Posted: 11:54 pm Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Yetta Greene rehired by Palm Beach County schools 

By Matt Porter

Yetta Greene, known for tirelessly handling a slew of administrative tasks in Palm Beach County high school sports, will be rehired by the Palm Beach County School District.

The district let go Greene, 65, when her previous contract expired June 8. Greene’s hire is likely to be approved Wednesday at the school board’s monthly meeting.

Greene has been the Palm Beach County Athletic Administrator since 1984. Her most recent title was assistant principal at Palm Beach Lakes. She will work in a reduced role as an instructional specialist for the district.

Her duties in athletics — settling game schedules, wrangling referees and serving as the point person for rules and regulations — won’t change.

It will be like she never left, which is actually the case; Greene had been volunteering since June 8 to prepare for the upcoming high school season.

“I’m very appreciative they’re giving me a chance to continue,” Greene said. “Over the years I’ve built up a lot of relationships. The biggest thing is I get to continue to support these groups who are working for the betterment of high school sports in the county. I see it as a support role.”

Athletic administrators in the county will be pleased to hear the news. Greene has for years helped ease their burdens.

“I think a lot people will have a big sigh of relief that she is back,” Seminole Ridge Athletic Director Scott Parks said. “There were a lot of worries out there that chaos would ensue without her.”

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