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Chilton County BOE pursuing changing to appointed superintendent

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Chilton County Board of Education took the first step toward changing from an elected superintendent to an appointed superintendent with a vote on Feb. 22.

A resolution to change to an appointed superintendent system was approved. Board President Pam Price and members Jacqueline Sullivan, Angie Sanderson and Chris Smith voted in favor. Members Brad Carter and Keith Moore voted against. Lori Patterson was absent.

The resolution must be approved by the Chilton County Commission to move forward, according to Price.

If the resolution is approved by the County Commission, it would then go to the State Legislature for approval. If the measure passes all the needed levels, it would not go into effect until the next term.

Also during the meeting, the board approved:

  • One retirement of a teacher assistant and two resignations of bus drivers.
  • Hiring a special education teacher assistant for Maplesville High School, a bookkeeper for Clanton Intermediate, a career coach for LeCroy Career Technical Center and a bus driver.
  • Multiple leave requests.
  • A volunteer for the Chilton County High School tennis team.
  • A spring sports coaching supplement for Verbena High School.
  • Salary adjustments for two employees.