History of Education in Pasco County
SUMMARY OF SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES, 1940-1959
Compiled by Frank McCormick
JANUARY 1, 1940George Dayton was re-elected Board Attorney.
Mose McKinney was appointed janitor at Pasco High School.
MARCH 4, 1940H. Dale Smith was re-elected Principal at Pasco High School.
The Board Minutes were very difficult to read from Jan 1940 to May 1940.
MAY 8, 1940A. A. Karppe was assigned transportation in the Richland District for $27.25 per month.
Teachers appointed: Blanton: Miss Marguerite Branas Central Dist. # 2 Ellen Norfleet, Principal; Elizabeth Burnside, Assistant principal
San Antonio: Georgia Wells.
Darby: Daisy Miller.
Lunch room managers: Pasco High School, Lillian Coleman; Dade City Grammar, Mrs. J. F. Croley
JUNE 17, 1940Zephyrhills: Carol Ramage, English; Donald Turner, Science, Coach; Clement Combs, Commercial. Zephyrhills Colored: Queen Beach, teacher
JULY 1, 1940Teachers appointed: Lula Hancock, Pasco High School
District # 2. Pasco High School: D. C. Cripe, Principal; Annice Cripe, Assistant principal; Ella Dayton, Music.
JULY 15, 1940The board approved the use of buses to transport people to Church and Sunday School on Sunday.
AUGUST 5, 1940Teachers appointed: St. Joseph: Sr. Cecilia, Principal; Sr. Elizabeth, Assistant
AUGUST 23, 1940Teachers appointed: Prospect: Susie Clark. Wesley Chapel: Isabelle Stewart. Dade City Grammar: Helen McNeill
SEPTEMBER 4, 1940Teachers appointed:
Pasco High School: Miss Lavine Evans Voss, Commercial.
Lacoochee: Helen Hancock.
Zephyrhills: Margie Reutiman; Charlotte Fast, Commercial; Carolyn Sistrunk, Music; W. W. Jackson, Math, Science.
The bus insurance was awarded equally between Coleman Insurance Agency and M. Williams and McClelland Agency in Zephyrhills. Lula Hancock transferred from Pasco High School to Tucker.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1940The Board voted to provide Safety Patrols on buses in cooperation with Sheriff Allen.
Tucker Community was also known as Greenfield.
The Board approved a bus to transport Pasco High School Band to Tallahassee on January 7, 1941 to participate in the inaugural ceremonies.
JANUARY 6, 1941Slaughter patrons requested the "Strawberry" session be abolished and the board approved.
JANUARY 7, 1941Wynn O'Berry was appointed clerk at $100.00 per month.
MARCH 3, 1941The Board accepted Eugene W. Hester's resignation as teacher of Hudson School and Mrs. Alice Atwater filled the vacancy.
APRIL 7, 1941The Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida met in regular session at the Courthouse, Dade City, Florida, at ten o'clock A. M. this 7th day of April, 1941, there being then and there present D. A. Storms, Chairman, R. D. Stevenson, and Jas. F. Croley, members of the Board.
The Board's Attorney made a report concerning his visit to Tampa and Tallahassee relative to borrowing money and the school survey in District #2. He also reported that Mr. Graham would be here in about two weeks.
The Board voted to pay Lucille Williams $5.00 to help defray the expense of the Tampa and Jacksonville meetings for Jeannes Teachers.
The following principals and teachers were appointed:
Dade City District # 7
D. A. Daboll, Principal at Dade City Grammar School. H. L. Swick, Principal at Pasco High School.
Lacoochee, District # 12: Mark St. Clair, Principal and ninth grade; Mrs. Agatha Andrews, Eighth grade; Mrs. Starr M. Cox, Seventh grade; Miss Margaret Mickler, Sixth grade; Miss Helen Hancock, Fifth grade; Mrs. Esther Reinke, Fourth grade; Miss Sue Marie Hyatt, Third grade; Mrs. Leona Sable, Second grade; Mrs. Alice St. Clair, First grade; Miss Pauline Morrow, Music; D. E. Roberts and Mrs. Ollie Hayes, Janitors.
Trilby, District # 12: Gerald Hatch, Principal; Mrs. Ila Dowling; Mrs. Bethel Revels; Mrs. Myra O'Berry, Music and teacher; J. C. Wright, Janitor.
Gulf High School, District # 32: J. M. Lanier, Principal; James St. Clair; Miss Sarah Lewis; H. J. McIntyre; Fred K. Marchman; Oliver Daugherty; Leonora Lanier; Mrs. Margaret Marchman; Gilbert F. Stansill.
Pierce Grammar School, District # 32: F. M. Mounts, Principal; Talitha Waddy; Jeannie Sheldon; Annette W. Lyons.
Elfers District # 32: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson, Principal; Mrs. Cynthia Albritton.
Tucker, District # 2: Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Principal
Zephyrhills: Burch Cornelius, Principal 1941 - 42
APRIL 21, 1941George Dayton was appointed Board Attorney.
Mr. DeWalt Sumner came before the Board relative to the National Defense Training School, stressing the need for such schools in this County. On motion of Mr. Croley, seconded by Mr. Stevenson, it was voted that the Board, as a body, visit the Bushnell school at 3:00.
The following teachers were appointed:
Darby School: Mrs. Daisy B. Miller
Zephyrhills, District # 5
Elementary School: Mrs. Helen Hamilton, First grade; Mrs. Essie Mae Blitch, Second grade; Mrs. Sarah Ward, Third grade; Miss Elizabeth Brown, Fourth grade; Mrs. Mary Koontz, Fifth grade; Mrs. Nellie Price, Sixth grade; Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Music.
Junior and Senior High School: Mrs. Frances Cartwright, Librarian; Miss Carol Ramage, English; Mrs. Bertha McKillips, Language & history; Miss Charlotte East, Commercial; Miss Marguerite Reutiman, Home Econ.; Mr. Frank Blocker, Social Science; Mr. W. W. Jackson, Science; Mr. Henry Wheeler, Janitor.
Richland, District No. 4: Miss Ruth Giddens, Principal; Mr. O. L. Dayton, Sr. Assistant.
Drexel, District No. 2: D. C. Cripe, Principal; Miss Annice Cripe, Assistant.
Myrtle-Denham, District No. 2: Miss Mary George Hunt
District No. 7
Pasco High School: Mrs. Mary C. Weyher; Mrs. J. C. W. Workizer; Miss Nina Percival; Mrs. Mildred Huckabay; Mrs. Dorothy Browning; Miss Ruth Bunn; Miss Ruth Lewis; W. S. Jones; Miss Dorothy Lock; Miss Lavine Voss; Mrs. Lula Bucklin; Albert Smith; Mose McKinney, Janitor.
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Veta Neal, Mrs. Mamie Musselman, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Mrs. Bertha Cottle, Mrs. Alice Houdlette, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Mrs. Gertrude Daboll, Miss Dorothy Eck, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Helen McNeil, Mrs. Margaret Stevens, Miss Irvena Brown, Mrs. Myrtle Hunt, Miss Fannie Mobley.
Mrs. Jack Coleman was appointed lunch room manager of Pasco High
MAY 5, 1941The following teachers were appointed:
District No. 16, San Antonio: Mrs. Georgia Wells.
District No. 32, Odessa: Mrs. Katie Clark.
District No. 32, Hudson: Mrs. Alice N. Atwater. Elfers: Miss Fannie Lewis.
The board delayed action on the recommendation of the Trustees in District No. 22, that Mrs. Mae Douglas be appointed trustee, until the resignation of F. J. Bellamy is received.Other teachers appointed:
District No. 19, Wesley Chapel: Mrs. Isabel H. Stewart.
District No. 32 Janitors: Elfers, Eston E. Gause; Pierce Grammar, M. C. Brake; Gulf High School, Zane Rankin.
MAY 19, 1941On motion of Mr. Croley, seconded by Mr. Stevenson, the following petition from the Trustees of District No. 17 was accepted:
May 19, 1941
Pasco County School Board
Dade City, Florida
We, the Trustees of District 17 (Prospect School) petition you to discontinue the school and transport the pupils to the Dade City Grammar and High Schools.
M. R. Heath
R. E. Richburg
W. M. Gaskin
The following were appointed:
Moore's Academy: Mr. O. K. Mickens, Principal; Walter J. Young, Jr.; Miss Dorothy Jean Rodgers; Mrs. Mary Marshall; Mrs. Christine Mickens; Mrs. A. House; Miss Thelma Burt.
Bid on School Bus Chassis to Pasco County Board of Public Instruction: WF-33 Dodge 1 1/2 ton 1941 195 w. b. with following equipment:
700-20 g ply front tires, 750-20 g ply rear duals rear, overload springs rear, governor on carburetor, air cleaner, heavy duty booster brakes, all other specifications to comply with the State School laws, FOB Detroit. $1080.00
G. & W. Motor Company
By: H. A. Gruetzmacher
Board of Public Instruction
of Pasco County, Florida
We list below our bid on one Ford 194" School Bus chassis equipped with 700-20 front tires, 750-20 dual rear tires, overload springs, governor, air cleaner, booster brakes, and 90 H. P. motor, to be delivered at factory. $985.28.
Dade City Motor Company
By D. D. Covington, Pres.
District No. 3 Blanton: Miss Marguerite Branas.
Blanton (Col.): Ida Mae Robinson.
Odessa (Col.): Ruby Lee Mack Copeland.
Booker T. Washington (Col.): Cecelia H. Taylor Tyson.
Zephyrhills (Colored): Queen Beach Johnson.
Lumberton (Colored): Osceola P. Moore.
Fivay (Colored): Bessie Barefield.
Jeannes Teacher: Lucille Williams for 1941 - 42.
On motion of Mr. Croley, seconded by Mr. Stevenson, it was recommended to set up a Vocational Agricultural Department in Pasco High School and that a recommendation be sent to the State Superintendent.
JUNE 2, 1941Appointed:
Tucker: Mrs. Ellen Norfleet, Principal; Gertrude Godwin, Assistant at $105.00 per month.
JUNE 16, 1941Appointed:
San Antonio (Col.): Susie King [Johnson];
Lacoochee (Col.): Etta Burt;
Ehren (Col.): Claudia Lewis;
Dade City (Col.): H. J. Goodwin;
St. Joseph: Sister Cecilia, Sister Madaline.
JULY 21, 1941A delegation from the Hugh Embry Memorial Library came before the Board relative to the Board paying $12.50 per month toward the expenses of the Library. On motion of Mr. Croley and seconded by Mr. Stevenson, the Board voted to pay the $12.50 per month to the Library.
Mr. T. H. Rivers was appointed Supervisor of the Vocational Defense School and Vocational Agricultural Teacher.
The following rules for Bus Drivers operating County owned buses were adopted:
RULES FOR CARE OF SCHOOL BUSES
1. Buses must be thoroughly swept out every day.
2. Seats must be cleaned and dusted every day.
3. Wind shield glass must be clean and polished at all times.
4. Bus body must be washed once a week.
5. Bus body must be waxed, simonized, or polished once a month.
6. Buses will be inspected by Superintendent or School Board once a month.
7. Mechanical inspection will be made by competent mechanic once a month.
8. All gasoline purchases shall have meter reading on each sales ticket.
9. All purchases of gas and oil shall be made at the same station for one month.
10. All buses must be kept under a shed with a good roof when not in use and parked in the shade when possible when on duty.
11. The driver will be responsible for the reporting of any defacing or damage to the bus in anyway and any violation shall be reported immediately to the Superintendent.
12. All requirements of the State Board of Education shall be strictly adhered by drivers.
I agree to abide by the above rules if engaged as transporter in Pasco County.
The following transporters were appointed:
District No. 5. Curtis Geiger, $50.00; Austin Smith, 50.00; John Arnold, 50.00; John Owens (col.) 30.00
District No. 17. John Childers, $50.00
District No. 2. George B. Williams, 60.00; Dennis Smith, 60.00; Mattie Asbel, 55.00; T. C. Whitman, 85.00.
Colored No. 16. Rachael Roberts, 35.00.
No. 22. M. G. Wells, 75.00
Dist. No. 32. C. P. Littell, 50.00; M. B. Anderson, 50.00; Curtis Falaney, 50.00; Frank Lysek, 35.00; Dave DeCubellis, 40.00.
District No. 7. R. E. Payne, 50.00; H. A. Simms, 50.00; Don Haynes, 50.00.
H. L. Swick resigned as Principal at Pasco High School.
AUGUST 4, 1941Albert Smith resigned as a teacher at Pasco High School.
Dade City Grammar: Lottie Cripe.
Drexel: D. C. Cripe resigned.
Dade City Grammar School: D. C. Cripe.
Pasco High School: Frank H. Leslie, Principal
SEPTEMBER 2, 1941Teachers appointed.
Pasco High School: Carol Beck, Imogene Neal.
Drexel: L. E. Rowland $140.00 per mo.
Trilby: Sadie C. Jones.
Lacoochee: Inez Miller
SEPTEMBER 15, 1941Teachers appointed:
Crystal Springs: Willie Mae Ellmaker
Mrs. Emma Dyer Wilkerson was appointed the Elementary School Supervisor of White schools.
Lacoochee Colored school: Francine Thompson
MARCH 16, 1942Principals appointed:
Pasco High School: Frank H. Leslie. Dade City Grammar School: D. A. DaBoll. Gulf High School: J. M. Lanier. Pierce Grammar School: F. M. Mounts. Elfers: Mrs. W. N. Olson (Mittye).
All teachers and bus drivers were required to complete a standard course in First Aid.
Pasco High School: Carol H. Beck, Dorothy Browning, Lula B. Bucklin, Ruth Bunn, Mildred Huckabay, Winston Jones, Ruth Lewis, Thomas H. Rivers, Lavine Voss, Mary C. Weyher, Katie Logal Walters.
Dade City Grammar School: Veta Neal, Mamie Musselman, Rosemary Trottman, Edith Blocker, Bertha Cottle, Alice Houdlette, Beulah Howard, Gertrude Daboll, Dorothy Eck, Evelyn Adams, Myrtle Hunt, Helen McNeil, Margaret Stevens, Irvena Brown, Lottie Cripe, Marguerite Branas, C. E. Cox, Janitor.
Trilby: Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Bethel Revels, J. C. Wright, Janitor.
District # 12 Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews, Mrs. Starr M. Cox, Miss Helen Hancock, Miss Sue Marie Hyatt, Miss Margaret Mickler, Miss Pauline Morrow, Mrs. Leona Sable, Mrs. Alice St. Clair, Mrs. Esther Reinke, R. D. Sanderson, Janitor.
The Board voted to close all schools in Pasco County during the Sugar Registration on May 4, 5, 6 and 7.
JUNE 1, 1942Moore's Academy: Hiram J. Goodwin, Walter J. Young, Thelma W. Burt, Arrewintha S. House, Dorothy Jean R. Johnson, Mary Marshall, Christine Mickens.
JUNE 15, 1942Appointed: T. H. Rivers --- National Defense Supervisor and Vocational Agricultural Teacher.
Emma D. Wilerson --- Elementary Supervisor
JULY 6, 1942Hudson: Alice M. Atwater
AUGUST 3, 1942Hubert Godwin rented Drexel School building to the county.
AUGUST 17, 1942Annette Buholtz resigned as teacher from Pierce Grammar School. Hettie Price was appointed to fill the vacancy.
Mrs. Ella M. Dayton transferred from Tucker to teach in Trilby.
Dade City Grammar Teachers: Carolyn Dudley, Ruth Giddens, Mary S. Ferrell.
Pasco High School appointees: Mary Montgomery, Mrs. E. E. Rentz, Ruth Howard.
DECEMBER 7, 1942Pasco High School: Principal - Trilla Reed
JANUARY 18, 1943J. A. Burley assumed his duties on the Board, having been appointed in November by Gov. Holland to suceed D. A. Storms, who resigned.
APRIL 5, 1943D. A. Daboll, Principal of Dade City Grammar School
O. K. Mickens, Principal of Moore Academy
Crystal Springs --- Willie May Ellmaker, teacher
J. W. Lanier, Principal at Gulf High School resigned.
The 1943 Board Minutes were very difficult to read.
APRIL 19, 1943The Board Members were Jas. F. Croley, Chairman, R. D. Stevenson, and J. A. Burley.
The following teachers were appointed:
District No. 5 Zephyrhills
Elementary School: Helen Hamilton, 1st grade; Essie Mae Blitch, 2nd grade; Sarah Ward, 3rd grade; Elizabeth Brown, 4th grade; Mary Koontz, 5th grade; Nellie Price, 6th grade.
Junior and Senior High School: Frances Cartwright, Librarian; Bertha McKillips, Language & History; Charlotte East, Commercial; Veva Geeting, Home Economics; R. T. Cornelius, English & Math; Mildred Byrd, Music; Frank Blocker, Social Science.
District No. 19 Wesley Chapel: Isabel H. Stewart
District No. 12
Lacoochee: Margaret Mickler, Sue Marie Hyatt, Pauline M. May, Esther Reinke, Leona Sable, Alice St. Clair, Agatha Andrews, Mrs. Starr M. Cox, Zerue Hancock.
Trilby: Ila O. Dowling, Alice Atwater, Mrs. O. L. Dayton, Sr.
The following Teachers and Principal were appointed:
Pasco High School: Burch Cornelius (Principal), Mrs. H. A. Bucklin, Miss Carol Beck, Roy E. Geeting, Mrs. Mildred Huckabay, Miss Marguarite Guy, Mrs. Nellie Webster Kitchen, Miss Ruth Lewis, Miss Nina Percival, Miss Trilla Reed, Mrs. Sabra Ann Rentz, T. H. Rivers, Mrs. Mary Weyher.
Dade City Grammar School: D. Carl Cripe, Mrs. Veta Neal, Mrs. Mamie Musselman, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Miss Ruth Giddens, Mrs. Alice Houdlette, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Mrs. Gertrude Daboll, Miss Dorothy Eck, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Bertha Cottle, Mrs. Helen McNeil, Mrs. Carolyn Dudley, Miss Irvena Brown, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, Miss Marguerite Branas, C. E. Cox, Janitor.
We further recommend that no post graduates or adults be enrolled for the current year on account of crowded conditions in housing and a large number of students to each teacher.
MAY 3, 1943Denham -- Mary G. Hunt, teacher.
MAY 17, 1943San Antonio -- Georgia M. Wells, teacher
Drexel -- L. E. Rowland, Annice C. Fernandez
JUNE 7, 1943Teachers appointed:
Blanton: Myra O'Berry.
Blanton Colored: Ida Mae Robinson.
Pasco High School Alice Shephard, Ruth Chapman.
Lacoochee: Lula B. Bucklin, Ruth Giddens
JUNE 21, 1943Don Haynes paid $35.00 on bus shed.
The following were appointed in Gulf High School: Arthur H. Stevens, Principal; Miss Karen Nelson, Music; Miss Margaret Mickler, Librarian.
The following Negro teachers were appointed: Ehren: Claudia Lewis; Lumberton: Osceola P. Moore; Zephyrhills: Queen B. Johnson; Lacoochee: Etta L. Burt, Willie V. Silas, Francine Thompson; San Antonio: Susie E. K. Johnson; Odessa: Ruby Copeland; New Port Richey: Cecelia H. Tyson; Fivay: Bessie Barefield; Trilby: Louisa O'Neal.
District No. 4 Richland School: Mrs. Gertrude Godwin
Joel Malley was appointed Principal of Zephyrhills School and the resignation of Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Music teacher was accepted.
The Board authorized the Director of the Vocational School to use the County owned School bus No. 2 for a period not to exceed 90 days for transportation of students to and from said Vocational School the cost of operation of said bus to be defrayed with no expense to the County Board.
District No. 7. Mrs. Mildred Byrd was appointed music teacher in Pasco High School.
JULY 6, 1943Mrs. Gertrude L. Godwin resigned from Richland School.
JULY 23, 1943Carolyn Dudley resigned from Dade City Grammar School.
Blanche G. Turner was assigned 4th grade in Zephyrhills.
AUGUST 2, 1943Myra O'Berry, Carol H. Beck. Margaret Mickler resigned.
Lacoochee -- Myra O'Berry appointed as teacher.
Zephyrhills -- A. L. Munson appointed as teacher.
AUGUST 16, 1943Annice Fernandez resigned from Drexel and was appointed to Zephyrhills.
Mrs. James Ward was granted a leave of absence for the 1943 - 44 term.
Tucker -- Mary Duggan was assigned as teacher.
AUGUST 16, 1943Veta A. Neal was refused a leave of absence for the 1943 - 44 term.
District # 13, Blanton, Cora Mickler appointed as teacher.
Dade City Grammar School had the following appointed: Mrs. May J. Evans, Mary S. Laurie
SEPTEMBER 6, 1943Teachers appointed.
Richland: Wyolene Johnson; Trilby: Alice N. Atwater, Acting Principal; Drexel: Mrs. Euphemia Rowland; Denham: Gertrude Godwin; Moore's Academy: Mozelle D. Thompson
SEPTEMBER 29, 1943Teachers assigned: Pasco High School: Jane B. Lewis
Tucker: Mrs. Lula Mae Bellamy
Crystal Springs: Lula A. Royal
OCTOBER 4, 1943Zephyrhills: Elsa Bailey, Grace P. Kelner
NOVEMBER 15, 1943Pasco School site sold to M. Bernie McKendree and wife for S25.00
FEBRUARY 7, 1944Richland: Mrs. Ercie Yeomans was appointed as teacher.
APRIL 17, 1944The Board heard the complaint from the delegation from Zephyrhills. Mr. Skinner, a man of the delegation, outlined the complaint against Mr. Nalley. He was followed by Mr. Hammit, Mr. McKillips, Mr. Lippincott, and others.
After this discussion, the Board decided to take the matter under advisement, return a recommendation of Mr. Nalley to the trustees and asking them for further consideration of investigation before again presenting the recommendation to the County Board.
The following teachers were appointed:
San Antonio: Mrs. Georgia Wells.
Gulf High: H. J. McIntyre, Hettie J. Price, Margaret Mickler, Margurite Marchman, Miss Willie Hunter.
Pierce Grammar: Jennie G. Keller, Molly Register
Elfers: Cynthia C. Albritton, Fannie Louise Lewis, Eleanor Baillie.
Lacoochee: Agatha Andrews, Lula B. Bucklin, Ruth Giddens, Zerue Hancock, Myra O'Berry, Leona Sable, Alice M. St. Clair, Esther R. Reinke.
Pasco High School: Trilla Reed, Mildred Huckabay, Mildred B. Byrd, T. H. Rivers, Nina Percival, Marguerite G. Miller, Mary C. Weyher, Alice Shephard, Roy E. Geeting, Ruth Lewis, Mrs. E. E. Rentz, Jane B. Lewis, Ruth Chapman. H. P. Duckworth, Janitor.
Dade City Grammar: D. Carl Cripe, Mary S. Laurie, Mamie M. Musselman, Rosemary W. Trottman, Edith Blocker, Bertha H. Cottle, Alice B. Houdlette, Beulah Howard, Gertrude Daboll, Dorothy Eck, Evelyn G. Adams, Helen D. McNeil, Myrtle B. Hunt, May J. Evans, Irvena H. Brown, Lottie A. Cripe, Marguerite Branas, Janitor, E. C. Cox.
Trilby: Ila Dowling, Ella M. Dayton.
Zephyrhills: Helen Hamilton, Grace P. Kelner, Annice C. Fernandez, Clarice S. Munson, Eleanor R. Marchman, Veva E. Geeting, R. T. Cornelius.
The Board voted to add surgery with a maximum $150.00 to group hospital policy of teachers, monthly premium of $.72, half to be paid by the Board and half by employee.
May 3, 1944
Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
In order to clarify any misunderstanding which may have arisen because we withdrew our applications for recommendations for the coming year from the local trustees, we wish to offer the following explanation:
We withdrew our applications when we learned that the local trustees had recommended the reappointment of Mr. Nalley as principal. We had talked with the trustees, and they knew that we did not wish to teach under him again. We feel that Mr. Nalley is incompetent both as a teacher and a supervisor. Both students and patrons are so dissatisfied that no spirit of cooperation will be possible under Mr. Nalley's regime.
If another principal is appointed, we shall be glad to accept reappointment to the teaching staff of the Zephyrhills School.
Very sincerely yours,
Nellie F. Price
Elsa P. Bailey
Bertha M. McKillips
A delegation came before the Board and presented a petition, petitioning the Board to close the Crystal Springs School and transport the children to the Zephyrhills School. The Board delayed their action until the end of the school term.
The following teachers were appointed to Moore's Academy: Hiram Jas. Goodwin, Thelma V. Burt, Arriwentha S. House, Dorothy Jean Johnson, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Harriet B. Molloy and Moselle D. Thompson.
Denham: Mary G. Hunt; Drexel: L. E. Rowland, Mrs. L. E. Rowland; Wesley Chapel: Isabel H. Stewart.
JUNE 5, 1944Darby: Daisy Belle Miller; St. Joseph: Sister M. Madeline McCoy, Sister Elizabeth Hoffman; Zephyrhills: Gerald Hatch, teacher and coach; Blanton Colored: Ida Mae Robinson.
JUNE 19, 1944Ehren: Claudia Lewis; Lumberton: Osceola P. Moore; Zephyrhills Colored: Queen E. B. Johnson; Lacoochee Colored: Etta L. Burt, Willie V. Silas, Francine Thompson; Trilby Colored: Louisa L. O'Neal.
JULY 3, 1944Richland: Mrs. Ercie Yeomans; Zephyrhills: Vienna Gall.
AUGUST 7, 1944Gulf High School: Margaret Mickler resigned.
AUGUST 17, 1944The Board voted to discontinue Blanton White School.
AUGUST 21, 1944Lacoochee Jr. High: Mrs. J. P. Hill and H. B. Wilkes appointed; Lumberton Colored: Inez L. O'Neal; Moore's Academy: Allie Dee Quarterman appointed.
SEPTEMBER 4, 1944Teachers appointed:
Zephyrhills: Emma K. Plank, Eber Leila Scarborough, Gertrude M. Traviss; Dade City Grammar: Sarah P. Ward; Pasco High School: Bertha M. McKillips, Edna Mae Howard; Drexel: Gertrude L. Godwin; San Antonio Colored: Meriline Leona Edwards.
OCTOBER 2, 1944The Board accepted the resignation of Miss Eber Leila Scarborough as teacher in Zephyrhills High School.
The Board adopted a Resolution authorizing the Board to borrow $1,000.00 for Special School District No. 7, Dade City, loan to be made by the Bank of Pasco County for 90 days at 6% interest.
Mr. Croley presiding, on motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mr. Burley, the following resolution was accepted.
A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SPECIAL TAX SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 OF SAID COUNTY UPON THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN JOHN C. W. WORKIZER.
WHEREAS, the Community of Dade City and Pasco County has been saddened by the news of the untimely death of Captain John C. W. Workizer while gallantly serving overseas in the service of the United States, and
WHEREAS, Captain John C. W. Workizer was a valued member of the Instructional Personnel of Pasco High School, dade city, Florida, prior to his entry into military service, and
WHEREAS, Captain John C. W. Workizer has made the supreme sacrifice for the persons of those American ideals which in life he sought to inculcate into the minds and hearts of those young people who were his students,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County and the Board of Trustees of Special Tax School District No. 7 of Pasco County, Florida.
That we greatly regret the untimely death of Captain John C. W. Workizer and express to his widow and family the full measure of our sympathy in their bereavement;
That we now, and ever shall, appreciate in Captain John C. W. Workizer those special qualities of Christian living which enabled him by precept and example, to inculcate the minds and hearts of those young people who were his students the lofty ideals of the American Way of life;
That a page of the minutes of the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County Florida be reserved and that this joint resolution be spread thereon, and that a copy of the Release be delivered to the Press.
Done and resolved this 2nd day of October, 1944
BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Jas. F. Croley
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT NO. 7
By Leon R. Douglas
H. S. Massey
S. J. Sparkman
DECEMBER 4, 1944Tucker: Annie Mae Bellamy assigned to teach.
JANUARY 2, 1945Dayton, Dayton & Dayton were appointed School Board Attorney.
APRIL 3, 1945Principals appointed: Gulf High, Arthur H. Stevens; Pierce Grammar, F. M. Mounts; Elfers, Mittye P. Olson; Pasco High, Burch Cornelius; Dade City Grammar, David A. Daboll.
APRIL 17, 1945The Board voted to build a two room concrete building on the new school property at Drexel.
Bert L. Ketchum was appointed teacher of the Crystal Springs School, District No. 18.
Mary George Hunt and Margaret Havelik were appointed teachers in the Denham School, District 2.
District # 12
Lacoochee: Mark St. Clair (Principal), Agatha Andrews, Zerue Hancock, Myra O'Berry, Emma L. Hill, Esther R. Reinke, Alice M. St. Clair.
Trilby: Alice N. Atwater (Principal), Ella M. Dayton, Ila O. Dowling.
Pasco High School: Mildred S. Byrd, Frances A. Cartwright, Roy E. Geeting, Edna Mae Howard, Winston S. Jones, Ruth E. Lewis, Bertha M. McKillips, Nina I. Percival, Trilla Reed, T. H. Rivers, Alice E. Shephard, H. P. Duckworth, Janitor
Dade City Grammar: Irevena Brown, Evelyn Adams, Edith Blocker, Bertha H. Cottle, D. Carl Cripe, Lottie A. Cripe, Gertrude H. Daboll, Dorothy Eck, May J. Evans, Beulah J. Howard, Alice B. Houdlette, Helen McNeil, Mamie M. Musselman, Evelyn E. Pittman, Sarah P. Ward, Veta A. Neal, C. E. Cox, Janitor.
The resignation of Ruth Chapman as teacher in Pasco High was accepted.
Mrs. Rosemary Trottman was given a leave of absence for one year.
The following colored teachers were appointed: Lacoochee: Ella L. Burt, Willie V. Silas, Francine Mary Thompson; New Port Richey: Ruby L. Copeland; Zephyrhills: Inez L. O. James; Ehren: Claudia Lewis; Moore's Academy: O. K. Mickens, H. J. Goodwin, Thelma V. Burt, Arriwentha S. House, Allie D. Quarterman, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Mozelle D. Thompson, Osceola P. Moore, Marjorie P. Jones.
MAY 1, 1945Teachers appointed:
District 5, Zephyrhills: Helen Hamilton, Gerald S. Hatch, Willie Mae Ellmaker, Veva E. Geeting, Clarice S. Munson, Eleanor P. Marchman, Laura Mayor, Vianna Gall.
San Antonio: Mrs. Georgia M. Wells.
MAY 15, 1945The Board voted to issue a quick claim deed for Lake Matchett School property to G. W. Bartlett and Wife.
Tucker: Daisy B. Miller appointed to teach.
JUNE 5, 1945Teachers appointed:
Wesley Chapel: Isabel H. Barnes; Drexel: Gertrude L. Godwin, Primary; Dade City Grammar: Sarah P. Ward resigned.
AUGUST 7, 1945Teachers appointed: St. Joseph: Sr. M. Madeline McCoy, Sr. Anna Mane Martens.
AUGUST 21, 1945Zephyrhills: Frank H. Heath, Principal, Thelma B. Heath.
SEPTEMBER 18, 1945Rescinded action on Frank Heath.
Zephyrhills: Paul B. L. Mitchell appointed Principal; Ruby P. G. Mitchell appointed teacher; Mary L. Mangin appointed teacher.
NOVEMBER 6, 1945Paul Mitchell's salary raised from $2800.00 to $3000.00 per year.
The Hudson School property was sold for $200.00.
DECEMBER 4, 1945Zephyrhills: Mrs. Mildred Mozena appointed teacher.
JANUARY 2, 1946Alice F. Shephard resigned as teacher from Pasco High School.
The Board voted to pay $1500.00 to build lunch room at Moore's Academy.
Ila Dowling was granted a one year leave of absence.
FEBRUARY 19, 1946Zephyrhills: Clyde Adams appointed as 4th grade teacher.
MARCH 5, 1946Hudson School property sold to Albert J. and Mary Frances Hatcher for $200.00.
Zephyrhills: Mr. O. R. Ellmaker was appointed teacher.
APRIL 2, 1946The Board purchased a Chevrolet bus for $2820.35.
Mary Marshall was granted a leave of absence at Moore Academy for the remainder of the 1945 - 46 term.
APRIL 16, 1946Principals appointed
Pasco High School: Burch Cornelius; Dade City Grammar: D. A. Daboll; San Antonio: Georgia Wells.
MAY 9, 1946Teachers appointed: District No. 5, Zephyrhills: Mrs. Celia L. Anderson, Mrs. Mildred S. Mosena.
District No. 32
Gulf High School: Arthur H. Stevens, Prin., Jane Heaphey, Harold J. McIntyre, Fred K. Marchman.
Pierce Grammar: F. M. Mounts, Prin., Anna M. Nelson, Ellen N. Norfleet, Hettie J. Price, Joanna Sistrunk, M. C. Brake, Janitor.
Elfers: Mittye P. Olson, Prin., Cynthia C. Albritton, Cora B. Gilmore, Harriet E. Roddy, R. W. Harper, Janitor.
Hudson: Bessie Hand, Conditional.
Pasco High School: Bertha McKillips, Frank E. Blocker, Nina I. Percival, Trilla Reed, T. H. Rivers, Winston S. Jones, Roy E. Geeting, Frances A. Cartwright, Georgiana S. Fraser, Ruth E. Lewis, Mildred S. Byrd, Robert E. Parton.
Dade City Grammar: Veta A. Neal, Jewell M. Brewton, Edith S. Blocker, Alice B. Houdlette, Dorothy Eck, Evelyn G. Adams, May J. Evans, Annie E. Benton, Lottie A. Cripe, D. Carl Cripe, Mamie M. Musselman, Bertha H. Cottle, Beulah J. Howard, Gertrude H. Daboll, Mabel H. Campbell, Helen D. McNeil, Irvena Brown, Evelyne E. Pittman, William R. Latson.
Mr. Frank C. Whitton was appointed county General School Supervisor for the next fiscal year.
AUGUST 20, 1946Teachers appointed:
Richland: Mrs. Annie Fogg; Lacoochee: Helen Frances Wise.
The San Antonio School bid accepted for $220.00.
SEPTEMBER 3, 1946Trilby: W. W. Lavender, teacher; Wesley Chapel: Ernest Linwood Lavender; Tucker: Isabel H. Barnes; Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Jessie Cason, Mrs. Hazel McGough.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1946Drexel: Lewis E. Rowland, Euphemia Rowland; Denham: Mrs. Cora Kelly, Mrs. George Joyner.
OCTOBER 1, 1946Denham: Lula Mae Bellamy; Zephyrhills: Mary H. Lee, Modesta D. Hart, Esther P. Austin, Betty Lou Rawlinson.
JANUARY 7, 1947On the motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mr. Tyson, it was moved to prohibit pupils now enrolled and attending the Drexel School from transferring to the Tucker School for the remainder of the 1946 - 47 school term.
On the motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mr. Tyson the resignation of Mrs. Isabel H. Barnes as teacher of the Tucker School was accepted. Upon the recommendation of Trustees of District No. 2. Mrs. Gertrude Godwin was appointed to fill the vacancy.
JANUARY 21, 1947R. E. DuPue and J. H. Cooper, Trustees of Wesley Chapel School District No. 19, appeared before the Board to state that Earnest L. Lavender, Teacher of Wesley Chapel School District No. 19, teaching services were entirely unsatisfactory respectfully requested the Board to replace the said Earnest L. Lavender with a properly qualified teacher. After duly discussion, George C. Dayton, the Board's Attorney, advised the Trustees to discuss the matter directly with Mr. Lavender and request his resignation.
Superintendent Craig advised the Board that Mrs. Harriet Walker, Teacher in the Zephyrhills School had willfully neglected her duty because of alleged failure to attend school and Perform her duties as a teacher at the Zephyrhills School for the period of November 28, 1946 to date without having just reason for failure to so attend to her duties. Upon motion of Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Stevenson the Board voted that Mrs. Harriet R. Walker be suspended as of this date and that the secretary properly notify Mrs. Walker that the Board will properly hold a public hearing upon the charges specified at the office of the superintendent of Public Instruction in the Courthouse at Dade City, Florida on the 4th of February A. D. 1947 at the hour of 11 A. M. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard to determine whether or not she shall be dismissed and discharged as a teacher in the Public School system of Pasco County.
FEBRUARY 4, 1947On motion of Mr. Tyson, seconded by Mr. Stevenson, the resignation of Mr. Earnest L. Lavender as teacher in the Wesley Chapel School was accepted, and Mrs. Isabel H. Barnes was appointed to fill the vacancy.
The following teachers were appointed to the faculty of Zephyrhills School. Blanche G. Turner, Vertie R. Bailey and Laura Mayor.
Mrs. Harriett Walker did not appear, or anyone in her behalf therefore she was dismissed by the Board.
FEBRUARY 11, 1947The following teachers were appointed to the faculty of the Zephyrhills School: Ruth K. Hoffman, G. C. Staley, Hazel Sutterlee, Fred E. Stinson, Christine Krusen.
The Board voted to pay Sam Arnold an additional $25.00 per month for transporting students from Zephyrhills School to classrooms at the airport.
MARCH 27, 1947Mr. E. C. DeLong was contractor for Trilby School.
APRIL 7, 1947The following teachers were appointed for the 1947-48 term Zephyrhills: Clifford C. Bailey, Principal; Gulf High: Arthur H. Stevens, Principal; Pierce Grammar: Francis M. Mounts, Principal; Elfers: Mittye P. Olson, Principal; Pasco High: Burch Cornelius, Principal; Dade City Grammar: David A. Daboll, Principal; Moore Academy: Odell K. Mickens.
APRIL 21, 1947Lacoochee: Mark St. Clair (Principal), Agatha Andrews, Esther Reinke, Zerue Hancock, Helen Frances Wise, Myra O'Berry, Alice St. Clair.
MAY 5, 1947Teachers appointed:
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Celia Anderson, Elmo Collins, Jr., Mrs. Vertie R. Bailey, Mrs. Modesta Hart, Mary H. Lee, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Miss Ruth Hoffman, Mrs. Alpha S. Gill, Mary Nichols, Mrs. Clyde J. Adams, Mrs. Robert Campbell, Francis W. Francke, Stella Beardsley, Art Scalli, Malcum Goforth.
Pierce Grammar: Lucinda E. Norfleet, Hettie Jane Price, Anna M. Nelson, Joanna Sistrunk.
Elfers: Cynthia Albritton, Harriet Roddy.
Gulf High: Jane Heaphey, Phillip L. Capdevielle, Fred Marchman, James A. Blalock, H. J. McIntyre.
Pasco High: Frances Cartwright, Mildred Byrd, Bertha McKillips, Ruth Lewis, Frank Blocker, Elmo Collins, Winona Sumners, Frances Buchanan, Nina Percival, Robert Parton, Trilla Reed, Mildred Huckabay, Wilma Peden.
Dade City Grammar: Annie Benton, Alice Houdlette, Irvena Brown, Hazel McGough, Lottie Cripe, Edith Blocker, Ella Dayton, Jessie Cason, May Evans, Corrie Moore, Mary Stubbs, Jewell Brewton, Helen McNeil, Mamie Musselman, Sarah Ward, Evelyn Pittman, Elizabeth Council, Hazel Gray Thalgott, Dorothy Eck.
Lacoochee Jr. High: Agatha Andrews, Helen Frances Wise, Esther Reinke, Myra O'Berry, Zerue Hancock, Alice St. Clair.
Booker T. Washington Colored School: Ruby Copeland.
Odessa Colored: Bessie Barefield
Zephyrhills Colored: Inez L. James
Ehren Colored: Claudia Lewis
Blanton Colored: Ida Mae Robinson
Lacoochee Colored Vera L. Goodwin, Principal; Willie V. Silas; Francine Thompson; Lucille R. Williams.
Attendance Officer: Lloyd Q. Rogers.
General Supervisor: Frank C. Whitton.
THE RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
Employ no Instructional Personnel who Draw Retirement or Other Compensation By Reason of Former Employment as Teachers in States Other Than Florida.
WHEREAS, the law of Florida forbids the employment of instructional personnel who receive retirement compensation for services as teachers in the public school of Florida.
WHEREAS, it has been necessary during the war emergency years to employ teachers in Pasco County who are receiving retirement compensation by reason of former employment as Teachers in states other than Florida, and
WHEREAS, such emergencies no longer exist and it is deemed for the best interest of the Pasco County, Florida public schools that no persons who are receiving compensation for retirement from the school systems of any state be employed as instructional personnel in Pasco County, Florida.
Be It Resolved that No person who receives compensation by reason of retirement from the public school system of any state, county, city or otherwise, outside the State of Florida, be hereafter employed as a member of the instructional personnel of the Public School system of Pasco County, Florida.
Done and Resolved in Regular Meeting this 5th day of May, A. D. 1947.
The following teachers were appointed:
Moore Academy: Thelma W. Burt, Mary H. Marshall, Hiram J. Goodwin, Christine E. Mickens, Arrewintha S. Weston, Osceola P. Moore, John D. Floyd, Mozelle D. Thompson, Irene F. Johnson, Walter J. Young, Jr.
MAY 19, 1947Teachers appointed:
District # 7 Pasco High School: Winston Jones, J. D. Kuykendall, Raymond S. Hurn
The Superintendent recommended 14 classrooms for Dade City to accommodate grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Special rooms to be located in the new building were: Auditorium, Principal's office, Typing and bookkeeping. Domestic Science, two restrooms on each floor, health room, library, teacher's room, cafeteria, three science rooms, art and music room. Alterations of present building to provide four classrooms, two restrooms on the 2nd floor in the space now used as an auditorium.
The Moore Academy frame building on the present site is to be razed and all salvageable material transported to Moore Academy for construction of additional classrooms.
The Dade City Grammar will have an additional two-story wing constructed containing an auditorium and lunch room.
JUNE 2, 1947Isabel H. Barnes was reappointed at Wesley Chapel.
A delegation of Zephyrhills PTA members came before the Board requesting the appointment of teachers: Jamie Hodge, Willie Ellmaker, Vincent McGuire and Matilda elements as recommended by the district trustees. Teachers appointed were: Jamie Hodge, Willie M. Ellmaker and Vincent McGuire. The name of Matilda Clement was referred back to the trustees in view of the fact that she is a retired out of state teacher.
Teachers and Bus Drivers Appointed: 1947 - 48
San Antonio: Mrs. Georgia M. Wells
Drivers of County Owned Buses
George B. Williams, Bonnie B. Elkins, Mrs. Dave Tyre, Sam Arnold, H. A. Simms, Mrs. Essie Mae Barber, C. E. Hines, Jr., Lawrence Atkins, Mrs. Annie Mae Bellamy, Mrs. Ida L. Johnson, Mrs. L. E. Johnson, Eston E. Gause, J. L. Norfleet, Mrs. Eleanor Harris, T. N. Gaskin.
Contract Transporting 1947 - 48
E. W. Boyett, Mrs. B. Nathe, Mrs. Gertrude Gude, Charlie Johnson, Ethel Stockman, Stanley Ryals.
JUNE 26, 1947The purpose of the Board meeting was to approve six temporary classrooms at Zephyrhills High School.
JULY 7, 1947Teachers appointed: Gulf High: Elizabeth Gaines Jackson, Gladys Cheely, H. B. Wilmoth, Janitor.
Pierce Grammar: Max Frebes.
The maintenance of the road between Elfers and Denham was a constant problem. Mr. Stevenson, Board Member, appeared before the County Commissioners requesting maintenance on that road.
JULY 21, 1947The action of the Board appointing C. N. Gaskin as a bus driver was rescinded. T. C. Whitman and P. R. Williams were appointed bus drivers.
The salary of the law firm, Dayton, Dayton & Dayton was increased to $100.00 per month.
The Principal's dwelling and fixtures in Zephyrhills was sold to P. J. Ryals and wife Maude G. Ryals for $1225.00.
AUGUST 1, 1947The Board adopted teacher salaries for the 1947 - 48 term.
AUGUST 18, 1947Teachers appointed: Zephyrhills: Edith P. Melius, Hazel B. Satterlee, Irene Avera, Louis C. Capola, Coach.
Darby: Daisy B. Miller
Gulf High: Robert M. Walters
Pierce Grammar: Jennie Sheldon Keller.
J. L. Norfleet - driver of county bus.
The Board appointed Cabel Dees as a driver of a county owned bus and reappointed John Owens as a bus driver.
The Board accepted the bid of Charles F. Slater for $648.20 for liability and Property damage insurance. Coleman Insurance Agency received the bid on Fire and Theft coverage for $648.20.
The Board appointed Curtis Geiger and Mrs. Ray F. Moore drivers of county owned buses.
AUGUST 21, 1947The Board accepted the resignation of a newly appointed teacher, Miss Irene Avera, at Zephyrhills. The following teachers were appointed at Zephyrhills: Mrs. Alice Atwater, coach and Mrs. S. W. Cross.
Drexel: Lewis E. Rowland, Euphemia M. Rowland
Birth certificates will be required of all children entering 1st grade, 1947-48 term.
The Board increased the salary of transporter, R. M. Price, by $5.00.
The Board accepted the resignations of Vincent M. McGuire and Frances W. Francke at Zephyrhills School. The following were appointed at Zephyrhills: Mr. Mack H. Matthews. Mrs. Mack H. Matthews, Miss Matilda Clement.
The Board appointed Shellie Fillman/Philman as a contract bus driver in Wesley Chapel District.
Tucker: Gertrude Godwin
Richland: Mrs. Louise Gunnels
Lacoochee: J. M. Dukes, Janitor; Frances M. Rogers; Mrs. Marion Sedwick
Hudson: Karl E. Parks
Elfers: Cora B. Gilmore
Trilby: L. Q. Rogers, Principal; Mrs. Frances Peacock
Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Myrtle B. Hunt, Mrs. Ruth O. Weightman, Mrs. Mildred V. Paron, Mrs. Ila O. Dowling, Miss Betty R. Aughenbaugh, Mr. William R. Latson
Pasco High: Miss Jean Rauch, Miss Doris Tant
SEPTEMBER 15, 1947The Board accepted the resignation of newly appointed teacher, V. C. Matthews at Zephyrhills.
Appointed at Zephyrhills, Mrs. Genevieve B. Leach, Mrs. Gladys Burgess, Mr. Oswold L. Parker. The Board approved the construction of a gym at New Port Richey at a cost of $80,000.00.
OCTOBER 6, 1947The Board ruled that: Teachers having classes at Southern College on Friday evening shall not leave their school before 3:30 P. M.
Pasco High: Robert B. Kitzmiller
Dade City Grammar: Eugene Hester, Mary Sue Thornton
OCTOBER 20, 1947Teachers appointed:
Denham: Mrs. Lula M. Bellamy
Lacoochee Jr. High: Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Dorothy S. Richardson
DECEMBER 1, 1947Principals appointed: Zephyrhills: Leon Luckenbach; Pasco High: Burch Cornelius; Dade City Grammar: D. A. Daboll.
APRIL 5, 1948Trilby: Lloyd Q. Rogers, Principal
The Board accepted the resignation of F. M. Mounts at Pierce Grammar School.
APRIL 19, 1948The Board approved the final plans for the new Pasco High School.
The Board appointed the following principals: Pasco High: Burch Cornelius; Dade City Grammar: David A. Daboll; Zephyrhills High: Leon R. Luckenbach; Lacoochee Jr. High: Mark St. Clair; Gulf High: Arthur H. Stevens; Elfers Elementary: Mittye P. Olson; Moore's Academy: O. K. Mickens; Lacoochee (Col.) Vera L. Goodwin.
MAY 6, 1948The following teachers were appointed:
Lacoochee Jr. High: Agatha Andrews, Esther Reinke, Zerue Hancock, Alice St. Clair, Myra O'Berry, Helen Wise, Dorothy S. Richardson.
Pasco High School: Frank Blocker, Ruth Lewis, Frances Buchanan, Bertha McKillips, Mildred Byrd, Edward Parton, Frances Cartwright, Wilma Peden, Elmo Collins, Nina Percival, David Congleton, Trilla Reed, Raymond Hurn, Albert Smith, Robert Kitzmiller.
Dade City Grammar: Annie E. Benton, Alice Houdlette, Irvena Brown, Ila Dowling, Myrtle Hunt, Edith Blocker, Sarah Ward, Corrie Moore, May J. Evans, Mamie Musselman, Helen McNeil, Jessie Cason, Ruth Weightman, Dorothy Eck, Evelyn Adams, Gertrude Daboll, Veta Neal, Mary Stubbs, Evelyn Pittman, Elizabeth Council, Betty R. Aughenbaugh, Mary Sue Thornton, Jane Love.
Gulf High: Fred Marchman, A. R. Campbell, Phillip L. Capdevielle, James A. Blalock, Harold J. McIntyre, Jane Heaphey, Robert Walters.
Zephyrhills School: Alice Atwater, Mabel Campbell, O. L. Parker, Willie Mae Ellmaker, Matilda Clement, Modesta Hart, Mack Matthews, Constance Kaylor, Celia Anderson, Eva Zarth, Alpha Gill, Annice Fernandez, Malcolm Goforth, B. G. Rachley, Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Jake Gall.
Drexel School: D. C. Cripe, Prin., Mrs. Lottie A. Cripe, Mrs. Alice W. Baker, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin.
Pierce Grammar: W. G. Stephens, Prin., Mrs. Lucille K. Stephens.
Trilby: Eugene Hester, Prin., Mrs. Ella Dayton.
San Antonio: Mrs. Georgia Wells
Moore Academy Elementary: Thelma V. Burt, Ruby L. Taylor, Mozelle D. Ford, Arrewintha S. Weston, Christine E. Mickens, Walter J. Young.
High School: Hiram J. Goodwin, James N. Taylor, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Nellyvonne P. Thompson.
The Board accepted Lewis P. Cappola's resignation from Zephyrhills High School.
The following drivers were appointed to drive county owned buses. Mr. Dave Tyre, Cleo Byrd, Sam Arnold, Curtis Geiger, T. C. Whitman, P. R. Williams, Annie Mac Bellamy, Shellie Fillman, Mrs. L. E. Johnson, George B. Williams, R. Q. Jackson, Eston E. Gause, Ida L. Johnson, C. E. Hines, Jr., Cabel Dees, Essie Mae Barber, Eleanor Harris, Bonnie B. Elkins, H. A. Simms, Lawrence Adkins, Earl Hudson, Mrs. Ray Moore, Charlie Johnson.
MAY 27, 1948Teachers appointed:
Zephyrhills: Hettie J. Price; Elfers: Mrs. Cynthia Albritton, Mrs. Harriet E. Roddy; Pasco High: Miss Betty Joe Green; Lacoochee Col.: Francine Thompson; New Port Richey Colored: Ruby Lee Copeland
Pierce Grammar: Ellen Norfleet; Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Beulah Howard; Zephyrhills High: Mrs. Edith Mahue, Robert Gill, Vocational Agriculture; Gulf High: Donald Hanson.
JUNE 9, 1948The bid of Paul Smith Construction Co. of $362,718.00 for the New Dade City High School was accepted.
JUNE 21, 1948Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: Jack Redding; Zephyrhills: Harriet Smith.
JULY 6, 1948Gulf High: Miss Majorie K. Byers, Miss Gladys Cheely, Don C. Walbridge.
Zephyrhills: Miss Marjorie B. Parantha.
Wesley Chapel: Mrs. Isabel S. Barnes.
Darby: Mrs. Daisy Miller.
Drexel: E. R. LeLaney.
Elfers: LeRoy Sawyers, Janitor.
Gulf High: Max Feiber, Janitor.
Dade City Grammar: Goldie Sigworth, Miss Dorothy Appenzellar, Herbert Hill, Mr. and Mrs. John Beaver, Janitor.
The board voted to close Odessa colored school and appointed Bessie F. Barefield to San Antonio colored.
JULY 19, 1948Teachers appointed:
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Ruth Bartell, Miss Melva C. Galloway; Pierce Grammar: Nevin E. Roush.
William R. Latson was appointed Attendance Officer for 1948 - 49.
AUGUST 2, 1949Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: James W. Ellison; Drexel R. J. Sutton; Lacoochee Colored: Lucille W. Doctor.
The teacher's salaries in 1948-49 will be paid in 12 calendar monthly payments.
H. M. Govreau submitted the low bid of $650.00 to disassemble the Tucker School in Greenfield at Gowers Corner and re-assemble on the Board property in San Antonio.
AUGUST 16, 1948The Board accepted the resignation of James A. Blalock at Gulf High.
The following teacher appointments:
Gulf High: John Semago; Pierce Grammar: Adell Woodward Bird; St. Joseph: Sr. Catherine Dunn, Sr. Rosanna Matthesen
The Board granted Miss Mary Sue Thornton leave of absence for the 1948 - 49 term.
Merle H. Morgan and Mrs. Euphemia Rowland were appointed to Dade City Grammar School.
The Board voted to purchase a bronze plaque for Sanders Memorial School. A Resolution of The Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida, Naming and Designating The Public School Located at Drexel, Florida, As The James Wilton Sanders Memorial School. A new 5 room elementary school has been completed at Drexel. Florida.
James W. Sanders was Superintendent of Pasco County, 1912 - 1920, then returned as Principal of Dade City Grammar School.
SEPTEMBER 7, 1948Teachers appointed:
Lacoochee: Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Mrs. Margaret Hawk.
Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Margaret Francs Kuckerd, James K. Sparkman. Jr.
Hudson: Karl E. Parks, III
Elfers: Mrs. Cora B. Gilmore
St. Joseph: Sr. Mildred K. Gelis
Pierce Grammar: Earl J. Williams
Zephyrhills: John F. Clements
Trilby: Frances Peacock
A flat 10 per cent salary increase for all county owned bus drivers for the 1948 - 49 term.
The Board accepted the resignation of Earl Hudson a county owned bus driver and appointed C M. Hudson.
The Board accepted the resignation of Nellyvonnie P. Thompson at Moore Academy and appointed Louise P. Gilbert.
The Board accepted the resignation of the following Zephyrhills teachers: Mrs. Harriet Smith, Mrs. Blaney C. Rackley and Miss Melva C. Galloway.
St. Joseph: Sr. Rosanna Matthesen
Dade City Grammar: Merle H. Morgan and Doris Tant
The following teachers were appointed: Zephyrhills: Mrs. Louise B. Gunnels; Richland: Wyolene Bradley
SEPTEMBER 21 (?), 1948The Board increased the salary of Mrs. A. B. Nathe, contractor transporter, from $50 to $75.00 per month.
The Board voted to sell the Odessa Colored School building and land to Gilbert Tucker for $175.00.
OCTOBER 4, 1948Edith S. Blocker was granted a leave of absence for 1948 - 49.
The Board appointed the following teachers:
Dade City Grammar: Miss Vivian Turner, Mrs. Edna O'Berry, Miss Gilda Hardman, Forest R. Hazard
The School Board Members at this time were: James F. Croley, Chairman, C. P. McCabe, and Mr. Tyson.
OCTOBER 18, 1948The Board granted Herbert Hill, Jr. teacher at Dade City Grammar leave of absence for the 1948 - 49 term while on duty in the Navy.
NOVEMBER 1, 1948The Board accepted the resignation of Earl R. Delaney, teacher in Sanders Memorial School and appointed Lee W. Fox as teacher.
NOVEMBER 15, 1948Miss Dorothy Eck on behalf of The Pasco County Teachers' Association appeared before the Board with the following request.
1. That teachers be notified of their appointment in writing four weeks before the closing of school.
2. That contracts with salaries specified be sent to teachers not later than July 1st.
3. That the Board make effective January 1, 1949, the continuing contract as stated in the 1947 Florida School law. Sec. 231.36 except for the clause relating to the replacement of teachers with those of higher or more experience.
4. That the Truant Officer be appointed as the co-ordinator for the distribution of text books and that he be instructed to keep records on distribution, and the number of books on hand in the various schools, county office, and Central Office.
5. That the Superintendent be requested to furnish the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Pasco County Teachers' Association with minutes of all School Board Meetings.
The Board approved that dependents of teachers and employees be covered by group insurance coverage, however the board will not pay for this coverage.
Board Members at this time: James F. Croley, Chairman, P. S. Tyson, R. D. Stevenson and Edgar H. Kirkland.
DECEMBER 6, 1948The Board accepted the resignation of Louise B. Gunnels of Zephyrhills.
Zephyrhills: Esther P. Austin
Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Florence Beckman, Lloyd D. Stuckey, Andrew D. Pittman
The Board voted to buy a lot 200 X 200 adjoining Moore Academy from W. B. Madill for $500.00
DECEMBER 20, 1948The Board accepted the resignation of Mark St. Clair, Principal of Lacoochee effective January 1, 1949.
Malcolm E. Goforth was appointed Principal of Lacoochee.
The Board authorized the Superintendent to purchase a bronze plaque for the New Dade City High School at a cost of $100.00. The Superintendent presented to the Board a report on rent collected on County owned residences. $1920.00 was collected for a two year period.
JANUARY 3, 1949The Board authorized and instructed the Board's Attorney to increase by $1000.00 the Board's offer of settlement in the case Bertha H. Cottle vs. The Board of Public Instruction.
The Negro school for Lacoochee - Trilby area of Pasco County is inadequate and immediate steps must be taken to correct. A one room temporary unit will be constructed in Lacoochee.
JANUARY 7, 1949Pasco County has a new Superintendent and Board. Credentials for Mark St. Clair, Edgar H. Kirkland, C. P. McCabe and Margaretta C. Witt were submitted and approved and the Oath of Office Administered by O. L. Dayton, Jr. County Judge. George C. Dayton was elected Attorney for the Board.
All Principals must notify the Superintendent of pupils transferring in order for the Attendance Officer to have the information.
The cost of construction for the Negro school addition in Lacoochee-Trilby area must not exceed $10,000.00.
FEBRUARY 7, 1949Master Sergeant Curley appeared before the Board requesting permission to visit the high schools and talk with the seniors about enlisting in the Army if they are not interested in attending college.
The resignation of Don C. Walbridge, Gulf High was accepted and the Board appointed Bobbie Anne Meffert to fill the vacancy.
March 25 was declared a holiday for the Negro Schools in order that the teachers may attend the State Teachers' Association at the A & M College, Daytona Beach.
The Board authorized the Attorney to increase the settlement in Mrs. Bertha Cottle's case to $3750.00.
FEBRUARY 20, 1949The Board offered Russell C. Macombee $750.00 for 2 (?) acres of land adjoining Sanders.
MARCH 7, 1949The Board voted to purchase a 200 X 200 ft. lot adjoining Moore Academy from W. B. Madill for $650.00. The previous offer of $500.00 was refused.
APRIL 4, 1949Principals appointed:
Pasco High School: Burch Cornelius; Dade City Grammar School: David A. Daboll; Lacoochee: Agatha Andrews; Zephyrhills: Leon R. Luckenback; Sanders: D. C. Cripe; Gulf High: Arthur H. Stevens; Pierce Grammar School: W. G. Stephens; Elfers Elementary: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; St. Joseph: Sr. Catherine Dunne
Colored School Principals:
Moore Academy: Odell K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera L. Goodwin.
Frank C. Whitton was appointed County Supervisor for the 1949 - 50 term.
APRIL 18, 1949The Board accepted the written resignation of W. G. Stephens, Principal at Pierce Grammar School.
The leave of absence for Edith Blocker was extended through the 1949-50 term.
The Board appointed William R. Latson County Attendance Officer for 1949 - 50 term.
MAY 2, 1949Gertrude Daboll was granted a leave of absence for the 1949 - 50 term.
The Board accepted the written resignation of Alice M. Baker at Sanders effective at the close of the term.
Pasco High School: Frank E. Blocker, Frances Buchanan, Mildred S. Byrd, Frances Cartwright, Elmo Collins, David Congleton, Betty Greene, Robert Kitzmiller, Bertha McKillips, Robert Parton, Wilma Peden, Nina Percival, Trilla Reed, Albert Smith, James W. Ellison, Raymond Hurn, Ruth E. Lewis.
Junior High School: Jewell Brewton, Dorothy Eck, Veta Neal, Myra O'Berry, Jessie Cason, E. W. Hester, Andrew O. Pittman.
Zephyrhills: Helen Hamilton, Annice Fernandez, Vianna Call, Mabel Campbell, Millie M. Ellmaker, Modesta D. Hart, Eva Zarth, Hettie Jane Price, Ruth Barthlett, Mack Matthews, Constance Kaylor, Matilda Clement, Alice Atwater, O. L. Parker, Celia Anderson, Majorie Parantha, John T. Clark, Alpha S. Gill, John Clements, Betty Rawlison.
Gulf High: Phillip L. Capdevielle, A. R. Chambers, Gladys Cheeley, Mary Jane Heapey, Fred K. Marchman, Harold J. McIntyre, John Semago, Robert H. Walters.
Dade City Grammar School: Irvena M. Brown Mary C. Stubbs, Alice Lou McLeon (if issued a certificate), Myrtle Hunt, Goldie Sigworth, Elizabeth R. Council, Alice St. Clair, May J. Evans, Dorothy Richardson, Euphemia Rowland, Margaret Hawk, Ila O. Dowling, Jane Love, Alice Houdlette, Helen McNeil, Beulah Howard, Lucille Muscleman, Ruth Weightman, Gilda Hardman (if issued a cert.), Corrie S. Moore, Herbert Hill, Mamie M. Musselman, Betty Aughenbaugh, Evelyn Pittman, Annie R. Benton, Evelyn Adams, Helen F. Wise, Daisy B. Miller.
Lacoochee: Esther Reinke, Zerue Hancock, Edna O'Berry
Elfers: Harriett E. Roddy, Cora Gilmore (if issued certificate).
Pierce Grammar: Ellen Norfleet, Jennie G. Keller, Celia S. Williams
Sanders Memorial: Gertrude Godwin, Lottie Cripe, Lee W. Fox
Trilby: Ella Dayton, Frances Peacock (if issued certificate)
Darby: Isabael H. Barnes
San Antonio: Georgia M. Wells
St. Joseph: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Hudson: Karl F. Parks (if issued certificate)
Richland: Wyolene Bradley
Moore Academy: Hiram J. Goodwin, Thelma V. Burt, Mary H. Marshall, Mozelle D. Ford, Christine E. Mickens, Claudia Lewis, Christine E. Mickens, Osceola P. Moore, Allie D. Penix, Ruby L. Taylor, James N. Taylor, Arrewintha Weston, Louise P. Gilbert, Walter J. Young
Booker T. Washington: Ruby L. Copeland
MAY 16, 1949Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: Miss Doris Tant, Miss Joy Lee
Zephyrhills: Warren Trottman, David Clark, Mrs. Isabel Barnes
Dorothy Eck was granted a leave of absence for the 1949 - 50 term.
MAY 19, 1949The Board accepted bids for:
Four -- 48 passenger buses at $1278.00 each
One -- 54 passenger bus at $1389.00
JUNE 6, 1949The Board accepted the resignation of Mary Sue Thornton, who was granted a leave of absence at Dade City Grammar School in 1948-49.
Teachers appointed: Lacoochee: Mrs. Adell Bird, Joseph Bird, James S. Garrett
JUNE 22, 1949Building needs:
Eight classrooms at Moore Academy - approx. cost $20,000.00.
Two classrooms and toilet at Zephyrhills Grammar - $10,000.00.
One 32 x 60 ft. bandroom at Zephyrhills - approximate cost $6,000.00.
Gulf High cafeteria - approximate cost $7,500.00.
Gulf High - one shower room - approximate cost $500.00
Alterations of 2nd floor - Old Pasco High - approximate cost $5,000.00
Pasco High: Molly Howard, Jane Bozeman
Pierce Grammar: Hervie E. Cobb, Principal; Mrs. Edith Melius
Gulf High: Mrs. Marjorie D. Tully, Mrs. Elizabeth Cobb
Zephyrhills: William Irvin Moore, Terry Kirton
Effective July 1, 1949, All teachers employed 10 months will be paid 10 salary payments.
JULY 5, 1949Teachers appointed:
Sanders: Miss Harriet Manning
Lacoochee: Miss Jean Edscorn
Zephyrhills: W. C. Taylor
Lacoochee Negro: Francine Thompson, Willie V. Silas.
Leon H. Luckenback, Principal at Zephyrhills with a salary of $5,000.00 per year.
JULY 18, 1949Appointed:
Lacoochee: Nina Leonard
Dade City Grammar: William E. Summer
JULY 26, 1949The Board voted to buy 16 acres from the City of Dade City for $2,500.00 if the State Department of Education will approve the site. The Board voted to buy 3 acres adjacent to Sanders for $1,000.00.
AUGUST 1, 1949The Board voted to approve an adult and veterans program for Moore Academy.
The Board accepted the resignation of James W. Ellison at Pasco High School.
Dade City Grammar: Euel F. Goggans
Floyd Academy: Ida Mae Robinson
AUGUST 15, 1949Dade City Grammar: Ralph G. Berns
Zephyrhills Colored: Bessie Barefield, Principal; Martha Lewis
SEPTEMBER 6, 1949Oswold E. Parker was transferred from Pasco High to Gulf High as Principal due to the resignation of Arthur Stevens.
Dade City Grammar: Lena Redfearn
SEPTEMBER 19, 1949Gulf High: K. C. Anderson
Pasco High: Walter Hill, W. F. Sullivan
Pierce Grammar: Marion V. Chambers
Elfers: Anna M. Nelson
OCTOBER 3, 1949Teachers appointed:
Dade City Grammar: Sarah Ward
OCTOBER 17, 1949Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: Edwin C. Kennedy
NOVEMBER 17, 1949Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Frances L. McRae
JANUARY 16, 1950William R. Latson, County Attendance Officer's resignation was accepted.
Please note: The school staff is becoming too large to list.
MARCH 20, 1950D. A. Daboll, Principal at Dade City Grammar, requested a leave of absence which was granted for 1 year effective July 1, 1950.
APRIL 3, 1950The Principal's salaries were revised.
Pasco High---Burch Cornelius---$5500.00
Zephyrhills principal $5000.00
Gulf principal $4500.00
Dade City Grammar $4500.00
Frank C. Whitton and Gertrude Godwin were granted a leave of absence.
APRIL 17, 1950The previous vote on the principal's salary on April 3, 1950 was declared void for Pasco High School Principal. The Pasco High salary was placed at $5,000.00. The Board voted for an Assistant Principal at Pasco High School.
Supervisor: Oswold L. Parker
Pasco High School: Burch Cornelius, D. C. Cripe, Assistant Principal. Zephyrhills: Leon R. Luckenbach, Mrs. Alice Atwater, Assistant Principal. Gulf High: Kenneth C. Anderson. Dade City Grammar: D. G. McPherson. Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews. Pierce Grammar: H. E. Cobb. Elfers: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson. St. Joseph School: Sr. M. Catherine Dunne. Trilby: Mrs. Ella Dayton.
Negro SchoolsMoore Academy: Odell K. Mickens. Lacoochee: Vera L. Goodwin.
Marion Sedwick was granted a leave of absence for 1950-51.
MAY 4, 1950Teachers appointed:
Elmo Collins provided he gets on the ball and gives some leadership with the agricultural project.
Darby: Isabell Barnes
MAY 15, 1950The school principals are covered by a blanket bond coverage in the amount of $2,500.00 each for Pasco High, Zephyrhills and Gulf. Lacoochee, Dade City Grammar, Sanders, Pierce, Elfers, Floyd and Moore Academy are covered in the amount of $1,000.00 each.
The Board approved the Veteran's Vocational Education Program at Pasco High.
JUNE 5, 1950The PTA from Gulf asked the Board to equip the home economics department to meet the State Standard.
St. Joseph: Sister Mildred Gelis; Darby: Mrs. Virginia Chambers; Pasco High: Chester Taylor, Myra O'Berry
JULY 5, 1950H. B. Lawson was appointed Principal of Sanders May 5, 1950 and resigned July 5, 1950.
Sanders: Lee W. Fox, Principal
JULY 17, 1950James N. Taylor, Vocational Agriculture teacher at Moore Academy, was rated the top agriculture teacher in the State by Florida A & M.
AUGUST 7, 1950Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: Mr. Nestro (Gary) Giordano; Gulf High: K. C. Anderson, Principal;
The Board denied a request form a party to use Darby School Building for holding Bible lectures.
SEPTEMBER 21, 1950Birch Cornelius, Principal at Pasco High School requested the Board to attend the dedication service of the New Pasco High School Building.
NOVEMBER 8, 1950The Superintendent advised the Board that a case of infantile paralysis had developed in the Dade City Grammar School.
JANUARY 8, 1951The Board members present were: R. D. Stevenson, C. P. McCabe, Margaretta Witt, Edgar H. Kirkland and W. P. Cain.
The Board reappointed C. W. O'Berry as bookkeeper and Birdie V. Walsh as secretary.
Grace Dew was appointed teacher at the Dade City Grammar School.
Land O' Lakes, Florida
January 19, 1951
Pasco County School Board
Dade City, Florida
These pertinent facts regarding the Sanders Memorial School of Land O' Lakes, are offered by a joint committee of four - two are from the Parent Teachers Association: M. C. Geiger and Marvin Sears; two from the Land O' Lakes Civic Association: G. F. Patterson and P. D. Burkett.
These organizations are in harmony regarding the students of the Sanders Memorial School, and are vitally interested in providing the kind of school and facilities that will provide the kind of education and scholastic activities to produce good American Citizenship, dedicated to the Democratic way of life, and profound interest in the community and state that provides these educational facilities.
The Civic Association has an additional program, namely, the playground. Considerable money has already been spent on preliminary clearing and leveling of grounds. There is much to be done; some of the money is already earmarked in the Civic Association treasury to carry on this project.
However, before anything further can be done to beautify the school grounds and bring the children's dream of a playground to reality, you gentlemen of the School Board are ask to review the facts.
In 1948-49, the State increase was 5.2 %. The State Superintendent, Thomas Bailey referred to this increase as skyrocketing.
Our school opened in 1948-49. By 1949-50, our increase in Sanders Memorial School was 26%, and as of January 8, 1951, the increase over 1950 was 31%. The increase since 1948 is 68% and still growing.
We earnestly request that you check our statements, also the classroom loads shown on the attached sheet, and give serious consideration to sufficient additions to our facilities to relieve the congestion in the classrooms. Also provide sufficient teachers to give our children the educational attention we feel sure you want them to have.
We also wish very much to have you establish a 9th grade in our school, and believe the growth shown here definitely indicates the necessary enrollment to justify this request.
We, as representatives of the people of Land O' Lakes, will appreciate an early and favorable statement from the Board, with indications where these additions will be, in order that work may proceed on the playground, beautification and planting of shrubbery.
Yours very truly
Parent Teachers Assoc. Committee:
M. C. Geiger
Land O' Lakes Civic Association
C. P. Patterson
P. D. Burkett
BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION PASCO COUNTY
Dade City, Florida
January 10, 1951
Mr. J. Pope Baird
State Department of Education
Dear Mr. Baird:
Out in the Wesley Chapel area we have a problem in transportation.
We have been paying the Fillman boy, a twelfth grader, $ 10 per mile one round trip per day, 9 miles or $.90 per day to transport himself and brother to the bus line at Wesley Chapel.
On this route there are two families. One family has two children and the other has three and they all live over the two miles from the bus line.
Fillman will not transport the other five at the price that we are paying him ($18.00 per month) but has agreed to transport all seven for $35.00.
In "Regulations of the State Board of Education of Florida" page 89 section 1, paragraph 4, the County Superintendent is authorized to make application for granting exceptions in certain cases relating to transportation.
Mark St. Clair
County School Superintendent
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
January 16, 1951
Mr. Mark St. Clair, Supt.
Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
Dear Mr. St. Clair:
This is in reply to your letter of January 10, 1951.
Apparently the regulations as written do not exactly cover the case about which you wrote. Section 11, paragraph 1 (1), page 93 of State Board Regulations reads:"At no time shall the expense shared by the county include payment for the time or labor of the person owning or driving the automobile, nor shall it exceed 10 cents a mile for one round trip of one automobile per day of school."
It would seem to me, however, since there are three families involved that it would be a little difficult to force one person to furnish transportation for all three families without consideration of the additional trouble and expense involved. Therefore, I do not think there would be a question regarding this should the board decide that $35.00 is a reasonable and proper payment for the service.
J. Pope Baird
FEBRUARY 13, 1951The Superintendent advised all principals who used electricity in their lunch rooms to have separate meters installed and charge the cost to operational expense.
Myra O'Berry was granted a leave of absence. Superintendent St. Clair suspended J. H. Hancock as janitor at Trilby as of February 1, 1951 because of alleged drunkenness and failure to perform duties. The Board approved the suspension.
MARCH 13, 1951J. H. Hancock came before the Board and stated that his failing to attend to his duties as janitor was due to illness and requested the Board to accept his resignation which the Board accepted.
The Board accepted bids of $106.00 for 5 Underwood typewriters.
BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION PASCO COUNTY Dade City, Florida April 8, 1951
Pasco County Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
Dear Board Members:
Allow me to express my appreciation of your confidence in my ability to evaluate one of our large schools of the county. Much thought and study has been given to the advisability of such an undertaking. Also, I talked to the State Department about the wisdom of a report of this type and was told that it was not within the line of the duty of a general supervisor and urged me to refrain from such an activity for the following reasons:
1. The School Laws have set up Trustees and Board Members as administrative officers.
2. It is not the duty of the general supervisor, according to law, to evaluate any teacher or principal and should never be done.
3. The duty of the general supervisor is to take the teachers who are hired by the county Board and help them improve their instruction of the children only when the the teacher or principal wishes his aid.
4. He should aid the County Superintendent in instructional phases of the schools and never administrative functions.
6. A good supervisory program needs to have the good will of all principals and teacher in so far as possible and a report of the nature requested would endanger the whole supervisory structure of the county.
It is hoped that the Board of Education will understand why such a request cannot be granted and will not feel that the supervisor has failed to cooperate.
In closing, I wish to express sincere thanks to the Board Members and County Superintendent for their fine cooperation in building a better supervisory program and for giving Pasco County children such improved schools. Your sincerity is being appreciated by the teachers of Pasco County.
O. L. Parker
Professor O. K. Mickens and J. N. Taylor, Agriculture Teacher, Moore Academy, appeared before the Board desiring assistance in acquiring a small farm tractor for said school and was instructed to get estimates and present same to the Board. Professor Mickens stated that the plans for the new building for Moore academy did not provide for an office or library, and he further offered a plan for such with temporary construction. Mrs. Witt moved that the Board accept the Superintendent's recommendation on such and the motion was seconded by Mr. Cain and duly carried.
The Superintendent stated that he had in hand the School Trustees recommendations for Principals, County General Supervisor and Attendance Assistant for the ensuing year. Mr. Cain moved that the appointments be made one at a time. Mr. Kirkland, seconded the motion and it was duly carried.
Mr. Cain moved that the recommendation of Burch Cornelius for Principal of Pasco High School by the School Trustees be rejected for the following reasons:Pasco High School was planned and promised to the people as a Junior-Senior High School to accommodate 650 pupils of grades 7 to 12 inc. Principal Cornelius failed to carry out this promised arrangement. Thereby causing 4 classes to be housed in a two-story frame fire trap. Evaluating committee called attention to the deplorable situation and asked why this situation was allowed in face of the fact that there were vacant classrooms and he denied the existence of any vacant class rooms. Upon demanding to be shown, it was found that vacant class rooms did exist, and the two classes were moved out of the 2nd floor of the frame fire trap into the High school building.
Requested Principal Cornelius to discontinue use of High School to Mr. Kitzmiller for carrying on private commercial photography. Was told by Principal Cornelius that such use never was made of High School and if it was, it would be discontinued at once. Still three weeks later Kitzmiller was observed by Mr. St. Clair and myself using the High School Building on a Sunday night for private use. Mr. St. Clair and I called on the Principal for the following morning at which time Principal Cornelius admitted that Kitzmiller had a key to the High School which he had furnished him. Pictures made during school period on school time paid salary and also charged students for taking pictures.
Two Teacher leaving class rooms to sit in auditorium to watch rehearsal of operetta and continued to do so after Mr. St. Clair instructed Principal Cornelius that it be discontinued. Tuition collected from non-veterans for night school. Also the matter of rating by the school evaluation committee.
Mr. Kirkland seconded the motion and on vote those voting aye, being Cain, Kirkland and Witt, and voting nay being Stevenson. The motion was declared passed by the Chairman.
On motion of Mr. Cain, seconded by Mrs. Witt, the Board accepted the recommendation of the School Trustees and made the following appointment:
APRIL 10, 1951The following were appointed:
General Supervisor: O. L. Parker; County Attendance Assistant: Joseph S. Bird
Gulf High: W. G. Stephens; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Zephyrhills: Leon R. Luckenbach; Pierce Elementary School: John F. Clark; Elfers Elementary: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; St. Joseph: Sr. M. CAtherine Dunn; Richland: Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Prin.; Dade City Grammar School: D. G. McPherson; Moore Academy: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera Goodwin; Zephyrhills Negro School: Bessie Barefield; Booker T. Washington School: Ruby L. Copeland.
The Superintendent reported that the School Trustees recommended the closing of Darby School and San Antonio white and colored.
PONTIAC PASCO MOTORS
Dade City, Florida April 10, 1951
Pasco County Board of Public Ins't.
Dade City, Florida
I submit a bid of $805.00 on the building only known as the Wesley Chapel school house building.
I am not interested in the land.
(Signed) Ed Madill
I submit the following bid of $200.00 for the one acre of land on which is located the Wesley Chapel School Building.
Burch Cornelius was appointed Principal at Pasco High School with Board members Cain and Kirkland voting nay. The Board Attorney indicated the evidence to be used against Mr. Cornelius would not be accepted in court therefore, in order to avoid a legal case Mr. Cornelius was reappointed.
APRIL 17, 1951Wesley Chapel School was discontinued and the Board recommended selling the property. Ed Madill's bid of $1,005.00 was the highest and best bid for the one square acre and building.
Pasco Senior and Junior High School: D. C. Cripe, James Baynes, Frank E. Blocker, Jewell M. Brewton, Frances Buchanan, Roberta Butler, Mildred Byrd, Frances Cartwright, Jessie Cason, Elmo Collins, Jr., David L. Congleton, Daniel Crum, Betty J. Greene, A. J. Hayes, Eugene Hester, Nina Percival, Molly Howard, Raymond S. Hurn, Gary Giordano, Robert Kitzmiller, Myra M. O'Berry, Veta A. Neal, Vernon Parker, Robert Parton, Wilma Peden, Trilla Reed, Albert E. Smith, W. F. Sullivan, Chester Taylor, Ruth E. Lewis, Bertha McKillips.
On motion of Mr. Kirkland, seconded by Mr. Cain the Board appointed the following teachers as recommended by the School Trustees upon the condition that each and every one have at least the minimum requirement of ninety semester hours or the equivalent:
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Miss Earline Bright, Mr. Eddie Szaro, Miss Joan Francis
Pierce Elementary School: Lorene Lawson, Cora B. Gilmore, Marguerite Marchman, Jennie G. Keller, Edith P. Melius.
Elfers School: Karl E. Parks, Ann Nelson, Harriet E. Roddy.
Zephyrhills School: Lois Johnson, Florence Morgan, Helen Hamilton, Eva Zarth, Annice Fernandez, Constance Kaylor, Alice Atwater, Mack Matthews, Ceila L. Anderson, William I. Moore, Mabel L. Campbell, Vianna Gall, Isabell H. Barnes, Willie Mae Ellmaker, Robert A. Dooly, Modesta D. Hart, Rosemary Trottman, Hettie Jane Price, Terilie White, David Clark, Jr., John F. Clements, Marjorie Parantha, Alpha S. Gill, Matilda Clement, John T. V. Clark, Terry Kirton, Anthony Tennachion, Secretary Ruth E. Lamb, Custodian George F. Zarth.
Lacoochee School: Adell Bird, Mary E. Brinson, Helen Jackson, Esther R. Reinke, Willard H. Brown, Carolyn Douglas, Zerue Hancock, Marion Sedwick.
Dade City Grammar School: Annie E. Benton, Elizabeth Ann Haskin, Myrtle B. Hunt, Goldie R. Sigworth, Alice St. Clair, Grace Dew, Margaret Hawk, Helen D. McNeil, Ruth Weightman, Daisy B. Wells, Evelyn Adams, Gertrude Daboll, Gladys Robinette, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth R. Council, May J. Evans, Euphemia Rowland, Ila Dowling, Frances MacRae, Edith Blocker, Lottie Cripe, Corrie Moore, Sarah E. Ward, Betty Ruth Aughenbaugh, Evelyn Pittman, Helen Thompson.
Gulf High School: Philip Capdevielle, Jayne Huffman, Harold J. McIntyre, Douglas C. Taylor, James W. Clark, Fred K. Marchman, John Semago, A. R. Chambers, Secretary Edith Cooper.
The Board received a letter from Miss Betty J. Greene requesting a retraction of her previous requested leave of absence and stating a desire for consideration for re-appointment, whereby it was moved by Mr. Cain, seconded by Mrs. Witt, and so carried that she be also included among the teachers appointed for Pasco High School as recommended by the School Trustees.
Trilby School: Mrs. Alda Goodman, Principal; Mrs. Frances Peacock; H. M. Goodman, Custodian
St. Joseph School: Sister Mildred Gelis
Moore Academy: Thelma V. Burt, Arrewintha S. Campbell, Claudia Lewis, Ruby L. Taylor, Osceola P. Moore, Willie V. Silas, Martha Lewis, Mozelle D. Ford.
High School: Hiram J. Goodwin, Christine E. Mickens, Louise P. Gilbert, Mary H. Marshall, Allie Dee Penix, James N. Taylor.
Floyd Academy: Ida Mae Robinson, Susie King Johnson, Francine Thompson.
On motion of Mr. Cain, seconded by Mr. Kirkland, the Board voted to grant a leave of absence for the remainder of this school year to Beulah J. Howard, member of the faculty of Dade City Grammar School.
Annice C. Fernandez was granted leave of absence at Zephyrhills for the 1951-52 term.
APRIL 17, 1951Frank Blocker requested a leave to work as counselor at a Boys Camp in Connecticut for the summer. If you read the Board Minutes, you will find that Mr. Blocker took a group of boys from Pasco High School to work in "The Tobacco Camp" each summer for several years.
MAY 8, 1951Mr. Cain moved that the certain motion on April 8, 1951 accepting the bid of J. B. Swan for the construction of a girl's shower room at Gulf High School providing he make deduction from bid for the septic tank at a fair and reasonable amount be amended to delete that part pertaining to the septic tank and that the septic tank be installed according to bid. The motion was seconded by Mr. Stevenson and duly carried.
The Superintendent read a letter of resignation of Adelaide L. Coulter, teacher in Moore Academy, and further stated the reports of the unbecoming conduct of this teacher. Mr. Cain moved that the Board refuse to accept the resignation of this teacher and that she be discharged as of May 4, 1951, and that the Superintendent acquire in a written charge a report of this teacher's unbecoming conduct. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Witt and duly carried.
The Board granted a leave of absence for the ensuing year as requested to the following: Miss Molly Howard; Mr. David Daboll (July, 1951 to June 30, 1952)
The Board accepted the written resignation of the following: Mrs. Alice Atwater, Zephyrhills School; Mrs. Jessie A. Cason, Dade City Elementary
The Board granted request of the following to be absent from the post and pre-school planning conference:
A. J. Hayes (Post), Miss Matilda Clement (Post), Osceola P. Moore - 1951 Post School planning conference to attend session to raise rank; Mozelle D. Ford - 1951 Post School planning conference to attend session to raise rank.
The Board accepted the verbal resignation of Eston E. Gause as a driver of a county owned school bus, and appointed Ben Overstreed for the remainder of the 1950-51 school year.
The Board on the recommendation of Leon R. Luckenbach, Principal of the Zephyrhills School, appointed John T. V. Clark, Jr., as Assistant Principal of said school with a supplement of $300.00.
The Board changed the official status of D. C. Cripe from that of Assistant Principal of Pasco High School, to that of Principal of the Dade City Elementary School comprising the fifth, sixth and seventh grades at an annual salary of $3,800.00.
The Board instructed the Superintendent to present to the Board at the next meeting a complete report on the termite repairs and control paid to Burch Cornelius on the county resident rented to him.
Mr. Carl N. Atkinson, Architect, appeared before the Board and presented preliminary plans drawn for a music hall annex for the Zephyrhills School. Mrs. Witt moved that the plans be approved and accepted and the Superintendent authorized to submit said plans to State Department of Education for approval.
Plans were made to wire Zephyrhills Elementary School Building. Pasco High Agriculture Building was treated for termites.
The Superintendent also presented a report to the Board as requested on the termite expense paid by Mr. Burch Cornelius on the county residence occupied by him, and after review, it was moved by Mr. Cain, seconded by Mr. Kirkland and carried that effective July 1, 1951 the rent on said residence be raised to $50.00 per month payable monthly and that this Board assume the cost of future repairs.
ZEPHYRHILLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Leon R. Luckenbach, Supervising Principal Zephyrhills, Florida
June 11, 1951
Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
Due to the pressure exerted by the school officials concerning a problem which should be resolved by the principal, I hereby resign my position as Supervising Principal of the Zephyrhills School, effective this date, June 11, 1951.
I recommend that the school officials in the future employ a principal who is easily influenced by outside pressure regardless of right or wrong.
Further, I recommend that your friend, Mr. Cedric Richards, be allowed a voice in the selection of such a man since he seems to be well informed and greatly concerned with the welfare of a problematical minority in the school.
(Signed) Leon R. Luckenbach
Leon R. Luckenbach
Mrs. Witt reviewed his refusal to allow a member of the senior class called into service, to receive his diploma, and his refusal to attend the graduation exercises. That she and Mr. Krusen had asked him to grant a diploma to Jimmie Richards, who was now in the Marine Corps he refused to do so on the grounds that Richards lacked a quarter of a school credit, although a regulation of the State Board of Education allowed a member of the armed forces to receive a high school diploma when he lacked as much as two and a half credits. Mrs. Witt then moved that the resignation be accepted. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and so carried.
A delegation of school bus drivers appeared before the Board and as Mr. Cabel Dees and Mr. C. E. Hines, Jr., as spokesmen respectfully requested an increase in the school bus driver's salary. The Board in response stated the matter would have their earnest consideration and that further study of the anticipated receipts would be necessary before action could be taken.
Mr. O. K. Mickens presented to the Chairman for signing a renewing contract with the Veterans Administration for the continuing of the veterans program at Moore Academy for another year. Also plans for alteration of the Home Economics Room at Moore Academy. On motion of Mr. Cain, seconded by Mr. Kirkland, the Board approved the plan and authorized the Superintendent to proceed with the alteration provided the cost does not exceed $299.00.
The Board accepted the resignation of O. L. Parker as County General Supervisor.
JUNE 12, 1951Raymond S. Hurn resigned as Coach at Pasco High School.
Chester W. Taylor, Jr. was granted leave to report to Military Service.
The Board granted leave to the following to attend summer school: Roberta Butler, Elizabeth Ann Haskin, Mittye P. Olson, and Karl E. Parks.
Mr. I. A. Krusen recommended that D. G. McPherson be transferred from Dade City Grammar to Zephyrhills High for the remainder of this year and be appointed for 1951-52 term.
JUNE 22, 1951Appointed:
Zephyrhills High: D. G. McPherson, Principal.
Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe, Principal.
Dade City Elementary (5-6-7): Joseph B. Benson, Principal; Carolyn Dudley; Virginia Ann Douglas; Beulah Howard.
Pasco High: Robert Flanagan
Lacoochee: Jean Edscorn was appointed and then resigned
JULY 10, 1951Dade City Elementary: Elizabeth Ann Lambaert; Zephyrhills: E. H. Ticknor
The Board authorized the Superintendent to write Burch Cornelius and O. K. Mickens reprimanding them for unsatisfactory Audit Report of their internal account.
JUNE 17, 1951O. S. Bandy was appointed General Supervisor.
JULY 30, 1951The Board plans to move the Negro School building in San Antonio to Zephyrhills. W. M. Gaddis was hired to move the building at a cost of $275.00.
AUGUST 6, 1951Robert Kitzmiller requested to use the dark room at Pasco High School. The Board ask him to return to the September 11, 1951 meeting.
Teachers appointed: Pasco High School: Elizabeth Hale, Librarian; Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Amy Chadwick, Althea Adams
The School Budget For 1951-52
Salary of Superintendent $6,180.00 Salary of Office Assistants 6,120.00 Board Members 6,000.00 Mileage of Board Members 139.00 Legal Expense 1,200.00 Office Expense 2,000.00 Salary of Supervisor 5,000.00 Salary of Principals 23,000.00 Salary of Teachers 449,230.00 Total Budget 970,717.00****
***This total should include transportation expense etc.
SEPTEMBER 11, 1951Appointed:
Dade City Grammar: Miss Ruth E. Bandy; Dade City Elementary: W. B. Gant; St. Joseph School: Sister Gemma Lucio
Robert Kitzmiller's request to use the dark room was tabled until September 18, 1951. The Board denied the request on September 18, 1951.
OCTOBER 9, 1951Professor O. K. Mickens of Moore Academy appeared before the Board in regard to a problem he had as to whether or not certain unwed mothers from last years students are to be permitted to continue in school. He stated that the opinion of patrons was divided. He was advised to enter those requesting to return and place them on strict probation to their understanding.
NOVEMBER 13, 1951The Board granted Richland School Community authority to use the school auditorium for church services for a period of 6 months and that they take precaution not to damage the building and leave it in good condition.
DECEMBER 21, 1951
December 19, 1951
Mr. I. A. Krusen
Zephyrhills School Trustee
Dear Mr. Krusen:
We the members of the Zephyrhills faculty, wish to go on record as heartily disapproving the professionally unethical procedures of Miss Clement in:
1. Breaking her contract without reasons not known to her before she signed the same;
2. Attacking publicly the tenth school month;
3. Being unwilling to share conditions on terms of equality with all members of the faculty.
We the members of the faculty know that there are other teachers whose hardships need immediate attention; for instance, one teacher does not have a stove.
We are thoroughly convinced that partiality has been shown one teacher above the others.
In view of the above mentioned facts and for the best harmony and welfare of the school, we feel that practices of this nature on the part of teachers should condemned.
Respectfully submitted by,
Members of the County School Board
Superintendent Mark St. Clair
Miss Matilda Clement
John F. Clements, Anthony B. Tannachion, William Moore, Eva D. Zarth, Terry Kirton, Helen Hamilton, Alpha S. Gill, Elizabeth J. Maxwell, V. Gall, Dave Boatwright, Florence Morgan, Celia Anderson, Helen Rendroe, E. Aileen Britton, Mabel H. Campbell, Modesta D. Hart, Constance C. Kaylor, Willie Mae Ellmaker, Rosemary Trottman, Hettie Jane Price, Marjorie B. Parantha, Perlie H. White, Lois L. Johnson, John T. V. Clark, Jr., Mack H. Matthews, Isabel H. Barnes
December 21, 1951
To the Faculty of Zephyrhills Schools:
I consider your public statement accusing me of dishonesty, selfishness, and unprofessional procedure unjustified.
1. In regard to contract, I did not know in June that I should be required to take attendance in an unheated hall.
2. I have not attacked publicly the tenth school month. I have said, and still say that, personally, I do not feel the need of it.
3. My statement regarding the condition of the school building has been confirmed by the principal, state authorities, and local citizens.
Since I was attacked publicly without a hearing from my former friendly associates of the faculty, I shall feel it a duty to answer in the same way so that students and parents realize why it is impossible for me to continue my work here.
Mr. I. A. Krusen, Trustee, and Mr. D. G. McPherson, Principal, being present each expressed his feeling, and Mr. Krusen recommended that Miss Clement be allowed to withdraw her resignation. That there be a specific understanding that no special privilege would be given or allowed for any teacher. They both were in praise of her ability as a teacher.
On motion of Mrs. Witt, seconded L Mr. Kirkland, the Board voted to allow Miss Clement to reconsider and withdraw her resignation if she desires and will file a letter with the County Superintendent on or before January 1, 1952 requesting the withdrawal of her resignation. On vote the motion carried.
On motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mrs. Witt, The Attorney was instructed to write Miss Clement and other members of the faculty of the Board's action and that no special privileges would be allowed or given to any teacher. On vote the motion carried.
Letter to Miss Clement:
December 22, 1951
Miss Matilda Clement
Dear Miss Clement:
The Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County has directed me to advise you that the Board will permit you to withdraw your resignation with the specific understanding that no special privilege will be allowed to you or to any other school teacher in the County and provided that your written request for the withdrawal of your resignation is in the hands of the County Superintendent prior to January 1, 1952. In the event your request for the withdrawal of your resignation is not received, your resignation will be deemed final.
May I add, personally, that I hope that you will reconsider your action and withdraw your resignation as teachers of your caliber are greatly needed in our schools.
The Board hopes that the disagreement between you and the other faculty members of the Zephyrhills High School can be amicably settled and that all of us can work together in harmony for the best interest of our school program.
Yours very truly,
George C. Dayton
As Attorney for the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida
cc: Mr. I. A. Krusen
Mr. G. McPherson
Mr. Mark St. Clair
On motion of Mr. Cain, seconded by Mrs. Witt, the Superintendent was directed to order flowers for the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude H. Daboll, member of the faculty of the Dade City Grammar School, and that the cost of same be shared by the members of the Board and Attorney personally. On vote the motion carried.
JANUARY 7, 1952The Board requested that O. L. Bandy search the Board Minutes for the last 10 year for all adopted policies.
The Board appointed Vermland J. Robinett to Dade City Grammar School to replace Gertrude Daboll (deceased).
FEBRUARY 12, 1952The Board sold the San Antonio building and ground to Andrew Hughes for $1310.00.
W. B. Madill remodeling the Old Pasco High School building was instructed to install a teachers' lounge at a cost of $286.00.
Children in Wesley Chapel will be transported to Sanders Memorial instead of Dade City beginning next term.
Lumberton School property was sold to Joseph King for $25.00.
MARCH 11, 1952The Board authorized W. B. Madill to convert Sanders Memorial auditorium into classrooms.
Mr. E. B. Larkin was instructed to move his fence from the property of Moore Academy Elementary School to the correct property
The Board authorized Joseph B. Benson to hire a secretary at $135.00 per month. The Board accepted plans for 6 additional classrooms at Zephyrhills Elementary School.
APRIL 17, 1952On motion of Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Stevenson, the following personnel were appointed for the school year of 1952-53, with the exception that Mrs. Modesta D. Hart, be deleted until further investigation can be made.
Supervisor: O. S. Bandy
Attendance Assistant: Joseph S. Bird
Gulf High: W. G. Stephens; Pierce Elementary: John R. Clark; Elfers: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; Hudson: Mrs. Emma Goodell; Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; Pasco High: Burch Cornelius; Dade City Elementary: Joseph B. Benson; Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Zephyrhills: D. G. McPherson; Richland: Mrs. Pauline E. Higginson; Trilby: Mrs. Alda Goodwin; St. Joseph: Sister Mildred Gelis
Moore Academy: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera Goodwin; Zephyrhills: Bessie Barefield; Booker T. Washington: Ruby L. Copeland.
Proper steps were being taken to eliminate the inconvenience of the children leaving from home so early and returning so late. Additional buses were in the process of being purchased which would relieve the present crowded condition prevailing.
Pasco High School: Martha Allen, Jewell Brewton, Gladys Cheely, Robert Flanagan, Nestor Giordano, Bertha McKillips, Wilma Peden, Jack Pilsbury, Albert E. Smith, Jim Baynes, Mildred Byrd, Elmo Collins, Betty Greene, Virginia James, Veta Neal, Trilla Reed, W. F. Sullivan, Ruth Lewis, Frank Blocker, Frances Cartwright, David L. Congleton, Autrey J. Hayes, Robert Kitzmiller, Vernon Parker, Nina I. Percival, Louise Pilsbury.
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Willard Brown, Mrs. Amy Chadwick, Mrs. Myrtle B. Hunt, Mrs. Annie B. Porter, Mrs. Goldie Sigworth, Mrs. Grace Dew, Mrs. Margaret Hawks, William E. Summers, Mrs. Ruth O. Weightman, Mrs. Evelyn G. Adams, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, Miss Elizabeth Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Frances MacRae, Mr. Vermland J. Robinett, Mrs. Euphemia Rowland, Mrs. Evelyn E. Pittman, Mrs. Helen McNeil, Mrs. Alice St. Clair, Donald E. Barger, Mrs. May J. Evans, Miss Susan Elizabeth Sparkman, Mrs. Althea Adams.
Dade City Elementary: Mrs. Carolyn Dudley, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Miss Ellen Harris, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Eugene Hester, Walter B. Gant, Dan Crum, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Corrie Moore, Mrs. Sarah Ward, Mrs. Vida Kendricks, Mrs. Myra O'Berry, Jack Dudley, Miss Betty R. Aughenbaugh.
Zephyrhills School: Mrs. Celia Anderson, John Clements, Mrs. Constance Kaylor, Mrs. Mack H. Matthews, David Clark, Mrs. Frances Kelly, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Mrs. Vianna Gall, Mrs. Isabel Barnes, Miss Jane Maxwell, Mrs. Hettie Jane Price, John T. V. Clark, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Terry Kirton, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Miss Jane Lee Evans, Miss Lots Johnson, Mrs. Esther Austin, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Willie Mae Ellmaker, Mrs. Modesta Hart, Mrs. Eva Zarth.
Trilby: Mrs. Frances Peacock
St. Joseph: Sister Gemma Lucio
Elfers: Karl E. Parks, Harriet Roddy, Anna Nelson
Pierce Elementary School: Mrs. Jane Henderson, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Mrs. Cora Gilmore, Mrs. Edith Melius, Mrs. Marguerite Marchman, Miss Eleanor Johnson.
Gulf High School: P. L. Capdevielle, A. R. Chambers, James Clark, Edna P. Ford, Fred K. Marchman, H. J. Mclntyre, John Semago, Lucille K. Stephens, Douglas C. Taylor.
Sanders Memorial: Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Miss Earline Bright, and Miss Mary Frances Reid.
Lacoochee Elementary: Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Mrs. Adell Bird, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Carolyn Douglas.
Moore Academy: Thelma B. Yarn, Willie V. Silas, Claudia Lewis, Martha Lewis, Opal Lawrence, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, James N. Taylor, Osceola P. Moore, Arrewintha S. Campbell, Ruby L. Taylor, Moselle D. Ford, Allie D. Penix, Louise P. Gilbert, Hiram J. Goodwin.
Floyd Academy: Ida Mae Johnson, Susie Johnson, Francine Thompson.
Zephyrhills (Colored): Inez James
The Board received a request from Mrs. Carolyn Douglas for a leave of absence for the 1952-53 term which was granted.
The Board received a request from Miss Elizabeth J. Maxwell for a leave from post school conference effective June 5, 1952, which was granted.
The bid on the Music Hall at Zephyrhills was accepted at a cost of $19,488.00.
Darby School is vacant.
JUNE 17, 1952The following personnel from Pasco High School presented a written request for leave of absence for one year. Miss Betty J. Greene (Military), James H. Baynes (College study), Chester W. Taylor (Military for second successive year).
Lacoochee: Mrs. Georgia Wells, Eddie Szaro
Zephyrhills: W. D. Henson, Miss Marianna Morgan (must obtain proper cert.)
A general discussion and study was given in regard to salary increases for principals. On motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mr. Cain, the Board voted the following annual increases in salary be granted to the following respective principals.
Mr. Lee W. Fox Sanders Memorial $100.00 Mrs. Agatha Andrews Lacoochee 150.00 Mr. W. G. Stephens Gulf High 300.00 Mr. John R. Clark Pierce Elementary 200.00 Mr. Burch Cornelius Pasco High 100.00 Mr. D. G. McPherson Zephyrhills 100.00 Mr. Joseph B. Benson Dade City Elementary 200.00 Mr. D. C. Cripe Dade City Grammar 200.00 Prof. O. K. Mickens Moore Academy 200.00 Vera Godwin Floyd Academy 100.00
The Superintendent stated that a poll was taken among the teachers to determine their desire in receiving their checks in ten or twelve payments and the result thereof indicated the majority favored twelve payments instead of the heretofore ten. Whereupon it was moved by Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Cain, that instructional salaries for 1952-53 be paid in twelve equal payments. On vote the motion carried.
The Superintendent was instructed to write W. E. Floyd, Lacoochee, that there would be insufficient funds in the budget for 1952-53 to construct a lunch room at Floyd Academy as he had requested.
The Board received a letter from O. S. Bandy, General Supervisor, which was read and in which he outlined several reasons and causes why he believed his salary should be readjusted to reflect an increase yearly of $346.00 after all considerations presented. After review it was moved by Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Cain, that the salary of the County Supervisor be increased $200.00 annually. On vote the motion carried.
JULY 8, 1952All students living West of Highway 301 in grades 1 - 6 should attend Trilby. All students living East of Highway 301 should attend Lacoochee.
Trilby: Mrs. Alda Goodwin, Principal
Pasco High School
Burch Cornelius resigned as Principal at Pasco High School.
O. S. Bandy (Rank I Cert.) was appointed Principal at Pasco High with a salary of $5820.00 for 12 months.
Willard D. Palmer was appointed teacher and coach at Pasco.
Eugene Hester was appointed Attendance Assistant and Text Book Manager.
Miss Alice White was appointed to Zephyrhills.
The Board voted to restore the increment on the Teacher's salary schedule for the previous year when a straight $200.00 raise was given and to raise the Teacher's salary schedule by $50.00 to provide that raise for all teachers except coaches and non-teaching principals.
It was brought to the attention of the Board that at the past regular meeting the principals of the schools -- Elfers, Trilby, St. Joseph and Zephyrhills colored were omitted when raises were considered and passed for certain other principals. In consideration of the said principals it was agreed that they be included based on the same plan. Whereby it was moved by Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mrs. Witt, and on vote it was carried that the following salary increases become immediately effective:
Mrs. Alda Goodwin Trilby $50.00 Mrs. Mittye P. Olson Elfers 100.00 Sr. Mildred Gelis St. Joseph 50.00 Bessie Barefield Zephyrhills (Col.) 50.00
The Superintendent stated that in line with the same motion that there was a discrepancy in the salaries of the Vocational Agricultural Teachers which he desired adjusted. He further reviewed the matter as it had existed and the conditions covering the same and for correction thereof it was moved by Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Stevenson that the salary of said teachers be in accordance with the adopted Teachers Salary Schedule plus an additional three hundred supplement. On vote the motion carried.
The Secretary presented written resignations to the Board of the following personnel: The Board granted the request. Gulf High: Edna P. Ford; Pasco High School: A. J. Hayes; Zephyrhills: Mrs. Mack H. Matthews
JULY 29, 1952Eugene Hester, President of the Pasco County Teachers Association, appeared before the Board in behalf of said organization to express appreciation for the $50.00 a year increase granted teachers, which he said was more than they had asked for.
Miss Betty R. Aughenbaugh applied to the Board in a letter for a leave of absence for a year. The leave was granted.
The Board voted to make the following appointments:
County Supervisor: X. L. Garrison
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. June Cossin VanSteenburg, Miss Jane Roberts, Mrs. Douglas Laurie
Dade City Elementary: David Jackson Hallas, Victor Giordano
Gulf High School: Miss Elizabeth Hale
Pierce Elementary School: Mrs. Dorris Dillon Kovalick
Zephyrhills School: Miss Florence H. Scheer
Mr. W. N. Gaddis and Mr. Arthur Austin came before the Board relative to the moving of that certain dwelling located on the Zephyrhills School grounds which is the responsibility of the Board according to agreements, and which Mr. Gaddis stated he would move as desired for the sum of $200.00. On motion of Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Kirkland, the Board voted to accept the offer, and requested Mr. Gaddis and Mr. Austin to make an inspection before and after moving for damage.
The Board adopted the following policy with regard to the employment of retired teachers from other States, to wit:
That teachers receiving retirement benefits from another State shall not be employed by this Board unless no other qualified teachers are available for the position and no such employment shall be continued for more than three successive years or so that such retired teacher shall become entitled to a continuing contract from this Board. The Superintendent is directed to advise the principals and trustees of this policy and request their cooperation in making this policy effective and that this policy be incorporated in the Official Policy Book of this Board.
After a large delegation of parents attended the Board meeting, the attendance line for Trilby was changed to the overpass on U. S. Highway 301 at Owensboro and that all children residing North attend Trilby or Lacoochee.
AUGUST 1, 1952Upon the Superintendent presenting forms from the Veterans Administration providing for the appointment of O. S. Bandy, ad director of the veterans program at Pasco High School replacing Burch Cornelius and forms for renewal of agreement for continuation of the program at Pasco High School and Moore Academy, it was authorized by the Board.
Resignation from the following were presented to the Board. Pasco High School: Vernon T. Parker; Gulf High School: Douglas C. Taylor; Zephyrhills: Eva Zarth; Dade City Grammar: Althea Adams; St. Joseph: Sister Mildred Gelis
The following were granted requested leave of absence: Mrs. Mack H. Matthews, Mrs. Modesta D. Hart
Attention was directed to the aforesaid Mrs. Mack H. Matthews previously submitting her resignation and which was accepted and it now being her desire that instead the same be converted to a leave of absence.
The following appointments were made: Pasco High School: James Baynes, Robert C. Brown; Zephyrhills School: Mrs. Peggy M. Osborn, Rodney Osborn; Lacoochee: Mrs. Jane Hilbert, Miss Patricia Laurie Mrs. Esther R. Reinke Miss Johnnie Rose Reid, Mrs. Mildred Ungewritter; St. Joseph: Sr. Mary Celine
August 1, 1952 Dade City, Florida
Mr. Mark St. Clair, Co. Supt.
Dade City, Fla.
Dear Mr. St. Clair:
I am asking that I be permitted to leave my fuel oil heater (cost approx. $85.00) in the house on Florida Ave. in payment for my July Rent of $50.00 since it would be an expense to have the heater disconnected and moved to Gainesville and reinstalled and another installed here. I believe it would be to everyone's advantage to leave it as is. The heater is a Duo-Therm and is in excellent condition.
May I hear from you in regard to this.
Pasco High School
Dade City, Florida
August 19, 1952
Mr. Mark St. Clair, Superintendent
Honorable Members of the Board of Education
Dade City, Florida
In as much as our Veteran's Training Program at Pasco High School terminates with the twelfth grade, while many would like to continue into higher education, and many of our high school graduates are unable to go to college, I should like to be authorized to negotiate with Florida Southern College in regard to setting up at Pasco High School courses on the college level in order to better serve the people of Pasco County.
I am convinced that we would have enough students to set up at least two and possible four college classes this fall. Last year we had an extension class in art from the University of Florida throughout the year.
It has also come to my attention that a number of people of this community found it necessary to drop out of high school before completing requirements for their diploma. I believe that we can work out our Veteran's Training Program in a way to accommodate these people on a tuition basis so that they may receive their high school diploma by studying at night. It is my desire and the desire of many of our school people to make Pasco High School a real community training center.
Very sincerely yours,
O. S. Bandy
The Board granted O. S. Bandy permission to negotiate with Florida Southern College.
AUGUST 15, 1952Elmo Collins, Jr. and Robert C. Brown, Agriculture Teachers from Pasco High School appeared before the Board and requested permission for the Agricultural classes to tear down the old two story frame building on the north of the Dade City Elementary School and with the material build an additional classroom on the Agricultural Building.
SEPTEMBER 9, 1952Mr. Mickens requested a shower and dressing room be installed at Moore Academy and the Board allocated $295.00. Mr. Mickens further stated that a drinking fountain was needed at the school and could be installed for $99.24 which was approved.
Teachers appointed: Pasco High School: Mrs. Mary C. Weyher, Mrs. Joyce C. Covington; Dade City Elementary: Mrs. Elah Barnes, Mr. Morgan W. Jones; Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Mary Louise Alley Smith; Gulf High: Mr. Peter Kerr; Zephyrhills: Miss Lavonne Benson, Mrs. Laveta Garrison, Mrs. Ruth E. Lamb, Mrs. Faith Frazier Coe; Moore Academy: Voncille J. Jones
The Board made the following appointments:
Zephyrhills: Custodian, George Zarth, Edward Johns; Secretary, Mrs. Terry Kirton
Dade City Elementary: Custodian, H. P. Duckworth; Secretary, Mrs. Ruth Burrowes
Dade City Grammar: Custodian, J. C. Haymons Secretary, Mrs. Julian Roseman
Pasco High: Custodian, D. H. Kauffman Secretary, MIss Barbara Camp
Sanders Memorial: Custodian, Clarence E. Burdge Secretary, Mrs. Emma Payton
Pierce Elementary: Custodian, William Grigg
Gulf High: Custodian, Nevin E. Rouse Secretary, Mrs. Edith Cooper
Elfers: Custodian, LeRoy Sawyer
Lacoochee: Custodian, Mrs. Waldo Collins
Trilby: Custodian, H. M. Goodwin
Moore Academy: Custodian, Ennis Hansberry, Sr. Secretary, Irene Johnson
Zephyrhills (Col.): Bus Driver, Jeff Roddy
A delegation from the Richland community consisting of Mrs. E. C. Oliver, Amelia Nichols, H. L. Gintzel, E. F. Satterfield, Daisy Nichols, Mildred Stone, Mrs. Janie Richardson, S. H. Richardson and others, appeared before the Board in regard to learning the disposition of the Richland School and what action might be taken toward maintaining the school there. The Superintendent advised that this day a young man teacher had applied for a teaching position in the county and had agreed to accept the school and it would now be up to the parents to send their children, and if the enrollment did not increase over the present five now attending to a number sufficient to warrant maintaining the operation of the school, then it would become necessary to close the school and transfer the teacher elsewhere in the county.
Principal Joseph S. Benson of the Dade City Elementary appeared before the Board with Mrs. Sid Larkin, Mrs. Hank Freeman and Mrs. Virgil Williams and stated that these ladies had expressed to him their preference of maintaining the two fifth grades on the first floor of the old two story wooden building at the Dade City Elementary School rather than transferring them to the Quonset Huts at the Dade City Grammar School, and he was inclined to agree. He further stated with improved lighting and heating facilities, and the original light fixtures from the remodeled building was available, the two rooms would be satisfactory and more suitable for classroom use than the quonset huts. The Board discussed the matter and Mr. Cain moved that the two fifth grades be continued in their present rooms on the lower floor of the old wooden building at the Dade City Elementary School and the Superintendent be authorized to have the lighting and heating facilities improved. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and on vote carried.
Principal O. S. Bandy of the Pasco High School came before the Board and reported the enrollment of said school, progress made and future plans. He further stated that he could secure twenty-eight lockers which were very much needed and requested the Board to pay a thirty dollar installation charge. Mr. Cain moved that Mr. Bandy be granted authorization to continue with his plans for a musical program, establishing a small store and recreation center and acquiring the storage lockers with the understanding the Board would bear only the expense of installation of the lockers which would be thirty dollars. Mrs. Witt made the second to the motion and on vote the same was carried.
On motion of Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Cain, the Board accepted the application to teach of James E. Panneli and appointed him as teacher of the Richland School subject to the approval and recommendation of the School Trustees.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1952The Board accept the new auditorium and alterations at Sanders Memorial School.
The Board directed the Superintendent to request bids on a three quarter ton 1950 or 51 used pick-up truck. After receiving bids, the Board requested Mr. M. O. Currie, Chief Mechanic, come to the office and then he was advised of the bids received and instructed to inspect and drive each of the trucks bidded and report his findings. Mr. Currie later returned and reported that he had examined the said trucks and found the trucks of the Dade City Motor Company to be the best. Mr. Cain moved that the bid of the Dade City Motor Company be accepted for one 1951 used three quarter ton Chevrolet pick-up truck as the lowest and best bid based on the advice of the Board's Chief Mechanic and the personal inspection of certain Board Members. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and on vote carried.
A delegation consisting of practically all school bus drivers appeared before the Board in a body and handed the Chairman the following petition for reading.
TO: THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, PASCO COUNTY, DADE CITY, FLORIDA.
Due to the increase of living costs, WE the undersigned are requesting a fifteen (15%) per cent salary increase.
John McElveen, Vera Boyett, R. Q. Jackson, Mrs. Austin Smith, Bonnie B. Elkins, Mrs. Gracie Tyre, Ida Johnston, R. F. Sawtell, Eleanor Harris, Cleo Bird, T. W. Williams, Linnie Causey, H. A. Sims, C. E. Hines, Jr., Essie Mac Barber, T. C. Whitman, Violet Wilson, Virginia Williams, C. W. Hudson, Mrs. L. E. Johnson, Ben Overstreet, Mrs. Ray Moore.
After a general discussion of the subject, it was moved by Mr. Stevenson that a school budget amendment be adopted to provide for an increase in the salaries of school bus drivers and that the required amount be taken from the reserve for contingencies, and that there also be an addition thereto for the purchase of the pick-up truck. Mrs. Witt made the second to the motion and on vote declared passed by the Chairman.
Mrs. Witt moved that the form Analysis of Proposed Transportation Expenditures be prepared to accompany the resolution to amend the budget to provide for an increase in transportation expenditures because the additional transportation expenditures would exceed 115 per cent of the amount included in the Foundation Program for transportation. The motion was seconded by Mr. Cain and on vote carried.
On motion of Mr. Stevenson, seconded by Mrs. Witt, it was duly carried that bus drivers be granted a ten percent salary increase for the 1952-53 school year effective from the beginning and subject to the approval of the State Department of Education of proper forms permitting the same.
Mrs. Vera Boyette, School bus driver, advised the Board that she was daily driving two miles per day one way for one child whereas the said child was living only one-half mile from the Hernando County bus route. She further explained that she would continue picking up the said child if it was the Board's wishes, but by making this change it would shorten her route and time required. Mr. Cain moved that the concerned bus operating into Hernando County on Highway 301 be turned around at the Wubbena residence at the close of this week and the Secretary so notify Superintendent Louis Fisher of Hernando County. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and on vote carried and was declared passed by the Chairman.
The Board voted to purchase six lots number 2 through 7 inclusive of Block 4 of Crafts Subdivision of Track 35 adjacent to the Gulf High School property for the sum of $1,800.00 from the owner, Mrs. Anna E. Hill.
Principal D. C. Cripe, of the Dade City Grammar School, came before the board and advised that J. C. Haymons, janitor of the Dade City Grammar, desired and expected a salary increase when the new six classroom building now under construction was added to his work. Mr. Cain moved that the janitor of the Dade City Grammar School be granted a $25.00 per month salary increase effective when the new building is occupied.
The Board appointed James E. Pannell as teacher at Richland.
The Board voted to purchase forty (40) acres on Highway 52 for a future school at a cost of $5.000.00.
Richland School will continue one more year and then registration of pupils will determine the next year.
Teachers appointed: Pasco High School: Mrs. John W. Hornbuckle; Gulf High: Fannie Louise Dixon
NOVEMBER 14, 1952Burch Cornelius, former principal of Pasco High School, returned to Dade City and attended the Board Meeting to explain irregularities. Pasco High owed over $5,800.00 from the internal account and had over-extended accounts and money paid for one purpose diverted for another purpose. This mismanagement seriously jeopardized the credit of the school and would cause great hardship, confusion and disorder in the future administration of the financial affairs of the school. Mr. Cornelius agreed to pay $1,000.00. The Board indicated this was not enough and compromised for $1,500.00. The Board agreed to three installments of $500.00 each.
DECEMBER 9, 1952Constance Kaylor requested leave of absence effective December 13, 1952 for the remainder of the 1952-53 school year and Mrs. Edna Jordan filled the vacancy.
FEBRUARY 10, 1953Constance Kaylor resigned from her position.
Burch Cornelius failed to make payment on the $l,500.00 obligation as agreed.
The Board proceeded to review and outline the urgent and outstanding building requirements needed and anticipated during the next five year period and arranged the construction or purchase in priority form. The schedule as complied and read by the Secretary was as follows:
Dade City School Center
1. Auditorium and lunchroom addition to the present Dade City Grammar School.
2. New site for Elementary School.
3. New Elementary School Building.
Zephyrhills School Center
1. Vocational Agricultural Building.
2. Six additional elementary classrooms.
3. Auditorium and lunchroom.
Sanders Memorial School Center
1. Four additional classrooms
2. Addition to lunchroom
3. New Heating System
New Port Richey School Center.
Pierce Grammar: New roof and lunchroom; Gulf High: Lunchroom and new roof.
1. Administration building and lunchroom.
Mr. R. K. Butler, owner of the sixteen acres lying southwest of the intersection of South Fourteenth Street and West Florida Avenue and adjacent to Pasco High School which the Board is considering purchasing, was called and accepted an invitation to meet with the Board Mr. Butler appeared and the chairman explained the Board’s current position regarding the purchase of said tract and their desire that he reserve the same for them. Mr. Butler stated that it was completely agreeable to him and that he would hold the property for the board and do no further work on the existing grove.
MARCH 10, 1953O. S. Bandy delivered a $500.00 check from Burch Cornelius which was returned because of the following wording on the check.
"This check is for an over expenditure of funds only, for the purchase of band uniforms, there being no shortage of funds to be made up. When funds are available, the amount of this check is to be returned."
The Board Attorney called Mr. Cornelius to inform him that a suit would be filed if the $500.00 was not wired today. Mr. Cornelius wired the $500.00 check to the Superintendent.
A group of business men and women appeared before the Board requesting a contribution of $5,000.00 toward construction of the Armory. The Board requested an opinion from The Attorney General.
APRIL 14, 1953Mr. Cain moved that the foregoing resignation of O. S. Bandy be duly accepted. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and carried.
The following recommendations:
Supervisor: X. L. Garrison; Attendance Assistant: Eugene W. Hester.
Gulf High: Fred K. Marchman; Pierce Elementary: John R. Clark; Elfers: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; Hudson: Mrs. Emma Goodell; Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; Pasco High: W. G. Stephens; Dade City Elementary: Joseph Benson; Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Zephyrhills: D. G. McPherson; St. Joseph: Sr. Celine Townsend; Moore Academy: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera Goodwin; Zephyrhills: Bessie Barefield.
The Trustees recommended that the Richland School, Booker T. Washington and any other school not meeting the minimum attendance requirements of sixteen (16) be closed. Mrs. Witt moved that the recommendation of the School Trustees be accepted as read and the Principals therein named be appointed. The Board approved the recommendation therein stated and the effective principals notified that schools not meeting a minimum attendance requirement of sixteen pupils be closed.
Mr. Glenn H. Bump, Safety Director of the Tampa Motor Club, appeared before the Board in the interest of drivers education. He Save an interesting talk on the way the program operated and worked in the schools. The members asked Mr. Bump several questions and thanked him for his information.
The Board received Mr. O. H. Glock, who came to request the Pasco High School Auditorium for use of the Lutheran Church for holding Sunday services. The Attorney recommended that the Board deny the request in that it might establish a precedent which might be undesirable.
The Board approved G. E. Groover to be janitor of Pasco High School at a salary of $175.00 per month and in addition the use of that residence known as the janitor's house in and at the rear of the said Pasco High School and maintaining that residence at his own expense.
APRIL 11, 1953Burch Cornelius mailed a $1,000.00 check to O. S. Bandy.
The Board paid Dr. W. W. Jones $9.00 for treating Jim Geiger, a Pasco Elementary Student, injured from broken glass.
APRIL 28, 1953Teachers appointed:
PASCO HIGH SCHOOL: Martha Allen, Elizabeth Hale, Jewell M. Brewton, Robert Kitzmiller, Elmo Collins, Jr., Veta Neal, Wilma L. Peden, Albert E. Smith, Trilla Reed, Robert E. Flanagan, Ruth O. Brady, Nestor Giordano, Mildred Byrd, Bertha McKillips, Daniel J. Crum, Jack Pilsbury, Mary Weyher, Frank E. Blocker, Virginia James, Robert C. Brown, Ruth E. Lewis, David L. Congleton, Willard D. Palmer, Louise Pilsbury, William Sullivan.
DADE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Beulah Howard, Carolyn Dudley, Corrie S. Moore, Jack Hallas, Lucille Stephens, Ellen Harris, Daisy Wells, Sarah E. Ward, Jack Dudley, Victor Giordano, Annice Fernandez, Lottie Cripe, Edith S. Blocker, Myra M. O'Berry, Evelyn E. Pittman.
DADE CITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL: Amy Chadwick, Goldie Sigworth, Margaret Hawk, Ruth Weightman, Ila O. Dowling, Elizabeth Council, Frances McRae, William Summers, Myrtle B. Hunt, Grace Dew, Helen McNeil, Evelyn E. Adams, Mary S. Laurie, William B. Laurie, Euphemia Rowland, Helen Thompson, Annie B. Porter, May J. Evans, Alice M. St. Clair, Carolyn Douglas, Mary Stubbs, Elizabeth Brown, Donald Barger.
ZEPHYRHILLS SCHOOL: Rosemary Trottman, Celia L. Anderson, Rodney Osborn, John F. Clements, Faith Coe, Helen Hamilton, Mabel Campbell, Ruth E. Lamb, Isabel Barnes, Marjorie A. White, Peggy Osborn, Jane Lee Evans, David H. Clark, Lavonn M. Benson, Esther Austin, Pauline Higginson, Vianna Gall, Jane Maxwell, Hettie J. Price, Marjorie Parantha, Alpha S. Gill, John T. V. Clark, Marianne Morgan, Lots Johnson, Peggy Ann Padgett, Lavetta Garrison, Willie Mae Ellmaker, Frances Kelly.
LACOOCHEE SCHOOL: Mary F. Brinson, Marion Sedwick, Rose Reid, Georgia M. Wells, Zerue Hancock, Patricia Laurie, Eddie Szaro.
PIERCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Jane Henderson, Cora B. Gilmore, Jennie Keller, Marguerite Marchman, Lauzanne Sims, Eleanor Johnson.
ELFERS SCHOOL: Karl E. Parks, Harriet F. Roddy, Anna M. Nelson.
GULF HIGH SCHOOL: Ruth J. Morris, Fannie L. Dixon, James F. Clark, A. R. Chambers, H. J. McIntyre, Michael Kovalick (?), John Semago, Philip L. Capdevielle.
SANDERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL: Thelma Clark, Gertie B. Moss, Gertrude Godwin, Earline Bright.
TRILBY SCHOOL: Alda Goodwin, Principal; Frances Peacock.
ST. JOSEPH ELEMENTARY: Sister Gemma Lucio.
MOORE ACADEMY: Thelma B. Yarn, Claudia Lewis, Mozelle D. Ford, Mary H. Marshall, Hiram J. Goodwin, Willie V. Silas, Ruby L. Taylor, Walter J. Young, Louise P. Gilbert, James N. Taylor, Arrewintha S. Campbell, Martha Lewis, Allie D. Penix, Christine E. Mickens, Mike Ardis.
FLOYD ACADEMY: Francine Thompson, Ida Mae Robinson, Susie Johnson
Mrs. Myrtle Smith appointed to Dade City Elementary School.
Walter B. Gant resigned effective June 12, 1953.
The Board granted Miss Jane Lee Evans, Zephyrhills School, leave of absence from the next pre-school planning conference as requested because of her scheduled tour of schools in Europe this summer with other teachers.
Mrs. Witt reported on lots lying and being situated adjacent the Zephyrhills School and needed for school purposes. The lots and prices were to-wit:
Lots 11, 12, 13, 14 for $1,600.00 from owner.
Lots 15 and 16 for $600.00 from owner.
Lot 17 for $300.00 from owner.
Lot 18 for $300.00 from owner.
Lot 19 and 20 for $600.00 from owner.
Mrs. Witt moved that the said lots be purchased for the stated prices and that an application to incur a four year loan to provide for the payments be submitted to the State Department of Education for approval. The motion was seconded, voted on and carried.
PASCO HIGH SCHOOL P. O. Box 96 Dade City, Florida April 27, 1953
Supt. Mark St. Clair and Honorable Members of the Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
The Rutherford B. Hayes Foundation of Fremont, Ohio, has honored me with a request that I represent the Foundation at the Inauguration of Mr. Jay F. W. Pearson as second president of the University of Miami, on May 7th, 1953.
If it pleases the Board, I should like to be authorized professional leave for the occasion and in that respect also to represent Pasco County.
O. S. Bandy (Signed)
O. S. Bandy
The Board granted Mr. Bandy professional leave to attend the Inauguration.
The Board again held a general discussion regarding the purchasing of property for a school site in Dade City. Mr. Cain moved that the Board approve the recommendation of the School Trustees and purchase the property of R. K. Butler on South 14th Street and Florida Avenue, for the sum of $35,000. That the words "elementary school" be deleted from the Trustees recommendation and the words "for school purposes" be substituted therefor. That further an application to borrow money for the purchase of this property be submitted to the State Department of Education for approval. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kirkland and on vote declared passed by the Chairman.
The Board granted D. G. McPherson three days professional leave to accompany the Zephyrhills Senior Class to Tallahassee to visit the state legislature in session.
Professor O. K. Mickens appeared before the Board and requested financial assistance in sending their delegate, Nadine Boatwright, to the National New HOmemakers of America Convention at Prairie View A & M College, Hempstead, Texas on May 24 through 30, 1953. Mrs. Witt moved that the sum of $50,000 be authorized toward defraying the expenses of the Moore Academy delegate to the convention in Hampstead. Texas Mr. Stevenson seconded the motion and on vote the same was carried.
CALENDAR FOR PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL YEAR 1953 - 54
August 12 - 18 Pre-school Conference in local schools August 19-20-21 County Teachers' Conference in Dade City August 22 - 27 Pre-school Conference in local schools August 28 Registration of pupils August 31 Classes begin September 7 Labor Day (Holiday)
MAY 12, 1953Teachers appointed:
Gulf High School: Mrs. Emma Lou Harvey. Dade City Elementary School: Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Mr. Robert Gray, Mrs. Joy Sickler.
The Secretary read a letter dated May 11, 1953 from Jim Baynes in which he tendered his resignation as a faculty member of Pasco High School. The Board approved to be effective June 13, 1953.
The Board read a letter dated May 8, 1953 from Mrs. Laveta Garrison requesting personal leave for the period June 8 thru June 12 for the purpose of attending summer school. The request was granted.
MAY 21, 1953The Board of Public Instruction, Pasco County, Dade City Florida was called into Special Session this 21st day of May 1953 at the Courthouse, at 1:00 P.M., for the purpose of re-considering previous motion effecting the principalships of Pasco High School and Gulf High School, there being then and there present C. P. McCabe, Chairman, R. D. Stevenson, Edgar H. Kirkland. Margaretta C. Witt and W. P. Cain, Members of the Board.
Chairman McCabe, called the meeting to order.
Superintendent St. Clair stated that the meeting was called for the purpose of reconsidering a motion made on April 14, 1953, effecting the principalships of Pasco High School and Gulf High School due to being presented with petitions that contained 722 signatures of which 416 have been found Co be present parents of Pasco High School students. He then requested acting Attorney Charlie Luckie, Jr. to read a resolution which appeared as follows:A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA, REQUESTING W. G. STEPHENS, DULY APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF PASCO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE 1953-54 SCHOOL YEAR, AND FRED K. MARCHMAN, DULY APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF GULF HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE 1953-54 SCHOOL YEAR, TO RELINQUISH THEIR RIGHTS TO THEIR APPOINTED POSITIONS IN ORDER THAT O. S. BANDY, THE PRESENT PRINCIPAL OF PASCO HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE RE-APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF PASCO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE 1953-54 SCHOOL YEAR AND RESCINDING THEIR FORMER ACTION IN ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF O. S. BANDY, AS PRINCIPAL OF PASCO HIGH SCHOOL.
WHEREAS, heretofore, to-wit: April 7, 1953, O. S. Bandy requested, in writing, that the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County accept his resignation as principal of Pasco High School after the termination of the 1952-53 school year in order that he might accept an appointment as instructor at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, and
WHEREAS, heretofore, to-wit; April 14, 1953, the Board of Public Instruction accepted O. S. Bandy's resignation and expressed their appreciation for the services he had rendered as Principal of Pasco High School, and
WHEREAS, the said Board of Public Instruction heretofore, to-wit: on April 14, 1953, approved the recommendations of the Board of Trustees that W. G. Stephens be appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year to replace O. S. Bandy and the appointment of Fred K. Marchman as principal of Gulf High School to replace W. G. Stephens in that position but no formal contract has been entered into, and
WHEREAS, O. S. Bandy heretofore, to-wit: on May 12, 1953, by written request, asked the said Board of Public Instruction to reconsider his resignation and to appoint him principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year, and
WHEREAS a majority of the patrons of Pasco High School have expressed their desire that O. S. Bandy be appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year, and
WHEREAS W. G. Stephens and Fred K. Marchman have indicated, in writing, that they will relinquish their rights to their newly appointed positions as principals of Pasco High School and Gulf High School, respectively, and will release the said Board of Public Instruction, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Board of Trustees, from any contractual obligation which might exist as a result of said appointments in order that O. S. Bandy may be appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year, and
WHEREAS the Board of Public Instruction recognizes the rights of W G Stephens and Fred K. Marchman to their duly appointed positions and their contractual rights as the result of said appointments, and
WHEREAS the Board of Public Instruction expresses its sincere appreciation for W. G. Stephens' and Fred K. Marchman's expressed desire to cooperate in this matter in order that O. S. Bandy may be appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year, and
WHEREAS the Board of Public Instruction desires to rescind its action in accepting the resignation of O. S. Bandy and in keeping with the wishes of the patrons of Pasco High School, desires that O. S. Bandy be appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year.
The Board Attorney prepared a RELEASE which was signed by W. G. Stephens and Fred K. Marchman. A copy of the RELEASE follows:
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, W. G. Stephens, principal of Gulf High School, Pasco County, Florida, in consideration of one ($1.00) Dollar to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof it hereby acknowledged, and other valuable consideration do hereby remise release and forever discharge Mark St. Clair, Superintendent of Public Instruction, The Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida, and the Board of Trustees, and their successors in office, of and from all manner of action or actions, cause or causes of action, suits, debts dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, covenants, agreements, promise, claims and demands whatsoever, in law or in equity, which I might have against the said Mark St. Clair Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida, and the Board of Trustees, or their successors in office, as a result of my being appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my and and seal this 21st day of May, A. D. 1953.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of:
Charlie Luckie, Jr.
W. G. Stephens (Seal)
Fred K. Marchman signed a release like the one above.
C. W. O'Berry
MAY 26, 1953
PASCO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dade City, Florida May 25, 1953
Board of Trustees
Dade City, Florida
Due to the many requests of Pasco High School patrons and inasmuch as the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County in special session on May 21, 1953, passed a resolution requesting W. G. Stephens, duly appointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year, and Fred K. Marchman, duly appointed principal of Gulf High School for the 1953-54, to relinquish their rights to their appointed positions in order that O. S. Bandy, the present principal of Pasco High School may be reappointed principal of Pasco High School for the 1953-54 school year and rescinding their former action in accepting the resignation of O. S. Bandy as principal of Pasco High School, and inasmuch as said W. G. Stephens and said Fred K. Marchman have both signed releases freeing the Board of Public Instruction, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Board of Trustees of any and all liabilities, I, therefore, recommend the following personnel for the following schools for the 1953-54 school year.
Pasco High School: O. S. Bandy, Principal; Gulf High School: W. G. Stephens, Principal; Gulf High School: Fred K. Marchman, Instructor; Richland: Mrs. Leah Lang Pope; Sanders Memorial: Mrs. Ethel B. Paetz; Pasco High School: Miss Lillian Wells; Dade City Elementary: Miss Mattie Lee Perry; Dade City Elementary: Miss Gazelle Bissett; Moore Academy: Thelma Thomas
(Signed) Mark St. Clair Mark St. Clair
County School Superintendent
JUNE 9, 1953The Board increased the salary of the School Board Attorney, George C. Dayton to $150.00 per month effective July 1, 1953.
JULY 14, 1953The following leaves of absence were granted: Mrs. Rosemary Trottman - May 12 to JUne 12, 1953; Ruby L. Taylor - First semester of 1953-54 term; Albert E. Smith - August 12 to 16, 1953 to change rank.
The following resignations: Willard D. Palmer, Mrs. Martha Allen, Mrs. Peggy Osborn, Rodney Osborn, Miss Earline L. Bright, Mrs. Carolyn M. Douglas, Miss Ernestine Sims.
The following appointments:
Zephyrhills School: T. E. Webb, S. M. Brown, Mrs. Frances Brown, J. Marion Brantley. Pasco High School: James E. Pannell, William F. Philmon, Miss Dagmar Johnson, David H. Clark - transferred from Zephyrhills, Henry S. Moody, Jr., Miss Hazel Harris, Chester Taylor.
Gulf High: Mrs. Dorothy Jefferson.
Dade City Grammar School: Miss Ruth Smith, Miss Patricia Thompson, Miss Carolyn Hodges.
Lacoochee School: Mrs. Omaleah Graves, Henry Strait.
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Iris R. Talbert, John A. Jurus.
JULY 27, 1953Pierce Elementary School: Fred K. Marchman, Principal
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:
1. That the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Florida, does hereby adopt and determine the following priorities for the construction of the following projects, which said priorities shall be in the order as numbered from 1 to 24.
1. New Site, Dade City Elementary School.
2. New Site, Zephyrhills Elementary School.
3. New Site, Sanders Memorial
4. Four Classrooms, Sanders Memorial (If approved).
5. Six Classrooms, Zephyrhills
6. Vocational Agricultural Buildings, Dade City, Zephyrhills (New Port Richey, if and when approved)
7. New Elementary Building, Dade City
8. Completion of plant as per plot plan, Moore Academy
9. Lunchroom, Pasco High School
10. Auditorium and Lunchroom Addition, Dade City Grammar
11. Lunchroom Zephyrhills
12. Addition to lunchroom, Sanders Memorial
13. Lunchroom, Gulf High School (If approved)
14. Lunchroom, Pierce Grammar School
15. Shower and Locker Room, Pasco High School
16. Shower and Locker Room, Zephyrhills
17. Stage enlargement. Gulf High School
18. Band Building, Pasco High School
19. Administration Building, Zephyrhills
20. New Elementary School, Zephyrhills
21. Auditorium, Zephyrhills
22. Gymnasium, Zephyrhills
23. Gymnasium, New Port Richey (If approved), Gulf High School
24. Gymnasium, Dade City
2. That said projects shall be constructed or purchased with capital outlay funds and preference for priority shall be given the projects in the numerical order as herein above set forth.
DONE AND RESOLVED in open and special session this 27th day of July, 1953.
C. P. McCabe
AUGUST 10, 1953Ruby Copeland was appointed at Booker T. Washington with warning that she must improve and do better work.
NOVEMBER 10, 1953The Board deems it essential and necessary in order to maintain the public schools in said County for said State Board of Education to issue $806,000.00 School Bonds for and on behalf of the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County in order to finance the cost of the acquiring, building, constructing, altering, improving, enlarging, furnishing or equipping of the following as follows in order of priority of need as approved by the State Board of Education.
1. Dade City Elementary New Site $35,000.00 2. Zephyrhills Elem. New Site 5,000.00 3. Sanders Memorial Exp. Site 1,500.00 4. Sanders Memorial 4 Classrooms 30,000 5. Zephyrhills Elem. 6 Classrooms 60,000 6. Dade City Elem. Bldg.. 20 Classrooms 200,00.00 7. Moore Academy 7 Classrooms, Sci. lab, Home Econ.
suite, Agri. Shop, Library,
Commercial room, Shower
and dressing rooms, etc.
150,000.00 8. Zephyrhills Elem. (new) Classrooms 48,000.00 9. Pasco High Voc. Ag. Bldg. 10,000.00 9-A. Zephyrhills High Voc. Ag. Bldg. 10,000.00 9-B. Gulf High Voc. Ag. Bldg. 10,000.00 10. Pasco High Lunchroom 25,000.00 11. Dade City Grammar Cafetorium 35,000.00 12. Zephyrhills Lunchroom 20,000.00 13. Sanders Memorial Addition to lunchroom 5,000.00 14. Gulf High Lunchroom 10,000.00 15. Pierce Elementary Lunchroom 10,000.00 16. Pasco High Shower and Locker room 10,000.00 17. Zephyrhills Shower and Locker room 10,000.00 18. Gulf High Stage Enlargement ----- 19. Pasco High Band Bldg. ----- 20. Zephyrhills Auditorium 50,000.00 21. Zephyrhills Gymnasium 70,000.00 22. Gulf High Gymnasium 70,000.00 23. Zephyrhills Adm. Bldg. ----- ... Total $874,500.00
DECEMBER 8, 1953Darby School and one acre was sold to B. V. Lyons for $635.00.
JANUARY 27, 1954The Board reviewed plans for a new 16 classroom building for Dade City on a 16 acre site.
Martha D. Keyser was appointed to fill the vacancy of Mrs. Maxine Webb at Zephyrhills.
MARCH 9, 1954Teachers appointed:
Pierce Elementary: Mrs. Alta Grey; Moore Academy: Ruby L. Taylor
FEBRUARY 18, 1954MEMORANDUM TO: All County Superintendents
FROM: J. L. Graham, Director, Administration & Finance Division, State Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida
RE: Professional Leave
Sometime after the 1947 Legislature passed the School "Omnibus" Bill which for the first time included a provision for ten calendar months of teaching service, a problem arose in connection with the pre-school and post-school conferences. While the state universities endeavor to fix the opening and closing dates of summer school so as to prevent conflict with either the post-school or pre-school conferences, this cannot be assured, especially in the case of private or out-of-state institutions.
Legislators, citizens, and recently a State Auditor, have called attention to the fact that some ten-month teachers are being paid while attending summer school to improve rank even though they miss a part of one or the other conferences: do not teach ten full months. Section -36.02 (3) requires ten calendar months of service as one of the qualifications for participating in the Minimum Foundation Program. It is therefore legally impossible to shorten the period of employment and still pay a teacher for ten full months except under one condition which has been emphasized both by letter and group discussion - most recently at the January 14-15 meeting of County Superintendents in Gainesville.
The exception is where the absence from post-school or pre-school conference is in line of duty following authorization of the county Board and approval by the County Superintendent for specific training. Where this is not the case, remuneration by the county for such days should not be included in the individual's salary warrant for what month or those months.
When a ten-month member of the instructional or administrative staff applies for professional leave, whether for improvement in rank solely or by assignment for needed training in the county, the board action should be duly recorded in the minutes. Both the application and the minutes are important records in case of later inquiry incident to a regular state audit or other inquiry.
It will be necessary to depend upon the audit reports in making final adjustments of state aid where the matter of leave is involved. Where leaves not in the line of duty have been taken for attending summer school during either conference, it will be necessary to examine the report for occurrence of the following items: (1) Instances where salaries may have been paid during absences solely for improvement of rank and (2) Instances where portions of monthly salary have been withheld by the county for absences solely for improvement of rank.
Either or both of these items will effect the final adjustment of State Minimum Foundation Funds which will be made in keeping with the audit reports. There will, of course, be nothing to adjust where leave has been granted in line of duty.
Whereas, it was moved by Mrs. Witt, seconded by Mr. Kirkland that the policy of this Board be amended to comply with the said letter dated February 18, 1954 and that there shall be deduction made from the salary of any teacher for each days absence from any pre-session or post-session school conference unless such absence shall be in line of duty following authorization of the County Board and approved by the county Superintendent- for specified training. On vote the motion carried.
The Board suggested that the Athletic Department harvest the grapefruit on the Coleman property (Pasco Elementary).
The Board voted to purchase 2 acres adjacent to Sanders Memorial for $1200.00.
APRIL 13, 1954Principals appointed:
Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe; Zephyrhills: D. G. McPherson; Gulf High: W. G. Stephens; Pasco High: O. S. Bandy; Dade City Elementary: Joseph B. Benson; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Pierce Grammar: Fred K. Marchman; Hudson: Mrs. Emma Goodell; Elfers: Mrs. Mittye Olson; Trilby: W. R. Laurie; St. Joseph: Sr. Celine Townsend; Richland: Mrs. Leah L. Pope
Principals - Colored: Moore Academy: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera Goodwin; Zephyrhills: Bessie Barefield; New Port Richey (Booker T. Washington): Ruby L. Copeland
Sanders Memorial: Mrs. Thelma Clark, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Mrs. Iris Talbert, Mrs. Ethel Paetz, Mrs. Lois Wiggins, Mrs. Gertie B. Moss, John J. Jurus
Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Amy Chadwick, Mrs. Alice St. Clair; Mrs. Myrtle Hunt, Mrs. Ruth Weightman, Mrs. Martha Keyser, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Miss Thelma Lovett, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Annie B. Porter, Mrs. Julia Roseman, Mrs. Goldie Sigworth, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, Mrs. Grace Dew, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Mrs. May J. Evans, Miss Patricia Thomson, Mrs. Margaret Hawk, Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon, Mrs. Helen McNeil, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Euphemia Rowland, Mrs. Mary S. Laurie, Mrs. Frances MacRae, Donald Barger
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Faith Coe, Mrs. Esther Austin, Miss Jonnie Loonie, Miss Lois Johnson, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Miss Peggy A. Padgett, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Viola Gall, Mrs. Loveta Garrison, Mrs. Ruth Lamb, Mrs. Willie M. Ellmaker, Mrs. Isabel H. Barnes, Mrs. Hettie J. Price, Mrs. Muriel Gormon, Jack Lamb, Miss Alice White, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Frances Brown, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha, Mrs. Celia Anderson, Miss Lavonn M. Benson, Stewart M. Brown, Mrs. Scott Jordon, Miss Jane Evans, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Thomas E. Webb, John F. Clements, J. Marion Brantley, Robert C. Brown, John T. V. Clark, Miss Marianne Morgan, Mrs. Elizabeth Wester
Gulf High: James F. Clark, Philip L. Capdevielle, Mrs. Fannie L. Dixon, Miss Emma Gregory, Mrs. Emma L. Harvey, Michael Kovalick, Harold J. McIntyre, Mrs. Ruth J. Morris, John Savige, Mrs. Lucille K. Stephens, John Semago, Al Legano
Pasco High School: Frank Blocker, Mrs. Jewell Brewton, Edward Brown, Jr., Mrs. Mildred Byrd, David H. Clark, Jr., Elmo Collins, Jr., David L. Congleton, Daniel J. Crum, Chester W. Taylor, Jr., Mrs. Edward Brown, Jr., Miss Elizabeth Hale, Miss Dagmar Johnson, Mrs. Virginia James, Robert Kitzmiller, Miss Ruth E. Lewis, Mrs. Bertha McKillips, Henry S. Moody, Jr., Mrs. Veta Neal, Mrs. Sarah F. Goff, Nestor Giordano, Mrs. Wilma Peden, Floyd Philmon, Jack Pilsbury, Albert E. Smith, W. F. Sullivan, Miss Lillian Wells, Miss Lillian Martin, James E. Pannell, Mrs. Mary C. Weyher, Mrs. Louise Pilsbury
Dade City Elementary School: Mrs. Carolyn Dudley, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Mrs. Ellen Watson, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, Mrs. Corrie Moore, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Mrs. Sarah Ward, Mrs. Myra O'Berry, Jack Dudley, Jack Hallas, Robert Gray, Charles Miner, Victor Giordano
Lacoochee: Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Carolyn Douglas, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Miss Rose Reid, Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Eddie Szaro, Henry Strait, Mrs. Georgia Wells
Pierce Elementary School: Mrs. Jane J. Henderson, Miss Barbara Helm, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Miss Lauzanne Sims, Mrs. Cora B. Gilmore, Mrs. Marguerite C. Marchman, Mrs. Alta D. Grey, Miss Eleanor D. Johnson
Elfers School: Mrs. Ann Nelson, Mrs. Harriet Roddy, Karl E. Parks
Trilby School: Mrs. Frances Peacock
St. Joseph: Sr. Gemma Lucio
Moore Academy: Thelma B. Yarn, Arrewintha S. Campbell, Ruby L. Taylor, Mozelle D. Ford, Hayes M. Howard, Allie D. Penix, Louise P. Gilbert, Hiram J. Goodwin, Melvin Dennard, Willie V. Silas, Claudia Lewis, Martha Lewis, Thelma Thomas, Walter J. Young, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, James N. Taylor, Edward S. Desmore
Floyd Academy: Susie Johnson, Francine Thompson, Ida M. Robinson
Sarah F. Goff requested leave of absence for remainder of year due to illness of her son. Board granted leave.
The Board granted Mr. E. W. Hester a $25.00 allowance to attend a Textbook Managers conference at Daytona Beach on May 20 and 21.
Lee W. Fox, Principal of the Sanders Memorial School appeared before the Board requesting another teacher for the 1954-55 term and that he be relieved of full time teaching duties and serve as a full time principal. He requested that the 9th grade be added to the curriculum. The Board approved.
MAY 11, 1954Teachers appointed:
Pasco High: Charles A. Henderson; County Speech Therapist: Theodosia Atchley
Summer School will be available in Dade City and Zephyrhills for a $20.00 fee per student.
MAY 24, 1954The Board appointed Ann Messer Henderson Diversified Cooperative Training instructor at Pasco High School.
The Board paid $3.00 each for a physical for the bus drivers.
Principal at Trilby, William R. Laurie, was granted a $400.00 per year supplement for performing the principal duties.
JUNE 8, 1954Teachers appointed:
Dade City Elementary: Dallas Ted Parker; Lacoochee: Marion Parker; Moore Academy: Cora Elizabeth Hill; Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Joyce Watson, Nanerle Mathis, Myra L. Hicks, Jerome Ray Houghawout
The Board voted to pay bus drivers $160.00 per month in 12 payments.
JUNE 23, 1954The Board appointed Robert E. Mills as Reading Specialist.
JULY 13, 1954The lowest bid on fuel was: Diesel fuel $.12385 per gallon. Kerosene $.141588 per gallon.
JULY 14, 1954Constance Kaylor was appointed teacher at Zephyrhills.
PREPARED POLICY Leave of Absence
1. Maternity Leave -- full time employee shall suspend services 120 days before birth of child. May return after 90 days from birth. Shall not extend beyond fall term after child's first birthday.
JULY 28, 1954Teachers appointed: Pasco High School: Earnest L. Kretchmar, William E. Yates
OCTOBER 12, 1954The Board increased the travel allowance for the Speech Therapist and Reading Specialist to $35.00 per month.
JANUARY 11, 1955Board Members: C. P. McCabe, Edgar H. Kirkland, Margaretta C. Witt, Carl Hatcher, Charles F. Touchton, Jr.
JANUARY 19, 1955The Superintendent presented a complaint from O. S. Bandy, Principal of Pasco High School and O. K. Mickens, Principal at Moore Academy stating that the Armory Board is charging too much for use of the Armory by the schools. A $10.00 fee for a Pasco High basketball game is excessive due to the low attendance at the games.
MARCH 8, 1955The Board accepted the following resignations effective July 1, 1955: Arleis Ross, Verna H. Ross, Jane J. Henderson, James N. Taylor
Joe Benson, Principal of Dade City Elementary School and D. C. Cripe, Principal of Dade City Grammar School requested the Board to designate an attendance area for each school.
MARCH 29, 1955The Superintendent read the following resolution drawn up by O. S. Bandy, principal of Pasco High School and signed by his teachers requesting that married pupils be denied the privilege of attending school, and especially these who are prospective mothers. Attorney Dayton read an opinion from the Attorney General on same and advised that such action would be contrary to the rights and privileges of citizens, and further advised that cases of this nature should be brought to the board individually.
Dade City, Florida March 4, 1955
We the faculty of Pasco High, respectfully request that the Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County pass a resolution requiring students who get married during the school year to drop out of school at the end of that semester. (Married students may be admitted to High School subject to the following paragraphs). In the case of pregnancy of a married, or unmarried, student, the said student should be required to withdraw from school when said pregnancy becomes known.
Signed: Charles A. Henderson, Ruth E. Lewis, G. Jordan, Nina Percival, Ann K. Henderson, Robert B. Kitzmiller, Jewell M. Brewton, Sarah B. Golf, Frank E. Blocker, Henry S. Moody, Jr., Ernest L. Kretschmar, Jr., Wilma Peden, Lillian Martin, Floyd Philmon, Elmo Collins, Jr., David L. Congleton, W. F. Sullivan, Mildred Byrd, Lillian L. Wells, David Clark, Jr., Daniel J. Crum, William Yates, O. S. Bandy, Principal
MARCH 29, 1955The Board Members and Superintendent were: Edgar H. Kirkland, Carl Hatcher, Margaretta C. Witt, Charlie F. Touchton, Jr. C. P. McCabe, Chairman and Mark St. Clair, Supt. The Board voted to appoint the following for the 1955-56 school year. General Supervisor: X. L. Garrison Attendance Assistant: Eugene W. Hester
Lee W. Fox, Sanders Memorial School; D. C. Cripe, Dade City Grammar School; D. G. McPherson, Zephyrhills School; John Semago, Gulf High School; O. S. Bandy, Pasco High School; Charles Henderson, Pasco Junior High; Joseph B. Benson, Pasco Elementary School; Mrs. Agatha Andrews, Lacoochee School; Fred K. Marchman, Pierce Elementary School; Mrs. Marguerite Gooding, Hudson School; Mrs. Mittye P. Olson, Elfers; W. R. Laurie, Trilby School; Mrs. Leah L. Pope, Richland School; Sr. Rosaria Matthiesen, St. Joseph School
O. K. Mickens, Moore Academy; Vera Goodwin, Floyd Academy; Bessie Barefield, Zephyrhills; Ruby L. Copeland, Booker T. Washington
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Thelma Clark, Mrs. Lois Wiggins, Mrs. Lucy Jones, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Mrs. Gertie Moss
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Esther Austin, Mrs. Faith F. Coe, Miss Lois Johnson, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Mrs. Sally W. Gibson, Miss Peggy Ann Padgett, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Vianna Gall, Mrs. Laveta Garrison, Mrs. Willie Mae Ellmaker, Mrs. Isabel Barnes, Miss Alice Zimmerman, Mrs. Pauline Boggs, Miss Alice White, Stewart M. Brown, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Constance Kaylor, Mrs. Laura Stevens, Miss Jane Lee Evans, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Thomas E. Webb, John F. Clements, Miss Marianne Morgan, Robert C. Brown, John T. V. Clark, J. Marion Brantley, Mrs. Hettie Jane Price, Mrs. Celia Anderson
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Helen McNeil, D. T. Parker, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Francis MacRae, Mrs. Mary Scott Laurie, Mrs. Miriam Parker, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Mrs. Alice St. Clair, Mrs. Ruth Weightman, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Patricia McIntosh, Mrs. Goldie Sigworth, Mrs. Annie B. Porter, Mrs. Martha Keyser, Miss Thelma Lovett
Lacoochee: Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Mr. Eddie Szaro, Mrs. Georgia Wells, Mrs. Marion Sedwick
Pasco High School: Frank Blocker, David H. Clark, Jr., David Congleton, Mrs. Sarah B. Goff, Mrs. Ann M. Henderson, Robert Kitzmiller, Miss Marilyn McClelland, Miss Lillian Martin, James E. Pannell, Floyd Philmon, Albert Smith, Chester W. Taylor, Jack Dudley, Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Elmo Collins, Jr., Daniel J. Crum, Miss Elizabeth Hale, Gary Jordan (Nestor Giordano), Miss Ruth E. Lewis, Mrs. Bertha McKillips, Henry S. Moody, Jr., Mrs. Wilma Peden, Connel W. Rodgers, W. F. Sullivan, Mrs. Mary C. Weyher
Pasco Junior High School: Mrs. Jewell Brewton, Ernest L. Kretschmar, R. D. Gray, Mrs. Myra O'Berry, Moss Farmer, Mrs. Virginia James, Mrs. Veta Neal, Jack Hallas, Victor Jordan (Giordano)
Pierce Elementary School: Miss Eleanor D. Johnson, Mrs. Louise H. Sherlock, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Mrs. Marguerite Marchman, Miss Lauzanne D. Sims, Miss Barbara Helm
Gulf High School: Philip L. Capdevielle, Mrs. Virginia Edgington, Michael Kovalick, Mrs. Fannie L. Dixon, Mrs. Emma Lou Harvey, Mrs. Bernice Worth
Elfers School: Karl E. Parks II, Mrs. Cora Gilmore
St. Joseph School: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Pasco Elementary School: Mrs. Amy Chadwick, Mrs. Joyce H. Watson, Mrs. Madaline C. Culpepper, Mrs. Myra L. Hicks, Mrs. Carolyn Dudley, Mrs. Ellen H. Watson, Mrs. Grace C. Dew, Mrs. Margaret M. Hawk, Mrs. Euphemia M. Rowland, Mrs. Julia M. Roseman, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Mrs. Corrie S. Moore Mrs. Sarah E. Ward, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Mrs. Evelyn Pittman, Mrs. Joy Sickler
Moore Academy: Francine Thompson, Susie Johnson, Ida Mae Robinson
Zephyrhills School: Inez O'Neal James
Gulf High School: Al Legano, Harold J. McIntyre, James F. Clark
JUNE 14, 1955Teachers appointed:
Sanders Memorial: Ralph D. Cripe
Pierce Elementary School: Mrs. Alberta W. Spearman
Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Verna H. Ross, Miss Anne A. Hosmer
Moore Academy: Harold E. Byrd, Vocational
Mr. Touchton moved that action on the recommendation of Mrs. Verna H. Ross be withheld and tabled pending the securing of further information. Mrs. Witt seconded the motion and on vote carried.
Janitors recommended for the ensuing year.
Pasco High School, James L. Graham; Pasco Elementary, C. J. Haymons; Pasco Jr. High, W. R. Floyd; Dade City Grammar, J. C. Haymons; Zephyrhills, Gerald Houck and Mr. Kalbough; Lacoochee, Jack Miner; Trilby, Danny Boyko; St. Joseph, Mrs. Thomas Barthle; Gulf High, Nevin Roush; Pierce Elementary, R. D. Parker; Elfers Elementary, LeRoy Sawyer; Sanders Memorial, Clarence Burdge
JUNE 29, 1955Teachers appointed:
Lacoochee: Mrs. Helen Vogt, Mrs. Marie A. Buchholz
Pasco High School: W. C. Fingerhut
JULY 8, 1955O. L. Bandy, Principal, Pasco High School; Stewart Brown, Assistant Principal, Pasco High School; D. C. Cripe, Principal, Dade City Grammar School; Charles Henderson, Principal, Zephyrhills High School
JULY 12, 1955Teachers appointed:
Pasco Elementary: Mrs. Martha Jane Falcetti, Miss Marianne Morgan (Transfer from Zephyrhills)
Pasco Junior High: Mrs. Rosemary Trottman - transferred from Zephyrhills, William R. Phillips, Mrs. Ethel R. Lease
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Dovie Parrish Dudderar, Miss Irene Durham
Zephyrhills School: William Leo Guthrie
Pierce Elementary School: Miss Helen E. Snell
Gulf High School: Miss Dorothy B. Havssley, H. E.
Moore Academy: Marthis Edward
Superintendent St. Clair read to the Board a letter received from Rev. E. C. Tyner, First Baptist Church, Dade City, in which he expressed the churches appreciation for use of the Dade City Elementary School building for Sunday School Classes during their building program, and also a letter from the Zephyrhills Band Boosters Club expressing their appreciation to the Board for the use of a school bus for transorting the Zephyrhills High School Band to Jacksonville, Florida to participate in the state contest.
JULY 27, 1955Teachers appointed: Pasco Jr. High, Earl M. Hall; Pasco High, Miss Betty Friffin
AUGUST 5, 1955David J. Crum resigned from Pasco High School.
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Betty Turner Brooks, Miss Louise Bottoriff
Sanders Memorial: Frances B. Bellamy, Barbara Brandel, James English
Pasco Elementary: Mrs. Annie Reedy
Lacoochee: Miss Dorothy Brown
Pasco High School: Betty J. Barish
AUGUST 24, 1955Pasco Jr. High: Dwight Clark. The Board voted to close Hudson School due to low enrollment.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1955Mr. Charles A. Henderson, Principal of Zephyrhills School appeared before the Board and read the following resolution adopted by the Pasco Principals' Association and recommended to the Board for approval as the prevailing policy on corporal punishment:
Board of Public Instruction
Dade City, Florida
The Pasco County Principals' Association hereby recommends the following:
(1) that the Board of Public Instruction reconsider its action concerning use of the paddle in connection with the corporal punishment in the schools of Pasco County;
(2) that a discipline form (of the type enclosed) be adopted for high school (grades 7-12) use so that an accurate record can be kept;
(3) that the size of the paddle for high school use shall be no more than one-quarter inch thick, that the paddle shall be plywood or other flexible wood, four inches wide, and two and one-half feet long, and shall be used only on the posterior of the student in a standing or semi-standing position (not bending over any object such as a desk or chair);
(4) that a witness shall be present and shall sign the discipline form at any time corporal punishment is administered in the high school (grades 7 - 12);
(5) that elementary principals (grades 1-6) may be allowed to use the paddle prescribed for high school (grades 7-12) use when they deem it advisable, if they have a witness and use the proposed discipline form;
(6) that elementary teachers (grades 1 - 6) be allowed to use pingpong type paddles on the posterior of the pupil only;
(7) that elementary teachers (grades 1-6) may be allowed to discipline their students with an adult witness present and will be instructed that the punishment shall not be unusual or unduly severe;
(8) that principals shall call to the attention of their teachers the policy of the Board of Public Instruction (Pasco County Policy Handbook, page 60, Florida Statute number 5.18) concerning lower grades as punishment;
(9) that no other instrument other than the paddles prescribed herein are recommended for use. This shall not be construed in any way to limit the use of the open hand in disciplining the child.
(10) that in no case shall the teacher be allowed to strike the child on the head or face.
Pasco County Principals' Association
JANUARY 10, 1956Pasco High School -- Mrs. Sarah B. Goff O'Keefe resigned effective January 23 1956. Miss Patricia Herring, Pasco High Secretary, resigned effective January 20, 1956. Ruth V. Philmon was appointed as secretary Principal O. S. Bandy reported to the Board that all long outstanding debts of Pasco High had been paid. The Board expressed appreciation to Mr. Bandy for his excellent effort and management in paying up old bills incurred in previous years and continuung to carry on athletic programs. A lunch room for Pasco High grades 9-12 was approved by the Board
JANUARY 17, 1956Mrs. Frances P. Brown was appointed to replace Sarah B. Goff.
FEBRUARY 14, 1956John Semago, Principal at Gulf, reported his present enrollment was 306 and he expected 360 next year.
MARCH 13, 1956Stanley B. Kendrick was appointed to Zephyrhills School. O. K. Mickens reported that they now occupied the new building.
MARCH 15, 1956The name Moore High School was changed to Mickens High School.
MARCH 28, 1956Appointed: Principals:
Gulf High School: no recommendation; Pierce Elementary, Fred K. Marchman; Elfers: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe; Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; Zephyrhills School: Charles Henderson; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Pasco High School: O. S. Bandy; Trilby: Moss Farmer; Pasco Elementary: Joseph B. Benson; Pasco Junior High: Stewart M. Brown; St. Joseph: Sr. Rosaria Matthiesen; Richland: Mrs. Leah L. Pope
Moore High School: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera L. Goodwin; Booker T. Washington: Ruby L. Copeland
General Supervisor: X. L. Garrison; Attendance Assistant and Textbook Manager: Eugene W. Hester; Speech Therapist: Miss Theodosia M. Atchley
St. Joseph Schools: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Gulf High School: Ed Smith, Miss Ninette Gauthier, Mrs. Juanita Kimzey, Mrs. Jo Jeanne Braithwait, Mrs. Fannie L. Dixon, Mrs. Lucille Stephens, Mrs. Bernice Worth, Joe Jones
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Ann Tipton, Miss Thelma Lovett, Mrs. Goldie Sigworth, Mrs. Alice St. Clair, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Essie Mae Blitch, Mrs. Miriam Parker, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Verna Ross, Mrs. Grace Dew, Mrs. Ruth Weightman, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Mary Stobbs, Mrs. Francis MacRae, Mrs. Mary Scott Laurie, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, D. Ted Parker, Donald Barger, Rodney Cox, Mrs. Sally W. Gibson, Secretary - Mrs. Aline Terwilliger, Janitor - Jessie Haymon.
Pierce Elementary School: Miss Eleanor D. Johnson, Mrs. Marguerite Marchman, Mrs. E. Ruth Smith, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Mrs. Helen E. Snell, Mrs. Alberta W. Spearman
Pasco High School: Frank Blocker, Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Eimo Collins, Jr., Jack Dudley, Miss Betty Jean Griffin, Mrs. Ann M. Henderson, Robert Kitzmiller, Miss Marilyn McClellan, Miss Lillian Martin, James E. Pannell, William Floyd Philmon, Albert E. Smith, Chester Taylor, Jr., Mrs. Frances Brown, David H. Clark, David Congleton, W. G. Fingerhut, Miss Elizabeth Hale, Nestor Giordano, Miss Ruth Lewis, Mrs. Bertha M. McKillips, Henry S. Moody, Mrs. Wilma Peden, Connel Rodgers, William F. Sullivan, Secretary - Mrs. Ruth Philmon, Janitor - W. R. Floyd
Pasco Junior High School: W. G. Andrews, Robert Gray, David J. Hallas, Victor Giordano, Mrs. Myra O'Berry, Mrs. Joycelyn Sickler, Mrs. Mabel Williams, Mrs. Jewell Brewton, Earl W. Hall, Mrs. Virginia James, Mrs. Veta Neal, W. R. Phillips, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman
Trilby School: Mrs. Frances Peacock
Zephyrhills School: E. L. Kretschmar, Assist. Prin., Mrs. Faith Coe, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Mrs. Vianna Gall, Mrs. Isabel Barnes, Mrs. Hettie Jane Price, Mrs. Marguerite Gooding, Mrs. Celia Anderson, Miss Alice Zimmerman, J. Marion Brantley, S. B. Kendrick, Miss Lois L. Johnson, Mrs. Janet Wright, Miss Peggy Ann Padgett, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Laveta Garrison, Mrs. Willie Mae Ellmaker, Mrs. Esther Fedor, Maud A. Morgan, Miss Alice White, Mrs. Betty T. Brooks, James W. Pritchard, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Miss Jane Evans, R. R. Nichols, John T. V. Clark, Edd Webb, Miss Louise Bottorff, Mrs. Marjorie B. Parantha, Mrs. Constance C. Kaylor, Robert Brown, John Clements
Lacoochee School: Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Mrs. Iris Talbert, Mrs. Marie Buchholz, Arleis Ross, Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Georgia Wells, Mrs. Zerue Hancock
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Thelma Clark, Mrs. Jean Fox, Mr. James English, Ralph Cripe, Mrs. Marjorie Courbat, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Mrs. Gertie Moss, Ralph Fox, Mrs. Barbara Church
Elfers School: Mrs. Cora B. Gilmore
Moore High School: Bessie Barefield, Arrewintha Campbell, Mozelle D. Ford, Cora E. Hill, Hayes Howard, Claudia Lewis, Martha L. Lewis, Willie V. Silas, Thelma Thomas, Dorothy Trammer, Inez O. James, Thelma B. Yarn, Myrtle Jones, Mike C. Ardis, Harold E. Byrd, Melvin Dennard, Matthias Evans, Violet George, Louise P. Gilbert, Hiram J. Goodwin, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Allie D. Penix, Estus Smith, Walter J. Young, Secretary - Irene F. Gause Janitors - Ennis Hansberry, Ira Bucklon
Floyd Academy: Francine M. Thompson, Susie K. Johnson, Ida Mae Robinson
MAY 9, 1956Robert Booth was appointed to replace Coach Moody at Pasco High.
Mrs. Joyce A. (Dew) Russell was appointed to Pasco Jr. High.
Miss Patricia Courter - Zephyrhills
Mrs. Lucy B. Jones - Sanders Memorial
JUNE 12, 1956Chester W. Taylor, Superintendent elect, attended the Baord meeting as a visitor
Zephyrhills: Arthur W. Rilley; Dade City Grammar: Mrs. Rebekah W. Barker; Pasco High School: Joseph Caruso; Mickens: Dorothy G. Knowles, Betty Joyce Tolbert
JUNE 20, 1956Gulf High Principal: Tommy Gibbs; Pierce Elementary Principal: Fred K. Marchman
JULY 10, 1956Resigned:
Mrs. Virginia D. James, Mrs. Sarah D. Denn, Mrs. Esther P. Austin
JULY 27, 1956Miss Helen R. Gates appointed to Sanders Memorial.
SEPTEMBER 13, 1956Pasco Jr. High: Earl W. Hall resigned
Appointed to Pasco Jr. High:
Cornell Campbell Wagner, Walter R. Matthews, Herbert L. Whalley
Arleis E. Ross transferred to Pasco High from Zephyrhilis
Appointed to Zephyrhills: Miss Betty Griffin, Miss Betty Privette
SEPTEMBER 21, 1956Appointed:
Pasco Jr. High: Homer W. LeBlanc, Mrs. Pat (Sue) Richardson
Zephyrhills: Mrs. Avis F. Dickerson
Pasco Elementary: Mrs. Margaret V. Benson
Lacoochee: Marvin Stokes, Ethel Lease
OCTOBER 9, 1956Zephyrhills: Christine K. Douglas; Mickens: Alice Trueblood; Pasco High School: O. S. Bandy, Principal
JANUARY 8, 1957Mary H. Williams appointed to fill vacancy created by the transfer of Rodney Cox.
Chester W. Taylor, Jr. assumed the responsibilities as Superintendent.
JANUARY 30, 1957Appointed Raymond C. Kelley to replace Chester Taylor at Pasco High School.
William Sullivan Sullivan resigned from Pasco High School effective March 19, 1957.
MARCH 12, 1957Kenneth Ted Williams appointed to Pasco High.
MARCH 20, 1957The Board of Public Instruction of Pasco County, Dade City, Florida, met in Special Session at the Court House, this 20th day of March, 1957, for the purpose of continuing the hearing for Mr. Connel W. Rodgers on the charge outlined in the order of suspension, and giving him an opportunity to present a witness in his behalf. Also to conduct any other business regularly coming before the Board.
Gulf High School: Tommy White; Pierce Elementary: Fred K. Marchman; Elfers: Mrs. Mittye P. Olson; Dade City Grammar: D. C. Cripe; Sanders Memorial: Lee W. Fox; Zephyrhills School: Charles A. Henderson; Lacoochee: Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Pasco High School: O. S. Bandy; Trilby: Rodney B. Cox; Pasco Elementary: Joseph B. Benson; Pasco Junior High: Stewart M. Brown; St. Joseph: Sr. Rosaria Matthiesen; Richland: Mrs. Leah L. Pope
Mickens High School: O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy: Vera L. Goodwin; Booker T. Washington: Ruby L. Copeland
Supervisor: X. L. Garrison; Attendance Office and Text Books: Eugene W. Hester
FLORIDA STATE SENATE Tallahassee March 12, 1957
Hon. Chester W. Taylor, Jr., Superintendent
Pasco County Public Schools
Dade City, Florida
Your letter of March 5th received; I am sorry I was unable to meet with you and your Board today, due to unexpected hearing set down before the Circuit Judge in a case, I was unable to come down.
Should your school board have any local legislation to be passed during the coming legislature, have your attorney forward me a copy of same, together with Representative Williams reaction to same.
Thanking you, and with best regards, I am,
J. C. Getzen, Jr.
APRIL 9, 1957Teachers appointed:
Pasco High School: Mr. Robert Batson, Assistant Principal, Frank Blocker, Robert Booth, Mrs. Frances Brown, Mrs. Mildred Byrd, David Congleton, Jack Dudley, William C. Fingerhut, Mrs. Betty G. Hudson, Miss Elizabeth Hale, Mrs. Ann Henderson, Nestor Giordano, Robert Kitzmiller, Prin. Ernest L. Kretschmar, Miss Ruth E. Lewis, Mrs. Bertha M. McKillips, Miss Lillian Martin, James E. Pannell, Mrs. Wilma Peden, Floyd Philmon, A. E. Ross, Albert E. Smith, Thomas W. Weightman, Mrs. Mary C. Weyher, Raymond C. Kelley
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Thelma Clark, Miss Helen Gates, Mrs. Gertie B. Moss, Ralph Cripe, Mrs. Raymond F. Burk, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Mrs. Marjorie Courbat James English, Wayne D. Hollinshead
Lacoochee School: Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Mrs. Iris Talbert, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Eddie Szaro, Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Georgia Wells, Mrs. Bernice Fehlberg
Zephyrhills School: Mrs. Faith Coe, Mrs. Marguerite Gooding, Miss Lots L. Johnson, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Miss Peggy Ann Padgett, Mrs. Isabel Barnes, Mrs. Hettie Jane Price, Maud A. Morgan, Miss Alice White, S. B. Kendrick, George Swing, J. W. Prichard, Mrs. Katherine Swing, John F. Clements, John T. V. Clark, R. R. Nichols, Miss Shirley Triplett, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Vianna Gall, Mrs. Laveta Garrison, Mrs. Willie May Ellmaker, Miss Betty Privette, Mrs. Janet Wright, Miss Ann Griffin, Mrs. Ester Gedor, Mrs. Celia Anderson, Miss Alice Zimmerman, J. M. Brantley, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Jrs. Jane Evans, Mrs. Constance C. Kaylor, Robert C. Brown, Miss Avis F. Dickerson, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Rebekah Baker, Miss Thelma Lovett, Mrs. Ann Tipton, Mrs. Alice Groover, Mrs. Ruth Weightman, Mrs. Gwendolyn Batson, Mrs. Sally Gibson, Mrs. Mary S. Laurie, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Lottie Cripe, Donald E. Barger, Mrs. Grace Dew, Mrs. Verna Ross, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Goldie Sigworth, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Essie Mae Blitch, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, Mrs. Miriam Parker, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Dallas T. Parker, Rodney Cox
Pasco Junior High School: W. G. Andrews, Robert Gray, Victor Giordano, Mrs. Veta Neal, William R. Phillips, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Mabel C. Williams, Elmo Collins, Mrs. Jewell M. Brewton, Mrs. Joy Giordano, Homer W. LeBlanc, Mrs. Myra M. O'Berry, Mrs. Sue Richardson, C. C. Wagner, H. L. Whalley
Pierce Elementary School: Mrs. Margaret P. Gibbs, Miss Eleanor D. Johnson, Mrs. Jennie D. Keller, Mrs. Marguerite C. Marchman, Mrs. Louise H. Sherlock, Mrs. Helen E. Snell, Mrs. Alberta W. Spearman
Gulf High School: Thomas E. Webb, Mrs. Bernice Worth, Miss Thelma B. McCurdy, Mrs. Fannie L. Dixon, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Sanford, Mrs. Dorothy M. Linn, William B. Collins, David H. Clark, Jr., Charles E. Smith, Mrs. Juanita Kimzey, Theodore F. Linn, Jr., James S. Keating, Jr., Paul B. Proctor, Mrs. Maxine Webb
Pasco Elementary School: Mrs. Amy Chadwick Mrs. Sarah Ward Mrs. Helen McNeil Mrs. Margaret Hawk Mrs. Margaret Benson Miss Myra Hicks Mrs. Beulah Howard Mrs. Ellen Watson Mrs. Myrtle Smith Mrs. Evelyn Pittman Mrs. Annis Reedy Mrs. Martha Keyser Mrs. Madalene Culpepper Mrs. Joyce Watson Mrs. Martha Falcetti Mrs. Euphemia Rowland Mrs. Julia Roseman Mrs. Corrie Moore Mrs. Carolyn Dudley
Trilby: Mrs. Frances Peacock
St. Joseph School: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Elfers School: James F. Clark, Cora B. Gilmore, Mrs. Lenna M. Davis
Mickens High School: Bessie Barefield Mike C. Ardis, Arrewintha Campbell, Harold E. Byrd, Mozelle D. Ford, Melvin Dennard, Cora Elizabeth Hill, Matthies Evans, Hayes W. Howard, Dorothy G. Knowles, Claudia Lewis, Louise P. Gilbert, Martha L. Lewis, Hiram J. Goodwin, Willie V. Silas, Mary H. Marshall, Thelma Thomas, Christine E. Mickens, Dorothy Trammer, Allie D. Penix, Inez O. Wright, Estus Smith, Thelma B. Yarn Betty J. Tolbert
Floyd Academy: Francine Mary Thompson, Ida Mae Robinson, Susie Johnson
MAY 14, 1957Lee W. Fox, Principal at Sanders Memorial.
Mickens High School name will remain the same. The elementary section will be Moore Elementary School. The combination will be known as Moore-Mickens School.
Charles A. Henderson, Principal at Zephyrhills resigned.
Even though twenty units are required for graduation, it is expected that the majority of those taking the college preparatory course or the business course will complete more than twenty units. One unit is earned by taking a course for one hour per day for a school year; one unit may be earned in a regular summer school. Therefore, ail courses leave room for electives to suit the individual needs.
COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSE
English 4 units
Social Studies 3 units (American History, World History, and either American Government or Civics. Both are recommended.)
Homemaking 1 unit for girls
Physical Ed. 2 units
Science 3 units (Biology required. 2 more from the fields of General Science, Physics Chemistry, Physiology, and Physical Science.)
Mathematics 3 units (Algebra I, Plane Geometry, Algebra II, Business Mathematics, General Mathematics or Solid Geometry and Trigonometry.)
Foreign Language 2 units of the same language.
Electives to complete high school graduation requirements
English 4 units
Mathematics 2 units (Business Mathematics in grade 12 and one more.)
Social Studies 3 units (American History and Government and 2 more units.)
Science 2 units (Biology and one more unit.)
Physical Ed. 2 units
Homemaking 2 units for girls
Additional units to fit program and complete high school graduation requirements.
BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSE
English 4 units
Social Studies 2 units (American History and Government and one more)
Mathematics 2 units (Business Mathematics required in grade 11 or 12 and one more)
Science 1 unit in Biology
Physical Ed. 2 units
Homemaking 1 unit for girls
Business Ed. 6 units to be selected with the guidance of their business education department.
Additional units to complete high school graduation requirements.
English 3 units
Social Studies 2 units (American History and Government and one more unit.)
Science 1 unit of Biology
Mathematics 2 units
Physical Ed. 2 units
Homemaking 2 units for girls
Vocational Ed. 3 units to be selected with the guidance of the vocational department.
Additional units to complete high school graduation requirements.
Language Arts 3 units
Arithmetic 2 units (one of which must be taken in grades 11 or 12)
Social Studies 2 units (one of which must be American History, modified. The other to be a course in social living planned especially for this group.)
Science 2 units (Biology, to include heredity and one more unit.)
Homemaking 2 units for girls.
Physical Ed. 2 units
Additional units to complete high school graduation requirements.
1. Academic classes in the high school should be limited to thirty pupils and each teacher should be limited to five teaching periods.
2. In order to better provide for the individual differences of the pupils we have set up five courses. The courses in the different fields will be differentiated in content to meet the capabilities of the groups. Teachers are encouraged to provide for the varied needs and abilities of the pupils in the class.
3. It is our considered opinion that no academic classes should be interrupted for entertainment or extra curricular activities. In no wise should this be construed to discourage educational activities such as field trips or student participation in state or regional activities.
4. We recommend that an activity period be provided to take care of clubs, assemblies, guidance, individual projects, etc.
5. We recommend that a person be provided to offer guidance services in each high school center.
6. Vocational and industrial education should be expanded. The possibility of establishing a vocational school should be explored. Adult education should be expanded to provide further training.
In further discussion of the curriculum report, the board believed that at graduation the type of diploma awarded should be announced for example; college preparatory diploma, vocational diploma, etc. Member Touchton so moved. Member Hatcher seconded the motion and on vote the motion carried.
Mr. Lee W. Fox, Principal of the Sanders Memorial School, appeared before the Board and distributed copies of a letter relating the growth of the said school and the community and illustrated by a graph drawing. His letter also contained his recommendation for proposed construction, which he explained to the Board. The Board expressed their appreciation to Mr. Fox for appearing before them and supplying information which would be useful in future planning.
MAY 29, 1957Appointed:
Joe B. Benson, County General Supervisor; Stewart M. Brown, Principal at Zephyrhills; W. G. Andrews, Principal Pasco Jr. High; Dallas T. Parker, Principal Pasco Elementary
Jean Brinson, Pasco Elementary; Mrs. Mabel Williams, Pasco Elementary; Peggy Fay Mask, Sanders Memorial; Albert E. Moody, Sanders Memorial; Joseph B. Caruso, Pasco High School; Mrs. Carol Ann Arndt, Pasco High School; Joseph H. Parks, Zephyrhills; Charles Williams, Zephyrhills
Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 1957 Superintendent Taylor distributed copies of a proposed teacher salary schedule prepared by the office in compliance with the foregoing law.
PROPOSED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR 1957-58
Experience Rank IV Rank III Rank II Rank I 0 $2300 $3400 ----- $----- 1 $2600 $3600 $4050 $----- 2 2900 3800 4250 4850 3 and a continuing contract 3100 4000 4450 5050 4 and a continuing contract 3150 4150 4600 5200 5 and a continuing contract 3200 4300 4750 5350 6 and a continuing contract 3250 4450 4900 5500 7 and a continuing contract 3300 4600 5050 5650 8 and a continuing contract 3350 4750 5200 5800 9 and a continuing contract 3400 4900 5350 5950 10 and a continuing contract 3450 5000 5450 6050
Superintendent Taylor explained the proposed salary schedule and answered questions from the Members in words and figures on how the schedule would relate to certain teachers and certain groups of teachers. He also recommended that for the next year the present 1956-57 adopted salary schedule be also continued for the benefit of the few that it would affect and help. After further discussion, it was moved bv Mr. Touchton, seconded by Mrs. Witt, that the foregoing teacher salary schedule presented and recommended by the Superintendent be adopted providing the money for financing same is made available to the county for that purpose. On vote the motion carried.
Superintendent Taylor presented to the Board the following proposed salary schedule for Supervisor and the Board the Principals:
Basic salary scale plus supplement as follows:
1-5 Teachers $50 per teacher
6-15 Teachers 25 per teacher
15 - 35 Teachers 15 per teacher
36 Teachers 10 per teacher
Additional supplement of $250.00 to $400.00 per year as determined by the Board for a school without a secretary that operates a lunchroom. Contract for 10 months.
Basic salary scale plus supplement of $500.00 for 10 months. Travel expense to be set by Board.
After Superintendent Taylor had explained the schedule and how it would affect the supervisors and the several principals, and how necessary and helpful and proper it was to have a principal salary schedule Mrs. Witt moved the adoption of the supervisors and Principals salary schedule providing the money for financing same is allocated to the county. Mr. Kirkland seconded the motion and on vote the motion carried.
O. K. Mickens, James Irvin and Jim Rowe Harper appeared before the Board and with James Irvin as spokesman, requested permission to use the auditorium of Moore Academy for supervised recreation for the teenage group two or three nights a week. After discussion of the matter Mr. Touchton moved that the Board approve the use of the Moore Academy Auditorium as a Negro teenage center which is to be Properly chaperoned. Mr. Kirkland seconded the motion and on vote the motion carried.
JUNE 11, 1957Appointed:
Robert D. Gray - Trilby Principal
Rodney B. Cox resigned as Principal of Trilby and was appointed to the faculty of Dade City Grammar School.
JULY 9, 1957Appointed:
Mrs. Wildna W. Reese, Sanders Memorial; Miss Peggy Fay Mass, Sanders Memorial; Joseph H. Parker, Zephyrhills; Donald Banks, Pasco High; John R. Hanna, Pasco High; Raymond E. Campbell, Pasco High; John Leslie Grimes, Pasco High; Irma Jo Litton, Pasco High; Mrs. Margaret A. Smith, Pasco Elementary; Mrs Harriet D. Parsons, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Delia E. Long, Sanders Memorial; Mrs. Warren Anthony, Lacoochee
JULY 24, 1957Appointed:
Miss Eva Hudnall, Pasco High; Royce Johnson, Pasco High; Joe E. Holland, Zephyrhills; Mrs. J. W. Williamson, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Marie A. Buchholz, Dade City Grammar; Neal Williams, Moore-Mickens; Lee H. Henderson, Moore-Mickens
AUGUST 13, 1957Appointed:
Clyde S. Phillips, Zephyrhills; Miss Martha M. Dotson, Zephyrhills; Vincent Gilley, Assist. Principal Zephyrhills; Mrs. Marguerite Goetz, Lacoochee Mrs. Frances MacRae, Pasco Elementary
SEPTEMBER 9, 1957Appointed:
A. E. Ross transferred from Dade City Grammar to Zephyrhills as Assistant Principal.
Miss Sue Kellner, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Mary Ballow Burns, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Mary Williams, Lacoochee; Mrs. Ethel Lease, Lacoochee; Mrs. Chareta Green, Pasco High; Mrs. Bertha Tangen, Dade City Grammar; William R. Laurie, Dade City Grammar
OCTOBER 8, 1957Appointed:
Mrs. Emma Lou Harvey, Sanders Memorial; Mrs. Fay Horner Alexander, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Katherine Hayes, Lacoochee
OCTOBER 21, 1957Appointed:
Margaret Johnson, Secretary Pasco High School
JANUARY 14, 1958Appointed:
Mrs. Jacquelyn Rollyson, Zephyrhills 1st Grade; Thomas P. Blake, Pasco High; Lloyd Goldsmith, Pasco Jr. High
FEBRUARY 11, 1958Appointed:
Mrs. Rita S. Hooten, Sanders Memorial; Juan DeDios Cruz, Jr., Zephyrhills; Ronald J. Silvers, Zephyrhills
MARCH 11, 1958Appointed:
James H. Lockard, Zephyrhills; Mrs. Joy T. Giordano, Pasco Jr. High
APRIL 8, 1958Appointed:
Gulf High School, Tommy Gibbs; Richey Elementary, Fred K. Marchman; Elfers School, Mrs. Mittye P. Locke; Dade City Grammar, D. C. Cripe; Sanders Memorial, Lee W. Fox; Zephyrhills High School, Stewart M. Brown; Zephyrhills Elementary, Arleis E. Ross; Lacoochee, Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Pasco High School, O. S. Bandy; Trilby, Robert D. Gray; Pasco Elementary, Dallas T. Parker; Pasco Junior High, W. G. Andrews; St. Joseph, Sr. Rosaria Matthiesen
Moore-Mickens Schools, O. K. Mickens; Floyd Academy, Vera L. Goodwin; Booker T. Washington, Ruby L. Copeland
Supervisors: X. L. Garrison, Joseph B. Benson
Psychological Evaluator: John A. Haynes
Mrs. Witt moved that delegates from Zephyrhills School, New Port Richey Schools and Sanders Memorial School attending the Florida Education Association meeting in Miami Beach on April 24, and 25, 1958, be allowed two days leave, and the delegates from the Dade City Schools be allowed one day leave. The appointed delegates are as follows:
Delegates at large: X. L. Garrison, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Frances Brown, Thomas E. Webb, Eugene W. Hester (schools of John Haynes 1 to 5)
Gulf High: Tommy Gibbs, Thelma McCurdy
Alternates: Frances Grover and Daniel Purvis.
Elfers: David H. Clark, Jr.
Lacoochee: Eldon Smith
Richey Elementary: Fred K. Marchman. Alternate: Jaci L. Bargert
Pasco High School: Robert Kitzmiller, Albert Smith, Ann Henderson
Pasco Jr. High: Mrs. Vita Neal
Sanders Memorial: Ralph D. Cripe
Zephyrhills Stewart M. Brown, Ann Dickerson, P. Padgett, M. L. Garrison
Pasco Elementary: Julia Roseman, Dallas T. Parker
Dade City Grammar: Thelma Lovett, Rebecca Baker, Marie Buchholz
A general discussion was had on the enrollment of the Richland School which has been ten or eleven during the year. Superintendent Taylor reported on the number of children being transported to the Zephyrhills and Dade City Schools from the Richland area. It was decided to request the survey team from the State Department of Education, that will be in the county on April 22, 1958, to survey the Zephyrhills School, to also make a spot survey of Richland School.
MAY 13, 1958Teachers Appointed:
Zephyrhills Elementary: Mrs. Celia Anderson, Mrs. Isabel Barnes, Mrs. Mary B. Burns, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, Mrs. Faith Coe, Mrs. W. M. Ellmaker, Mrs. Vianna Gall, Mrs. Laveta Garrison, Mrs. Margarete Gooding, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Mrs. Pauline Higginson, Miss Lots Johnson, Mrs. G. Kinnetz, Mr. M. Morgan, Miss Peggy Padgett, Mrs. Hettie Jane Price, Miss Bett Privette, Miss Alice White, Miss Alice Zimmerman
Zephyrhills High School: Mrs. Fay H. Alexander, Mr. J. Marion Brantley, Mr. John T. V. Clark, Jr., Mr. John Clements, Miss Avis Dickerson, Mrs. Alpha Gill, Miss Ann Griffin, Mr. Joe Holland, Mrs. Constance Kaylor, Mr. Stanley Kendricks, Mr. Lockard, Mr. W. Prichard, Mrs. K. Swing, Mr. Charles Williams, Mr. Arleis Ross, Mr. Juan Cruz, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha
Pasco High School: Batson, Robert; Banks, Donald; Blair, Patricia Jane; Blocker, Frank; Booth, Robert; Byrd, Mildred S.; Caruso, Joseph; Campbell, Raymond; Congleton, David; Dudley, Jack P.; Hale, Elizabeth; Hanna, John R.; McKillips, Bertha; Henderson, Ann; Johnson, Royce; Jordan, Gary; Kitzmiller, Robert; Kretschmar, E. L.; Lewis, Ruth E.; Litton, Irma Jo; Martin, Lillian; Peden, Wilma L.; Philmon, William; Tompkins, Ralph J.; Weynher, Mary C.; Smith, Albert J.
Pasco Elementary School: Amy Chadwick, Martha Keyser, Margaret Hawk, Myra Hicks, Euphemia Rowland, Ellen Watson, Corrie Moore, Myrtle Smith, Carolyn Dudley, Frances MacRae, Margaret Benson, Annis Reedy, Helen McNeil, Loyce Watson, Martha Falcetti, Julia Roseman, Beulah Howard, Sarah Ward, Mabel Williams, Evelyn Pittman, Jean Brinson
Dade City Grammar School: Rekebah Baker, Thelma Lovett, Alice Groover, Goldie Sigworth, Annette Buchholtz, Evelyn Adams, Mary Stubbs, Gwendolyn Batson, Miriam Parker, Elizabeth Council, Annice Fernandez, Rodney Cox, Donald Barger, Grace Dew, Verna Ross, Ila Dowling, Ruth Weightman, Sally Gibson, Essie Mae Blitch, Daisy Wells, Mary Scott Laurie, Bertha Tangen, William R. Laurie, Edith Blocker, Lottie Cripe, William C. Fingerhut
Gulf High School: David H. Clark, Jr., Larry Gillespie, Juanita Kimzey, James S. Keating, Jr., Daniel H. Purvis, Jr., Thomas E. Webb, Elizabeth Sanford, Fannie L. Dixon, Angela Guito, Thelma B. McCurdy, James E. Pannell, Maxine Webb, Bernice Worth, Fred M. Smith
Richey Elementary School: Mrs. Gweneth Shope, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Miss Helen Snell, Mrs. Julia M. Jones, Mrs. Marguerite Marchman, Mrs. Lauzanne Casson, Mrs. Eleanor Johnson, Mrs. Verna Ubben, Mr. Jack Bargert, Mrs. Alberta W. Spearman
Pasco Junior: Mrs. Jewell M. Brewton, Mrs. Joy Giordano, Mr. Homer W. LeBlanc, Mrs. Myra M. O'Berry, Mrs. Sue Richardson, Mrs. Nancy Tucker, Mr. H. L. Whalley, Mr. Victor Giordano, Mrs. Veta A. Neal, Mr. William R, Phillips, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mr. C. C. Wagner, Mr. Elmo Collins, Jr.
Sanders Memorial School: Mrs. Thelma Clark, Mrs. Emma Lou Harvey, Mrs. Rita Silva Hooten, Mrs. Gertie B. Moss, Mr. Ralph D. Cripe, Mrs. Mildred Leah Armstrong, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Miss Helen Gates, Mrs. Marjorie Courbat, Mr. Albert S. Woody, Mr. James English
Lacoochee Elementary School: Mrs. Mary Benson, Mrs. Maguente Goetz, Mrs. Katherine Hayes, Mr. Eddie Szaro, Mrs. Bernice Fehlberg, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Mrs. Marion Sedwick, Mrs. Georgia Wells
Elfers School: Mr. James F. Clark, Mrs. Vera M. Green, Mrs. Catherine Stuart, Mrs. Cora Gilmore Mrs. Lenna Marie Davis
St. Joseph School: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Trilby School: Mrs. Frances B. Peacock
Moore-Mickens Elementary School: Bessie Barefield, Arrewintha Campbell, Mozelle D. Ford, Cora Elizabeth Hill, Hayes W. Howard, Claudia L. Lewis, Martha L. Lewis, Willie V. Silas, Thelma E. Thomas, Dorothy B. Trammer, Inez O. Wright, Thelma B. Yarn, Walter J. Young
Moore-Mickens High School: Mike C. Arcadia, Harold E. Byrd, Melvin Dennard, Louise P. Gilbert, Hiram J. Goodwin, Lee H. Henderson, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Allie Dee Penix, Estus Smith, Betty J. Tolbert, Dorothy G. Williams, Neal Williams
Floyd Academy: Francine Thompson, Ida Mae Robinson, Susie Johnson
Teachers appointed for remainder of 1957-58 school term.
Mrs Helen Thompson - Dade City Grammar. Remainder of 1957-58 term only. (Vacancy created by maternity leave granted Mrs. Emily J. Bentley.)
Mr. Emory A. Reedy - Sanders Memorial School - 1958-59 term.
Mr. Marion L. Crawford, Jr. - Gulf High School - 1958-58 School term.
Miss Jane Evans - Zephyrhills School, resignation effective at expiration of 1957-58 contract.
Mrs. Emma Lou Harvey-Sanders Memorial School, resignation effective at expiration of 1957-58 contract.
Ralph J. Tompkins - Pasco High School, resignation effective at expiration of 1957-58 contract.
Robert L. Batson - Pasco High School, resignation effective at expiration of 1957-58 contract.
James W. Pritchard, Jr. - to be transferred from Zephyrhills School to Gulf High School for 1958-59 term.
Leave of Absence Granted
Mrs. Emily Jane Bentley - Dade City Grammar School, maternity leave effective May 10, 1958.
Donald E. Barger - Professional leave to attend Leadership Conference sponsored by Florida State University and State Department or Education in Tallahassee, June 9-14, 1958. (Professional leave likewise granted and approved for other music teachers that attend.)
Christine E. Mickens (N) - Professional leave to serve on advisory committee for homemaking education program for Negro schools in meeting in Tallahassee May 17.
Mrs. Lena M. Davis - Sick leave to visit ill Mother until accumulated sick leave days expire and personal leave for the remaining days from May 26 to June 13.
JUNE 10, 1958Appointed: Miss Julia Gail Pittman, Pasco Elementary School; Miss Marianne Morgan, Pasco Elementary School; Thomas McNeil Doyle Jr., Pasco High; Mrs. Betty Jane Barish, Pasco High; Mrs. Mary Nan Ward, Pasco High; Lonzo Ward, Pasco High; Mrs. Helen Thompson, Dade City Grammar; Ralph J. Thompkins, Sanders Memorial; David Lee Brundage, Mickens; Alice Yvonnie Trueblood, Mickens
MAY 17, 1958O. S. Bandy accepted position as Director of Education.
JUNE 8, 1958Appointed: Mrs. Margaret Evans, Lacoochee; Miss Joan Wanderman, Lacoochee; Lloyd Goldsmith, Lacoochee; Bernice Fehlberg, Dade City Grammar; Michael John Daly, Sanders Memorial; Judson V. Hettrick, Pasco High; Miss Joyce Parrot, Pasco High; Mrs. Ann Tipton, Zephyrhills Elementary; Sarah Kate Rhodes, Zephyrhills Elementary; Mrs. Elsie Denny Clark, Zephyrhills High; Darwin Clark, Zephyrhills High; John Henderson Geiger, Zephyrhills High; Mrs. Lillian Childers, Zephyrhills High; Isaac Louis Jordan, Mickens
JUNE 6, 1958Ezra Heyler, Principal at Pasco High School. He rented house at 523 West Florida Ave. from Board for $50.00 per month.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1958Appointed:
Lamar Watson, Dade City Grammar School
JANUARY 6, 1959The Board Members were: C. P. McCabe, Edgar H. Kirkland, Mrs. Margaretta C. Witt, Mrs. Mack Anderton and Carl Hatcher.
Wynn O'Berry, Finance Officer; X. L. Garrison, Supervisor; Joe Benson, Supervisor; Eugene W. Hester, Attendance Assistant; O. S. Bandy - Director of Secondary Education; John A. Haynes, Psychological Evaluator; Mrs. A. Louise Robles, Reading Specialist; Mrs. Birdie V. Walsh, Office Secretary; M. O. Currie, Chief Mechanic
APRIL 14, 1959D. C. Cripe resigned as Principal at Dade City Grammar.
Lee W. Fox resigned/retired as Principal at Sanders Memorial (9 years as principal.)
Gulf High School, Tommy Gibbs; Pierce Junior High, Howard L. Grayson; Richey Elementary, Fred K. Marchman; Elfers, Mrs. Mittye P. Locke; Dade City Grammar, ...; Sanders Memorial, ...; Zephyrhills High, Stewart M. Brown; Zephyrhills Elementary, A. E. Ross; Lacoochee, Mrs. Agatha Andrews; Pasco High, E. D. Heyler; Pasco Elementary, Dallas T. Parker; Pasco Junior High, W. G. Andrews; Trilby, Robert Gray; St. Joseph, S. Rosaria Matthiesen Zephyrhills (end Elementary)
Moore-Mickens, O. K. MIckens; Floyd Academy; Booker T. Washington, Ruby L. Copeland
X. L. Garrison, General Supervisor; Joseph B. Benson, Elementary Supervisor; Olie S. Bandy, Director of Secondary Education; Eugene W. Hester, Attendance Officer and Text Book Manager; John A. Haynes, Psychological Evaluator; Mrs. Allee Louise Robles, Reading Specialist
Superintendent Taylor informed the Board that a former teacher, Paul B. Proctor, Gulf High School, 1956-57, had conducted fund raising projects of selling seed and magazine subscriptions with the intent of purchasing a movie projector for his class; That Mr. Proctor had reigned Ht the end of the school term and left without remitting to the school or refunding to the particular students the monies collected and due them; That after much correspondence Mr. Proctor refunded on April 9, 1959 by Western Union money order the sum of $120.15 as that portion of the funds collected and due the school.
Mrs. Witt moved that the request from the senior class of Zephyrhills High School to make a class trip to Miami Beach from May 30 to June 4, 1959 and the request from Mr. Ralph J. Tompkins for permission to take the ninth grade of Sanders Memorial School to the Florida State Museum in Gainesville for a visit of one day be both approved and granted. Mr. Kirkland seconded the motion, and on vote the motion carried.
MAY 12, 1959Appointed:
Pasco Junior High School: Mrs. Jewell M. Brewton, Elmo Collins, Jr., Mrs. Frances Brown, Mrs. Joy Giordano, Victor Giordano, Homer W. LeBlanc, Mrs. Muriel Miller, Mrs. Veta A. Neal, Mrs. Myra M. O'Berry, William R. Phillips, Mrs. Nancy Tucker, Edward E. Taylor, Mrs. Rosemary Trottman, Mrs. Herbert L. Whalley
Trilby School: Mrs. Frances Peacock
Lacoochee Elementary: Mrs. Mary Brinson, Mrs. Marguerite Goetz, Mrs Kathenne Goodson, Mrs. Zerue Hancock, Mrs. Georgia Wells, Eddie Szaro
Dade City Grammar School: Mrs. Grace Dew, Mrs. Florence Pollack, Mrs. Verna Ross, Mrs. Goldie R. Sigworth, Mrs. Annice Fernandez, Mrs. Sally Gibson, Mrs. Ila Dowling, Mrs. Ruth Weightman, Mrs. Evelyn Adams, Mrs. Essie Blitch, Mrs. Miriam Parker, Mrs. Mary S. Laurie, Mrs. Miriam Parker, Mrs. Frances Groover, Mrs. Daisy Wells, Mrs. Elizabeth Council, Mrs. Marion Sedwick (Transferred from Lacoochee), Miss Thelma Lovett, Mrs. Edith Blocker, Lamar Watson, Donald Barger, Mrs. Mary Stubbs, Mr. Wm. Fingerhut, Mrs. Rebekah Baker, Mrs. Helen Thompson
Pasco Elementary School: Mrs. Amy Chadwick, Mrs. Annis Reedy, Mrs. Martha Keyser, Miss Jean Brinson, Mrs. Margreate Smith, Mrs. Martha Falcetti, Mrs. Mabel Williams, Mrs. Julia Roseman, Mrs. Corrie Moore, Mrs. Frances MacRae, Mrs. Evelyn Pittman, Miss Jane Sims Thomas, Mrs. Carolyn Dudley, Mrs. Sarah Ward, Mrs. Helen McNeil, Mrs. Margaret Hawk, Mrs. Joyce Watson, Mrs. Euphemia Rowland, Mrs. Beulah Howard, Mrs. Ellen Watson, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, Miss Gail Pittman, Miss Marianne Morgan
Pasco High School: Betty Barish, Miss Patricia Blair, Frank E. Blocker, Robert Booth, Mrs. Mildred Byrd, Joseph Caruso, Raymond Campbell, David L. Congleton, Thomas Doyle, Jack Dudley, Miss Elizabeth Hale, John R. Hanna, Mrs. Ann Henderson, Mrs. Geraldine Holland, Nestor Giordano, Robert Kitzmiller, Ernest Kretschmar, Jr., Miss Ruth Lewis, Mrs. Bertha McKillips, Miss Lillian Martin, Mrs. Joyce Parrott, Mrs. Wilma Peden, Floyd Philmon, Albert Smith, Mrs. Mary C. Wehyer, J. Thomas Lenior, Judson Hetrick, Royce Johnson
Moore-Mickens School: Bessie Barefield, Arrewintha Campbell, Mozelle D. Ford, Cora Elizabeth Hill, Hayes W. Howard, Claudia Lewis, Martha Lewis, Willie V. Silas, Thelma E. Thomas, Dorothy B. Trammer, Inez O. Wright, Alice Y. Trueblood, Thelma B. Yarn, Fredrina Sunecia Tolbert, Mike C. Ardis, Harold E. Byrd, Melvin Dennard, Louise P. Gilbert, Hiram J. Goodwin, Mary H. Marshall, Christine E. Mickens, Allie D. Penix, Betty J. Tolbert, Neal Williams, David Brundige, Luther Jones, Jr., Ethel Virginia Strong (new)
Floyd Academy: Francine Thompson, Ida Mae Robinson, Susie Johnson
Rodney B. Cox - Principal Dade City Grammar
Thomas E. McRae - Zephyrhills School
Gulf High School: Mrs. Bernice Worth, Mrs. Fannie L. Dixon, Mrs. Thelma B. McCurdy, Daniel H. Purvis, Jr., H. Dean Griffin, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanford, Mrs. Juanita Kimzey, Thomas E. Webb, James S. Keating, Larry Gillespie, Fred M. Smith, Miss Ruth L. Moore, James E. Pannel - Transferred from Pierce Junior High School
Pierce Junior High School: David H. Clark, Jr., Albert E. Woody, Mrs. Marion L. Crawford, Jr., Mrs. Paula Anderson, Hazel M. Bates, Mrs. Grace A. Johnson, James W. Pritchard, Jr., Miss Clarice Helen Thompson
Richey Elementary School: Mrs. Alberta W. Bartholomew, Miss Helen Snell, Mrs. Marguerite Marchman, Mrs. Verna Ubben, Mrs. Margaret Wimpy, Jack Bargert, Mrs. Jennie Keller, Miss Eleanor Johnson, Mrs. Kate Grayson, Miss Christine Maynard, Mrs. Julia M. Jones, Mrs. Martha Williams
Elfers School: Mrs. Vera M. Green, James F. Clark, Mrs. Lenna M. Davis, Mrs. Cathrine Stuart, Mrs. Cora B. Gilmore
St. Joseph Academy: Sr. Mildred Gelis
Zephyrhills High School: Glen Alvis, Mrs. Elsie Clark, John H. Geiger, James Lockard, Jack Wilson, James M. Brantley, John Clements, Mrs. Constance Kaylor, Stanley Kendrick, Lamar Calhoun, Miss Ann Grayson, Joe Holland, Charles Williams, Lewis Wynne, John Clark (?), Mrs. Alpha Gill, Mrs. Marjorie Parantha, Mrs. Katherine Swing
Zephyrhills Elementary School: Alice M. Zimmerman, Mrs. Laveta H. Garrison, Mrs. Peggy Ann Padgett, Mrs. Pauline E. Higginson, Mrs. Helen H. Hart, Mrs. Faith F. Coe, Mrs. Marguerite Gooding, Mrs. Esther Fedor, Mrs. Betty J. Hall, Miss Caroline Jones, Miss Alice White, Mrs. Lots J. Wachob, Mrs. Hettie J. Price, Mrs. Isabel H. Barnes, Mrs. Willie M. Ellmaker, Mrs. Vianna E. Gall, Mrs. Celia Anderson, Mrs. Darwin B. Clark, Mrs. Sarah S. Rhodes, Mrs. Ann Tipton
Sanders Memorial School: James A. English, Mrs. Mildred Armstrong, Miss Dorothy Hughlett, Miss Helen Gates, Mrs. Gertie B. Moss, Joe H. Heard, Ralph Cripe, Mrs. Gertrude Godwin, Mrs. Thelma Clark, Mrs. Marjorie Courbat, Michale J. Daly, Ralph J. Tompkins
April 6, 1959
Mr. Chester Taylor
Superintendent of Schools
Dade City, Florida
Dear Mr. Taylor:
I am requesting a transfer from the Lacoochee Elementary School in which I teach in the Primary Department, to the Primary Department in one of the Dade City Schools.
I've enjoyed my fourteen years service in the Lacoochee School. I am planning to move to Dade City and it would be more convenient for me to teach here.
Yours very truly
S/Mrs. Marion Sedwick
JUNE 24, 1959Stewart M. Brown resigned as Principal at Zephyrhills High. Sarah Kate Rhodes transferred to Dade City Grammar. Ernest Kretschmar transferred to Zephyrhills High.
Earl Sheppard, Pasco High; James L. Karr, Pasco High; Charles J. Corbin, Pasco High; Edward Mylod, Pasco High; Vera L. Goodwin, Principal Floyd Academy; Maye Daisy Williams, Mickens.
JULY 14, 1959Appointed:
Mrs. Mable Jane Temple, Dade City Grammar; Eddie L. Brown, Pasco Junior High; Ruth Osburn, Pasco Junior High
AUGUST 11, 1959Robert D. Gray resigned from Trilby. Appointed James Leland Turnet, Assistant Principal at Zephyrhills. Miss Rita J. Riesen, Zephyrhills; Martha Harrelson, Pasco High; James W. Brown Jr., Pasco High; John R. Hester, Pasco Junior High; Bobby Lee Rogers, Pasco High; Dorothy Dayton Turner, Lacoochee
SEPTEMBER 8, 1959Appointed:
Sefton H. Garden, Pasco Junior High; Mary H. Ferguson, Sanders Memorial; David Mobley, Lacoochee; Fred H. Phagan, Pasco High; John Dillion, Pasco High; Gerald F. McClure, Pasco High; William Howard Flake, Pasco High; James A. Olin, Pasco High
SEPTEMBER 22, 1959Appointed:
Mrs. Jean Neville, Dade City Grammar; Robert Hershey, Pasco High
OCTOBER 13, 1959Appointed:
Robert L. Adams, Sanders Memorial
NOVEMBER 10, 1959Appointed:
Mrs. Ruth Dean, Lacoochee
DECEMBER 8, 1959Appointed:
John J. Mangan, Pasco High
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