Only two years after ending two decades on the Adams Central school board, Steve Bailey was sworn in to his old seat at Tuesday's board meeting, having replaced Barry Ehinger, who resigned to be the board's hired overseer of AC's $10 million construction and renovation project.
Bailey was also named to the board's negotiations committee, filling another vacancy left by Ehinger's departure.
The swearing-in was done by AC's legal counsel, Adam Miller.
Four personnel decisions were made by the board — all unanimous — and two of them illustrated the dire need for more jobs in this area. It was reported at the meeting that, for the position of high school secretary, 50 to 60 people applied and, for a fulltime custodial job, 30 to 35 people applied, many described as being "overqualified" for that sort of work.
Susie Tonner, who had been a reliable substitute teacher at AC for 10 years, is the new high school secretary.
Amy Breauchy got the custodian job after having been a substitute worker for a year.
Two maternity leaves were granted: to Krista Jauregui, who teaches high school English, and to Chyenne Wilder, who teaches second grade.