Six teachers resign jobs at school
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Some are retiring. Some are moving.
Six teacher resignations were approved at the board of education meeting Tuesday.
Resignations accepted by the CCS board were from Bruce Vires, Lorain Vires, Virginia Harford, Annie Pursley, Tom Hansen and Melissa Wallin.
“I would hate to add up all of these years of service,” said board member Sheila Stromberger.
She motioned for acceptance of the six resignations, but added they come “with our extreme gratitude for their quality service to CCS.”
All are effective the end of the current school year.
Bruce Vires teaches grade 7-12 math this year, but is also a former Asst. Principal/Activities Director and coach at CCS. He was first hired in 1976 as a math teacher/coach.
Lorain Vires, hired in 1995, resigned as library media specialist. She is a former cheerleading sponsor and has coordinated the K-6 yearbook for 17 years.
The couple is retiring from teaching.
Harford is also retiring. She coordinates the elementary High Ability Learners (HAL) program and is a part-time English Language Learners (ELL) teacher. She’s been on staff since 1985.
Third grade teacher Pursley has taught various grades and substituted on and off since 1978. She also plans to retire.
Both Hansen and Wallin are moving. Wallin, hired in 2012, currently teaches third grade and Hansen, who’s been on staff since 2011, heads the ELL program.
Paperwork from all six was submitted by the Jan. 31 deadline so they all qualified for the $1,000 Early Resignation Program payment. To be eligible, they had to be on staff three years.
More on Tuesday’s meeting will be in next week’s issue.