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the situation), and the Board is going to be looking ahead to our future policies concerning situations such as this,” Poole told attendees. “We are also consulting with our attorney to address these current concerns. So, at this time, we will leave it at that, but knowing that it will be addressed shortly.”
Per Board policy, the Board member was not identified during the Board meeetings.
Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Stan Rentz told the Board that the recent Eagle Alliance meeting, which was designed to unify the community and school system, was a great success. He also shared that the members of the state championship track team will be recognized publicly during the June meeting of the Board.
According to Rentz, milestone scores have begun to become available, and are showing the results of COVID and virtual learning, as scores have decreased.
Board members discussed the purchase of four used bus lifts to enhance the mechanic’s ability to fix issues on the school system’s 24 buses with Transportation Department Overseer Reggie Ricks. The Board tabled the issue to gain more information on their options, and plan to vote on the issue at the next meeting.
A fuel bid from Gay Oil Company was accepted for the transportation department. An exact price could not be given because of the constant fluctuation of prices in the oil industry, but $37,000 is expected to be spent on the 7,000 gallons of diesel. These orders are completed every three months to ensure the buses are supplied to run.
Bulletproof safety glass partitions will be installed at the Montgomery County Elementary School in the office area, and a commercial dishwasher has been purchased for the middle and high school.
The following new hires were unanimously approved by the Board: Brandon Edmond, Alternative School Director and Middle School Computer Science Facilitator; Thomas Patrick George, High School P.E. Teacher; Ruby Jo Terrell, Food Assistance; Lucy Michelle Chambers, Part-time Technology Worker; Emily Conner, Community Coach for Middle School Softball; Ashley Powell, 2nd Grade Teacher; Jennifer Amos, Pre-K Paraprofessional.
The Board also agreed to open a position for a behavior intervention specialist position, which may be applied for now.