The reduction in force (RIF) begins

The reduction in force (RIF) begins

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#1 Jun 16, 2009
List of Teachers of Miller County School System in 2009-2010 School Year
Principal :Robert McIntosh of K-12 School
Assistant Principal : Frank Killingsworth ,and Beth Mitchen
New building will be at Martin Luther King Jr. Street (formerly Milford St.) and Old Albany Road.
Middle/High Building
Middle /High teachers are: Kaylah Andrews, Joye Bailey, Julie Bellflower, Joan Broxton, Jan Calhoun, Courtney Chapman, Joe Cook, Diane Copeland, Nancy Davis, Leslie Godwin, Richard Griffin, KaCee Holt, Richard Horne, Jason Houston, Kristan Houston, Georgia Ann Israel, Linda Knight, Melanie Knight, Harriet Lane, Tim Martin, Marianne Melton ,Robert Melton, Helga Merritt, Melinda Miller, Amanda Nowell, Wes Pace, Jimmy Phillips, Rosa Phillips, Jennifer Roland, Paula Smith, Bill Spooner, Tammy Vann, Susan Wade, Leigh Ann Walton, Scott Warren, and Christy Whitaker
Elementary Building
Elementary teachers are: Brenda Bell, Melinda Bradley, Temika Brown, Jolene Burke, Debra Calhoun, Valerie Cook, Cissy Eldridge, Debbie Enfinger , Lynn Everson, Andrea Givens, Donna Godfrey, Tina Grimsley (through September), Jodi Harper, Lisa Hayes, Crystal Holt, Terri Johnson, Angela King ,Katina Kirkland, Becky LaGuardia , Janice Long, Jara Miller, Dana Nunnery , Cille Richardson, Angie Roland, Mandy Roland, Dawn Shepard, Lyn Strickland, April Tabb, Holly Thomas, Selena Warren, Marianne Wells, Melissa Whitley , Kim Widner, Joni Williams, Suzanne Wolfe, and Cyndi Yates.


#2 Jun 16, 2009
If the name of contract emplotee is not a list,may be to be job training.
the new K-12 School building looks like Baker County School System K-12 School building, when Calhoun County School System has 2 separate schools one Elementary School in Arlington and one Middle/High School in Edison, except Decatur County School System has five Elementary Schools grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students ,has two separate Middle Schools other half grades five and Six on MLK Dr. grades Seven and Eight on College Street at present BHS Building.The new high school now under construction will house students in grades nine through 12 at One Bearcat Boulevard off Thomasville Road all of Bainbridge.


#3 Jun 17, 2009
It started Wednesday, March 4, as Superintendent Robbie Phillips began calling in teachers to his office to discuss the state-mandated reduction in force (RIF) that has come from austerity cuts. To those who have been called in, they think of the RIF as more of a RIP!

There have been lists floating around of teachers and school employees who will not be rehired. None of these list have been confirmed.
The Miller County Board of Education (BOE) for years has hired more teachers and paraprofessionals than the state has approved, and this has been good for those needing jobs. By doing this, the BOE has either had to pay these school employees with backup funds or with more local tax dollars. Over the years the backup funds have been used up, and the BOE has had to borrow money to operate the schools.

With the purchase of the new schools to be moved into in the next school year and the need to build more classrooms before the students are moved, it has put a shortfall in funds.

With respect to the tough economic times, the Miller County Board of Education is in the process of making some difficult decisions concerning budget cuts for the upcoming school year. Due to revenue shortfalls at the state level, the governor and the state legislature are making budget cuts that have already had an impact on our system and will further impact our finances during the coming 2010 budget year.

In an interview with Superintendent Phillips, a number of items were discussed. The Board of Education and the Superintendent have been meeting since January crunching numbers and discussing proposed expense reductions that must take place in order to prepare for the 2010 budget. The best estimate is that the system must cut approximately $800,000 to $1 million in expenses for the next year.
While the State will distribute allotment sheets in late spring which will indicate how much state funding the system will receive, Superintendent Phillips stated, "I have little confidence in those figures since the state made cuts in the current fiscal year that we have had to absorb into our already strained 2009 budget."
Even though the state will tell the system how much money it should receive, the superintendent has no way of knowing if there will be additional budget cuts from the state during the 2010 budget year. In order to budget for the known and the unknown, the superintendent suggested in a recent meeting that the BOE take a hard look at all areas of the budget to see where cuts could be made. The BOE took into consideration the budget savings (approximately $300,000) that will occur from staff reduction of non-returning certified personnel. In order to make further budget cuts, the superintendent recommended that the BOE consider the number of teachers who are funded entirely by local tax dollars. The Superintendent recommended that the BOE implement its Reductionin Force policy to reduce this amount. Through the Reduction-in-Force plan, the BOE eliminated several certificated positions and reduced the 2010 budget by approximately $500,000


#4 Jun 17, 2009
Superintendent Phillips stated, "The pain of this economy has hit home, and it is not easy to tell faculty members, many of whom I have worked with for years, that they will be impacted by the reductions in the number of faculty positions."

After these reductions, the BOE is close to its budget reduction goal of $800,000 to $1 million. As more budget informaby tion comes in from the state, the BOE will continue in its efforts to manage the Miller County School System in a responsible and cost-effective manner as it looks to determine if further cuts in other areas may be necessary.

The Miller County BOE met Monday night, March 9, for their regular meeting.

In that meeting, letters of retirement/resignation were accepted. They were Tina Grimsley and Jason Nusbaum.

The BOE accepted the recommendation to rehire the following contract school personnel for the 2009-2010 school year. None of the paraprofessionls, office help and other school employees that are hired at will are included.


#5 Jun 17, 2009
Besides of Tina Grimsley and Jason Nusbaum.
were retirement resignation were accepted not be a K-12 school
are: Vicki Harrison, Ricky Roberts, Nadine Rogers,Robert "Robbie" Phillips, Mandy Long,Faye Rutledge,Lori Williams,Robbie Moore,Julie Warren,Joyce Douglas, and more
.Since lost of Former SpEd teacher AND Custodium from last year are: Miss Regina Daniels, C.T "Buddy Boo" Cullers, death of a former principal Mr. David Richardson .four years ago


#6 Oct 19, 2009
Middle/High Building
Principal of K-12 School: Robert McIntosh
Secretary :Sherry Whitaker
Counselor Cleve Roland
Secretary :Kay Sheppard
Bookkeeper : Dottie Varnadoe
Truancy : Mandy Long
Custodial Staff :Wilmon Kelly, Lavon Rainey, Virginia
Williams, Jill Moten
Librarian :Sherry Calhoun
Library Clerk :Glenda Cook
Academic Coach: Harriet Lane
Nurse :Temika Williams
Teachers: Joye Bailey, Julie Bellflower, Jan Calhoun,
Courtney Chapman, Joe Cook,
Dick Griffin, Kacee Holt, Richard
Horne, Jason Houston, Georgia Ann
Israel, Linda Knight, Melanie Knight,
Tim Martin, Marianne Melton, Amanda
Nowell, Jason Nusbaum, Wes Pace,
Paula Smith, Bill Spooner, Susan
Wade, Leigh Ann Walton, Scott Warren, and
Christy Whitaker
Paraprofessionals :Alvetta Brown, Lynn Cooper, Susan
Cowart, Woody Kirkland, Joann Reliford, and
Nate George
Assistant Principal: Frank Killingsworth
Secretary: Sherry Whitaker
Teachers :Kayla Andrews, Marilyn Brackin,
Joan Broxton, Diane Copeland,
Nancy Davis, Leslie Godwin, Kristan
Houston, Robert Melton, Helga Merritt,
Melinda Miller, Jimmy Phillips,
Rosa Phillips, Ricky Roberts, Jennifer
Roland, and Tammy Vann
Bookkeeper: Dottie Varnadoe
Counselor: Cleve Roland
Secretary :Kay Sheppard
Truancy Mandy Long
Nurse: Temika Williams
Librarian: Sherry Calhoun
Library Clerk: Glenda Cook


#7 Oct 19, 2009
Elementary Building
Assistant Principal: Tina Brooks
Secretary :Patsy Merritt
Guidance Counselor To be announced
School Nurse :Angela Bush
Data Clerk: Jill Langley
School Resource Officer :Rollin Rathel
Literacy Coach : Dawn Shepard
Academic Coach: Debra Calhoun
Media Specialist Sherry Calhoun
Teachers Pre-Kindergarten: Glenda Bailey,
Debbie Rathel, Renee Haire, Resource
Coordinator; Kindergarten: Jolene
Burke, Lynn Everson, Jodi Harper,
Crystal Holt, Cille Richardson.
First grade: Tamekia Brown, Lisa
Hayes, Angela King, Selena Warren,
Kim Widner. Second grade: Donna
Godfrey, Katina Kirkland, Janice Long,
Angie Roland. Third grade: Brenda
Bell, Valerie Cooper, Cissy Eldridge,
Melissa Whitley, Marianne Wells.
Fourth grade: Andrea Givens, Dana
Nunnery, Cyndi Yates. Fifth grade:
Melinda Dustin, Terri Johnson, Mandy
Roland, Suzanne Wolfe. Tim Martin,
Marianne Melton, Robert Melton, psychoeducational;
Holly Thomas, Instructional Specialist;
Gifted Program, Becky LaGuardia;
ESOL, Debbie Enfinger; Intervention
Specialists, Tina Grimsley, Jara Miller,
Lyn Strickland, and Joni Williams.
Para-Professionals :Debi Aiken, Alice Cloud, Terri Cook,
Jessica Gaines, Angenette Jackson,
Caite Kretchman, Kelli Owen, Melva
Perkins, Nadine Rogers, Cheryl
Roland, Faye Rutledge, William White,
Lavonne Williams, and Geri Winn

Not Renewed a contract
Are: Renza Israel -(not fit a K-12 coach elementary P.E Students will go to a new three K-12 coach are Coaches Tim Martin ,Robert & Marianne Melton‘ s zone)
Vicky Harrison -(When Sp Ed director, Robert Green decided sent the students back to Susan Wade’s classroom zone as part of Refiguration )
Theresa Smith - Will go to Three Interventional (Sp Ed) Teachers of Elementary school’s zone


#8 Oct 19, 2009
Stephanie Odom -(not fit a Special Ed Teacher same as Vicki Harrison were going to three Special Ed Teachers of 6-12 building's zone)
Ronnie McNease -(not fit a K-12 coach will go to new three K-12 coach are Coaches Tim Martin ,Robert & Marianne Melton‘ s zone as a part of Reconfiguration)
former Employee
Daughter of former GSP Officer ,Jimmy Holt.(Amanda Woodell) is now a math teacher of Thomas County Central High School at Thomasville.
Amy Thomas (nee' Clenney) is now a employee at Bainbridge Middle School at Bainbridge
Kent Richardson (a newspaper editor's son-in-law ,son of former BOE member and former teacher) is now employee at Seminole County Middle/High School at Donalsonville . after he sent to SCBOE.while his daughter was sent to Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus until her graduation.
Son of Former Furniture employee Burnell Grant .Sr,(Burnell Grant ,Jr.)is now employee a Dougherty County School System.

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