Berryville school board hires seven new teachers

Friday, June 22, 2012

BERRYVILLE -- The Berryville Board of Education voted on the hiring of seven certified employees and one classified employees for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.

According to a report by Berryville Superintendent Randy Byrd, certified hirees included Russell Borland as a sixth-grade resource teacher; Janie De Anda was hired to teach second grade; Amanda Hargis for kindergarten; Mary Miller for the Berryville Middle School ESL; Lucy Thurman for second grade; Casey Wade for third through fifth grade special education; and Austin Winters will be a middle school teacher and coach.

Classified employee Beverly Tiegland was hired for the school's cafeteria.

The Board also approved the following moves for the 2012-13 school year:

* Larissa Allen moved from second grade to teaching the Gifted and Talented students for nine months;

* Donnel Armstrong moved from a second grade teaching position to fifth grade;

* Katherine Garner moved from kindergarten to second grade;

* Kim Ray moves from second grade to fifth grade; and

* Kelly Swofford moved from fifth graade to E.A.S.T.

In other Berryville School Board news, the Berryville band and the school's Color Guard were approved collect money in front of Walmart to take a field trip to Chicago next April.

Also, the Berryville High School cheerleaders request to collect money in front of Walmart to attend a Thanksgiving Parade in Florida was approved.

The Board approved an on-line college classes policy and approved the proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year. Also passed by the Board was renewing the school property insurance policy for $62,247; the nursing agreement with Missouri State University; and student catastrophic accident insurance for $26,120.28.

The Board also accepted a bread bid from Sara Lee for the 2012-13 school year as well as approved the projects plan using bond refinancing money and approved the School Board policy Manual Changes as recommended by the Arkansas School Boards Association.

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