Without comment, the board members voted 3-2 against Superintendent Claire Dryden’s recommendation to offer Principal Brenda Hall a three-year contract. After the vote, the board went into a closed executive session.
When the members returned, Dryden said Hall will continue as principal until Nov. 5, when her probationary contract ends. If the board approves it, Hall could be offered a regular contract at that time, Dryden said.
Board members Donya Beam and Dana Turner voted to offer Hall the contract. Board members Jerry Cash, Tommy Jones and Hope Lee voted against the measure.
The board’s next scheduled work session is Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5.
In other business, the board:
-Accepted the resignation of Cleburne County Elementary School special education aide Rebecca McNeese.
-Approved the transfers of Jake Mayfield to full-time history teacher at Cleburne County High School and Christie Ayers to special education teacher at Ranburne High School.
-Approved hiring Noelle East as pre-kindergarten teacher assistant at Pleasant Grove Elementary; Vandy Sprayberry as a school bus mechanic; Kristi Lines as special education aide at Cleburne County Elementary; Cole Heard to teach at both Cleburne County Career Tech and Cleburne County High schools; Brandy Griffith, special education teacher at Ranburne Elementary; and Lori Steward as part-time school psychometrist to help create individual education plans for students who need extra help in the classroom.
-Approved purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables from West Georgia-Alabama Produce.
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