Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Linda Watson emphasized that the Tuesday vote by the Board of Directors to close Greenville Elementary School at the end of the school year does not mean the end of the building that houses it.
“We are closing Greenville Elementary as a K-5 school but we will schedule an April meeting at Greenville to speak to the community and to get input from the community into how the building should be used in the future,” Watson said.
In other business the board approved a series of personnel recommendations made by Watson, including the resignations of classified personnel Rita Cobb as a paraprofessional at Belair Middle School effective Feb. 26; Tiffany Hughey as a guidance office secretary at Pine Bluff High School effective June 12; and Marissa O’Bryant as a custodian in the maintenance and auxiliary department effective March 1.
The board approved the resignations of certified personnel Sana Bryant as a guidance counselor at PBHS effective April 1; Candace Gant as GT facilitator in the GT Center effective May 31; Allen Noll as a science teacher at Jack Robey Junior High School effective May 31; William Richardson as a science teacher at Jack Robey effective May 31; Krastina Petrova as a chemistry teacher at PBHS effective May 31; and Austin Warren as a science teacher at First Ward Alternative School effective May 31.
The board approved the retirements of classified personnel Bennie Jasper Gooley and Sheila Parks as paraprofessionals at Broadmoor Elementary effective May 31 and May 30, respectively; and Lillie Scarver as a food service assistant in food services effective May 31.
The board approved the retirements of certified personnel Esther Coleman as a special education teacher at Broadmoor Elementary effective May 31; Betty Gray as an English teacher at First Ward Learning Center effective May 31; Denise Gray as a music assistant at PBHS effective May 31; Cathy Glover as a science coach at Greenville Elementary effective June 11; Roxanne Harper as a third-grade teacher at Broadmoor Elementary effective May 31; Don Hawkins as a fifth-grade teacher at Broadmoor Elementary effective May 31; Barbara Jackson as a literacy coach at W.T. Cheney Elementary effective June 11; Ollie King as a reading recovery specialist at Oak Park Elementary effective June 11; Carl Lott as band director at PBHS effective June 3; Sharon Lusinger as a kindergarten teacher at W.T. Cheney effective May 31; Carolyn Pugh as a special education teacher at Southeast Middle School effective May 31; Linda Ross as a first-grade teacher at W.T. Cheney effective May 31; Terry Smith as an English teacher at PBHS effective May 31; and Carla Terry as a media specialist at Broadmoor Elementary effective May 31.