The Emery County School Board discussed Wednesday a staffing shortage among teachers at San Rafael Junior High School.
The concern began when a recently hired English teacher quit shortly after being hired. The resignation and subsequent inability to find a replacement forced educators to juggle existing teachers.
Jarett Gilbert agreed to move from Ferron Elementary to SRJH full-time to teach math and physical education classes. The move allowed other teachers to fill the void, but it created a vacancy at the elementary school.
Board members did not announce the new teacher at Ferron Elementary.
Superintendent Kirk Sitterud quipped, вЂњToday weвЂ™re staffed, but I donвЂ™t know about tomorrow.вЂќ
In other news, the summer has been busy for the districtвЂ™s maintenance personnel.
Maintenance projects included:
- new carpet at Green River High School, SRJH and Ferron Elementary
- tree removal and trimming at SRJH, Cleveland Elementary and Castle Dale elementary
- new lights for the Emery High School football field, Canyon View Junior High School gym, SRJH gym and Castle Dale Elementary gym
Kerry Lake presented a slide show detailing the summerвЂ™s maintenance work.