On April 28, Jackson County Public Schools accepted these employee recommendations:

At Smoky Mountain High School, Chuck Bean, activity bus driver; Scotts Creek Elementary School, Megan Davis, bus driver; Fairview Elementary School, Dustin Kokot, PE safety assistant, Tracy Watson, substitute bus driver and activity bus driver; Cullowhee Valley Elementary School, Daryl Laney, substitute bus driver; FES, SMHS, CVES, SCES, Smokey Mountain Elementary School, Melissa Laney, substitute school nutrition assistant.

Accepted the following employee resignations: Jackson Community School, Kullen Bharathae-Lane, tutor; FES, Melissa Laney, school nutrition assistant; SMES, Jamie Ann Lanspery, teacher assistant; SCES, Miranda Nashif, afterschool assistant; SMHS, Jonathan Parsons, head coach junior varsity men’s soccer, Stephen Parsons, assistant coach men’s soccer; CVES, Brady Powell, custodian and bus driver.

Approved a special request for a leave of absence: SCES, Chelsea Stephens, teacher.

Accepted these staff, non-staff and returning coach recommendations: SMHS, Ethan Ange, district middle school assistant coach baseball; Jeremy Cauley, assistant athletic director spring sports, Taylor Douthit, assistant coach district women’s soccer; SCES, Josh Mitchell, assistant coach baseball, Joey Mull, volunteer assistant coach softball, Larry Phillips, volunteer assistant coach baseball; district-wide, Travis Winchester, volunteer assistant coach baseball.

Accepted the following transfer: FES, Dustin Kokot, from PE safety instructor to custodian.