Tahlequah Daily Press

March 12, 2014

Hulbert board rehires staff, administrators


HULBERT — During the regular meeting of the Hulbert Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, members unanimously approved the rehiring of seven administrators and staff.

Rehired were Taf Morphis as principal of the elementary school; Packy Ellis as transportation and maintenance director; Patsy Duck as special education director; Leslie Mack as treasurer and payroll clerk; Becky Morehead as encumbrance and activity fund clerk; Mary Kennedy as federal programs assistant; and Roger McClure as elementary teaching assistant.

The board also accepted the resignation of Brad Ferguson, principal of the junior-senior high school. His resignation is effective at the end of the 2013-’14 academic year.

Members unanimously approved revision of the current school calendar to reflect the cancellation of classes due to snow on three days at the beginning of March.

“We do not need to add any additional days to the end of the year,” said Dr. Marilyn Dewoody, superintendent. “However, if we have another snow day, students will need to return for a day of classes on May 27.”

A decision to approve the school calendar for the 2014-’15 years was tabled.

“Not all of our teachers and staff have been able to review the calendar,” Dewoody said.

“We wanted to make sure they all had an opportunity to do so.”

In other business, the board approved the consent agenda, which included a home run derby fundraiser by the baseball team to purchase team pants and caps.


The next regular meeting of the Hulbert Public Schools Board of Education is April 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the HPS Auditorium.