By GREG SCELLIN
The Fillmore Central School Board approved two new teaching contracts; accepted the resignation of FC Middle School Principal Steve Adkisson at the end of this school year and purchased a new school bus at its March 15 regularly-scheduled meeting. The school board also discussed briefly the upcoming Tuesday, March 30, joint meeting with the Exeter-Milligan School Board.
The school board approved the teaching contracts for Brittney Patterson, business instructor at the FC High School, and for Kim Theobald, science instructor at the FCHS. Patterson will be returning to Nebraska after teaching in Texas the last four to five years. She also was a FBLA state officer. Theobald, the wife of FCHS principal Ryun, has been teaching science in Wilber-Clatonia. Both hold Masters degrees.
Adkisson will be accepting the last Early Retirement Application offered by the school district this year (three).
The school district will be purchasing a 2021 Thomas school bus (65 passenger on a 72-person shell)from Truck Center Companies for $88,575. A grant will cover about half of this purchase.
FC School Board President Shaun Farmer noted a joint meeting with the E-M School Board has been set up for Tuesday, March 30, beginning at 7 p.m., at the gym in Exeter. He said the general public is invited to attend.
“I think it’s important to note the significant cost savings that are possible with this for our patrons,” FC School Board Secretary Christin Lovegrove said. “As well as expanding opportunities for our student and their students. Our hope is to discuss what we have to work with.”
FC Superintendent Josh Cumpston said the school district needs to look at all possibilities.
“I think it would bring more opportunities academically,” Cumpston said. “We also have to look at what is best to be a good steward of the money of our patrons.”