Several new teachers were hired for the 2022-23 school year at the Monday, March 28 Tattnall County Board of Education (BOE) meeting.
The following teachers were hired: Sarah Meyers and Jill Singleton at Tattnall County High School (TCHS); Melita Milton, Jordan Sapwell, and Dylan Lynch at South Tattnall Middle School (STMS); Brittany Kirkland at South Tattnall Elementary School (STES); and Ryan Jackson at North Tattnall Middle School (NTMS). Also, DeAnna Brown was approved as a Pre-K certified teacher at South Tattnall Elementary School (STES).
Non-certified personnel approved include Melissa Lopez, daycare sub; Trunilla Cummings as a paraprofessional at Cedarwood; and Timothy Anderson as a bus driver.
Those retiring from the Tattnall school system at the end of the school year include Allen Yancey, Assistant Principal at TCHS; Counselor Holly Thigpen at Collins Elementary School (CES); and Buddy Collins, Maintenance, at CES. Resignations were also accepted from teachers Aubrey Sheffield at Glennville Elementary; and Carlee McLeod and Madison Lambert at Reidsville Elementary, effective with the end of the 2021-22 school year.
A testing supplement was also approved for Christy Tatum.
Other items approved were as follows:
A low bid of Walsh Equipment Company of Glennville for $31,334 was approved for the entrance gates at STES and North Tattnall Elementary School (NTES). One other bid was received from Thomas W. Lanier of Collins for $32,300.
It was approved to contract with GovDeals to sell the surplus items in the three old elementary facilities once they are vacated. Many items will be moved to the new schools, and the process is planned for selling the other items on GovDeals to have the old facilities cleaned and ready to transfer to the new owners by the August 1 deadline.
The district financial status review was approved, presented by Financial Director Debbie Powell.
A Strategic Waiver School System (SWSS) contract amendment, which allows a waiver until returning to the normal testing schedule, was also approved. This testing schedule was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was also approved to transfer Bus 107 and Bus 307 to transportation surplus.