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School employee seeks hearing after changes to 2013-14 contract

A long-time employee in the Clinton School District has requested an open hearing after being notified that her contract was partially non-renewed.

Wanda Shannon, a classified office employee and member of the Personnel Policy Committee, said she has been notified by certified letter that the APSCN — Arkansas Public School Computer Network — position she held is no longer hers. She said that will result in about a $10,000 decrease in her salary.

Shannon said she began work in the Clinton School District on July 1, 1997. She is a member of the classified PPC, which recently submitted its proposed salary schedule for the 2013-14 school year. That proposal was accepted by the School Board at its meeting last month.

Shannon said she and her attorney have received e-mails notifying them that a hearing will be held for her at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6. The meeting is open to the public unless Shannon asks that it be closed. She told the Democrat that she wants it to be a public hearing.

Shannon said she has requested that the meeting be held at the high school cafeteria to accommodate a larger audience and also has asked that the School Board members use microphones. Often at regular School Board meetings it is hard to hear the board members at their table even for those sitting near them.

The superintendent’s office confirmed in an e-mail Monday that a special meeting has been set for May 6. At this point, however, the e-mail stated that the meeting is expected to be held at its usual place, which is the Junior High library.

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