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Rock Hill daycare takes another step forward

PEDRO - Rock Hill school district officials have taken another step forward in the creation of a daycare and preschool.

The school board

voted Monday night to create and advertise openings for two pre-school teachers with intervention specialist certification, one certified pre-school teacher, three aides, two janitors, two cooks, a receptionist and an administrator.

The Rock Hill Child Development Center is expected to be open by the time school starts in the fall.

The child development center will be housed in the old Rock Hill Elementary #3 building located between the new high school and renovated middle school.

In other matters, the board Monday night voted 4-1 to notify people whose names are on the substitute lists for various non-certified positions that their names are being removed from the district's call lists. Those who want to continue substitute work for the district may re-apply and will be reimbursed for the cost of their criminal background check after their first day of work if they reapply by Sept. 1.

Superintendent Lloyd Evans said some of the substitutes have not worked in the last year; others have moved on to other jobs, and are no longer interested in substitute work.

"We have lists with all these names. We need to clean it up," Evans said.

The vote on whether to remove names from the lists was 4-1. with board member Wanda Jenkins voting against the idea. She had wanted to contact people to determine if they want to continue substitute work before their names are taken off the lists.

"I wanted to notify them by letter and give them 10 days to respond and let us know if they wanted to stay on the list," Jenkins said after the meeting.

The decision affects substitute bus drivers, cooks, janitors, secretaries and educational aides.