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June 1, 2013

VanWinkle retains tenure in school system

CROSSVILLE — When Director of Schools Aarona VanWinkle took her current position, after having been a principal in the school system for many years, she retained her status as a tenured teacher in the school system.

When she leaves the position of director, she will remain a tenured teacher and is included on a list of personnel for the next school year.

"I'm not hired," VanWinkle told the Cumberland County Board of Education during its May 23 meeting. "I'm not giving myself a job. I would go through the same interview process anybody else does. I've got to do some things before I get there, but I'm not ready to give it up."

VanWinkle said she hoped to go back and tech and end her career as a classroom teacher.

"I'd like to end my career doing what I love doing. It's why I went into this profession," VanWinkle said.

In regards to leaving the director position, VanWinkle said she had let the board know she was resigning that position.

"I said I can't do this anymore. It's somebody else's turn," VanWinkle said.

Over her seven years as director of schools, VanWinkle has accumulated 126.5 unused personal leave days. The Cumberland County Board of Education approved compensating her for 10 of those days.

Board policy allows a carryover of five unused personal days per year for all personnel. In a memo to the board, VanWinkle notes she has forfeited 106.5 days and will have 20 remaining personal days. Policy allows a maximum of 10 unused personal days to be compensated and is a practice that has been followed for other support and central office staff.

Dan Schlafer, 9th District representative, moved to approve the $3,637 in compensation, supported by David Bowman, 7th District representative. The motion was approved.

In other action, the board approved granting tenure to Phoenix School Principal Eddie Nunley.

Due to changes in tenure law, Nunley was the only person in the county eligible for tenure this year. Nunley had worked in the system for many years and left in good standing. When he returned, he was subject to a two-year probation, which he has completed.

Sandy Brewer, 3rd District representative, moved to approve Nunley's tenure, supported by Bowman. The motion was approved.

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