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Pike County BOE approves summer camp locations

The Pike County Board of Education Board of Education met Monday night and approved requests for summer programs to be held at two locations. Summer school will be held at CA3L in Troy and Camp Brundidge at Pike County Elementary School.

Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the City of Brundidge will assume half the cost of the camp at $15,000 and also employ high school students to assist with the activities.

The board approved the recommendation for Johnny Garrett to serve on the Board of Equalization pending Garrett’s acceptance.

Bazzell said an informational publication will be available within the week that features information of interest to parents that includes financial data, career awareness information, transportation information, history, photographs, etc.

In new business, the board: 

• Approved the Pike County Schools 2019-2020 Calendar.

•Approved the request to hold Summer School at CA³L.

• Approved the request to hold Camp Brundidge at PCES.

• Approved the request for the Technology Department to surplus and dispose of out dated technology and equipment listed on the spreadsheet.

• Approved the request for Olivia Boyd to attend the AASBO Annual Conference April 30-May 2, 2019 in Orange Beach with expenses to be paid with Pike County High School General Funds. 

•Approved the request for James Lowe, Bruce Campbell and Earlene Newman to attend the Alabama Transportation Association Summer Conference, June 3-7, 2019 in Mobile. Expenses are to be paid with General Funds. 

•Approved the request for Kimberly Dunn to attend the Alabama School Library Association Conference June 11, 2019 in Foley with expenses to be paid with Title I Funds.

• Approved the request for Kimberly Dunn and Brittany Gilmer to attend the Alabama Educational Technology Conference, June 12-14, 2019 in Mobile with expenses to be paid with Title I Funds.

• Approved the request for students and instructor to attend and compete at the Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, April 15-17, 2019 in Birmingham with the PCBOE providing the school bus and the bus driver expenses. SkillsUSA will cover all other expenses. 

•Approved the request for Jonathan Thompson to attend the 2019 Summer Physical Education and Health Education Conference June 24-25, 2019 in Ramer. Expenses will be paid with Title I Funds.

•Approved the request for Loretta Reynolds to attend the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts, June 10-15 in Montgomery with expenses paid with Title I Funds.

•Approved request for members of the Pike County and Goshen High School Bands to travel to Six Flags Amusement Park in Atlanta.  This trip is for fun and reward/incentive for students in the band programs.  The date for this trip will be May 4, 2019.  There will be no cost to the Board.

• Approved the request for Pike County High School softball team to participate in the Alex Wilcox Softball Tournament March 22-23 in Montgomery. Expenses will be paid with donations and local funds.

In personnel action, the board:

• Accept the retirement resignation of Donna Bundy, bus aide, effective June 1, 2019.   

• Accept the retirement resignation of Kay Phillips, special education teacher, Goshen High School.

•Accepted the medical retirement of Donald Jordan, bus driver, effective April 1, 2019.

• Accepted the resignation of Calvin Mulkey, fifth grade teacher, Pike County Elementary School, retroactive February 25, 2019.    

• Approved the employment of Shelton Frye, fifth grade teacher, Pike County Elementary School, retroactive, effective February 28, 2019.   

• Approved the volunteer status for Thomas Mitchell, soccer at Pike County High School.

• Accepted the retirement resignation of Cathy Catrett, bus driver, effective June 1, 2019.

• Accepted the retirement resignation of Christine Wheeler, counselor at Pike County Elementary School, effective June 1, 2019.

• Approved volunteer status for Jeremy and Katherine Bunnell, mentors at Goshen Elementary School.