New BOE member appointed

Published 10:03 am Thursday, August 16, 2012

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The Lowndes County Board of Education has a new member, according to information provided by the superintendent’s office.

At its Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting, the board appointed former board member Annie C. Hunter to fill the District Three vacancy created by the resignation of Board member Debbie D. Webb.

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Hunter, the only person nominated to fill the vacancy, was approved with Board members the Rev. Ben Davis, the Rev. Robert James Grant, and Steve Foster all voting in favor and Dr. Denise Davis-Maye abstaining.

Among other actions unanimously approved included:

• An agreement between board and architect for the softball field at Hayneville Middle School.

• Memorandums of agreement between the board and the state Department of Education for the Alabama English Language Arts Course of Study Task Force and the Alabama English Arts Course of Study Crosswalk Committee.

• Approval of contracts between the board and Larry McQueen (reduction of deficiencies and improvement of shop procedures for the Transportation Department); Vision Makers LLC (curriculum and pacing services for select teachers); Dr. Tonea Stewart (keynote address/motivational speech; the Lowndes County Commission (resource officers for The Calhoun School and Central High.

• Approval of bid extensions for liquefied petroleum (LP) gas (Dowdle Gas Company) and garbage service (Alabama Dumpster Service).

• Approval of bids including: Beverages (Montgomery Coca Cola Bottling Company);  bread (Sara Lee Bakery); janitorial supplies (AmSan-Bama); diesel fuel and gasoline (Ellis Oil); and oil and chassis Grease (Davison Oil).

• Approval of the 2012-2013 salary schedules.

• Approval of the June 2012 financial statement for the Lowndes County Head Start Program.

• Approval of revenues and expenditures report, financial statement and payroll register for June 2012 – based on reconciled bank statements.

• Approval of the personnel report.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Alternative Learning Center.