MOUNT VERNON — Thursday’s meeting of the Knox County Career Center was largely routine, Treasurer Tracy Elliott told the News on Friday.
Elliott said the board, “with extreme regret,” accepted the resignation of director Debbie Cisler, effective July 31. The board subsequently employed Robert Kirk as director, effective Aug. 1. It also accepted the resignation of social studies instructor Charles Rowley, retroactively effective June 30, and hired Brent Martin as social studies teacher, pending completion of all employment requirements. Beth Marhefka was approved as the teacher academy instructor and the board ratified employees’ placement on the respective salary schedules. It also rehired Anita Van Winkle as the superintendent’s secretary.
Concerning adult education, the board approved several new short-term adult education programs, pending adequate enrollment, adopted changes to the adult learner handbook and to the practical nursing supplemental handbook, established program costs for automotive technician and child development associate programs and approved adult education career development calendars for fiscal year 2012.
Besides approving routine fiscal reports and actions, the board accepted a $32,880 bid from Bob Bebout Masonry to complete the addition of a tool room for collision repair.
In other action, the board set school program fees, approved program curriculums and the day school faculty handbook and gave its permission for proposed field trips
The Aug. 18 regular meeting will be held at noon.