The Washington C.H. City Schools Board of Education met Monday and approved the employment of nearly 40 individuals for various positions in the district.
The meeting, which began at 7 p.m., was held at the district’s central office on Highland Avenue. Several items were up to vote, including a few donations and some funds to accept, and a few bills that needed to be paid. After approving the financial decisions, the board turned to some matters of personnel.
Per Superintendent Matthew McCorkle’s recommendation, the board accepted the resignation of five people: Donna Babbs, an educational aide, effective Jan. 29; Bill Helsel, a mechanic, effective Jan. 29; Stanley Helfrich, a Cherry Hill custodian who is retiring March 1; Mark Tussing, maintenance director, effective March 2 and Leslie Teter, an educational aide at Washington High School who is retiring May 31.
McCorkle also recommended the approval of the employment of nearly 40 individuals as well during the Monday meeting. Those individuals include, Tina Anderson, substitute bus driver; Donna Babbs, substitute educational aide, effective Feb. 1; Melissa Barnes, substitute cook, effective Jan. 24; Kim Bonnell, home instruction tutor, effective Feb. 22 and testing tutor; John K. Bruce, substitute teacher; Tim Clouser, mechanic (step 23), pending completion of FBI/BCI; Beth Combs, substitute teacher; Brian DeLong, substitute teacher; Tyler Hayslip, substitute teacher; Sarah Knorr, as an attendant, effective Jan. 20, as well as a van driver, effective Jan. 24; Jesus Merritt, substitute educational aide; David Penwell, home instruction tutor, effective Feb. 3; Josh Pickelheimer, casual; James Robinson, substitute cook, effective Jan. 24; Bob Runnels, substitute teacher; Peggy Shaw-McBee, substitute teacher; Taylor Smith, substitute teacher; Vivan Thomas, substitute cook; Jo Lynn Van Rhoden, bus driver trainee, effective Feb. 1; Billy Williams, casual, pending completion of FBI/BCI and Amy Rader as a testing tutor.
The board also approved the following coaches for employment: Randy Elzey, head varsity softball coach; Kayce Elzey, assistant varsity softball coach; Chad Strahler, varsity softball volunteer coach; Carl Strayer, assistant varsity softball coach; Tammi Ramsey, reserve softball coach; Tyler Rhodus, head varsity baseball coach; Mark Schwartz, reserve baseball coach; Bobby Robinson, assistant baseball coach; Greg Phipps, head boys tennis coach; Louis Reid, head girls track coach; Ray Anderson, assistant girls track coach; Taylor Aslop, girls track volunteer coach; Aubrey Kiger, girls track volunteer coach; Craig Pickerill, girls track volunteer coach; Corey Dye, boys track assistant coach, and Marlin Ellis, middle school boys head track coach.
Additionally, McCorkle also recommended the approval of the job description and salary schedule for the Director of Operations and Safety and the Coordinator of Alternative Educational Pathways.
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