Lenoir City extends Barker’s contract

Heidi Lara News-Herald.net

Lenoir City Board of Education members unanimously approved a renewal to Superintendent Jeanne Barker’s contract through June 2019 during its monthly board meeting last week.

“I want to say thank you again for your vote of confidence,” Barker said in her prepared remarks. “The renewal of the contract is certainly indicative of that.”

Barker also expressed appreciation for help in moving administrative offices and other school services to the United Community Bank building in downtown Lenoir City.
“I want to thank Mike Sims publicly, although he isn’t here today, and the maintenance staff,” Barker said. “They have been very patient with us in moving our materials appropriately. Our staff has worked wonderfully during this transition time and have not missed a beat. I want to thank Dr. Chris Smallen and the technology department for updating our website and assisting with the upcoming Chromebook distribution.
“We want to keep that building as a hub of activity for our district,” she added.
Lenoir City School’s central office received Chromebooks last week, which will be distributed to all students in fourth grade and up July 25-28 at the UCB building.
In other business, the board:
Awarded Certa-Pro Painters a $52,000 painting contract for the interior walls of Lenoir City High School and Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School.
Approved bids for milk, food, non-food, produce and dishroom chemicals for the 2016-17 year.
Passed the differentiated pay plan for 2016-17.
Approved the annual recertification of Lenoir City Band Boosters as a school support organization.
Revised the school attendance policy.
Approved a revision for the school board records policy by adding Jeanie Mowery as the district public records request coordinator, while adding guidelines for inspection and copy requests.