If you pay for your children's school lunches, you'll have to ante up a little more this coming school year.
The DeKalb County Board of Education Tuesday night voted to increase the price of school lunches 10 cents, going from $1.35 to $1.45 for pre-kindergarten students to fifth graders and from $1.60 to $1.70 for sixth through twelfth graders. Breakfast prices will apparently remain the same at $1.00 for all students.
This is the second year in a row the school board has voted to hike school lunch prices by ten cents.
Stephanie Walker, School Nutrition Supervisor, said prices have to increase a little each year until they get to $2.51 under USDA regulations, or the school system risks losing its increase in food reimbursement rates. "There is a regulation stating that we have to go up ten cents on our lunch prices every year until we get to $2.51. I don't agree with this but it is a regulation that has to be passed in order for us to be in compliance with the federal people. My proposal is to increase by ten cents. If we are not within regulations for the coming school year, there is a possibility that we won't get our increase in reimbursement rates. We are asking for the minimum increase," she said.
Prices for adults at school will increase to $2.50. "There is a calculation and we have to take our highest price, which looking ahead would be $1.70, plus our commodity value of twenty three cents. We also add the payment we get for the pay kids. Our reimbursement rate for the pay kids is twenty eight cents. With this increase that is coming about, that would take us over $2.25, so we would need to increase adult prices to $2.50 to take us within compliance," said Walker.
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby has signed contracts with the Professional Personnel for the 2012-2013 school year.
Willoughby presented a list of the employees to the Board of Education Tuesday night.
He also provided a list of transfers for the 2012-13 year as follows:
Patrick Cripps, DCHS Principal
Julie Vincent, Smithville Elementary School Principal
Kathy Bryant, DCHS Assistant Principal
Amanda Dakas, DeKalb Middle School Assistant Principal
Beth Pafford, Northside Elementary School Assistant Principal
Dr. Bill Tanner, transferred to DCHS, teacher
Employees for the 2012-13 year hired since last month are as follows:
Sara Young, teacher at DCHS (Math)
Sara Halliburton, teacher at DCHS (Science)
Meanwhile, Director Willoughby recommended the following teachers be approved for a professional license: Todd Cantrell, Courtney Davis, Kristy Lasser, Martha Melching, Elizabeth Nolt, and Susan West. According to Willoughby, these teachers have successfully completed the statutory apprentice period of three years as required for license advancement. The board granted approval.
Certified personnel at each school are as follows:
DeKalb County High School-
Jeanette Allen, Angie Anderson, Charlotte Blaylock, Danny Bond, Amanda Brown, Kathy Bryant, Kevin Burchfield, Kelly Burgess, Jeanine Cantrell, Todd Cantrell, Gary Caplinger, Mary Anne Carpenter, Joe Pat Cope, Patrick Cripps, Jared Daniels, Deborah DePriest, Andrew Dixon, Donna Emmons, Marshall Ferrell, Tina Fletcher, Amanda Fuller, David Gash, Josh Gulley, Marie Hill, Susan Hinton, Sonja House, John Isabell, William Jennings, Natasha Judkins, Dylan Kleparek, Brad Leach, Lynus Martin, Shealyn Morgan, Lori Myrick, Rolando Navarro, Jenny Norris, Scott Odom, Shelly Painter, Walteen Parker, Linda Parris, Nallely Prater, John Pryor, Mary Anne Puckett, Joey Reeder, Leslie Rice, Melissa Ruch, Daniel Seber, Dr. Bill Tanner, Steve Trapp, Chris Vance, Dianne Werth, Michael Whitefield, Shea Wiegele, and Jonathon Wright.
Northside Elementary School-
January Agee, Joyce Alexander, Marla Beshearse, Linda Bush, Trent Colwell, Michael Crockett, Alisha Day, Ashley Dean, Jerry Foster, Carrie Gottlied, Amy Green, Amanda Griffith, Jennifer Griffith, Melissa Hale, Cynthia Hale, Jessica Hale, Patty Hale, Mollie Hendrixson, Jennifer Herndon, Lisa Hull, Lorie Isabell, Karen Jacobs, Shelly Jennings, Sabrina Kirksey, Kristy Lasser, Lisa Mabe, Jama Martin, Amanda Mathis, Libby McCormick, Pamela Miller, Elizabeth Nolt, Beth Pafford, Amy Raymond, Dr. Gayle Redmon, Bethany Rigsby, Melissa Roysdon, Tammy Sims, Ashley Smith, Carol Tripp, Cheryl Vance, Kristen Van Vranken, Betsye Walker, Ginger Wenger, and Sandy Willingham.
DeKalb West School-
Shawn Baker, Doris Cantrell, Jenny Cantrell, Jeanna Caplinger, William Conger, Kim Crook, Martha Damron, Tonya Ellis, Janet England, Sabrina Farler, Denise Graham, Lesa Hayes, Ricky Hendrix, Lindsay Holmes, Cathleen Humphrey, Regina Kent, Shelia McMillen, Melanie Molander, Amanda Mullinax, Danny Parkerson, Tammy Payne, Debra Poteete, Cynthia Preston, Lori Pryor, Cynthia Pulley, Susan Robinson, Audrey Russell, Pam Sanders, Jane Watson, Susan West, Vicki Wilson, and Amy Young.
Smithville Elementary School-
Misty Agee, Ana Bain, Lindsey Barrett, Renee Beaty, Kelly Birmingham, Kim Brown, Beth Cantrell, Laura Carter, Wendy Colvert, Layra Crook, Trena Curtis, Sue Driver, Vicky Duke, Kelli Foster, Tina Gash, Vicky Hawker, Bradley Hendrix, Holly Hendrix, Mary Henny, Tanya Howard, Amanda Johnson, Anna Johnson, Angela Johnson, Jennifer Judkins, Karen Knowles, Carrie Lee, Sherree Macemon, Kristen Malone, Adrienne McCormick, LeVaughnda Midgett, Margaret Nichols, Christina Ontiveros, Susan Palmer, Kristy Parsley, Mary Pugh, Jane Ramsey, Amanda Rhoady, Allison Rigsby, Carol Sampley, Carol Tallent, Jan Thomas, Janet Trapp, Carol-Ann Tripp, Julie Vincent, Sherian Waggoner, Tiffany Wheatley, Janet Woodward, Christie Young, and Crystal Young
DeKalb Middle School-
Joey Agee, Josh Agee, Lori Alexander, Suzette Barnes, Ashley Barnes, Lisa Craig, Amanda Dakas, Courtney Davis, Tena Davidson, Jenny Elrod, Jason Farley, Amy Fletcher, Lori Hendrix, Tom Hill, Randy Jennings, Bryan Jones, Michelle Jones, Gail Kirksey, Taleen Lambert, Michael Lewis, Michael Littrell, Leah Magness, Martha Melching, Debra Moore, Justin Nokes, Joy Parker, Karen Pelham, Anita Puckett, Joyce Robertson, Candice Scrabo, Lori Sexton, Penny Smitty, Tonya Sullivan, Kitty Thomas, Nancy Tucker, Tad Webb, Jared West, Jennifer West, Kathryn Wisinger.
Central Office Staff-
Gina Arnold, Katherine Ballard, Michelle Burklow, Clay Farler, Dr. Danielle Collins, Lisa Cripps, Dee Anna Reynolds, and Stephanie Walker