BURLINGTON JCT., Mo. — In a closed meeting Tuesday, the West Nodaway R-I school board:
- Accepted the resignation of Tonya Bell as fifth grade teacher
- Offered a new contract to Haley Ballanger to be the fifth grade teacher. She had been placed on involuntary leave last week.
When the board reconvenes as scheduled in July, it will be led by new superintendent Mitch Barnes, who is currently the high school principal. Current superintendent Shannon Nolte will begin duties as Director of Secondary Education for the St. Joseph School District on Wednesday, July 1.