BOE approves employee supplement list (updated)

Published 7:40 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Members of the Chilton County Board of Education spent most of their meeting Tuesday voting on a supplement list for the 2013–2014 school year.

The supplements are for athletic support personnel including coaches and cheerleading sponsors, as well as others who have responsibilities in addition to their regular jobs.

Supplement lists for each school are formulated by principals and sent to the board for approval.

The board voted separately on each school’s supplement list for employees since some members would have needed to abstain from a collective vote for having relatives on the list.

The board voted on supplement lists for the following schools:

•Chilton County High School – Approved by a majority, with Jim Shannon and Linda Hand abstaining and Pam Price opposed.

•Clanton Middle School – Approved, with all in favor.

•Isabella – Approved, with Keith Moore abstaining and Price opposed.

•Jemison Elementary School – Approved, with all in favor.

•Jemison Middle School – Approved, with Price opposed.

•Maplesville – Approved, with Price opposed.

•Thorsby – Approved (with Price opposed) as amended after the board approved Superintendent Dave Hayden’s recommendation to remove Jennifer McNeill from the list.

McNeill, a sixth-grade teacher at Thorsby, was arrested Aug. 16 on rape and sodomy charges involving a juvenile. She was placed on indefinite administrative leave July 17.

•Verbena – Approved, with Moore abstaining and Price opposed.

•Clanton Intermediate School – Approved, with all in favor.

•Clanton Elementary School – Approved, with all in favor.

Price could not be reached for comment as to why she was opposed to certain supplement lists.

In other personnel business, the board approved a resignation for Clanton Elementary teacher Diane Foshee, effective Sept. 30, and a request for Emily McCurdy as a contract substitute for $70 per day, effective Oct. 12.

The following employees in new positions were approved:

•Clanton Elementary School (grades K–2) – Beth Graham, Pre-K teacher assistant (OSR); Stacey Phillips, special education teacher assistant.

•Clanton Middle School (grades 6–8) – Kimberly Martin, special education teacher assistant.

•Thorsby (grades K–12) – Roger Sheffield, assistant principal/teacher.

•Bus Shop – Terry Ellison, bus driver, Jemison route; Kristy Lenoir, bus driver, Jemison route.

The board awarded a mop and mat service bid to Aramark for $757.08 every two weeks during the year.

In new business, the board approved member Joe Mims’ motion to recommend member Curtis Smith for admission to the Alabama School Board Member All-State Academy based on Smith having reached the highest level possible in board member training.

Smith worked in education for 38 years. He is currently serving his third term on the board.

Since 2001, Smith has completed more than 150 hours of training through the Alabama Association of School Boards.

Hayden shared a thank-you to the board from Jemison resident Anne Glass regarding the newly renovated old Jemison Middle School building.

“She was very happy that we renovated the old Jemison school,” Hayden said. “She considers that her home school. She went to school there a number of years ago.

“The faculty and staff up there are all happy with it, so that’s a good thing.”

The board also:

•Approved to participate in the FluMist program for students on Oct. 9 (tentative date) and to participate in the PEEHIP Wellness and Flu program for employees and dependents.

•Gave Chilton County High School permission to purchase a 1999 Chevrolet truck from LeCroy Career Technical Center for career tech employees to use in transporting items back and forth between the two schools.

•Approved posting a class size reduction unit if funding allows at one or more county schools depending on their need and current enrollment.

•Approved for Hayden to authorize an hourly qualified person to coordinate Maplesville High School’s band for 10–12 hours a week during football season.

•Approved for a bus to be used for transporting students from Jemison Elementary to an after-school YMCA program.

•Approved for Roger Sheffield to be paid the appropriate supplement due to his transfer to assistant principal at Thorsby School.