Rogersville City School director gets glowing evaluation

Jeff Bobo • Dec 12, 2012 at 10:07 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Midway through her second year as director of the K-8 Rogersville City School, Rebecca Isaacs finally found out Tuesday what her board members really think of her.

The RCS Board of Education turned in glowing reviews for Isaacs in her first official BOE evaluation since taking the helm of the district in August 2011.

RCS has a long history of academic excellence that has continued since Isaacs took over. This year, RCS was named a Reward School and one of Tennessee’s 22 Exemplary Schools by the state Department of Education and also received all A’s in academic achievement on the 2012 state report card.

Board Chairman Reed Matney told the Times-News after Tuesday’s meeting he couldn’t find anything negative to say in his evaluation of Isaacs.

“She’s doing a great job, and I think this year’s state report card speaks for itself,” Matney said. “All of the comments from the other board members were very positive. I think we’ve got the right person in this position, and the proof is in the academic performance of our students. We really couldn’t have asked for a better performance by our students, teachers, administrators and director than what we received this year.”

Isaacs told the board she is open to all comments that will help improve her performance.

“I welcome that feedback, and I need that feedback as I move forward in my years here at Rogersville City School,” she said. “I’m very pleased with the overall evaluation, and the comments were very humbling. I appreciate all the very positive comments.”

This past July, the BOE renewed Isaacs’ contract until June 30, 2015.

In other business Tuesday, the BOE:

•Agreed to apply for a $129,516 state grant for the purpose of hiring four additional special education teaching assistants. The grant is intended to narrow the achievement gap for special needs students.

•Approved the first reading of a policy change adding cyber bullying to the policy dealing with bullying, student discrimination, harassment and intimidation.

•Set the date of the next board meeting for Jan. 15, a week later than usual due to the Christmas holiday reducing the quantity of board business.

•Scheduled the BOE retreat for Feb. 9.

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