Pike County elects board officers

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Pike County Board of Education met in short session Monday and elected board officers for the 2014-2015 school year and took care of new and personnel business.

Chris Wilkes was elected president of the board for the 2014-2015 school year and Dr. Clint Foster was elected vice president. Both were elected by unanimous vote.

In new business, the Board approved the Community Education Board Resolution and granted permission for the proposed agreement for services between the Pike County Schools and Generation Ready for education consulting, training services and materials.

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The Board awarded the bid for off-lease/refurbished computers to CDI Computer Dealers, Inc.

The Board approved permission requests for several employees to attend conferences.

Approval was given for Major Lane to attend the CLAS AASP/AAMSP Fall Conference in Orange Beach and for Sharon Sullivan to attend the Alabama Counselor’s Annual Conference in Huntsville Nov. 18-21. Sullivan’s expenses will be paid through Title I.

The Board approved permission for Pebley Williams and Cindy Boswell to attend the CLAS Secretaries Conference in Birmingham, Dec. 2 and 3. Boswell’s permission request to attend the STI Annual Conference in Pointe Clear January 13-16 was also approved.

The Board also granted permission for Daniel Walden to attend the 2015 Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery January 22-24, 2015.

In personnel action, the board approved supplementary pay for Ashley DeMarr, Goshen High School for junior high girls’ basketball coach and volunteer status for Taisha Osunde, girls’ basketball at Goshen High School.

Lucille Taylor’s voluntary transfer from the Child Nutrition Program at Goshen High School to Goshen Elementary School was approved.

The Board also approved the voluntary transfer of Sonia Stewart, Child Nutrition Program, from Goshen Elementary to Goshen High School.

Catastrophic leaves for Mary Disney, Pike County High School, and Letha Nell Turvin, bus driver, were approved.

In final personnel action, the board approved the resignation of Sarah Collier, bus aide, effective Nov. 21, 2014.