Board of Ed. approves personnel moves

Published 4:26 pm Monday, February 22, 2016

The Chilton County Board of Education approved several personnel actions at its meeting Feb. 16.

Actions included:

•Resignation/retirement of Jason Porter, Thorsby High School, secondary math teacher, effective Jan. 29.

•New employee certified, Jason Cleckley, LeCroy Career Technical Center, industrial tech and engineering instructor.

•New employees support and classified Daniel Gilliland, transportation department, bus driver for Clanton vocational route; Kimberly Martin, Chilton County High School, special education paraprofessional; and Brenda Aldridge, central office, special education secretary/bookkeeper.

•Termination of Donna Davis, transportation department, bus driver.

In other business, the board approved requests from several departments, including:

•Technology Coordinator Kim Arrington’s request to approve the dark fiber installation bid. Of the three bids received, two did not comply with the requirement of a site survey, according to Arrington’s request.

• Technology Coordinator Kim Arrington’s request to approve the wireless telecommunications and internet services bid submitted by Verizon. Only one bid complied with the requirements, according to Arrington’s request.

•Special education Coordinator Benita Cahalane’s request to transport students with disabilities to a Transition Conference that is in partnership between the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Chilton County School District. About 155 students will attend, according to Cahalane’s request. Permission was granted for six buses and drivers to transport students to and from Jefferson State Community College.

•Special education Coordinator Benita Cahalane’s request to secure a contract with Glenwood Austism and Behavioral Health Center’s Robert Hudson, at $115 per hour. Hudson specializes in behavior modification and working in conjunction with students and staff to improve classroom behaviors, and he will provide direct consultation services to staff and will conduct classroom observations, according to Cahalane’s request.

•Child Nutrition Program Director Rachel Rachels’ request to approve the meal charge policy as it is written (it has been up for review since December, and no other recommendations have been made), take bids for software programming for point of sale service, put the revised local wellness policy up for public review for a period of 30 days, and to take bids on a new floor machine for Isabella High School.