Music teacher to retire from SW
The Southwest R-5 School Board accepted a resignation and voted to employ two staff members at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 15.
Glenda Dalton, vocal music and band teacher, submitted her resignation effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year. After a 36-year career in education, Dalton is retiring. She has been employed at the Southwest School District for nine years.
The board hired James Alverson as a bus driver and Kay Holman as a substitute teacher.
In new business, Superintendent Bob Walker discussed the following possible capital projects: construction of an elementary office in the northwest corner of the cafeteria; construction of a track behind the high school building; and paving the elementary and middle school parking lot, the drive by the bus barn and the area were the busses load and unload students.
In other business, the Southwest R-5 School Board:
* Voted to purchase seven bus cameras from Surveillance Tech at a cost of $10,472.65.
* Reviewed the library media center reports, the technology report, the facilities and grounds report and the administrative reports.
* Voted to pay all full-time certified faculty members a one-time $500 stipend, all full-time non-certified staff members a one-time $250 stipend and all part-time employees a one-time $125 stipend.
* Approved the math curriculum.
* Voted to purchase an automatic clay target machine for the trap team.