The Joel E. Barber board of education recognized the work of first, second and reading recovery teachers, during Thursday night’s meeting. C-5 Principal, Amy Cogdill emphasized the importance of those teachers developing the love of learning in their students during the early years of their education. The board also heard about upcoming fund raising events including the possibility of moving the annual spring carnival to the fall months. Joel E Barber School Superintendent, Rachelle Jennings also proposed to the board that the district do more recruiting for personnel and discussed some of the obstacles facing the district in recruitment.


Although the board has not approved next years calendar, Jennings says the 4 day school week is very attractive to teacher recruits.