Pike BOE members get pay raise

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 7, 2000

Staff Writer

Nov. 6, 2000 10 PM

After honoring two outgoing board members with a reception, the Pike County Board of Education set up what the new board will make and who its officers will be.

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During the board’s annual meeting, it decided to increase board members’ salaries by $150 per month. Beginning next month, board members will be making $450 per month. Board members’ salaries can not exceed $600, by law.

The board also voted for Norman Chandler to serve as president and Earnest Green as vice president.

Such business has to be done before Herbert Reynolds and Adam Register take office. They will replace Willo Dean Baker and Royce Stroud, respectively.

In other business, the board:

· Was presented the 1999-2000 financial statement.

Supt. John Key said the system finished "better than we anticipated."

Reasons include cuts in maintenance and personnel.

· Passed a resolution recognizing Nov. 12-18 as American Education Week and Nov. 14 as Retired Teachers Day.

· Approved the request for a small group of personnel to tour printing facilities at Troup County High School in LaGrange, Ga. and two Montgomery businesses on Nov. 14. Expenses will be paid by Southeastern Printers Supply and the School-to-Work grant.

· Approved a request by Wayne Craft for the use of a bus and driver for the Pike County Forestry Committee and Alabama Treasure Forest Committee to tour forestry sites one day in November. The Alabama Forestry Commission will pay for the bus and driver.

· Approved the employment of Holly Harrison as bus driver to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rachel Sewell.

· Granted maternity leave to Deana Elmore, sixth grade teacher at Goshen High School, with Ashley Shine as substitute.

· Approved paying part of the cost for Linda Steed to attend the National School Board Association meeting.

· Approved paying for Key to attend the National Conference on Education in Orlando, Feb. 14-18, where he will represent Alabama in the Superintendent of the Year competition.