(BAD AXE) -- The Bad Axe School Board approved the recall of Physical Education/Health teacher Ronald Johnston during their meeting Monday night. Johnston was laid off by the board in June as a result of cost savings actions taken to reduce a budget deficit. The recall happened after three teachers took the buyout offered by the district. The board also hired George Smith for the music position. Smith will teach band and choir. Interim Superintendent Greg Newland asked to refer the Student Services position back to the Personnel/Finance Committee for further discussion due to the recent resignations and retirements.
In other business, the board discussed the upcoming Sinking Fund Millage Election that will be held August 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Bad Axe Middle School auxiliary gymnasium. If passed, the fund will be used for district improvements.