Heister said that he was proud of the coaches and others who work with the athletes and students who represent the school system and present a positive image.