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Jemison Council approves donation

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The Jemison City Council has approved donating $1,000 to the Chilton Education Foundation.

The unanimous decision was made during an especially short voting session on Nov. 4.

Each year, the Chilton Education Foundation awards competitive grants to local public school teachers as a part of the Partners Enhancing Education in Chilton County program. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 2 for the next round of funding.

Applications can be found at chilton.k12.al.us.

Last year, Jemison Elementary and Intermediate received a combined total of 13 PEECh grants. The grant helped teachers purchase social curriculum for special education students, equipment for the STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math) Lab, headphones for math and science classes and novels.

The next round of grants will be awarded in February 2020.

The Jemison City Council also voted to pay the bills during the Nov. 4 meeting.

A motion to approve funds for the city ball field was tabled because the amount needed was unknown.

Mayor Eddie Reed had asked that the item be tabled because no one was present to explain how much money was needed and an amount had not been submitted prior to the meeting.

He said when he had the list of what needed to be done he would contact the council members.