MP hires Hall for 2 more years

Bernie Hall Jr. will stay on as superintendent of Madison-Plains Local Schools for another two years.

The word "interim" is no longer part of Bernie Hall Jr.’s title. On Feb. 19, the Madison-Plains Board of Education granted Hall a two-year contract as the district’s superintendent.

The board originally hired Hall, who retired from education eight years ago, on Sept. 5 to serve temporarily as the district’s assistant superintendent while Superintendent Janice Streit was out of the office due to illness. Streit passed away on Sept. 11. At that time, Hall agreed to stay on as interim superintendent until the board found a replacement.

Recently, with support from the board and staff, Hall agreed to make his stay more permanent.

"Once we got things going, I felt like I needed to stick around to see them through," Hall said last week. "The district needs some continuity right now."

Hall is very familiar with the school district, having served most of his career at Madison-Plains. He started as principal of Fairfield Elementary in 1975. He later served as the district’s assistant superin-tendent for over six years and superintendent for three years before retiring in 2000. He lives in the Mount Sterling area.

Hall’s contract runs from Feb. 20, 2008, through July 31, 2010. His annual salary is $106,500.

In other business

• A new course will be offered at the high school next year, advanced physical education.

• The district will buy four new conventional Thomas school buses at a cost of $85,215 each from Edwin H. Davis.

• Mary Beery, a first-grade teacher at Midway Elementary, will retired on June 6 after 30 years of service to the school district.

• The board hired Luke Sondej as a high school math teacher and Michele Hildebrandt as a high school science teacher. Eric Bush received a contract to coach the reserve baseball team.

The next Madison-Plains school board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. March 18 at Madison-Plains Middle School.

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