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Alvin Henderson to retire
8/16/2012 3:15:19 PM
Last Updated:
4/17/2014 9:25:38 AM

Administrator Alvin
Henderson retiring
from school system

Alvin Henderson, current Director of Administrative Affairs, announced Wednesday that he planned to retire, and the Clinch County Board of Education accepted his letter of retirement at Thursday’s board meeting.  
Henderson has worked with the Clinch County School System for more than 25 years, and his previous positions with the school system include math teacher, guidance counselor, vocational coordinator, principal and assistant principal. In his current position, Henderson has handled important reviews required by the state and has helped complete requirements for five important reviews in the past year alone.
“He is such an asset to the school system. His work ethic is so impressive, and he always gives 100 percent,” said Superintendent Dr. Donna Ryan.  Ryan further stated that Henderson was vital in the school system’s completion of reviews in the past year.
“He is willing to do whatever, whenever, and he always has the students’ best interests at heart. He has always been an asset,” added Kay Hinson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
The school board agreed to look internally for a person to fill Henderson’s position after his retirement on June 30.
In other action from the meeting, held at the school system central office, the board:
• Heard updated presentation from Homerville City Council member J.E Witherspoon in regards to land belonging to Clinch County Board of Education.
Witherspoon had previously approached the school board about the possibility of them donating property adjacent to the school board office for a city/county fire station. Witherspoon provided the school board with a map of where the proposed city/county fire station would be located. The board asked Witherspoon to come back to a future meeting with more information on the proposal.
• Approved the financial report for February
• Approved the Amended Classified Salary Scale.
• Approved Memorandum of Understanding-Compliance Director.
• Approved posting the following system vacancies:  System Level Administrative Assistant (Classified), Media Specialist (K-7), and Assistant Principal (Pre-K-7).  Last month, the board approved assigning Charlye Morehead as assistant principal of CCMS, in addition to her transportation director duties. Ryan said Morehead will now continue as transportation director and also take responsibilities with teacher keys evaluation.  The assistant principal position will be for both CCES and CCMS.
• Approved the extension of Concerted Services contract.  
This extension will allow children in Head Start to continue attending school through May 13 and further allow all Head Start employees to continue working through May 16.  The May 16 end date will also allow employees to extend through the next pay period of the school, allowing them more time to receive their insurance.
• Approved the following use of facilities/grounds: Jesus & Jam Ministry will use the Clayton Cross Education Complex lunchroom on Saturdays, which will restart on Saturday, May 31; and the Boy Scouts Troop 426 will use the land beside the board office to host a fair, which was hosted by the Exchange Club in previous years.
• Went into executive session to discuss personnel.
• Approved the following transportation requests:  Bell’s Boys Mentoring Trip – Jason Bell, Crystal’s Chicks Mentoring Trip – Crystal Peterson, CCMS Tutoring – Mary Catherine Hart, CCMS/CCHS (Solo and Ensemble Festival) – Paul Johns, CCES Tutoring – Cheri Miller, 5th Grade Social Studies and Math Field Trip – Judy Tolle, Emily Tomlinson – OTC, and 6th Grade Science – Stephen Foster State Park (Fargo)
• Heard the following Superintendent’s updates:  Accel Update – Lori James; Access Road – Alvin Henderson; Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Procedure – Alvin Henderson; Food Services Exit Review – Kathy Bateman and Linda Moore; and Administrators’ update.
• Reviewed/Approved the following items of information as listed: Fuel bids, student suspension reports, HiQ System Reports, and Grade 8 Writing test update.
• Accepted Letter of Resignation from Kristen Pittman.

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