County Commission supports school superintendent

Published 9:16 pm Monday, April 28, 2014

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By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
The Lowndes County Commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday night in support of School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Boyd.
Boyd faces a charge of reckless endangerment in Hayneville Municipal Court in connection with the way he handled the case of a now former Hayneville Middle School janitor who pleaded guilty to enticing a child for immoral purposes.
According to the resolution approved unanimously, the many government entities in Lowndes County “cannot second guess the actions of each other.”
Also, if actions are required, “They should be reported to the Alabama Attorney General to take action who is removed from the immediate situation.”
The resolution further states, “The commission has worked with the Lowndes County Board of Education and its superintendent, Dr. Daniel Boyd, over the years on numerous projects, specifically including the provision of law enforcement personnel in the system’s schools to insure the safety of the school children…”
And, “The commission has found Dr. Daniel Boyd to be both capable and concerned about and protective of the school children of Lowndes County…”
The resolution concludes, “Now therefore the commission hereby expresses a very strong position for the need of governmental entities not to second guess each other’s actions and further expresses strong support for Dr. Daniel Boyd.”
In other actions:
The commission approved the lone bid of Billy’s Tire Center in Lowndesboro to supply tires for the county’s highway department.
The commission approved the sale and purchase of four trucks for the highway department upon the recommendation of County Engineer David Butts.
The trucks will be sold for $510,000 in auction in June.
Butts explained that trucks are sold at nearly their purchase price so the county gets the use of a new truck for a whole year for about $7,000 each.
The commission tabled action on contract for ambulance service with Care Ambulance.
And the commission approved an appropriation to Keepers of the Brotherhood, a youth organization in Mosses, of $1,500.

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