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June 12, 2013

RRTC renews Loafman’s contract

DUNCAN —

Dennis Loafman was approved to be re-employed as superintendent of Red River Technology Center by the Board of Education for the 2013-14 school year during their regular meeting Monday.

Loafman, who was principal of RRTC for four years, took over the position after the retirement of Ken Layn in December 2012. This approval put him on his first year-long contract as superintendent.

“I’m happy to hear that (the contract was approved),” said Loafman. “I appreciate the opportunity and I’ve enjoyed working with you these last few months.”

The board also welcomed a new member who was approved to replace former Vice President Gary Carter, who resigned from the board last month after 26 years as a RRTC school board member. Kristie Gaines will be taking his place for representing Zone 1.

Gaines, a Waurika resident and owner of the Quick Mart there, has served on the Waurika Public Schools Board of Education. Board President Rodney Love said best of all, Gary Carter recommended her.

“I’m happy to be here,” said Gaines. “It’s real exciting.”

At the completion of filling the board, reorganization of the board was in order. Dee Williams was approved as vice president and Mark Ely was voted to fill the deputy clerk position.

Another addition to RRTC is Kathryn Attaway who was approved to be hired as a healthcare careers instructor. Because the healthcare careers classes are growing, the need for more personnel is pertinent. Attaway’s employment allows for an added class.

“We still have a waiting list of 20,” said Loafman. “(Attaway) has good recommendations and I feel she will do a good job for us.”

Other agenda items included:

  •  In a three-step process, approval was given by the board to declare the 2013-14 carpentry house project surplus property, to sell it by way of auction through Gary Criswell Auction Service and Real Estate, Inc..
  •  Approval was given to adjust the gas reimbursement for school transportation to reflect current gas prices. Board members agreed to revisit this in the fall to adjust again if need be.
  •  The board was reminded about the special board meeting at noon June 25 in the RRTC conference room.

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