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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
During a called meeting of the Board of Education held Tuesday afternoon, board members approved numerous personnel changes and held the first budget hearing.
During the budget presentation, Chief School Financial Resource Officer Amy Davis reported that the budget reflects a positive ending fund balance of $622,085. She also reviewed the anticipated revenue amounts from each source, the budgeted expenditure items and the breakdown of teaching units as supported by average daily membership.
Regarding personnel matters, during the called meeting, with all members present, the board unanimously approved three resignations and four recommendations for new hires.
The resignations included elementary teacher Blake White, with his last work day being today; and lunchroom worker Tiffany Adams, with her resignation effective September 2, prior to the meeting.
The other letter of resignation was from bus driver Scott White, with his last work day being September 2. However, the approval of his resignation included approval of him being a substitute bus driver after that date.
Regarding certified recommendations, the board approved hiring Sandra Lea as elementary education teacher for the remainder of the school year; Lorie Bee as elementary education teacher for the remainder of the school year; and Marvin Pitts as physical education teacher for the remainder of the school year, pending certification, effective September 19.
For non-certified recommendations, the board approved hiring Melissa Hammonds as a bus driver for the remainder of the school year, effective September 12.
Also during Tuesday’s called meeting, the board unanimously approved accepting the lowest bid from Alabama Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Inc. in the amount of $88,600 for re-roofing the science building at the Career Technical Center.
During its August meetings, the board also unanimously approved numerous personnel matters, again including resignations and new hires.
Letters of resignation accepted at that time were for high school assistant principal Rodrick James, elementary school assistant principal Daniel Wiley and technology support Janardus Simmons.
Additionally, the board also unanimously approved rescinding the recommendation of Lynn Butler as a special education teacher as the board had received notification of non-acceptance.
Regarding certified recommendations, the board unanimously approved Tracy Hubbert as elementary school assistant principal for the remainder of the school year and Keslie Garrett as high school career coach for the school year.
Further, the board also unanimously approved the transfer of Shundell Russaw to high school assistant principal for the remainder of the school year, pending completion of certification requirements.
For non-certified recommendations the board also unanimously approved Kimberlie Conn as the shuttle bus driver for the 2022-2023 school year.
The board also unanimously approved Jacqueline Russaw as a substitute teacher/aide for the rest of the school year, pending completion of all requirements, and Michael Edwards as a volunteer football coach for the 2022 season.
In other business during those meetings, the board unanimously approved a parent transportation contract for transporting a child to and from the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind bus stop at the rate of $10 per day for the 2022-2023 school year.
The board also unanimously approved a contract change order for emergency repairs for re-roofing the Rockford Arts and Crafts building. The change decreased the cost of the contract by $15,750.
A called meeting and second budget hearing will be held Tuesday, September 13, at 4 p.m. The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Coosa County Board of Education will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 22.