BOE approves 2013-2014 budget (updated)By Emily Beckett Published 10:20pm Tuesday, September 17, 2013
In other business Monday, the board:
•Approved payrolls for August 2013 and account payables for August 2013.
•Approved minutes of the previous meeting.
•Approved to request bids on floor covering and a chain link fence.
•Approved renewal of 2012 bid No. 12-18 awarded to Knox Pest Control for $7,740.
•Approved leave requests for seven employees, one resignation and Tiger Trails afterschool program employees at Clanton Elementary School.
•Approved adopting salary schedules to reflect the state-mandated 2-percent raise for all education employees.
•Granted technology coordinator Kim Arrington permission to request bids for Internet web hosting for districts in order to apply for E-Rate funds.
•Awarded bus bids to Transportation South of Pelham for 12 regular 72-passenger buses and two special needs buses (14 total) for $1,102,068; approved a bus transportation substitute request and bus service changes; and the transportation supervisor’s request to set the cost-per-mile rate for bus use at the state rate of $1.30 per mile; and the supervisor’s request for vocational school routes, drivers and pay for the 2013-2014 school year.
•Approved the substitute employee list and a Child Nutrition Program request.
•Approved supplemental pay of $1,200 to board employees as early morning detention supervisors for the 2013-2014 school year as follows: Ray Sosa, Chilton County High School; Donna Hayes, Jemison Middle School; Timothy Fortner, Thorsby; Sherrie Littlefield, Clanton Middle School; Nathan Hayes, Jemison High School; Debbie Ward, Verbena; Nelda LeCroy, Isabella; and Mathew T. Leonard, Maplesville.
•Approved the following insurance renewal: ARMS General Liability/Errors and Omission Insurance, $64,583 (a $21,349 increase from last year); and ARMS Automobile Liability Insurance, $17,434 (a $138 increase from last year).
•Approved and posted two new special education teacher assistant positions, one at Clanton Intermediate and one at Chilton County High School for the remainder of the year.
•Granted maintenance supervisor Wayne Howell permission “to do what is necessary to demolish and remove the old agriculture building at Isabella High School.”
•Approved the federal program supervisor’s request to post and hire a Title I intervention teacher at Verbena High School.
•Approved the curriculum coordinator’s request to allow the Alabama Clean Water Partnership to coordinate and host the second annual Water Festival for Chilton County’s 2013-2014 fourth grade students.
•Approved the following employees: Emily McCurdy, elementary teacher at Clanton Elementary; Tracy Brown, Title I Intervention teacher (one year only) at Clanton Intermediate; and Ashlie Harrison (transfer), .5 unit assistant principal/.5 unit teacher at Maplesville.
•Approved the following school and shop requests: Isabella – permission for a handicapped accessible walkway to be constructed from the back of the elementary school to the elementary gym; Jemison Elementary – permission to change assignments for Beverly Wyatt to instructional coach and Cheryl Thompson to fourth grade teacher for the 2013-2014 school year; Jemison High – permission for Sandra Cullen and DECA members to attend the Ultimate DECA Power Trip in Boston from Oct. 31–Nov. 3, permission for a senior student to take one academic class this school year in order to graduate in May 2014, permission for Clay Mims and agriscience students to attend the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 14 and 15, and permission for J. Benton Morton and Key Club members to travel to Callaway Gardens in Warm Springs, Ga., Nov. 17 to participate in the March of Dimes Walk for a Cure; Thorsby – Mistie Posey as contract substitute ($70 per day) for Jennifer McNeill’s leave effective Aug. 19, and Terri Nobles, sixth grade students and parents to travel to Washington, D.C. from May 14-19; and Bus Shop – permission to add a special needs bus route, driver and aide retroactive to Sept. 11.