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Washington County School Board recognizes retirees and others ……..

Meeting in regular session Monday night the Washington County School Board took time to recognize a number of students for their achievement, as well as several retiring educators.


by  Kathy Foster


School Board members led off the meeting recognizing Ms. Yhonsetta Diane Stephenson who  worked at the Florida Panhandle Technical College prior to her death.   A number of her co-workers were on hand to honor her work at the college.


Another retiree recognized at the meeting was Ms. Jan Johnson who is retiring from Okeechobee Youth Development Center.














                       Ms. Chelsea Carter congratulated students Ashten from the        Mackenzie Thompson and Dillon Williams gave a SWAT update.

CHS Economic Class for their achievements.












Jeremy Thomason was awarded a scholarship through the             Madylyn    was recognized as AMVETS essay contest winner.

VHS ROTC program

The Chipley High School Girls Softball teams was also recognized.


Approved the following items by school:

  •  Chipley High School

–   Additional summer hours for Andy Compton, drivers education

–   Additional summer hours for Jesse Carter, teacher

–   Additional summer hours for Tommy Kindig, substitute teacher

–    Additional summer hours for Carrie Bennett, substitute teacher


  •  Florida Panhandle Technical College

–   Summer personnel for 2017

–   Resignation of Ashley Poole, cosmetology


  •  Kate M. Smith Elementary School:

–   Instructional personnel recommendations for 2017-18 school year

–   Employment recommendation of Allison Pettis, secretary/bookkeeper

–   Employment recommendation of Theresa Anderson, school secretary

–   Transfer of Linda Mincey, teacher, from Vernon Elementary School


  •  Roulhac Middle School

–  Resignation of Kimberly S. Smelcer, teacher

–  Resignation of Jonathan Booth, teacher, Vernon Elementary School


  •  Vernon Elementary School

–  Resignation of Richelle Newell, teacher

–  Resignation of Angela Robarge, teacher

–  Resignation Nicholas Winslow, teacher

–  Retirement of Elouise Smith, paraprofessional

–  Approval of personnel for the Third Grade Summer Reading Camp

  •  Vernon High School

–  Approval of Instructional recommendation personnel for the 2017-18 school year

–  Approval of additional summer hours for Thomas Register, drivers education

–  Approval of additional summer hours for Niki Seley, Anna Beth Rackley and Melba Harcus, teachers

–  Approval of resignation of Lisa Taylor, guidance counselor


Board members also handled the following agenda items:

  • Approved renewal of Chartwell’s  food service contract 2017-18.  Chartwell personnel agreed to attend school board meeting at least quarterly.
  • Approved the stadium lighting project for Chipley High School and Vernon High School.   Funding for the projects will come primarily from the BP Oil Settlement.  CHS project ($134,826.36)   and for the VHS project ($116,733.84).
  •  Approved a purchase order in the amount of $21,005.97 to Century Link for the new Shoretel Telephone System at Vernon Middle School.
  •  Set  an End of the Year Special Board meeting on June 29 at 4 p.m.
  •  Set a Budget Workshop for July 10 at 3:30 p.m.












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