The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board took action on personnel items during its meeting Monday night.
The resignation of Justin Joiner as the elementary physical education and high school driver’s education teacher was accepted. James Moore of Greenville was hired by the board to fill the two positions for the new school year.
Denyse Blankenship was approved as assistant high school volleyball coach and Becca Oldham will serve as assistant junior high softball coach.
The board purchased a new Grand Caravan vehicle from Max Dye Auto of Salem for $21,925 to serve as a driver’s education vehicle. The other bid on a van was around $17,000, but it was three years old with over 20,000 miles.
A motion to approve the Max Dye offer was unanimously approved.
Superintendent Stephen Phillips said the district will also be able to use the van to transport small groups.
The superintendent gave the board an update on the power surge damage that occurred earlier this summer. He said the heating and air conditioning system on the high school end was affected.
According to Phillips, it appears the costs for repairs will be high enough to make an insurance claim. He noted that some repairs will need to be made before a determination can be made what else might have been damaged.
The superintendent advised that two weeks ago a truck was leaving the east parking lot and took out a light and wire on a pole. The pole was broken.
An insurance adjuster viewed the damage and the insurance company will be paying the district for the loss.
The board passed a motion regarding policy updates.
Superintendent Phillips said most were the result of five-year reviews of existing policies.