USD 398 Board of Education approved hiring Lisa Burnett as an assistant central office secretary and bookkeeper for Peabody-Burns High School and Junior High School.
Superintendent Ron Traxson said Burnett’s primary responsibility would be as a bookkeeper for activities, lunches, day care program, and other expenditures.
Burnett has worked for the Marion County Special Education Cooperative as well as seven years at Peabody State Bank.
In other business:
- The board approved a $1,000 donation to Marion County Sheriff’s Department for the purchase of drug dog. The money will be paid from the general fund.
- A Team Nutrition Power Up! Mini-Grant of $130 was approved for PBHS. The grant will go to family and consumer sciences classes.
- The board met in an hour and 15 minutes of executive session time to discuss evaluations for non-tenured teachers with building principals and superintendent evaluation.
- Five of the seven USD 398 board members will attend the Kansas Association of School Board Convention Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
- PBHS Assistant Principal Ray Savage reported to the board that the PBHS marching band will begin the winter season with performances Nov. 17 in Town Hall East and West malls in Wichita. He also reported that the PBHS cafeteria will be the site of community Thanksgiving on Nov. 16.
- Peabody-Burns Elementary School Principal Ken Perry reported that the school Christmas program will be Dec. 3 in the Brown gymnasium.