The Duncan Banner

Local News

January 9, 2013

Labyer to remain at Duncan Public School District for 2013

DUNCAN — Duncan Public Schools won’t see a change in its top administration any time soon.

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Duncan Board of Education approved rehiring Superintendent Sherry Labyer and took action to approve her employment contract for a year.

“Thank you all very much for the support and the vote of confidence,” Labyer said.

Labyer’s contract and position goes before the school board once a year. With the exception of Lisa Presgrove, who was absent from the meeting, the board voted unanimously to approve Labyer and her contract.

The contract Labyer was approved for as the same contract as last year. Labyer’s contract was approved at a rate of 2.60.

For the 2012-13 school year, Labyer’s base salary is $120,640. She also receives compensation for items including temp salary for $1,411, fringe dental insurance with co-pay for $369, fringe health and accident insurance with co-pay for $5,481, fringe life insurance with co-pay for $80, fringe vision insurance with co-pay for $106 and fringe retirement with co-pay for $8,117.

0002000004A8000004694A2,Her total compensation is $136,204.

Labyer was rehired following a 25-minute executive session. That executive session was also used to discuss other employment items including three resignations and the hiring of four employees.

The board also entered into an executive session to discuss Labyer’s contract toward the end of the Dec. 11 regular meeting.

Those employee resignations accepted following the executive session included Tiffany Wright, Plato teacher with 1 1/2 years of service; Charles Redden, bus driver with 4 1/2 years of service; and Greg Justus, assistant maintenance supervisor with two years of service.

Employees hired following Tuesday’s executive session were Colby Snider as the varsity baseball coach through contract services, Rachael Dressler as a Woodrow Wilson teacher assistant on a support employee contract, Jenny Shipman as a Plato fifth-grade teacher on a temporary contract and pending background check, and Cameron Etheridge as an athletics groundskeeper on a support employee contract.

Shipman did attend the meeting, and Plato Principal John Millirons introduced her to the school board. Shipman did leave the meeting during the executive session.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 4-24 Velma Team Roping Kids.jpg Velma teens win roping competition

    Two Velma teenagers have claimed victory again this year in a statewide roping competition.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-24 DonRidley.jpg Marlow residents reflect on council member Ridley

    A void remains on the Marlow City Council following the death of Councilman Don Ridley.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Velma storm siren problem fixed

    A glitch with the storm sirens in Velma has been fixed, but just to be sure a weekly test run of the tornado warning system will sound off at noon Friday, Mayor Shawn Enloe said.

    April 24, 2014

  • Marlow Chamber sets banquet for Monday

    The Marlow Chamber of Commerce will focus on the town’s local businesses when it host its annual banquet Monday at First Baptist Church in Marlow.

    April 24, 2014

  • Council votes for cheaper, quicker water fix

    The Duncan City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to go with a $650,000 fix to its water infrastructure needs.
    The council approved a $43,000 contract with Crafton, Tull, Sparks and Associates to build a 1,000-foot long pipeline that will be capable of putting about 3 million gallons of water per day into Lake Humphreys.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 DHS Band 0042.jpg DHS band wins fifth straight Sweepstakes

    The Duncan High School band received a rare distinction, winning Sweepstakes for the fifth consecutive year.
    Senior Cody Plumley is excited the band won Sweepstakes for its fifth year in a row, making the DHS Band one of the few school bands to do so.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Do the crime, you’ll face a bigger fine

    It just got considerably more expensive to be cruel to animals, ride a bike at night without a light, drive over a fire hose and noodle in a city lake.
    The Duncan City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to increase the amount of municipal fines and bonds associated with dozens of misdemeanor offenses.

    April 23, 2014

  • Sheriffs: State backing out on prisoner promises

    State efforts to save time and money by shuffling prisoners more swiftly through the system are riling local sheriffs who are losing money because of the efficiency program.
    A change in Department of Corrections practice is landing a “significant hit” on two-thirds of Oklahoma counties, which depend on reimbursements to house state inmates locally, said Ken McNair, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association.

    April 23, 2014

  • McKinney: DOC move will benefit Stephens County jail

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections efforts to move county inmates to DOC prisons has helped the Stephens County Jail dip below capacity.
    But Sheriff Wayne McKinney wonders why it took so long to happen when the county jail was overcrowded for several years.

    April 23, 2014

  • Officer urges volunteers to sign up for mentoring program

    A new in-school mentoring program trying to recruit volunteers got a boost on Tuesday night when Duncan Police Officer Julio Alvarez stepped onto a stage to tell a crowd of 50 spectators that a mentor helped him overcome the trauma of childhood victimization.
    “Go out and spread the word,” Alvarez said, urging people to sign up as mentors through a program that is being developed by The Well Outreach, Inc.

    April 23, 2014

Poll

Who do you favor for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is giving up?

State Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond
State Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City
Former State Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso
     View Results
AP Video