The Woodward News

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July 25, 2012

School board meeting to fill open positions

Woodward, Okla. — The Board of Education for Woodward Public Schools is holding a special meeting today 9:30 a.m.

The main purpose for this special meeting is to fill some of the remaining positions for the 2012-2013 school year.

All open positions, however, will not be filled at the meeting, said Tim Merchant, superintendent of schools.

"We are concentrating on filling the replacement positions right now and then we will work on the others," Merchant said.

The positions the board will be discussing during an  executive session include:

- Early Childhood Center Music Teacher

- Early Childhood Center Secretary

- High School Special Ed, assistant principal and band teacher

- Middle School Title I Teacher

- Middle School 6th Grade Secretary

- Boomer Kids Club full time worker and part time worker

Board members will also discuss the superintendent's contract in executive session.

Votes are scheduled in open session.

"After this meeting we will still be looking for 7 more certified teachers and 3 more support staff," Merchant said.

"We are also considering adding 4 new positions in 2nd and 3rd grades due to class size," Merchant said.

Other items to be voted upon include the district personnel report, a high school agriculture department fundraiser request and custodial pay that was not covered by FY 2012.

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