RUSSELLVILLE, Mo. - Shawn Ehrhardt and Mike Bungart were installed as new school board members for Cole County R-I Schools at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Kris Kirchner was elected president. Mark Thompson was elected vice president/treasurer; Ehrhardt will serve as board secretary.
The board approved building a partition in the elementary and middle school building lobby to make the entrance more secure.
Visitors will sign in and receive a visitors badge, then the secretary will open a secondary door for access to the main building.
Following a closed session, the board accepted letters of resignation from teacher and coach Danielle Ball, coach Joe Nicholson and Gayla Spencer as high school girls golf coach.
The board also hired Laura Roettering as a first-grade teacher; Zane Garr as full-time substitute, boys and girls' golf coach and high school assistant baseball coach; and Lucas Branson as athletic director.
The board also approved the special services and A+ programs.