Title I Supervisor Jeff Saylor addressed the Bell County Board of Education during a recent meeting to discuss the district staffing policy.
Saylor said administrators felt the issue needed to be brought back to the board. That decision came from a meeting on the budget he had with Finance Director Steve Silcox and Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam.
One change made to district policy concerned four rotating teacher positions. Saylor asked the board to abolish three of them, with the remaining position being moved to home bound instruction.
He said usually at the first of the school year the district has between 10 and 12 students on home bound instruction. There is usually a need for additional help in that area.
“This rotating teacher is a person who does hold certification,” said Saylor.
Saylor said the administrators also want to move a person in the central office now paid out of SEEK funding into the School Food Services program at no cost to the board. He also said there is one person in food service who will be coming out and the move will result in a net savings of $10,000.
Currently, there is a vacancy for a social studies curriculum specialist in the staffing policy. Saylor said that position will remain vacant until they have to hire someone to implement the new social studies standards.
Saylor also informed the board the district must hire two additional aides for Special Education which are required by student Individualized Education Program (IEP). The two positions will be abolished June 30. The district will have to rehire the aides after June 30 if the children return and the IEP still requires their services.
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