1/27 Meeting Recap
Paul Samerdyke, Guidance Counselor at Central Elementary, was presented with a plaque of appreciation for his many years of service to the students of Hendry County in honor of his upcoming retirement.
Stella Luckey, art teacher at Country Oaks Elementary, gave the Board an update on the Crayola Grant she procured on behalf of COES. Mrs. Luckey presented board members with a copy of Principal , a magazine published by Crayola, featuring an article that quotes Mr. Sealey and Mrs. Jones, principal and assistant principal, regarding the value of integrating art into academics. Fantastic photos of Mrs. Luckey’s students and their art were featured in the article as well. You can check out Mrs. Luckey’s blog http://washthedust.blogspot.com/ by clicking on the link.
The board voted unanimously to approve the tentative 2014-15 HCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement. You can see a copy of the tentative agreement at http://www.hendry-schools.org/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=26340&fileitem=8535&catfilter=1064. Teachers will receive to a pay increase in accordance with the most recent salary schedules and can look forward to that increase being reflected in their next paycheck, in addition to retroactive pay dating back to July 1, 2014.
Board attorney Michael McKinley will receive an increase in compensation after the board voted unanimously in favor of a first amendment to his original contract dating back to February 2012. Mr. McKinley offered to conduct board member training sessions to assist board members with professional development. The board voted unanimously to attend a training facilitated by Mr. McKinley before the February 24 board meeting in LaBelle.
School board members were issued district email addresses to conduct all board related electronic correspondence. Below are a list of board members and our district email addresses.
Dwayne Brown: District1@hendry.k12.fl.us
Sally Berg: District2@hendry.k12.fl.us
Pat Langford: District3@hendry.k12.fl.us
Stephanie Busin: District4@hendry.k12.fl.us
Jon Basquin: District5@hendry.k12.fl.us
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