The Woodward News

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August 12, 2012

More hires on agenda for school board

Woodward, Okla. — With just one week until the new school year begins, the Woodward Board of Education is still looking at filling a number of faculty and staff positions.

The school board is slated to consider voting on around 14 positions after an executive session to discuss the hires during the monthly school board meeting Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. in the School Administration building.

The following is the list of positions that the board will be discussing:

- Cedar Heights Custodian

- Cedar Heights Special Education Paraprofessional

- Middle School Special Education Teacher

- Middle School Reading teacher

- Middle School History Teacher

- Detention Center/8th Grade Alternate Education Teacher/Coach

- High School Assistant Wrestling Adjunct Coach

- WECC Music and Movement Paraprofessional

- WECC 1/2 day Art Paraprofessional

- WECC Cafeteria Worker

- Horace Mann Special Education Paraprofessional

- 2 bus drivers

- Sports Extra Duty Positions

In addition to hiring more teachers, the school board is also slated to act Monday on setting teacher salaries.  The board is slated to approve the 2012-13 certified teacher and administrative salary scales as part of its list of consent agenda items.

Among the action items, the board is slated to review and possibly vote on the recommended bid for 2012-2013 Radio Broadcasting agreement.

According to Superintendent Tim Merchant, this bid will be for the radio broadcasting rights for the district's sporting events.

Also on the action agenda is a measure setting the length of the school year to encompass 1,080 hours of classroom instruction as per Policy EBA.

School board members will also discuss establishing a district flex day for common core planning and implementation.

"We are looking at a district wide date to possibly have either an early release or a late start so all teachers can get together to plan the curriculum for the new common core that all schools will be transitioning to," Merchant said.

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