Superintendent Tim McGinnis thanked the food service staff for serving and Four Seasons Catering for the spread on the table. He also thanked Community Education Coordinator Brenda Southwick for sending letters to local businesses, civic groups and churches requesting that they sponsor tables. In turn, he thanked those organizations for contributing money and decorating the tables. The room of people also stopped for a moment of silence to honor bus driver Diane Hogan Weber, who died in a house fire in her Bumpus Mills, Tenn. home on July 3.
McGinnis asked the newest employees to stand and go to the front of the line. They were treated to mashed hash browns, several types of quiche, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Throughout the meal, teachers talked with other as McGinnis called out names of door prize winners over the microphone. The principals of each of the four schools introduced each of their new teachers. New bus drivers, food service workers and custodial and maintenance staff members were introduced as well.
McGinnis congratulated district employees for helping the schools to meet its No Child Left Behind goals for the second year in a row, thus taking the district out of “tier status.” He then introduced former Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Mary Ann Lander to wild applause and standing ovations.
“Taking the lead in west Kentucky didn’t just begin last year,” McGinnis said.
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