MOUNT VERNON — With the exception of a presentation by the middle school and a report on the district’s facilities study conducted by MKC, Monday’s meeting of the Mount Vernon school board was largely routine.
Ronnie Vandeburg received the middle school “Behind the Scenes” award, Dr. Mitch Emmons announced three middle school teachers — Bryan Donaldson, Wes Elifritz and Kristin Payne — have achieved Master Teacher status and several parents talked about freshman baseball.
Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement requests of East Elementary third-grade teacher Marilyn Nagy, who has served the district 31 years and of high school head cook Patty Cosner, who has served the district 34 years. It added to the substitute teacher, classified substitute, home instructor and data coaches lists and issued a number of supplemental contracts. Ethan Beckholt was approved as assistant boys volleyball coach, Lauren Hollis as assistant girls track coach and Abigail Smith as assistant boys volleyball coach. The following volunteers were also approved: Greg Brenneman and Don Marn, boys volleyball; Josh Clinger, Tony Franz, Zach Melton and Chase Wright, baseball; and Azzure Lindsey, John Fair and Buzz Wallace, track. Alan Cassell was hired as head girls volleyball coach, John Fair as cross country coach, Emanuel Kladias as head girls soccer coach and Doug Savage as “B” team golf coach. Luke Baer was employed as a maintenance worker, retroactive to Feb. 14.
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