Morenci will be losing a veteran teacher due to retirement following the current school year.
Elementary school teacher Elizabeth Jarrell submitted her resignation to the board of education and it was accepted Monday at the April meeting.
A change in retirement incentives is being discussed at the state level, said Morenci school director of finance Erica Metcalf, which might be of interest to other teachers considering retirement.
MORE CUTS—Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Osborne spoke to the board about the need for additional budget cuts and the need to stay as lean as possible to ensure the school district can remain in operation.
A special board meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. April 24 to discuss an additional cut of $600,000 in spending.
RETIREMENT—Board members also accepted the resignation of food service worker Betty Beaverson effective March 29.
COACHES—Levi Hoffman was hired as an assistant middle school track coach and Mike Taylor was approved as a volunteer golf coach.
NEGOTIATIONS—The board met in a closed session to discuss negotiations and the annual superintendent’s evaluation.
FOOTBALL—The board decided to advertise for a varsity football coach to replace Taz Wallace who left to fill a vacancy at Madison.
The advertisement, which appears in this week’s Observer, calls for a candidate who will run a 12-month program with an emphasis on discipline and classroom accountability.
The deadline for applications is April 27.