The Hope School Board held their August meeting Monday evening (8-18) following the first day of school. In the Superintendent’s report Mr. Bobby Hart noted the Yerger bus drive is completed and came through Monday morning’s rain draining well. He also noted some work being done in the Yerger library. Mr. Hart noted he had a “body count” at Clinton Primary School and noted that count was 1,018 students which was a little down from last year. The only other numbers he had were for Hope High and noted 737 were enrolled and he expected enrollment to stay around 730 there. Also during the Superintendent’s report he noted there will be a ribbon-cutting and community Coffee August 27th at Hope High for the new construction. The board approved a tuition agreement with Nevada for alternative school students. The board also approved a migrant grant.
Under facilities requests the board approved a request from the Hope Jr. Auxiliary to use the Hope High cafeteria for their spaghetti supper on September 12th. The board also approved a request from Wildcat Football to use Hammons Stadium and for the class of 1984 to use the Beryl Henry Cafeteria on October 3rd prior to Homecoming.
There were a variety of personnel matters to close out the meeting. Julie Lively, Christie Sullivan, Shirley Miller, and Janet Banister were hired as Parental Involvement Facilitators on the Clinton Primary, Beryl Henry, Yerger, and Hope High campuses respectively. Johnny Turner was hired as a bus driver. Stacy Wade’s resignation as a 4th grade teacher was accepted. Certified hirings incldued Erin McCray, Martha Wake, Frances Henrix, Mary Berry, Athony Meeker, Ramunda Hamilton, Kirby Turner, and Debra Magness. Debra Stuart’s resignation as a special ed paraprofessional was accepted. Classified hiring included Brittany Grigsby, Kendra Turner, Toni Briggs, and Estafonia Hernandez. Following the personnel items the meeting adjourned.