MOUNT VERNON — Wednesday’s meeting of the Knox County Educational Service Center board was largely routine.
Following an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the board accepted the resignations of curriculum consultant Cynthia Stuart, effective July 31; Columbia Elementary one-on-one aide Debra Potter, effective June 5; and of speech pathologist Roseann Stypula, effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Stypula is resigning for retirement purposes. Linda Gibson was employed as a tutor for St. Vincent de Paul School, Kathy Belcher was approved as an auxiliary clerk for St. Vincent and M. Christian McMaken was hired as a speech and language pathologist for the 2012-13 school year. The board also increased the hourly rates for educational aides serving Clear Fork Valley schools. This was at the request of Clear Fork. Because Fredericktown schools have requested a reduction in services, the ESC board approved a reduction in force suspension of contracts for multiple disabilities teacher Ellen Frazier and classroom aide Janet Breckler, effective with the 2012-13 school year. It also granted a one-school-year leave of absence to Laura Sanders, preschool teacher at Fredericktown.
Treasurer Heather Darnold announced the Yankee Candle fundraiser has raised more than $9,000 for the preschool programs. The money will be used to defray the cost of end-of-the-year field trips and for instructional supplies for next year.