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South Harrison Accepts Elementary Principal’s Resignation

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South Harrison School Board members approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dennis Eastin that is intended to provide a better return for funds that have been bequeathed to the district during a meeting held on Monday night. The South Harrison School District and the South Harrison Alumni Foundation were both named as beneficiaries recently with 70 percent of the funds going to the Foundation and 30 percent to the South Harrison School District. The board approved the recommendation by the superintendent for the district not to accept the funds specifically for the district, and instead, provide the entire gift to the Foundation. The idea behind the recommendation is to get a better return from the gift for the district and keep full access to the money from the school.

South Harrison’s board agreed to proceed with exploring a possibility to obtain an electric bus.

The board approved the replacement of outside doors for the North Central Career Center and approved Marsh, Espey, and Merrill for the school’s audit.

The district also plans to set an auction date for the 2 sets of bleachers that are being replaced at the football and track stadium as part of a summer capital project. Work on that project is expected to begin later this month.

South Harrison Elementary is reporting an average of 260 students each day for summer school. The High School Credit Recovery summer is averaging 25 students.

South Harrison’s board accepted the resignation of Elementary Principal Tim Thompson and Social Studies Instructor Chris Thomas. The board approved contracts with Erin Hillyard as Elementary Cook, Amanda Hogan and Jane Dierenfelt as Special Education Para-Professionals, Vonda Nelson as Adult Education Coordinator, and Gary Lanning and Rhonda Norton Baker as bus drivers. Joel Stratton and Doug Hunt have resigned positions as bus drivers.

South Harrison’s board will hold a special meeting June 29th to address the budget for the next school year.

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