GREENSBURG — Changes to the St. Helena School System under new Superintendent Kelli Joseph continued Thursday night, with one principal resigning, another being hired, and other moves.
The School Board accepted the resignation of former St. Helena Central Elementary School Principal Arlene Kennedy, who had been notified by Joseph that her contract would not be renewed.
Kennedy refused a transfer to another assignment until her contract expires in February.
The board voted to advertise for the position.
The board also voted unanimously to hire Pamela Marshall as principal of St. Helena Central High School.
Marshall replaces Jerry Payne, a former superintendent of the St. Helena School System who had served a one-year contract as principal of the parish’s lone high school.
Marshall is a former assistant principal at Algiers Technical Charter in Marrero, Joseph said.
Marshall was recommended to the board by a committee made up of Joseph, Human Resources Supervisor Patricia Morgan, and “two people from the high school,” Joseph said.
In other moves, Title I Supervisor Inez Jackson retired after Joseph notified her earlier this month that her contract would not be renewed.
Other business coming before the board included:
BAND PROGRAM: Joseph announced that she hoped to work out a deal with the Recovery School District, which retains control of the parish’s middle school, to allow restoration of a full band program at St. Helena High School.
The elementary school’s band teacher needs to be able to work with the middle school students, Joseph said.
The teacher is willing; all that remains is to work out details with the Recovery School District, Joseph said.