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By Carmen Ensinger
The district highlight presented at the November Greenfield School Board meeting by Superintendent Kevin Bowman was the success of the junior high students at the literary contest held at North Greene earlier in the month.
“We had two groups of students who did a presentation and they did a fantastic job,” Bowman said. “They received 18 first places, two second places and five judge’s choice awards. They do a good job each year but this year it was pretty exciting for the district.”
The board discussed an upcoming project for this summer involving the doors on the schools.
“We are going to be rekeying the district doors this summer because I have a pocket full of keys in my pocket because there are so many different doors and keys,” Bowman said. “We can’t really find any good cores anymore so some of our doors we have a tough time opening. The cores we have now are outdated and we can’t get any new keys or updates.”
Once the doors are rekeyed, Bowman will have a master key that will open all of the doors.
The board voted approved raising the substitute teacher pay to make it more equitable with other districts in the area.
“We checked with the other schools in the area and while our current rate of pay is $80 per day, all of the other schools in the ROE (Regional Office of Education) were around $100 per day and some even higher than that,” Bowman said. “We were probably the lowest in the area and that needed to be changed.”
Effective Jan. 1, the new pay rate for substitute teachers in the Greenfield School District will be $100 per day for days 1 through 5; $110 per day for days 6 through 10 and $165 per day (certified teachers only) for days 11 and over.
The board approved the three-year notice of retirement for Tracy Daley and the resignation of high school assistant cheer coach Abrial Grigsby.