School board to consider resolution
At the Board of Education meeting Monday night, members will vote on a resolution to recognize and honor Mrs. Johnnie Jacqueline Young Mims Sanders, a native of Vance County who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 31.
Sanders is a graduate of the Henderson Institute, which was formerly the only all-black high school in Vance County. The school closed in 1970 following integration.
She earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in elementary education from N.C. Central University, and served as an educator for nearly 46 years.
Sanders was a teacher at Kittrell Graded School and Eaton-Johnson Middle School, and a media specialist at Eaton-Johnson and E.M. Rollins Elementary.
She also worked in the Vance County Schools administration building coordinating the organization of the Enrichment Center.
Sanders, who earned the nickname “Mother Sanders,” has been a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Henderson for 93 years.
The board will also vote to approve five bonus days for state employees of local educational agencies who were employed on or before July 1.
The five days must be used by June 30, 2014, or be lost, according to the superintendent’s report.
Ten-month employees have designated bonus days on Dec. 23, 27, 30, 31 and April 21.
The school board will also take a vote regarding the voting delegates it plans to send to the N.C. School Board Association’s 44th annual conference in Greensboro on Nov. 18-20.
Darlynn Oxendine, Gloria White, Dorothy Williams and Ed Wilson are slated to attend the annual conference, with Ruth Hartness as an alternate.
The school board will meet at 7 p.m. in the administration building. Public comments can be made for citizens who would like to address the school board directly.
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