The North Daviess School Board approved several appointments and personnel matters at its Monday meeting.

Matthew Fitzpatrick was hired as a junior-senior high art teacher, and Steven McNabb was hired as a Project Lead the Way teacher. McNabb’s salary will be split between a teaching position and a study hall supervision position.

A resignation from Cory Parsons was accepted.

Parsons had been a teacher in the elementary system, but has been hired as an elementary principal in the North Knox corporation.

Annual appointments approved were: Glenda O’Connor, corporation treasurer; Jan Streepy, corporation secretary, deputy treasurer and board recording secretary; Grant Swartzentruber, corporation attorney; Robert Bell, Twin Rivers representative, special education co-op representative and special education authorization agreement; Marlene Swartzentruber, high school ECA treasurer; Annie Miller, elementary ECA treasurer; and Ronetta Bough, food service director.

Victoria Wittmer was approved for the Odon Winkelpleck Public Library board in place of Glenda Scudder, who has moved from Odon to Plainville.

A bakery bid from Intrastate Brands, Vincennes, was renewed for the school year. Superintendent Robert Bell said many prices remained the same as in past years with few increases in the new agreement.

Board officers remained the same for the next six months. Bud Woodruff is president; Tom Nugent, vice president and Rob Dove, secretary.

Those positions will be reconsidered in January.

Board meetings will continue to be held on the third Monday of each month. The one exception will be in October, which will be on the fourth Monday of the month. The corporation is on fall break the previous week.

Roger Callahan requested the board consider looking at athletic schedules for events on Wednesday evenings. Callahan said several spring events were held on Wednesdays, and that local churches would like to have that evening available as often as possible for church activities.

Board members said they, and athletic director Brent Dalrymple, do their best to keep Wednesdays open and will considerate the suggestion in the future.

Upcoming meetings include: Aug. 13, 7 p.m., permission to advertise budget; Aug. 27, 7 p.m., hearing on budget; and adopt budget, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

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