By Bonnie Seymour
News Star Reporter
Paul Arnold, a long-time Maysville resident, is coming out of retirement to become a Warrior once again as he joins the Maysville district, this time as a teacher rather than a student.
“He’ll be teaching a little bit of everything,” joked Superintendent Dr. Shelly Hildebrand-Beach.
Arnold, who retired from Lexington schools five years ago, will be teaching math and science courses to the students of Maysville High School.
While a teacher has been found for that position, Maysville’s Headstart program is in need of a certified teacher, as the Maysville School Board has approved the programs contract for the 2015-2016 school year, but still lack a teacher.
“They are looking for a certified teacher and if they can’t find one, we have been in contact with the state department. We are looking at alternatives to make sure that the program continues,” said Dr. Hildebrand – Beach.
Also, at the regular Monday, July 13 meeting of the Maysville Board of Education, four bids were open for new buses for the district, with a bid from Ross, out of Oklahoma City, being the winning bid.
The buses should arrive sometime in July and be set to go in time for the new school year.
“I’m so appreciative of the support the community gave when it came to student safety,” said Dr. Hildebrand – Beach on the passage of the $175,000 transportation bond that is allowing for the purchasing of the new vehicles.
Other news from the school board meeting includes:
Roofs across the district are in the process of being replaced with insurance money. The Ag barn has recently received its new roof and the metal for the high school roof will be delivered soon.
The band received the gracious donation of a trailer for their instruments from Daniel Beck.
A change made to the elementary school handbook clarifies the fact that students must meet all AR goals on time in order to participate in extracurricular activities.
Dress code changes have been made to the high school handbook, with Nike Pro shorts no longer being allowed and exposed sports bras are also not allowed.
All shorts and skirts must reach mid-thigh to be considered appropriate.