January 2023

The Hickory County R-I School (Skyline) Board of Education met on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, for their regular monthly meeting.  The following board of director candidates were approved for three board vacancies in the April election:  Emil Edwards, Brett Harrison, Troy Pinon, Shane Stokes, David Johnson, Dan Wallace, Donnie Morehead and Meredith Phillips.  A FEMA storm shelter update was provided and discussed.  The 2023-24 school calendar was approved.  Commendations were issued to Jim Brown, Sara Pratt and Jim McGrady.  In closed session, the resignation of Connor Rackley was accepted for assistant high school assistant track coach and Zac Vader was employed for the same position.  A retirement letter was accepted from Lisa Roberts.  Jennifer Sanders was hired as a middle school teacher for the 2023-24 school year.  Kevin Cheek was hired as the high school principal for the 2023-24 school year.  With the promotion of Jason Pursley to superintendent, the board had previously approved Julie Foster as the elementary principal and Jason Koele as the middle school principal for the 2023-34 school year.  The next meeting was set for Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00pm in the high school library.