During closed session, in addition to Lankford and Jones, the board hired 19 teachers and seven classified workers.
Teachers hired were:
Miranda Ash, Douglas Barto, Elisabeth Carroll, Brenda Durbin, Dora Eastin, Jennifer Eckhardt, Stacy Flora, Amie Harrison, Vivian Hays, William Holland, Jeanette Hulette, Michael Juergens, Misty Meads, Rebecca Miller, Ashley Ohlman, Micah Patterson, Katie Schmidt, Preston Sharp, and Caitlan Smith.
The new classified employees are:
Lauren Becker, Elizabeth DiLoreto, Emily Dunlap, Onyeka Etuonu, Hannah Helms, Casi McCallister, and Tracy Simpkins.
The board also accepted the resignations of longtime East Middle School librarian Bonnie Turner, Joplin High School speech and debate coach Robert Stackhouse, and coach Drew Schulte.