R-4 board fills vacancies, approves tax levy

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

By Melonie Roberts

Members of the Cassville school board hired a number of individuals to fill classroom and staffing vacancies during regular meetings in August and September.

In August, board members approved hiring Jaqulyn Kennedy as a special education instructional assistant for the 2013-14 academic year.

At that meeting, the board also set the annual tax levy at $3.35 per $100 assessed valuation. Total valuation for real and personal property totaled $160,428,668. The levy should generate about $5.3 million for the school district, although Superintendent Richard Asbill said collection rates only total about 90 percent each year.

Board members also approved the substitute teachers list in August. Teachers include: Todd Baker, Rebecca Bauer, Courtney Beagle, Erica Biloki, Craig Buford, Sue Cavness, Thomas Coenen, Bonnie Cox, Megan Cox, Carolyn Craig, Sue Craig Ashley Cupps and

Gary Davis, Clint Dillow, Kimberly Durossette, Jerri Dyer, Doug Edwards, Patricia Evans, Jack Farrow, Sharon Farrow, Roxanne Fuldner, Rebecca Golubski, Krystal Haney, Heather Hays, Amanda Hedrick, Rod Hemphill, Bettie Holman, Cynthia Holman (Beeson), Paula Holtzman, Frank Hudson and

Michelle James, Karla Kuklaw, Sue Lacey, Pete Landstad, Chelsea Lanore, Bill Lee, Diane Linebarger, Pat Manley, Courtney Mann, Bart McMaster, Becky McNaught, Donna Moore, Sheila Parnell, Anita Philbrick, Amy Putegnat andSusan Richardson, Randy Robertson, Sarah Sandoval, Chris Seymour, Suzanne Sloan, Vaughn Smith, Judie Starchman, Mitanjeli Starkweather, Janet Sullivan, Thurman Taylor, Julie Terry, Greg Turner, Karyl Vermillion and Destiny Wilson.

In September, the board approved a physical and occupational therapy service contract with Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

In other action, the board approved:

* Lisa Burton as a part time cook and Maria Carmen Ortega as an English Language Learning/Migrant instructional assistant.

* Purchase of the stage curtain, stage, light and audio systems proposals for the district's FEMA and Event Center, located at the elementary school campus.

* Seeking bids for the high school circle drive renovations.

The next regular meeting of the Cassville R-4 School Board will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the district's central office.

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