Houston Schools

Two teachers in the Houston R-1 School District will retire at the end of the current school year.

At Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the school board accepted resignations from Janet Dyer and Dana Harper. Dyer is a diagnostician at the Exceptional Child Cooperative and Harper is a middle and high school special education teacher.

The board also hired Jeff Richardson as middle school assistant girls’ basketball coach and Jamie Story as special education paraprofessional pending a background check. Richardson replaces Patti Roberts, whose immediate resignation was accepted by the board.

Also at the meeting, school board members:

•Received and approved an annual audit from Mike Catlett, who said he found no concerns.

•Approved a policy requiring employees to participate in a health risk assessment as part of insurance premiums beginning with the 2018-’19 school year. Employees who do not complete the evaluation will only receive 80 percent payment for their insurance premium.

•Increased homebound pay for district instructors from $16 to $20 per hour. The move matches the rate paid for tutors.

•Accepted evaluations from district librarians Janet Hall and Sherry Gatlin.

•We led in the pledge of allegiance by HHS student of the month Dawson Koch and HMS student of the month nominee Anna Gale.

PDF: Minutes from November school board meeting

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