BHS needs assistant principal; budget presented

Just one week shy of the start of the new school Bowie High School is on the search for a new assistant principal.

Bowie School Trustees learned Monday night Teresa Bates, assistant BHS principal for the past six years, has resigned effectively immediately. Superintendent Steven Monkres said Bates’ husband has been transferred to Atlanta, GA with his job.

The board discussed the position in executive session Monday night. Monkres said they are trying to come up with a plan to hire a new assistant, but they need someone in the interim.

A budget workshop for the 2014-15 school year was the primary focus for Monday’s board meeting. New Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Pastusek and retiring CFO Rhonda Russell made the presentation. Public hearings on the budget and tax rate are scheduled for Aug. 29.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.