New staff members at Dexter Schools

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Noreen Hyslop

By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor It is, by all accounts, the largest number of new staff employees in the history of Dexter Schools. When classes resume across the four Dexter campuses on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, it will be with 28 newly assigned employees. The number is the largest, at least in recent history, due to numerous retirements at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year, and because of some new roles having been created recently. At least one position is a step up from a non-certified position to a certified staff role. Two new staff members are bus drivers recently hired who were not present for the photo session that followed Monday's staff luncheon held at the high school. Those two are Tonya Chapman and Nonie Reeves. In all, the local school board approved the hiring of 23 certified staff members for the 2013-14 school year, along with para-professionals (aides), an elementary school nurse and one secretary to serve at the Administration Building. Classes begin for Dexter students on Friday, Aug. 16 with one-half day of classes.