School board approves personnel changes

The Brown County School Board of Trustees approved the following March 16:

  • Extending the maternity leave request of Van Buren Elementary teacher Angeline Shirley to May 8.
  • A maternity leave request from Brown County Intermediate School teacher Becky Higgins from approximately May 2 to the end of the school year.
  • A field trip request for Brown County Junior High School seventh-grade students to go to the Kentucky Science Museum Tuesday, May 16 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • A field trip request for Brown County High School students to go to the Dayton Air Force Museum and the Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Saturday, April 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Separating BCHS junior varsity girls’ basketball coach Jim McFall, effective immediately. This was not a termination.
  • Separating Brown County Intermediate School English teacher Dawn Faust, effective March 31. This was not a termination. To replace her, Katherine Yoder was transferred from BCIS, effective April 3.
  • Separating Brown County Schools custodian Pam Badger, effective March 13. This was not a termination.
  • Appointing BCHS cafeteria staff Gina Coughenour, part-time with no benefits, $10 per hour, 20 to 25 hours per week, effective March 17. She is a replacement for Laverne Mays.
  • Appointing BCS corporation nurse Holly Gordon, full-time with benefits, $47,500 per year, effective April 7. She is a replacement for Marie Mooney.
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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers business, cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.