Employment of non-certified staff, a teacher and a maintenance supervisor highlighted the May meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education.
Following a closed session, the following non-certified staff was hired for the 2009-10 school year: Pete Sherwood, Rick Solomon, Deborah Knotts, Joanie Sipes, Janice Henson, Terri Krueger, Cathy Huff, Deanna Pendergrass, Vonda Kissinger, Stephanie Jordan, Kelly Hilton, Amy Butler, Julie McCollum, Melvey Hillhouse, Paula Willard, Adi Salas, Becky Mayberry, Kristy Madewell, Susan Chadd and Debbie Pankau.
The board voted to employ Carolyn Ruiz-Diaz as the district's English Language Learners teacher for next year. Pete Sherwood was offered the position of maintenance supervisor for the next school year.
In other matters, Superintendent of Schools Williams Sweet recognized Glen Kristek and Wickman's Gardens for work donated to complete the landscaping of the new high school building.
Sweet advised the board he had polled other school superintendents regarding dual credit classes. He said only two schools pay 100 percent of the class cost for students. The board voted to make students pay 100 percent of all dual credit classes.
The board decided to purchase cameras, a printer and supplies for a photography class during summer school.
It was decided to pay 100 percent of the Blue Access plan for health insurance at a rate of $305.17 per employee.
The board accepted Community National Bank's contract for one year with a renewable option of up to four years for the district's banking services.
Susan Chadd was hired as assistant volleyball coach for the 2009-10 year.
The board voted to adjust Brad Stewart's annual salary as athletic director from $1,559 to $2,029, and his extra duty stipend as junior high track coach from $414 to $544.
Sweet was given authority to hire two or three summer custodial employees.
Terry Winton, high school principal, reported there are approximately 75 students signed up for summer school.
Elementary Principal Jean Abeln said the Dunkin' for Dollars project netted $1,200 for a new elementary playground.
The next meeting of the board will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18.