Pike BOE approves budget, staff for rec program

Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 11, 2013

The Pike County Board of Education approved the budget and staff for its operation of the Brundidge Recreation Department at its Monday meeting.

The board approved the recommendations of Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, for the staffing of the recreation department. Willie Wright, Pike County High School principal, will director of the city’s recreation programs. Fred Holland will be in charge of the recreation baseball program and Karie Stripland will lead the softball program.

“Registration for the city summer recreation program is underway and we have already signed up 100 (young people) for the baseball and softball programs,” Bazzell said. “We will be working to get the summer recreation program up and running and have several options to consider.”

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The board gave approval for Bazzell to accept the winning bid for Cellular Phone Service and Voice Over IP Telephone Services and also to sign the contract for those two services before the e-rate filing window closes. The bids will be opened on March 14.

The board also gave its approval for the Troy-Pike Center for Technology to donate the Hyundai automobile to the automotive department of Smiths Station High School. Smiths Station will be responsible for all expenses of relocating the car.

The request for Carrie Rigdon, Pike County High School art teacher, to take 40 students and five or six chaperones to the High Museum in Atlanta on April 18 was approved. The students will cover the costs of the trip.

SFC Aaron Young was granted approval to attend the JROTC School of Cadet Command Instructor Training Course March 24-29 at Fort Knox, Ky. The training will be paid for by JSOCC and there will be no cost to the Pike County School Board.

The board approved the request for Kelly Pritchett-Mullins to take the cow show team students to attend the District and State Steer and Heifer shows March 7-9 in Montgomery. Expenses will be paid with FFA fundraiser money.

Approval was granted for Mike Johnson to attend the indoor/outdoor LED lighting school in Conyers, Ga., Feb. 25 and 26. There will be no cost to the district.

Brooke Terry was granted approval to attend the Child Nutrition Director’s Spring Conference and the Alabama School Nutrition Association’s meeting in Huntsville March 7-9. Expenses will be paid by the Child Nutrition Program.

The board also approved the request for Aretha Jackson, Carolyn Wilson, Lucille Taylor, Deborah Sessions, Virginia Rodgers, Sara Wilson, Kendra Harden and Sylvia Green to attend the Alabama School Nutrition Association’s meeting March 8 and 9. All expenses will be paid by the Child Nutrition Program

In personnel action, the board approved the catastrophic leave request of Angela Long from March 18 through May 10.

The board accepted the resignation of Linda Smith as school bus driver effective Feb. 27.

The board approved Bazzell’s recommendation concerning discipline of a certified employee.