School Board meeting

Standing from left: Kyle Newsom, Jayson Miles and Supt. Joe Taylor

Kyle Newsom, director of Maintenance, Facilities & Operations, recognized with much appreciation Jayson Miles when the Washington County School Board met Monday night. Miles, owner and operator of AquaForce, Inc. offered his services and cleaned playground equipment at Kate M. Smith Elementary and Vernon Elementary Schools free of charge.

All agenda items passed.

Consent items:

  • payment of monthly bills and budget amendments
  • minutes
  • student handbooks for Kate M. Smith Elementary School, Vernon Elementary School, Roulhac Middle School, Chipley High School, Vernon High School/Vernon Middle School, and W.A.V.E.
  • Contingency Change Notification #002-FPTC Learning Resource Center
  • Mechanical Engineering Services
  • purchase order to School Outfitters
  • Educator Learning Management System with Florida Virtual School and Amendment 1
  • Pilot Courseware Licensing Agreement with Florida Virtual School
  • Advanced Medical Personnel Services contract
  • purchase order to iXL Learning
  • Amendments to Professional Learning Catalog
  • VPK Parent Handbook
  • Substitutes/Volunteers
  • use Quest Labs for Drug Testing
  • Continue Participation in the Model School Board Policy Updates
  • Add and Adopt Revisions to School Board Policies and Procedures
  • 2019-2020 Educational Equity Act Annual Update
  • 19/20 – 21/22 Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures Manual (SP&P)
  • GEERS Program Rate of Pay
  • 2020-2021 FPTC Fall Term
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ELCNWF
  • contract with Carr Riggs & Ingram
  • 2020-2021 Optional Innovative Reopening Plan – this plan allows student to work at home and remain enrolled at their home zoned school — Innovative Reopening Plan
  • purchase order for Wittichen Supply

The following personnel items were approved.


  • supplement for Sheryl Capp
  • extended OPS position at Data Center
  • transfer of Katherine Bunge
  • summer hours for Cheryl Brock
  • additional summer hours
  • resignation of Mattie Birge, food service, effective August 7, 2020
  • transfer of Natalie (Cierra) Jones, effective August 4, 2020

Kate M. Smith Elementary School

  • employment of Pamela Danielle Miner Miller, teacher, effective retroactive August 3, 2020
  • leave of absence for Katelyn King, teacher, tentatively effective date August 28, 2020 and returning on October 5, 2020
  • resignation of Chelsea Bush, teacher, effective July 31, 2020
  • resignation of Courtney Kent, paraprofessional, effective July 31, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Leah Page Pettis, paraprofessional, effective retroactive August 4, 2020, pending pre-employment screening
  • resignation of Liza Tice, teacher, effective August 5, 2020

Florida Panhandle Technical College

  • employment recommendation of Shannon Casey Burch Work Study Student, effective August 11, 2020, pending pre-employment screening

Chipley High School

  • resignation of Stacy Collins, teacher, effective July 22, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Tameka Williams, teacher, effective August 4, 2020
  • resignation of Leola Brock, guidance counselor, effective August 13, 2020
  • resignation of Lindsey Watson, teacher, effective July 31, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Liza Tice, teacher, effective for the 2020-2021 school year
  • Jorge Bauzo for extra hours for additional job duties

Vernon Elementary School

  • resignation of Sandra Brown, Office Aide, effective July 28, 2020
  • resignation of William R. Glawson, teacher, effective July 31, 2020

Roulhac Middle School

  • resignation of Christine Chomos, teacher, effective July 10, 2020
  • resignation of Dani Miller, teacher, effective July 27, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Stacy Collins, teacher, effective retroactive August 4, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Marinia Doyle, teacher, effective retroactive August 4, 2020
  • employment recommendation of William R. Glawson, teacher, effective retroactive August 4, 2020


  • resignation of Linda Smith, bus driver, effective August 1, 2020
  • bus drivers supplement
  • Transportation aide pay increase

Vernon High School

  • employment recommendation of Sandra Brown, data entry, effective July 29, 2020
  • leave of absence for Natalie Bomann, teacher, to begin on August 10, 2020
  • retirement of Susan Steverson, teacher, effective August 12, 2020
  • employment recommendation of Sue Bauzo, Spanish instructor, effective August 10, 2020

Vernon Middle School

  • resignation and release from contract for Allison Hayes, teacher, effective July 23, 2020