Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
June 27, 2012 11:42 am EDT


UTICA — The North Fork school board was busy during its two meetings in June, treasurer Jack McDonald told the News on Tuesday.

It formally recognized members of the high school baseball team, high school softball team and high school track team for their outstanding accomplishments this past season; and took care of financial items to close out the books for the fiscal year and complete staffing for the 2012-13 school year.


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Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement requests of McDonald and instructional aide Jessie Roberts. McDonald has served the district for 16 years and Roberts 15 years. The board also accepted letters of resignation from agricultural education instructor Steven Priest, high school science teacher Daniel Scholl and school bus aide Kay Pargeon.

New hires included elementary teachers Taylor Campbell, Jennifer Fondriest, Megan Morey, Julie Wilcox and Ashley Deck. Brady Palmer was hired as a junior high special education teacher, Larry Reichard was employed to fill the position of high school physical education teacher and Darin Prince will be a high school science teacher. The board established certified and classified substitute pay rates and issued a myriad of supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year.

Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board took the first steps necessary to place an earned income tax levy on the November ballot. The measure already is slated for an August vote, but due to filing deadlines for the November election, McDonald said the board had to pass the resolution “just in case.” If district residents approve the 1 percent earned income tax levy at the special August election, it will be pulled

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