Board elects new president

Published 7:03 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The newly elected members of the Chilton County Board of Education conducted their first regular meeting Tuesday afternoon and elected new board officers.

Lori Patterson was elected president after being nominated by Keith Moore.

Moore nominated Jim Shannon for vice president, and Patterson nominated Pam Price for vice president.

Shannon won 4-3, with votes from Moore, Curtis Smith, Joe Mims and himself.

Price received votes from Patterson, Linda Hand and herself.

As the board discussed the dates and times for board meetings, Moore suggested changing the time of the regular meetings from 4 to 4:30 p.m. to give people more time to get there.

The board approved changing the time of all regular meetings to 4:30 p.m. but kept all dates the same.

Another step the board took Tuesday was to award a bid on Chilton County High’s new greenhouse to Atlas Greenhouse Systems Inc. for $44,870.

The city of Clanton will pay for half of the project, and LeCroy Career Technical Center will provide matching funds for the other half.

CCHS Agriscience students will have access to the greenhouse, not only for their classes at CCHS and LeCroy, but also for nursing plants that will be placed in Clanton’s downtown area by the Clanton Beautification Committee.

In other business, the board:

•Approved a raptor program to be held Feb. 22, 2013, for all third grade classes in the county at Clanton Intermediate with Verbena attending, and at Isabella with Thorsby, Jemison Elementary and Maplesville attending.

•Approved September and October 2012 financial statements and bank reconciliations of the central office as presented by Chief Financial Officer Steve Yeargan.

•Approved board members Smith, Shannon and Patterson as delegates for the AASB Delegate Assembly on Dec. 6.

•Approved the revised list of 2012 mathematic textbook adoptions.

•Approved a recommendation to grant Ginger Head’s class traveling to Stone Mountain, Ga., either Dec. 17 or 18 for a one-day field trip.

•Granted permission for the following CCEA members to attend the AEA Delegate Assembly on Nov. 29 (half-day) and Nov. 30: Pamela Bearden, LCTC; Jacqueline Sullivan, Maplesville; and Donna Velasquez, Clanton Intermediate.

•Approved resignations, substitute employees, technology coordinator requests, homebound services for two students and three employees on an emergency basis.

•Voted to amend a recommendation to approve two employees’ suspensions without pay and not take action on either matter until open or closed hearings can be held.

•Approved the following requests: Chilton County High – Deon Timmons, a $1,150 supplement for junior varsity baseball coach; Jason Sosa, a $1,200 supplement for the 2012-2013 football season (Gridiron Club); Chris Baker, seventh and eighth grade baseball coach (Baseball Club); Clark Watley, a $800 supplement for the 2011-2012 (Baseball Club); Verbena – permission for Verbena Annex to place a small refrigerator in the second grade building for students’ drinks; Bus Shop – permission to pay Cindy Robinson $15 per day as a driver for a CCHS/LCTC route effective Oct. 21–Dec. 21.

•Approved distributing December payroll checks on Monday, Dec. 31, from 8–10 a.m.