Shirley Breedlove was sworn in during the monthly School Board meeting Monday, returning to Seat No. 2, a position she held before stepping down in 2017, when she was replaced by Derek Gray. Gray resigned in July, with several months remaining on his five-year term and Breedlove agreed to temporarily fill his position.
Seat 2 and Seat 4, which is held by Jeff Peppinger, will be on the ballot in the Spring elections. Filing for the positions will be in December.
During the Monday meeting, the board approved an emergency certification for childhood education specialist Ashley Haney.
The board also approved giving board members the option of participating in school health, dental and vision insurance, at their own expense. The school won’t pay for the benefit.
It also approved the purchase of three 2024 school buses and making surplus two Blue Bird school buses and one activity bus.
During his report to the board, Superintendent Monty Guthrie noted that the growth of student enrollment has been stead, “can’t say we’re growing.”
He also said posts for exterior security at the high school was to be put into the ground the next day (Oct. 10).
Guthrie also praised law enforcement for its help in security.
“Not just football games, but anyway we ask the help,” he said.
Also, final approval has been given for a topoff lane at the elementary school.
“And we are waiting for lass to arrive for the vestibules at the elementary and middle schools,” he said.