Pike County BOE approves Virtual High School application

Published 6:46 pm Monday, November 18, 2013

The Pike County Board of Education elected officers for the 2014 year at its Monday meeting. The Board elected Greg Price as its president and Chris Wilkes as vice president.

The Board approved the final Virtual High School application and Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, expressed appreciation to Troy University for the role the university has played in the application process and its support.

Bazzell said there is also the possibility that Auburn University could articulate credit with the System’s agriculture program.

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Bazzell reported that the bleachers for the gymnasium at Goshen High School will not be installed until mid-January.

The Board considered permission requests by teachers and students.

George Stringer’s request to attend the Tech Essentials Camp, Dec. 9-19 in Bushkill, Penn. at a cost of $6,495 was granted with the Board picking up half of the cost. The camp will provide cross training for Stringer.

Permission was given for Kerri Taylor, James Oliver and Daniel Walden to attend the Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery Jan. 23-25. There is no cost to the board.

The Board approved permission for Pike County High School students, Jared Guilford and Keon Smith, and Goshen High School student, Lynze Price, and band directors, James Oliver and Daniel Walden, to attend the 2013 Tri-State Band Festival and Conducting Conference at Florida State University, Dec. 5-8. There is no cost to the Board. Approval is contingent upon travel plans. The Board does not approve travel by private vehicle.

Permission was also granted for the Culinary Arts students from Goshen High School and Pike County High School to attend The Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta on Nov. 22. Students will be transported via chartered bus at no cost to the Board.

Cindy Boswell was granted permission to attend the 2013 CLAS Secretaries Conference Dec. 3 and 4 in Birmingham. Boswell and Lena Lindsey were grand permission to attend the STI Conference in Point Clear Jan. 15-17.

Lindsey, Michelle Taylor, Rachel Brooks and Sharon Sullivan were given permission to attend the Counselor’s Conference in Birmingham Nov. 19-22 at no cost to the Board.

The Board also approved the provided list of persons to serve as members of the System’s Textbook Adoption Committee for the 2013-14 school year.

In personnel action, the board accepted the resignations of Lisa Hayes, physical education teacher at Goshen Elementary School and approved the hire of Ian Kimbro for the physical education teacher’s position at GES.

The Board approved the transfer of Amy Warrick to physical education teacher at Goshen High School effective Jan. 2, 2014, and officially designated Warrick as head volleyball and head softball coach at GHS. Warrick’s coaching supplement will be adjusted accordingly.

The board accepted the resignation of Sylvia Green, CNP worker at Pike County High School and granted permission for the transfer of Candice Brunney from CNP floater to CNP worker at PCHS.

Catastrophic leave was granted for Teresa Register at Goshen Elementary School and reimbursement was approved for five sick leave days for Claire Taylor for an on-the-job injury.