ILION, N.Y. – The Central Valley school board created one position and abolished another during a meeting last week.

The board voted to create the position of director of secondary education, which will be included as part of the Central Valley Administrators Association and named James Humphrey to that position for a four-year probationary appointment. The board then abolished the position Humphrey had held for the past year - Director of Secondary Education and Operations.

HALL OF FAME

Gary Tutty, Garrett Olds, Chuck Mower, Lisa Upson and Tim Day, along with board member Walter Roginski, were named to the Hall of Fame Committee.

The Hall of Fame will recognize those from Central Valley or either the Mohawk or Ilion school districts who served the district, the community, and those who distinguished themselves in their careers. Anyone may nominate an alumnus through an online form or on a paper form available as a download or from the district office. All nomination forms and supporting documents are due Sept. 1.

The Central Valley School District Hall of Fame Selection Committee will review the nominations and select those who they feel meet the criteria described in the Hall of Fame Constitution. Inductees will then be invited to Central Valley for a dinner and formal induction ceremony, which will likely be scheduled shortly before Thanksgiving, according to School Superintendent Richard Hughes.

In other business, the board approved a number of personnel appointments and accepted resignations and retirements as follows:

•David Hadsell, maintenance mechanic, submitted his notice of retirement effective Sept. 29.

•Brittany Casale resigned as school nurse, effective immediately.

•Adrienne Watson, elementary teacher, resigned effective Aug. 31.

Grade level, curriculum and department chair appointments were approved.

Four-year probationary appointments were approved for the following: Nicole MacDonough, elementary teacher and Chelsea Blovat, Michelle Hula and Mandy Knowles, teacher assistants.

Several faculty members were named mentors to new employees in their area.

Civil Service clerical titles were reclassified to Office Assistant 1 and Office Assistant II effective Aug. 8.

The following were approved for six-month probationary appointments as teacher aides effective Sept 1: Julie Tabor, 7 hours a day; Donna Martin, Katie Monahan, Cynthia Young, Gail Carney and Veronica Seaman, 5.75 hours a day.

Krista Couchman received a permanent appointment as teacher aide, effective Sept. 12.

Nikki Bailey was named payroll clerk-account clerk effective Sept. 6.

Irene Weaver was named office assistant I – attendance effective Oct. 1.

The board approved an increase in hours for 14 teacher aides, some from 5.75 to 6.75 hours per day and others for 6.5 to 7 hours per day.

Extracurricular appointments for various clubs and programs were approved.