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Cedarville seeks teacher for driver’s ed course

Cedarville School District is looking for a teacher for its driver’s education class that will be held for the first time this summer.

Cedarville School Board members approved the start of the first driver’s education class for the school at the May 16 meeting, though a teacher has not yet been selected, said Superintendent Dan Foreman.

Students will pay $150 each for the three-week-long program, which will be held July 8-26, Foreman said.

Students will spend one week of the program in classes that last about six hours each day, he said. The last two weeks of the program are spent with the students getting actual driving experience.

Also at the meeting, board members approved the purchase of insurance for all students participating in school-sponsored activities for the 2013-14 school year. The cost for the school is $7,393, Foreman said.

Alina Cox of Alma was approved for the middle school literacy teacher position. Cox will graduate this year with her master’s degree from Arkansas Tech University.

Brittany Westerman of Benton was approved as the new high school science teacher. Westerman also will be coaching girl’s basketball, as the new head coach for junior high and assistant coach for high school.

Westerman will receive her bachelor’s in physical education from Henderson State University this year, and is working on her master’s in sports administration from the same university.

At the April 16 regular board meeting, board members approved an order to concrete the small creek that runs behind the high school to the football field, Foreman said.

The creek will be turned into a drainage ditch, and more parking will be created for football events. Bids have already been accepted for the project, and will be voted on during a special board meeting May 30, Foreman said.

Also at the meeting, board members approved the remodel of the old agriculture-athletic building behind the elementary.

Currently being used for alternative learning, the building will be turned into a weight room and dressing room for football, he said.