Board of Education cuts nurses

Published 8:48 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Chilton County Board of Education cut more nurses at its meeting Tuesday.

Because of financial restraints, four nurses were eliminated from the Chilton County School System, said Superintendent Dave Hayden.

After having 12 nurses at the beginning of the year, six nurses now remain.

Four registered nurses and two licensed practical nurses remain.

“We’re just hoping nothing major happens because we’re not going to have the reserve [funds] we had either,” said Hayden.

The Chilton County School System will have six units fewer then it had last year, said Hayden.

“Somewhere we’re missing the boat, somewhere our Legislature is missing the boat,” said board member Chris Davis. “We need to talk to our Legislature.”

During the meeting, the board also approved a list of employees for the 2011-2012 school year.

Several of the employees on the list were new hires and replacements for retirees.

In addition to the changes, custodians from Clanton Middle School, LeCroy Career/Tech, Jemison High School and Jemison Middle School will be transferred to different schools.

In other business, a recommendation to approve changing Angela Headley’s position at Isabella from teacher to half-unit teacher and half-unit librarian was unanimously approved by the board.

The board approved school offices, shops and the central office to be closed on Monday, July 4 for the holiday.

The maintenance department’s request to finish the inside of the play gym and add a canopy over the walkway to the home economics building at Clanton Middle School, and the 2011-2012 Student/Parent Information Guide were approved.