Maryville R-II School Board filled vacancies and announced events at its regularly scheduled meeting October 17.

Several staffing changes were made by the board of education at the meeting. Resignations were accepted from Youth Development Worker Keston Oltman, effective October 25, and Evening Custodian Alyssa Carmichael, effective November 16. Former Bearcat quarterback Jonathan Baker was awarded the position of high school assistant football coach. Kelli Hansen was hired as an early childhood paraprofessional and personal aide. The board also approved the addition of an early childhood special education paraprofessional.

The board authorized exceptions to transportation services and special routes. It also authorized three comprehensive assessments and evaluation plans: School Improvement Planning Program, Library Media Services and Guidance Counseling Program. An agreement between the district and the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired was accepted as well.

Finally, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation Teachers and Technology Grant was accepted. The grant will go toward funding success of student projects through the innovative use of technology.