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BOE hears CCHS gym update, approves personnel changes

Published 4:44pm Thursday, May 22, 2014

In other business Tuesday, the board:

•Heard from Missy Early, a concerned parent, who asked the board to consider allowing her daughter to walk at Jemison High School’s graduation ceremony May 22.

Early said her daughter was suspended from school in October after police officers found evidence of marijuana in her vehicle. Following the suspension, Early said her daughter attended alternative school and individual and group counseling, and she had random drug tests and did community service.

“I know it’s probably a losing battle, but I couldn’t sit back and not do anything,” Early said.

Hayden said it was advised that the student not be allowed to participate in anything while in alternative school.

•Approved payrolls and account payables for April.

•Approved the minutes of the previous meeting.

•Approved the monthly financial statement and bank reconciliations of the Central Office for April as presented by Chief Financial Officer Steve Yeargan.

Yeargan said the board is still on budget for this fiscal year and could collect nearly $150,000 in ad valorem taxes in the coming weeks. Revenue is currently at 59 percent, which is higher than average, which is about 58 percent, Yeargan said.

“We have been fortunate to not have any financial emergencies,” he said.

•Approved to request bids on repaving the front parking lot at Chilton County High School.

•Approved to renew a bid with J&W Communications for computer maintenance for the 2-14–2015 school year.

•Approved homebound services for two students for the remainder of this school year.

•Approved Child Nutrition Program and Special Education Program requests.

•Approved leave requests for: Carmen Healan, teacher at Jemison Elementary School, effective April 30 as needed; Amanda Martinez, teacher at Clanton Elementary School, Aug. 4 until Jan. 5, 2015; Falasha Stone, Clanton bus driver, effective April 18 for the remainder of the year; and Louwania C. Stiles, custodian at JES, effective April 14 as needed.

•Approved the county’s class-size reduction annual report.

•Approved a recommendation to send employee non-renewal letters.

•Approved the closing of school offices, shops and the Central Office on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

•Approved the long-term placement of six students in the Chilton Alternative Program.

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