Snake River Junior High principal resigns

The Snake River school board trustees accepted the resignation of Chris Cox, Snake River Junior High principal, and Selena Clark Rockford special education aide, at their February school board meeting Wednesday.
Board members also appointed Ray Carter, assistant principal at SRHS, as the junior high school principal until the end of the school year.
Administrative intern Steve Morton and Athletic Director Bob Coombs will help with the duties Carter is leaving at the high school.
Cox was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 15 years old on Feb. 15. He was arraigned the next day and released on his own recognizance.
The district calendar for 2012-2013 was approved. The calendar includes a four-day week and Spud Harvest.
Snake River federal programs administrator L.T. Erickson suggested the inclusion of time for professional development for staff.
"With a four-day school week, finding time to do these things is difficult," Erickson said.
The new sound system in the auditorium is installed, said maintenance supervisor Alden Hale. The sound system is all computerized. The whole hall has also been tested.
"[The new sound system] has really made a difference," Hale said.
The sound system in the cafeteria is not yet complete, he said. Being put into the lunchroom are music quality speakers with a projector and screen.
The cafeteria will also be used as a staging area, said Hale. It can be closed off so students can get to the back of the stage.
The Snake River Education Foundation has awarded teachers $10,000 worth of grants.
For the superintendent's position, trustees have receive eight applications. In executive session, school board members started the process of examining these applications. Superintendent Russell Hammond is retiring at the end of the school year.