School district formalizes reduction in workforce

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

“This takes subjectivity out of play,” said Norton. “There’s no way we can operate the district without reaching our target cuts.”

Outsourcing the school’s custodial and janitorial services was explored further as GCA Services Group presented to the board for consideration in the bid. They currently work with Bay County schools and received high recommendations.

Previously in the meeting, the board recognized seven students in grades Kindergarten through twelfth who had perfect or near-perfect attendance for the school year.

Buck Watford, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves returned from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan last week and appeared before the council on Tuesday to thank them for the warm welcome home. He mentioned that not a week went by during his deployment that he didn’t receive packages or letters from the students. He presented Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeremy Knapp and Port St. Joe Elementary principal Susan Gannon with flags that were flown on his base.

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