Eastern Pulaski School Board Extends Administrators’ Contracts, Recognizes Retirees

Some Eastern Pulaski school administrators have had their contracts extended by a year. Last week, the school board voted to extend the contracts of Elementary School Principal Jill Collins, Middle School Principal Ryan Dickinson, and Athletic Director Bill Ball through June of 2021, according to board documents. Board members also agreed to add 10 days to the contract of incoming High School Principal Jeremy Tucker.

Last week’s personnel items also included the retirements of three long-time Eastern Pulaski employees, according to outgoing Superintendent Dan Foster. “Mrs. [Jane] Dilts has been at the elementary for 34 years and a total of 43 years in education,” Foster says. “And Mrs. [Barb] Hickle, interesting enough, was at the elementary for 41 years, and she was in second grade that entire time. A lot of times in elementary, you get bumped around here or there a little bit, but she remained in second grade all 41 years, so that’s remarkable. And Candi Reutebuch actually drove bus for us. She drove bus for 33 years.”

Foster says they and some of the staff members who had previously announced their retirements were all recognized during last week’s meeting.