The Greene County Tech School District has had a perfect audit report.

As announced by superintendent Gene Weeks to the April 15 meeting of the district school board, the district had no reportable findings. Weeks said the audit covered the previous fiscal/school year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).

Weeks indicated the audit was very thorough. “They got here on Oct. 21 and left on Feb. 10,” he said.

According to whittingtonassociates.com, a “finding” is a result of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence against audit criteria. While “findings” can either be “conforming” or “nonconforming,” a reported “finding” generally refers to nonconforming: a discrepancy or item requiring corrective action.

So an audit with no “findings” is a zero-defect audit – a perfect audit, as Weeks told the board.

The board approved a transfer of $134,600 from the Special Projects fund to the operating fund to help cover the cost of the Multi-Purpose Building Roofing (work to be done by Jonesboro-based Architectural Roofing & Construction, Inc.) and the Bus Shop Roofing (work to be done by Senath-based Quality Roofing Contractors of Southeast Missouri Inc.).

The board approved a quote of $18,194.69 (including tax) from Greenway Equipment for the purchase of a 997R Mower with a 60-inch deck. the other bid was from Legacy Equipment for $19,335.25 (including tax). The mower is intended to modernize the district’s fleet of mowers, replacing a 14-year-old model.

The district also renewed its contract with Arkansas Methodist Medical Center to furnish athletic trainer services for the 2021-22 school year. The district will pay for a second full time trainer again this year, to mark the third year it has had two full time trainers. The hospital furnishes one trainer at no cost to Greene County Tech.

The School Board approved a resolution to give Mr. Weeks the power to pursue the purchase of the property located at 5501 W. Kingshighway, next to the Administration Building. Weeks said the 0.54-acre tract will likely be used for added office space. “We offered $89,000,” Weeks said, “and it looks [as if] they are going to take it. It will give us added road frontage, too.”

The board approved a quote of $19,252 (including shipping, not including tax) from Willow Grove, Penn.-based Steve Weiss Music, a quote of $20,122 (not including tax or shipping) from Memphis-based Amro Music, and a quote of $20,388.80 (not including tax or shipping) for the purchase of a new Timpani, all new Drumline Equipment for marching band, and a gong. Funds for the equipment and instruments will come from the band budget.

The board also undertook the following personnel actions:

Resignations

Susan Carver, from her Paraprofessional position at Jr. High School, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Dara Parnell, from her Spanish Teaching position at High School, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Libby Mason, ONLY from her Quiz Bowl Sponsor position at Jr. High School, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Danny Martin, from his Bus Driving position, effective at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Leaves of Absence

Monavee May – Requests to extend her current Medical Leave of Absence, effective March 24, 2021 through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Margaret Tarry – Requests a Medical Leave of Absence, effective April 5-May 27, 2021.

Mary Sailor – Requests to extend her current Medical Leave of Absence, effective March 20, 2021 through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Sheila Brogdon – Requests to extend her current Medical Leave of Absence, effective April 26-May 20, 2021.

Changes of Assignment

Vanessa Fulbright – Transfer from her current Self-Contained Special Education Teaching position at Elementary to Self-Contained Special Education Teacher at Primary School, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Haley Tyler – Transfer from her current Resource Teaching position at Jr. High to Resource Teacher at Elementary, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Amanda Miller – Transfer from her current Secretarial position at Primary School to Secretary at Preschool, effective for the 2021-22 school year. She will remain on a 12 month contract.

Amelia Hill – Transfer from her current Second Grade Teaching position to a Third Grade Teaching position, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Lori Myers – Transfer from her current Third Grade Teaching position to a Second Grade Teaching position, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Contract Adjustment

Michele Moore – Transfer from her current Counselor position at Intermediate School to Virtual School Facilitator, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Jennifer Dortch – Transfer from her current Secretarial position at Primary School to Resource Teacher at Elementary School, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Kyleigh Horner – Transfer from her current Paraprofessional position at Elementary to Self-Contained Teacher at Elementary, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Classified Employment

Angela Bailey – as a Nurse at the Primary School, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Cyndell Graftenreed – as a Custodian at Intermediate School, effective May 3, 2021.

Licensed Employment

Christina Hagood – as a Speech Pathologist at Primary School, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

In addition, the district rehired all 203 of its classified personnel.

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