EPS board discusses security updates

EVART — Work began on Tuesday to increase security at Evart High School after discussion about the needed improvement at Monday night’s board of education meeting.

“We will be changing the door to get into the office,” said Evart Public Schools Superintendent Shirley Howard, noting with the current layout of the school, visitors can be buzzed in and would have access to the rest of the building. “Visitors will have to go through the office now.”

Howard said the new design will create a second door behind the main entry. Visitors will only have access to the office after entering the main door. Board members approved using approximately $28,000 in bond funds for the update.

Board members also approved:

• staff recommendations including Scott Booher, high school custodian; Dawn VanOrder, middle school custodian; Sherry Morgan and Nancy Smith, summer school teachers for the middle school; and Denise Custer, high school online educational assistant;

• winter coaching recommendations including Glen Tapling, boys junior varsity basketball; Paul Higgins, girls varsity basketball; Steve Kitchen, girls junior varsity basketball; Matt Tiedt, seventh-grade girls basketball; Shaun Gray, eighth-grade girls basketball; Ben Bryant, wrestling; and Taylor Bryant, junior varsity cheer and fall junior varsity sideline cheer;

• the resignations of Brittany Sigafoose, high school secretary; and Mairi Colbert, elementary educational assistant; and

• renewing the partnership with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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