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(Cleveland)- The White County Board of Education decided to take a time out during their regular meeting Thursday night to deal with the hiring of a new high school basketball head coach.

Quint Moss was named the interim girls’ basketball head coach for the 2023-2024 season last August following the resignation of then-head coach Jarvis Davenport, who accepted a coaching position at North Hall High School. The Moss appointment was made for the upcoming basketball season and a re-evaluation of the coaching situation would be conducted at the end of the season.

Several people have expressed their views, online and directly to board members, that Moss should be named to that position. However, a selection committee has recommended to the board that they hire Steve Shedd who is currently serving as head basketball coach at Banks County High School.

Following an hour-long executive session, the board chair Missy Jarrard said they were going to do something a little bit different. Jarrard said they were combining all of their personnel recommendations, except she said,” We are pulling one of the recommendations for Steve Shedd for  White County High School teacher and head coach basketball position, we  are going to discuss that individually.” Jarrard then said, “I’m going to ask for a motion to table this until a called meeting on April 9, at six o’clock to get a little bit more information.”

In an interview after the meeting, Jarrard said they don’t want to rush this important decision and also made the following comments… (click to listen)

According to Jarrard, this doesn’t mean that the personnel recommendation is out of the running. Anyone who would like to address the board publicly on April 9th prior to the executive session should make their intentions known 24 hours before that meeting.

The board did approve Scott Givens to be the new White County High School Teacher & Head Boys BB Coach effective school year 2025.

Here are other personnel positions that were approved:

➢ SY 25 Contract Addition Will Stonecypher
■ Scott Justus – Asst Superintendent eff June 30, 2024
New Position
■ Teacher – MYES Pre-K SpEd (#25-05) eff SY25 7/29/24
■ Katie Harris – JPN Teacher to MCES AP eff 07/15/2024
■ Allyson Clark – MCES Teacher to TGES Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Beth McClain – MYES Bookkeeper to Curriculum Admin Asst and Benefits Support eff 06/01/2024
■ Karen Vandiver – WCHS School Nurse to CTAE Teacher eff 7/29/2024
■ Emily Howell – JPN Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Haileigh Slaton – JPN Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Kathrine Smith – JPN Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Laken Hudgins – MYES Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Ashley Arnold – TGES Admin Asst eff 7/15/2024
■ Felicia Hankinson – TGES Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ William “Travis” Rogers – WCHS Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Kimberly Sherrod – WCHS Para eff 07/29/2024
■ Erich Stahl – WCHS Teacher eff 07/29/2024
■ Scott Givens – WCHS Teacher & Head Boys BB Coach eff SY25