BOE approves lease of McKenzie baseball field

Published 2:10 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Butler County Board of Education has agreed to lease the McKenzie School baseball field to the Town of McKenzie.

Officials said leasing the field to the town is something that the board has done for approximately 20 years.

Under the agreement, the Town of McKenzie will pay the Board of Education $25 each night the field is used. The lease extends from April 1 to July 31.

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In other business:

  • The board approved requests for the Child Nutrition Program to serve as the vendor for the City of Greenville’s Summer Feeding Program, and for the Child Nutrition Program to offer Seamless Summer Feeding Program at Georgiana School.
  • The board approved a request to conduct summer school. W.O. Parmer Elementary School, Greenville Middle School, Greenville High School and Georgiana School will hold summer school.

Students from McKenzie School will attend summer school at Georgiana School.

Funds were unavailable to hold summer school at Greenville Elementary.

“There is no grant because the principal at Greenville Elementary at the time when the grant was written did not want the funding,” said Amy Bryan, director of federal programs. “We should get a grant this year that will last for the next three years.”

Summer school will last six weeks and will be held from June 10-27 and July 8-25.

  • The board approved the personnel report which included the retirement of Randal Atkins, assistant principal at Greenville High School; Christy McIntyre, reading specialist at McKenzie School; Margaret Phillips, teacher at W.O. Parmer Elementary School; Carol Williams, counselor at McKenzie School; Randy Williams, principal at McKenzie School; Elizabeth Gibson, teacher at W.O. Parmer Elementary School; and Allin Whittle, assistant superintendent for operations. The board also approved the resignations of David Watts, Georgiana School head football and baseball coach, and Kimberli Yeatts, child nutrition program worker. The board approved the hire of Lucy Foster as secretary at Greenville Middle School, Col. Forest Clifton Wentworth as Greenville High School JROTC instructor, and Margaret Joyner as bus driver.