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Board accepts retirement, hires subs

SOUTH POINT — Personnel matters made up the majority of the agenda for last week’s South Point Board of Education meeting.

Sue Wills, a 35-year veteran at Burlington Elementary School, tendered her letter of retirement. Transportation coordinator Gary Berry resigned from that post but will stay on as a bus driver.

The board also hired six substitute teachers, pending background checks and completion of paperwork, according to board member Mary Cogan.

Also hired were three substitute duty aides, a substitute instruction aide, a substitute secretary and two substitute custodians.

Also the board discussed the possibility of offering a third diploma for graduating seniors, Cogan said. It would be called a diploma of academic excellence and would rank just below the district’s diploma of honors.

It would require a certain grade point average that the board has yet to determine.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the old high school.