Last Thursday, Ava R-I School Board members held a closed session meeting with Bart Ellison, Vernon Johnson, Mark Henry, Michael Stewart, Kenny Fleetwood and Lowell Strong in attendance. The meeting was held June 8 at 8:00 a.m.
According to the report received from the administration office, the board voted unanimously to hire Rick Supancic as high school social studies teacher, assistant high school boys basketball coach, and assistant high school football coach.
In addition to Supancic, the board hired Allison Parrish as seventh-grade math teacher for the 2017-18 year.
The board also accepted a letter of resignation from Emily Phillips who has served in the elementary as a special education teacher.
The June meeting of the board is scheduled for tonight (June 15), at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.