CLINTON — The late Ron Conner was honored and remembered during Tuesday’s night school board meeting.
“He served this district as the high school principal for many years,” said Superintendent Curt Nettles. “Then several years after he retired, he ran for and was elected to the school board.”
“It was a position Ron wasn’t sure he ever wanted to hold as he told me many times in conversation,” Nettles laughed.
Conner’s main focus on the Board of Education, was “to promote programs that would help develop our youngest students,” said Nettles. “He wanted sound initiatives. He wanted small class sizes...and enough personnel to help with the intervention.”
“Ron was supportive of doing the right things.”
On behalf of the Board of Education, Nettles presented Conner’s wife, Melinda, and her family with a plaque in honor of his service.
In other business, the board:
• Approved spending $11,456 for the district’s portion of the review of the landfill assessment. The school district receives just over 70 percent of the tax receipts from the landfill.
• Discussed creating a survey for business leaders in the community to learn more about improving vocational opportunities and what the business owners want and expect from Clinton graduates.
• Learned this year’s homecoming theme is entitled, ‘Once Upon a Homecoming’ and agreed the board would have a float in this year’s parade.
• Approved the employment of Beck Kreoger, kindergarten teaching assistant; John Ellrick, CHS custodian; Tiffany Dunham, crossing guard; Geraldine Blades, bus monitor/driver; Kathy Murphy, CJHS kitchen staff; Courtney Williamson, CES special education aide; and Julia Gilmartin-Stewart, CES special education aide.