The Lebanon Special School District had several special recognitions at its Monday meeting.
Longtime employee Barbara Fisher congratulated by the board as she will retire at the end of the school year after 41 years in education. She has served as the system’s attendance director for the last several years, and before that she was a classroom teacher.
Board Chair Steve Jones told Fisher, “It’s hard to replace someone like you. We wish you the best and we are going to miss you.”
The board also recognized the district’s teachers and paraprofessionals of the year and presented each with a gift. Associate Director of Schools Nancy Ash handed out the awards in the absence of Director Scott Benson.
The Paraprofessionals of the Year are, from Byars Dowdy Elementary: Christina Mosley who was also the district level representative; Castle Heights Elementary: Julie Smith; Coles Ferry Elementary: Sonya Stewart; Sam Houston Elementary: Dean Filson; Walter J. Baird Middle: Tammy Robertson; and Winfree Bryant Middle: Ashlee Chance.
The Teachers of the Year are, from Byars Dowdy Elementary: Anita Gray, who was the district representative for Elementary; Castle Heights Elementary: Deborah Howard; Coles Ferry Elementary: Jamie Beaty; Sam Houston Elementary: April Burress; Walter J. Baird Middle: Angie Bruce; and Winfree Bryant Middle: Melissa Reynolds, who was district representative for Middle School.
During regular business, the board approved two requests for proposal. The first of these is to take the best bid for protective coverings for Chromebooks that will be issued to middle school students. The other was for the best bid for a low-voltage package for the technology portion of an addition at Winfree Bryant Middle School.
The third item originally scheduled for discussion was entering into a contract with GCA Services in regards to custodial service. The board voted to remove that item from the agenda.