Friday, January 26, 2018

Joplin R-8 Board extends Superintendent Melinda Moss' contract through 2021

During a closed session following Tuesday's meeting, the Joplin R-8 Board of Education extended Superintendent Melinda Moss' contract through the 2021 year.

Moss will receive an average of whatever pay increase district teachers receive when that determination is made later in the year.

The board hired Moss in November 2016 to replace C. J. Huff, who "retired" in 2015 and was replaced by Norm Ridder for two years on an interim basis.

Moss, the former superintendent of the Harrison, Arkansas School District, began her duties April 1.

The board unanimously approved the following hirings, retirements and resignations:

Substitutes: Courtney Adrian, Eliot Ballard, Shelby Campbell, Audrey Goetz, Tylan Harris, Teresa Madison, Ashley Pearce, Brandy Salwasser, John Seal, Denzil Thomas, John Vaughn, Madison Willey, Courtney Williams, Tiffanie Yeakey, and Caleb Frakes.

Retirements: Brenda Clark, Teresa Taylor, and Karla Theilen.

: Kimberly Kester, Rebecka Bornhoft, Jordan Daniel, and Mary Mowdy.

The board voted 6-0 to hire the following classified employees with board member Deborah Gould leaving the meeting during the presentation by H. R. Director Ashley Jones and not participating in the vote:

Heather Amato, Anna Busby, Kristin Clark, Mark Feagins, Kelsey Gould, Deborah Harryman, Jason Hutchcraft, Rachel Jack, Jamey McKeel, Danielle McNew, Amand Salgado, Brandy Salwasser, Andrea Schemet, Calvin Sigars, Sydney Stever, Judy Stoll, Julia Thomas, Kathleen Trentham, Caroline Underwood, Domitila Villanueva, Kelly White

The board declared the Duquesne Elementary School building and trailers at Jefferson Elementary surplus and authorized them for sale.

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Steve Holmes said...

Randy, when was the last update on the FEMA appeals?

Anonymous said...

Been pretty disappointed. Although anything is a step up from CJ, I'm surprised the district couldn't find someone that seems a little more assertive or in charge. She seems hesitant, timid and not quite sure she even knows what to do when you watch her in board meetings. I had hoped for better leadership.