The Blount County Board of Education followed the recommendation of Supt. Jim Carr and approved several personnel actions during last week’s meeting.
The board hired Tiffany Ponder, long-term substitute teacher, Blountsville Elementary; Meghan Goss Kilgo, science teacher, Locust Fork High; Nicole Clowdus, kindergarten teacher, Locust Fork Elementary; and Jacquelyn Acton, part-time utility bus driver, Hayden High.
Utility bus driver Joseph Thomas was transferred to fill a driver opening for Hayden schools.
In other business, the board approved a total of five field trips, including an April trip to San Francisco for nine Hayden High journalism students.
Finally, the board approved non-compensated volunteers at Southeastern (Michael Allen Hopkins) and Susan Moore High (Rafael Buenrostro and Vanessa Molina).
Present at the Feb. 4 meeting were board members Bruce McAfee, Jackie Sivley, Chris Latta, Craig Johnson, and William Ferry, Carr, assistant superintendent Rodney Green, board secretary Karla Latham, and visitors.