Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Todd Simmons Resigns as Teacher from Worth County

Todd Simmons turned in his letter of resignation at Worth County and the Worth County School Board accepted his resignation at their regular meeting Thursday evening. He had taught and coached softball and basketball for 18 years. He became the winningest girls basketball coach in school history as well as the winningest girls softball coach in school history. He went to state twice in girls softball and once in girls basketball and also guided them to an Elite Eight finish.

The school moved Bryce Schafer to teach PE classes and hired Cody Newman to run the Missouri Options Program. Newman will also teach some PE classes at the school.

The board amended the construction agreement to include road construction as well as the other projects. The school had more money left over than expected, allowing them to go ahead with some road construction. This is in addition to putting in new bleachers and a gym floor, roof repair, guttering, tuckpointing, and resurfacing the elementary playground.

The board signed an agreement with L.J. Hart for the underwriting of the bonds for the $500,000 Bond Issue with costs not to exceed $17,500, or 3.5%.

The board also accepted the resignation of Abby Hern and is advertising for the health aide position (See ad, Page 3).

The board voted to offer Blaire Owens the Junior High and Junior Varsity cheer coach position for the 2016-2017 school year.

The board voted to hire Rachel Jackson for summer custodial work contingent on approved background check.

The board voted to offer Johnny Thurman full time Special Education Paraprofessional for the 2016-2017 School Year.

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