April 20, 2019

Moosabec CSD School Committee reaffirms decision to hire coaches

JONESPORT — The Moosabec Community School District’s School Committee met Friday and reaffirmed its earlier decision to hire five coaches for the athletic department at Jonesport-Beals High School.

The committee upheld its Sept. 13 decision to hire the following coaches: Ordman Alley Sr., boys varsity basketball; Don Beal, girls varsity basketball; Duane Carver, boys jayvee basketball; Donna Faye Alley, varsity cheering; and Shirley Backman, jayvee cheering.

The committee also approved Superintendent Bruce Crowley’s recommendations for the following teaching assignments at the high school: General Education Diploma, Bernard Brown; introduction to computers, Belinda Foss; aerobics, Sue Mills; women’s self defense, Dean McGray; typewriting and keyboarding, Becky Beal; infant first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Wade Hill; hand-built ceramics, Mary Ann Hennessey; abbreviated emergency medical technician instruction, Alice Young; and Certified Nurse’s Aide, Carol Umphenhour.

Also approved were a new student handbook for the high school and a school calendar of events.

A closeout of the most recent construction project at the high school was discussed. It was decided to return to the state all funds that earned interest during the school improvement project. Also, all funds remaining in the project’s checking account were transferred to the regular school account.

The committee voted to pay a salary of $225 to each instructional television proctor for each semester of instruction completed by the ITV proctor. Each proctor works three hours per week. Crowley and the adult education director were given authorization to hire proctors.

A request was approved from industrial arts instructor Arnie Smith for the junior and senior industrial arts class to build an 8-by-10 storage building for Smith. Smith said the project would provide experience for the students, and he would provide all materials at no cost to the school.

Pending a ruling by the Maine Secondary School Principals’ Association, the committee voted that credit received for drivers’ education taken during the summer at the high school would count on the fourth quarter of the previous school year, for purposes of athletic eligibility.

Harold Smith, representing a local senior citizens group, was given approval for the group to use a bus on Oct. 6.

A letter of appreciation from Pam Smith, home economics teacher, was read by the committee. In the letter, she thanked the committee for approving partial funding of a trip to the National Home Economics Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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