The EHOVE school board is two-thirds of the way toward determining the employment status of an instructor who wants to retire, but then be allowed to come back and teach some classes.
Thomas Dunlap is an instructor in the high school Public Safety Academy who submitted his retirement notification at the board's May 9 meeting, according to Kay Schindley of EHOVE.
The process of rehiring an individual who has retired from the school, commonly known as double-dipping, has several steps requiring careful review.
"The first step is to announce your intentions. The board then has a public hearing or an opportunity for anyone to come forward. The board may or may not decide to rehire that individual at a later date," Schindley said.
In Dunlap's case, the board has taken the first two steps in the process, as there was a special session Wednesday to determine Dunlap's status.
A decision will be made at a later board meeting.
According to Treasurer Larry Hanneman, "there were no comments or questions and the hearing was closed."
In other business:
n The 2007-08 High School Student Handbook was approved.
n The board agreed to renew the contract with Bayshore Counseling to provide a counselor for three days a week for $12,000. This is the same cost as the 2006-2007 contract.
n The board renewed the contract with Sheakley Uniserve Inc. for the Group Rating Program for Worker's Compensation at the same rate of $3,741.
n The board established the 2007-08 high school registration fee at $125.