RIPLEY - The Jackson County Board of Education held their regular session on February 20 and the following personnel changes were approved via the agenda.

Resignations
* Adda Bailey, Substitute Teacher, effective February 24, 2014
* Jeff Merritt, Athletic Director, Ripley Middle School, effective February
20, 2014
* Brandon Bourgeois, Extra Curricular Bus Assignment, Ravenswood Track Students, effective February 17, 2014
* Tonia Carpenter, Assistant Boys Track Coach, Ripley Middle School, effective February 18, 2014
* Termination of continuing contracts due to reduction in force and placement on the preferred recall list.
* Elizabeth Galloway, Paraprofessional/Aide, Henry J. Kaiser Elementary School, effective for the 2014-2015 school term.
* Crystal Johnston, Paraprofessional/Aide, Ravenswood Grade School, effective for the 2014-2015 school term.
* Karen White-Ross, Paraprofessional/Aide, Evans Elementary School, effective for the 2014-2015 school term.
* Dwayne Merritt, from Principal, Gilmore Elementary School, to Principal, Fairplain Elementary School, 225 days, effective for the 2014-2015 school term.
* Jim Hayman, Assistant Cross Country Coach, Ravenswood Middle School effective February 20, 2014.
* Julie Purkey, Teacher Ripley High School, effective June 30, 2014.
* Meredith Stover, from Itinerant Special Education Teacher, to Teacher, Special Education, Ripley Middle School, effective for the
2014-2015 school term.

Employments
* Substitute School Nurse, effective for the 2013-2014 school term: Laura Ashley Welch
* Nicole Lupardus, Temporary Paraprofessional/Aide, Special Education, Ravenswood Middle School, effective February 21, 2014.
* Justin Johnson, Assistant Boys Track Coach, Ripley High School (maximum 306 hours), beginning with the 2013-2014 school term.
* Brian Dale, Assistant Softball Coach, Ravenswood Middle School (maximum 508 hours), effective for the 2013-2014 school term.
*Jason Anglin, Assistant Baseball Coach, Ravenswood Middle School (maximum 508 hours), effective for the 2013-2014 school term.
* James Groves, Girls Track Coach, Ripley Middle School (maximum 306 hours), effective for the 2013-2014 school term.

Approvals
* Donald Casto, Authorized Certified Coach, Softball, Ravenswood High School, effective for the 2013-2014 school term.
* Sandy Simmons, TASC Examiner on an as needed basis.
* Rebecca McCune, Alternate TASC Examiner on an as needed basis.

The BOE will hold their next regular session on March 6.