Although the number of wrestling coach positions was reduced for the upcoming year, Blue Ridge will still have a team.
That news from board president Alan Hall came as a welcome relief to some parents who attended the Monday night board meeting because of rumors circulating that the program would be cut.
Hall said, “The program is not in jeopardy as of yet.” But he said, in light of dwindling numbers, the wrestling program may not be safe forever.
“We need parents and kids to get involved,” said Hall. “That’s what’s going to save the program.
Hall said the junior high team only has six participants in the program.
The board also voted not to fill department head and several other coaching and club adviser slots for the upcoming school year.
However, the board did add an athletic director as an adviser position.
The new director, Jill Hoffman, will be paid $7,000 for the year and will be under the direct supervision of high school principal R. Scott Jeffery.
The board hired Judith McKee, of Montrose, as the school nurse beginning with the 2010-11 school year.
The board also accepted intent to retire notification from Sharon Warren, effective Aug. 31.
The superintendent position was not filled at the July 19 meeting.
Blue Ridge’s former superintendent Chris Dyer retired on July 1.