UTICA — Treasurer Jack McDonald reported that Monday’s meeting of the North Fork School board was pretty straightforward.
Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement requests of junior high teacher Margaret Bowman, senior high/junior high teacher Barbara Bruce and elementary teacher Linda Shepherd, all effective at the end of the current school year. Bowman has served North Fork for 12 years, Bruce, 17 years, and Shepherd, 13 years. The board also approved a disability retirement for Jimmie Boubary, retroactive to Feb. 1. Boubary has served North Fork for eight years. Letters of resignation from library aide Ginger Walton, assistant track coach Randy Felumlee and assistant baseball coach Chad Meyers were also accepted by the board.
In addition to issuing several supplemental/extra service contracts, the board hired Martha Minnis as a home instructor for a health handicapped student, approved Amy Baran, Jennifer Clough and Bruce Donovan as volunteers, accepted the certified substitute list and added Tabetha Hoffer to the classified substitute list.
Financial actions included the approval of routine fiscal items and the renewal of membership in the Metropolitan Educational Council. McDonald said MEC allows the district to buy supplies and commodities art a reduced rate. The board also authorized the sale of two transportation vans.
Following an executive session to discuss personnel, the board issued a new contract to McDonald, effective through July 31, 2015. No further action was taken.
The next regular meeting of the North Fork school board is scheduled for March 21 at 7 p.m. at Utica Senior High School.