After 80 minutes in executive session in a special meeting Monday — partly with Superintendent Jerri Kemble and partly with board clerk Peggy Falen — the Centre USD 397 Board of Education took several personnel actions in open meeting.
They accepted the resignation of Sharon Simons as board clerk trainee and reassigned kindergarten-through-12th-grade secretary Tracy Alt as the new board clerk trainee. She will be paid $12 an hour while in training. Her performance will be evaluated at the Nov. 12 meeting.
“There were some differences between me and the administration, and so I felt that resigning was the best way to remove myself from the situation,” Simons said Tuesday.
The board has placed newspaper advertisements for a new K-12 secretary.
In other action, the board voted to pay retiring board clerk Falen around $3,900 for unused leave compiled during more than 33 years of service to the district. Falen’s retirement is scheduled to take effect Dec. 1.