Teachers, employees of year nominees recognized

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

“That is why we are moving on this,” he said. “It’s not that we are trying to rush anything through, we are just trying to get everything ready for August.”

Taylor said at the Jan. 3 meeting that if the district can get the project adopted by the DOE in August, then funding and construction could possibly come as soon as August 2014.

Vernon Elementary School parent and PTO member Tara Dockery addressed the board to ask for School Resource Officers and metal detectors at each of the district’s campuses. She presented a petition with 400 signatures asking the board members to give school security more consideration.

“We as parents and grandparents are highly concerned with safety in our schools,” Dockery said, “and we would like to ask our elected school board officials to take a close look at the situation.”

Dockery said the PTO had been in contact with Sheriff Bobby Haddock and she would have more information from the sheriff as to what was needed to fund an officer for each campus.

“As a board, we share your concerns,” said school board chairman Terry Ellis. “There are many schools across the country looking at this very thing, trying to make sure they are doing all that is possible.”

The board members also recognized the nominees for Teachers of the Year, Rookie Teachers of the Year and Employees of the Year.

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