By Jamie Gardner
At the last Appling County Board of Education meeting a retirement incentive of $10,000.00 was approved by board to be offered for teachers with at least 30 years experience. Whether it was the result of that incentive or not, eight teachers turned in their retirement letters to the board at its monthly meeting held on April 11. Those teachers include Mary Alice Landmon, Lonnie Sanders, Helen Lightsey, Mary Ann Ellis, Dealva Johnson, Michael Serrano, Jerrie Ann Bowen and Sarah Mobley. The board hopes that by replacing teachers with 30-plus years of experience with new teachers will save the system money.
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