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Frederick hired as AD at CCHS

By a split vote, Corydon Central High School hired a new athletic director last week at the June meeting of the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees.
Kim Frederick, who has been the athletic secretary for the past two years, as well as several years previously, was accepted after a 5-1 vote on June 4. She succeeds co-athletic directors Kim Briscoe and Darin Ward.
School trustees Karen Lopp, Mary Mathes, Shelly Romero, Larry Hauswald and Mindy Wibbels voted for, while Joyce Bliss voted against (trustee Vickie Engleman was not present).
Bliss said she wasn’t sure that a non-certified person had ever been hired for the position and that the salary was high for a non-certified employee. She also said that Frederick had worked in the athletic department the past two years.
Superintendent Dr. Neyland Clark corrected Bliss that, while her current tenure was only two years, Frederick had actually served under multiple athletic directors at CCHS dating back to Dennis Hancock and Tom Preston. She also served in the athletic office during a stint with Greater Clark County Schools at Jeffersonville High School.
Clark, who said the corporation received 41 applications for AD and interviewed six candidates, also noted that the board set the AD salary two years ago and that, while he appreciated Bliss’ concern, the figure is based on the scope of work and number of hours worked. He explained that the amount is for the position, not the employee.
Bliss also asked what type of coaching or experience Frederick had in the area of athlete development. Clark noted that she’s been involved with the creation of a summer youth golf program that has as many as 80 participants.
A motion to accept Frederick was made by Hauswald and seconded by Wibbels.
The only other item on the consent agenda that was pulled was for seventh-grade boys’ basketball coach Daniel Waynescott. Lopp, who is Waynescott’s mother-in-law, abstained from the vote, which passed 5-0-1.
The board also accepted the resignation of science teacher and junior varsity girls’ basketball coach Jerry Conrad, who has 35 years teaching experience.
During the superintendent’s report, Clark briefly talked about Project 2014, which is the corporation’s one-to-one laptop initiative. With the fall’s incoming class, each high school student at Corydon Central and South Central Junior-Senior High School will be in possession of a laptop. He also discussed the future possibility of the board becoming paperless and that the corporation’s new website should be up and running by the start of the school year.