In a special session Thursday, Centre USD 397 Board of Education hired Terri Bina of Pilsen as the new kindergarten through 12th grade receptionist and attendance and activities secretary at a rate of $8.50 per hour. Bina’s husband, Jeff, who is a board member, was not present.
The decision was made after almost two hours in executive session with Superintendent Jerri Kemble to discuss non-elected personnel.
The first 15 minutes were spent with Kemble. This was followed by two separate 20-minute interviews with Bina and Dani Litke.
Another hour was spent in executive session with Kemble and Clerk Peggy Falen before the board returned to open session and hired Bina in a 6-0 vote.