May 222013

By Linda Kor
As the Joseph City School District wraps up another school year, several announcements were made at the May 14 board meeting.
Board member Sheri Hill announced that she will be resigning from her position on the board as of June 1. In order to fill the position, Navajo County School Superintendent Linda Morrow will advertise for interested individuals and make a selection from those who apply.
The board also accepted the resignation of Kent Baldwin after 19 years of service. Baldwin has taught math, science and social studies at Joseph City High School, and has been the head coach for both volleyball and track at the JCHS. He leaves the district to take a position in Duncan as a principal of one of the schools in that community.
The board also approved an extension of contracts for Superintendent Dr. Robert Klein, JCHS Principal Bryan Fields and Joseph City Elementary School Principal Daniel Hutchens through the next school year.
In other business, the board approved a final revision to the fiscal year 2102-13 budget.
Also approved was the donation of surplus exercise equipment to the Joseph City Volunteer Fire Department.
The board approved the appointments of Kaylea Henrie and Laura Bushman as summer inventory workers; Isaac Hutton and Reuben Paddock, summer tech workers; and Jennifer Ramey, elementary school teacher.
In addition, the board approved the resignations of Kent Baldwin, teacher; Mandy Bennett, instructional aide; Kim Brennan, speech pathologist; and Melanie Parra, teacher.