May 18, 2022

The Hickory County R-I School (Skyline) Board of Education met on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, for their regular monthly meeting.  A FEMA storm shelter update was provided.   Construction site prep work is scheduled now to begin in late June.  The elementary student handbook was approved for the 2022-23 school year.  The board approved a salary schedule for the 2022-23 school year.  Commendations were issued to Cody Phillips, Cassie Edwards, Garry Cannon and Presley Henderson.   The next meeting was set for Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 pm in the high school library.  The board took the following action in closed session:  A resignation was accepted from Jacki Perkins.   A retirement letter from Misty Brown was approved.  Resignations approved from certified staff include: Rachel Carter, Cheyenne Salley, Sarah Eidson, Brenda Thompson, Kali Howe and Lindsey Morgans.  Non-certified staff employed for the 2022-23 school year include: Jill Blankenship as HS secretary, Sammi Long as HS head cook, Melinda Redding as cafeteria staff and Jenessa Bell as a full time aide.   Julie Foster was approved as the middle school principal.  Chelsey Caselman was approved as special education director.  Misty Gentry and Jalainee Dampier were hired as elementary teachers.    Kathy Garrison and Jordyn Mabary were approved as middle school teachers.   Rodney Jensen, Dana Hodges, Leona Low and Sonyha Mulkey were approved as critical needs teachers.  Jodi Barb was approved as a full time middle school teacher.   Teri Rakes was approved as a part time middle school teacher.   Mandie Hammond was approved as a high school teacher.  Chris Logan was approved as a junior high boys basketball coach.   A resignation from coaching junior high football was accepted from Gavin Morris and he was later approved as cross country coach.