The vote was split with Board President Elaine Davis and board members Shona Boxie and Dana Carpenter voting in favor and board members Doris Alexander and Troy Watson opposing.
Also, two teachers and the human resources supervisor resigned for personal reasons.
An agenda item to reassign the athletic director duties to the head football coach at Baker High School was tabled.
Football Coach Robert Raines resigned May 21 and the board voted 3-2 to delay action until a new football coach is hired. Boxie, Carpenter and Watson voted in favor of tabling the action. Alexander and Davis opposed.
Gary Mitchell served as athletic director for 2 1/2 years during which he improved facilities, promoted girls’ athletics and allowed non-athletes to participate in sports. Starting last June he also taught three classes while directing the athletic program.
In other business:
EARL LANGLOIS: In recognition of his 33 years of service to the City of Baker School System, Coach Earl Langlois was presented a plaque by Davis and Superintendent Ulysses Joseph.
ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE: Became the official basic life insurance carrier for the 2012-13 benefits enrollment year with Duane Jordan serving as official agent.
DRIVEWAYS: The board agreed to solicit bids for repairs to the driveways at Baker Middle School and Park Ridge Academic Magnet School.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the school board will be June 5 at the school board office, 3033-B Ray Weiland Drive.
Coach Earl Langlois receives a plaque for service from Baker School Board President Elaine Davis and Superintendent Ulysses Joseph.