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Corbett gives final financial report

At the November meeting of the Jeff Davis County Board of Education, School System Chief Financial Officer Betty Corbitt gave her monthly financial report, which may be her last time giving the report.
In the board’s October meeting, board members accepted Mrs. Corbitt’s retirement after decades of service. Her retirement reception has been scheduled for Dec. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Board of Education Board Room. Those planning to attend the reception are asked to RSVP to Dawn at 912-699-6012.
In other action at the November meeting, the board ….
…. listened as Elementary School Principal Garrett White recognized the following students: Reading Inventory, Highest Lexile, 3rd grade Zachary Jarrell (959 exile, 95th percentile), 4th grade Alana Taylor (1101 exile, 97th percentile), 5th grade Pierson Taylor (1320 exile, 99th percentile); Multi-grade Diagnostic – Highest Grade Level Average, 3rd grade Briana Hampton, David Hulett, Finn Rush and Hagan White, 4th grade Nolan Brown and Fausto Espino Flores; 5th grade Kevin Munoz, Kolson Munsayac, Nathan Rayo and Arely Rios.
…. listened as School Superintendent Dr. Chris Roppe recognized the School Nutrition Department, saying that the department will undergo an Administrative Review at the end of November. Programs are reviewed every five years, providing a comprehensive evaluation of school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Dr. Roppe commended Alisa Jones and her staff for their outstanding work and commitment to students and staff.
…. recognized high school softball coach Steven Wilcox for his 300th win. Coach Wilcox, in his 13th year as head softball coach, this year led the Lady Jackets to become the 2023 AA state runner-ups.
…. approved an update to the policy on financial reports and the 2024-2025 school calendar.
…. accepted the resignations of primary school special education teacher Amber Nelms, primary custodian Max Organist and primary school nutrition worker Theresa Smith.
…. accepted the retirements of middle school teacher Sonya Kirkland and Federal Programs Director Joyce Davis.

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