Bath School Board Welcomes New Member

Warm Springs, VA – The Bath County School Board has a new member. On Tuesday night the board selected Mary Lynn Riner to serve as the Warm Springs District representative, filling the seat recently vacated by Urban “Jake” Cleek. Riner will serve the unexpired term.

The board also passed a resolution honoring Jake Cleek recognizing his leadership, his contributions during his years of service on the school board, and his experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. Cleek served on the school board for eleven years.

School Superintendent Sue Hirsh reported on the possible replacement of exterior doors at the high school. Replacement is being considered because the current doors are made of aluminum, they don’t lock properly and they drag. Hirsh wants to consider replacing them with steel doors.

The doors under consideration for replacement are at the lower atrium entrance, the main entrance at the office, the court yard entrance to the auditorium and the rear entrance at the Mertz building. Two bids were received on the project. The cost for the entire project may be between $70,000 to $100,000. The request for funding for this project will be presented at next week’s board of supervisors meeting.

Also on Tuesday night the board approved the following supplemental appointments:

Kris Phillips as the High School Physical Education and Fine Arts Dept Chair

Vicki Smith as the High School Science Dept Chair

Tammy Lindsay as the Title 1 Coordinator

Gary Brown as Registered Nurse for the High School First Aid

Phyllis Cook, Kim Stoneham Gant, Lisa Jackson Rexrode and Sarah Brown were appointed as substitute teachers.

Volunteer Coarches Appointed by the School Board:

Michael Colaw, Larry Grubbs, Jacob Phillips and Adam Plecker as varsity football volunteer coaches

William Boo Stewart as JV football assistant volunteer coach

The board also accepted the resignation of High School Nurse Jeanenne Campbell.

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