Yancey selected to head GMS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2002

At a special session of the Butler County Board of Education (BOE) Monday night, Dr. Mike Reed, county superintendent, made a recommendation to the board that Don Yancey be employed as the new principal of Greenville Middle School.

&uot;Mr. Yancey is a life-long resident of Butler County and has served the school system for many, many years as a teacher, coach and assistant principal.

I think he is very deserving of this recommendation,&uot; noted Dr. Reed.

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The recommendation was voted upon and the board agreed unanimously to employ Yancey, the current assistant principal at Greenville High School, as successor to Dr. Kathy Murphy.

Murphy left GMS to serve as the new principal of GHS in the wake of Principal John Black’s retirement.

Following the vote, the board members went into executive session. Upon returning to the boardroom, the BOE voted to accept school board attorney Pete Hamilton’s recommendation to agree to the terms of a settlement regarding the lawsuit concerning pay filed by GHS ROTC instructor Col. Eustice Shiver.

Board members Rudy McCrory and Dennis Phillips were not present at the special session.

McCrory had stated earlier he would not be available during this time period and Phillips &uot;planned to come, but was unable to attend due to a vehicle breakdown while away from home,&uot; explained board member John Peagler.

The next scheduled board meeting is slated for July 11 at 7 p.m. at the BOE building.