The Logan County Board of Education received good news from School Superintendent Wilma Zigmond during their August 9 meeting.
With close to 30 teachers either departing from the area or retiring at the end of last school term, the BOE was scrambling to find certified teachers for the school term beginning August 10th.
“We have placed all our long-term subs and we have placed teachers in every classroom,” said Zigmond. “We have one position, a PE position at Omar Elementary School, and we have talked to somebody about that too. Other than that, there is a teacher in every classroom that we have.”
Zigmond also updated the board on student transfer requests.
“We try to accommodate all our parents that we can. But if you move four or five transfers in, and the first day of school a kid knows where he is going to go; they have already made friends, and then we have to in-district kids who show up and knock them out. That is devastating,” said Zigmond. “We hold off as late as we can because we don’t want to knock anybody out. We are still working on those and we have the transfers ready to go but we are just waiting on numbers.”
Zigmond said the transfers would be finished this week.
Zigmond said teachers returned to work on August 14 to receive training on new software to be used within the system and custodians have returned to clean the buildings. Students will return on August 20.
The next BOE meeting will be August 23 at 5 p.m. at the central offices at West Logan.