Some RIFs rescinded by board
A resignation and a scheduling conundrum resulted in a handful of the school workers and a teacher returning to at least part time work in the Granville School District.
The move was approved by the Granville Board of Education during executive session following the June 20 meeting.
Superintendent Mark Bessen said the resignation of a science teacher would bring Jamie Bunker, the science teacher whose position was lost to a RIF or reduction in force back to Granville.
The departure of Brooke Olsen-Farrell, who resigned as a science teacher effective June 30 to take a job as director or curriculum in Rutland Addison school district in Vermont, allowed the board of education to rescind that particular RIF and return one teacher to work to fill the slot.
Bessen said regardless of who had left the science department in the high school, by law Bunker would have been the person coming back to fill the spot in the event of a vacancy.
English teacher Jane Barnes’ resignation for the purpose of retirement also accepted at the same meeting will not return another teacher to work, Bessen said.
Also returning to work, although not in previous capacities are four monitors.
During scheduling it became clear the cafeteria in Granville Elementary could not be covered with new staffing levels, Bessen said.
“We thought we could schedule things differently and not need them, but found out that was not the case,” Bessen said.
“We couldn’t cover those times and we had to provide coverage for the safety of the students; someone has to be there for whatever reason if someone needs an adult,” he said.
Continuing in their jobs as monitors are Raymond West, Michael Minnie, Sherry Lewis, Alida Flint and VanDyke Bergen.
The four will return as two hour monitors for the elementary cafeteria.