The board also approved reducing the appropriations for the transportation operation fund by $500,000. As of June 30, 41 percent of the fund had been expended. Since 2009, the largest percentage of the fund expended by the same date was 42.7 percent in 2012. Charles Tait, business manager and assistant superintendent, said the full appropriation was simply not needed.
Taylor also announced a couple of personnel changes. Kari Ottinger, assistant principal at LHS, will become the new corporation assessment director, replacing the retiring Will Pullins. And Mary Dickerson, assistant principal at Central and Perry-Worth elementary schools, will replace Ottinger as an LHS assistant principal.
“These are two outstanding individuals who have proven themselves in a number of different administrative roles and responsibilities,” Taylor said. “You’ll be a true asset overall to LCSC, and I’m very excited to have both of you on board. I can say you’ll be going from the frying pan to the fire, but I hope it’s a good fire.”