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Morgan County Board of Education notes

The Morgan County Board of Education Approved the following at their regularly scheduled meeting Thur., June 11.

Approved contract for services with Christopher Haydn Blevins as the media van driver and textbook processor for Morgan County Schools effective May 27-July 31, 2015 on an as needed basis.

Approved contract for services with Pam Blevins to provide tutoring services (math) for Morgan County Schools between June 1, 2014 and August 7, 2015.

Approved contract for services with Shelia Kasulka to provide nursing services during MCS Title I Summer Enrichment Program June 15-18 and 22-25, 2015.

Approved awarding the contract for the new gym floors for Danville and Cotaco Schools to Gym Service and Installation Company, Inc. based on their base bid of $206,854.00 and one deductive alternate in the amount of <$14,100> for a total contract amount of $192,754.

Approved request from Lady Patriots softball team to host a summer camp for grades 1-5 using BHS athletic facilities (softball field and/or gym) June 22-24.

11. Approved request to use the facilities at West Morgan High School on July 18, 2015 for the youth football camp.

12. Approved adoption of the 2015-16 Student Handbook and Employee Handbook as presented.

14. Approved payment of $4,165 to National School Boards Association for dues that cover the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

15. Approved request from Eva School to host a basketball camp on July 13-17, 2015 at the Eva School Gym.

16. Approved meeting schedule for the Morgan County Board of Education for meetings beginning July 2015 through October 2016.

The Superintendent recommended the following personnel items be approved as written:

1. Accept resignation as countywide TAG teacher effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year from Paula Kiggins.

2. Accept notice of retirement as teacher at Falkville High School effective and the end of the 2014-2015 school year from Garry Pressley.

3. Accept resignation as head track coach at Brewer High School effective May 26, 2015 from Chris Creel.

4. Accept resignation as special education teacher at Sparkman School effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year from Kelley Spangler.

5. Accept resignation as cheerleading sponsor at Union Hill School effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year from Jennifer Blocker.

6. Accept resignation as head volleyball coach at Union Hill effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year from Christi Day.

7. Approved contract for services with Amelia Canon to provide translating/interpreting/teaching services for five days June 15-July 30.

8. Approved contract for services with Elizabeth Denard to provide translating/interpreting services as needed June 12- August 11.

9. Approved contract for services with Amy Hopper to provide nursing services during Title I Summer Enrichment Program at Falkville Elementary School June 15-19.

10. Approved employee supplemental contract with Hollie Miller to serve as assistant softball coach at Priceville High School effective for contract year 2014-2015.

11. Approved employee supplemental contract with Edward L. Willis to serve as Deputy Superintendent for Morgan County Schools effective for contract year 2015-2016

12. Approved employee supplemental contract with Brenda Caudle to serve as Nurse Supervisor for Morgan County Schools effective for contract year 2015-2016.

13. Approved school-to-school transfer of Dennis Brickell from K-8 art teacher at Eva to 6-8/9-12 art teacher at Eva/Falkville effective for school year 2015-2016.

14. Approved school-to-school transfer of Amber King from art teacher at Falkville High School (1/3 day) and Brewer High School (2/3 day) to art teacher at Brewer High School (full day) effective for school year 2015-2016.

15. Approved school-to-school transfer of Dennis Morris from assistant principal at Priceville High School (1/2 time) and Priceville Junior High School (1/2 time) to assistant principal full time at Priceville High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

16. Approved school-to-school transfer of Denise Nails from physical education teacher at Priceville Junior High School and Priceville High School to physical education teacher at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

17. Approved school-to-school transfer of Emmett Heard from vocational education teacher at Priceville Junior High School and Priceville High School to vocational educational teacher at Priceville High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

18. Approved school-to-school transfer of Hollie Miller from vocational education teacher at Priceville Junior High School/Priceville High School to vocational education teacher at Priceville High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

19. Approved school-to-school transfer of Chad Summerford from kindergarten teacher at Falkville Elementary School to countywide instructional coach effective with school year 2015-2016.

20. Approved school-to-school transfer of Jonathan Schuster from English teacher at West Morgan High School and West Morgan Middle School to English teacher at West Morgan High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

21. Approved school-to-school transfer of Jackson Schuster from US History teacher at West Morgan High School to English teacher at West Morgan Middle School effective with school year 2015-2016.

22. Approved school-to-school transfer of Laurie Smith from countywide instructional coach to first grade teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

23. Approved within school reassignment of Lauren Lang from special education teacher to special education Pre-K teacher at West Morgan Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

24. Approved within school reassignment of Linda Grissom from 4th grade social studies teacher to fourth/fifth grade ELA teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

25. Approved within school reassignment of Lynn Greene from 4th grade math teacher to fourth/fifth grade math/social studies teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

26. Approved within school reassignment of Sebra Binkley from 3rd grade teacher to kindergarten teacher at Cotaco School effective with school year 2015-2016.

27. Approved within school reassignment of Crystal Williams from 1st grade self-contained teacher to second grade self-contained teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

28. Approved within school reassignment of Christina Steele from fifth grade math teacher to fourth/fifth grade math teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

29. Approved within school reassignment of Dana Speegle from first grade self-contained teacher to kindergarten self-contained teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

30. Approved within school reassignment of Christy Hill from fourth grade ELA teacher to fourth/fifth grade ELA teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective with school year 2015-2016.

31. Approved within school reassignment of Kim Dockery from sixth grade reading, math and science teacher to fourth grade inclusion teacher at Eva School effective with school year 2015-2016.

32. Approved application for continued salary in lieu of sick leave from Marcie Coker for a total of 47 days (March 12-May 22, 2015).  Ms. Coker was injured on the job.

33. Approved application for continued salary in lieu of sick leave from Jennifer Prince for a total of 10 days (May 11-15, 2015 and May 18-22, 2015).  Ms. Prince was injured on the job.

34. Award the following teachers the Career and Technical Education Performance Based Supplement: Glen Winton, auto collision, BHS Career Tech Center; Ashley Black, cosmetology, BHS Career Tech Center; Brandon Jarrett, welding, BHS Career Tech Center; Kevin Sanders, agri-science, West Morgan High School

35. Accept notice of retirement effective July 1 from Ken James, counselor at Falkville High School.

36. Accept notice of retirement effective June 30 from Pamela Payne, custodian at Danville Neel Elementary.

37. Approved employee supplemental contract with Rickey Fortenberry to serve as the chief mechanic at the Central Office for contract year 2015-2016.

38. Approved memorandum of understanding with the Alabama State Department of Education (ARI) for Rhonda Booth to serve as ARI Regional Staff for the 2015-2016 school year.

39. Approved school-to-school transfer of Timothy Joe Robinson from head custodian at Priceville High School to head custodian at Priceville Junior High School effective July 1, 2015.

40. Approved employment of Janet Benefield as science teacher at Eva School effective August 5. Ms. Benefield will be replacing Rhonda Hudson who retired.

41. Approved employment of Margaret A. Raper as first grade teacher at Lacey’s Spring School effective August 5. Ms. Raper is recommended for reemployment.

42. Approved transfer of Julie McAbee from second grade self-contained teacher at Priceville Elementary School to second grade self-contained teacher at Falkville Elementary School effective August 5. Ms. McAbee will be replacing Cheryl Parker who retired.

43. Approved promotion of Jeanne Heflin to full time secretary/bookkeeper at Priceville Junior High School effective August 1. This is a new position.

44. Approved transfer of Heather Mahan from counselor to first grade teacher at Lacey’s Spring School effective August 5. Ms. Mahan will be replacing Susan Grunwald who retired.

45. Approved employment of Kelly Mason as special education teacher at West Morgan Elementary School effective August 5.  Ms. Mason will be replacing Lauren Lang who is being reassigned.

46. Approved employment of Savanna Dutton as first grade teacher at Union Hill School effective August 5. Ms. Dutton will be filling in for Kelley Smith who is on leave.

47. Approved employment of Sydney Starkey as fourth grade teacher at Priceville Elementary School effective August 5. Ms. Starkey will be replacing Ann Taylor who retired.

48. Approved employment of Lauren Adams as K-5 teacher at Priceville Elementary School effective August 5. This is a new position.

49. Approved within school reassignment of Charlotte King from 11-month secretary to 12-month secretary at Brewer High School effective July 1.

50. Approved within school reassignment of Savannah Chenault to two periods 7th grade reading and four periods seventh grade ELA at Danville Middle effective for school year 2015-2016.

51. Approved within school reassignment of Rebecca Baysinger to two periods eighth grade reading and four periods eighth grade English at Danville Middle School effective with school year 2015-2016.

52. Approved within school reassignment of Stephanie Cagle to five periods sixth-eighth grade social studies and one period sixth grade ELA at Lacey’s Spring School effective with school year 2015-2016.

53. Approved within school reassignment of Jamie Andrews to four periods sixth-eighth grade ELA, one period PE and one period basic skills at Lacey’s Spring School effective with school year 2015-2016.

54. Approved within school reassignment of Joe Rogers to one period sixth grade ELA and five periods sixth-eighth grade SPE at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

55. Approved within school reassignment of Mandy Ransom to four periods sixth grade math and two periods keyboarding at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

56. Approved within school reassignment of Johnna Ladner to two periods reading and four periods special education inclusion at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

57. Approved within school reassignment of Nicole Story to five periods ELA seventh-eighth grade and one period ELA sixth grade at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

58. Approved within school reassignment of Kim Morris to four periods history, one period keyboarding and one period broadcasting at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

59. Approved within school reassignment of Terri Nelson to four periods reading, one period ELA and one period athletics at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

60. Approved within school reassignment of Kelley Hopkins to five periods math and one period study skills at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

61. Approved within school reassignment of Mark Childers to five periods math and one period study skills at Priceville Junior High School effective with school year 2015-2016.

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