Jeff Tech Operating Committee approves new five-year deal with non-union employees

The Jeff Tech Operating Committee met on May 29 to take care of some end of the year items and to get ready for next year.

In his report, School Director Dr. Barry Fillman reminded the committee that graduation would be held June 7 at 7 p.m. There are 77 seniors slated to graduate. He also mentioned that June 7 would be the last student day for the 2018-2019 school year.

In one additional announcement, Dr. Fillman said that Jeff Tech will be closed on Fridays in the summer beginning June 14.

Contract approval

 The committee approved a new five-year contract with non-union personnel including secretaries, business office staff, and others. Dr. Fillman and Committee Chairman Fred Park honored those workers.

“They keep the school running,” Dr. Fillman said.

“I think it’s a good thing anytime to recognize all of our employees, no matter where they are or what they’re doing, because they all contribute in some unique way to causing the school to be the good place that it is,” Park added.

Resignations and hiring

The committee accepted the resignation of Richard Hoare, the Precision Machine instructor effective June 7. Hoare has held that position for 24 years. Perry Neal was hired to take that position as of August 21.

The committee also hired Joe Shields as the new School to Career Coordinator as of July 1. He replaces Rose Weaver who is retiring after 29 years of service.

The resignation of Kimberlee Roman, Food Service cashier, was accepted effective June 7. Sandy Adams was hired in the newly created cook/cashier position as of August 1.

The committee also hired three people for part-time summer help with the custodial staff. They include Derek Miller, a substitute custodian, and two current students, Jayden Hyde and Isaac Krause.

Additional items

Two handbooks for the 2019-2020 school year were approved, one for the Class A CDL Training Program, and the other for adult students.

Summer school will be held in June. Students will be charged $75 to attend.

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