CCBOE recognizes Cold Springs FFA String Band, talks business

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Superintendent Shane Barnette talks with board member Wendy Crider.

CULLMAN – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) held its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening, where the first order of business was the recognition of the Cold Springs Future Farmers of America (FFA) String Band for winning the state FFA string band competition, and placing fourth out of more than 300 bands at the national competition.

Next, the minutes of the board's meeting were approved, followed by the block passage of the following seven items: resignations, leaves of absence, voluntary transfers, appointments, substitutes, non-faculty coaches and contract/salary changes.

Approval was given to the Parkside afterschool program for substitute Chrissie Shedd.

Vinemont Elementary, Middle and High Schools received approval to pay Lance Lay, Todd Johnson, Kerry Thompson, Joey Overton and Scotty Cofer for refinishing the gym floors of the three schools.

Holly Pond High School received approval to use its school tax funds to make repairs to its parking lot.

Reconciled financial statements and expenditures for September were approved.  Expenditures, including payroll and bills, totaled $11,309,287.69.

A $20,000 bid received by the CCBOE’s maintenance department for the Vinemont Elementary School roof was approved.

The Board approved requests for changes (all deductions based on sales tax reconciliation) to repair and renovation costs for Good Hope High School, Holly Pond Elementary School, Fairview High School and Cold Springs Elementary School.

A recommendation from the textbook committee for approval of a new AP Government textbook, “Government in America, 16th edition,” passed.

A resolution for the CCBOE to adopt the agreement for eligible government 457 plan (supplemental retirement plan) passed.

The board then noted November as National Parent Involvement Month, and voted to recognize the third Thursday of November as National Parent Involvement Day.

The Holly Pond Varsity Boys' Basketball team and the Hanceville High School Math Team/Leo Club received approval for out-of-state field trips.  These trips will not be paid for with General Fund money.

The Board approved the following members of the 2016-17 Sick Leave Bank Committee:

  • Certified: Susan Melton, Teresa Presto
  • Classified: Becki Klein, Tanya Knight
  • Board: Ed Roberson (CFSO), Terry Wilhite (Payroll Manager)

The board approved two days of professional leave requested by the Cullman County Education Association for their delegates to the 2016 Education Support Profession (ESP) Delegate Assembly in Montgomery in December.  The delegates are Janna Absher, Lynn Bradford, Susan Fulmer, Keith Kugler, Sheila Mitchell, Selena Skipper and Janet Turner.

The board also approved leave for the same event for the following delegates requested by Cullman County Education Support Professionals: Taft Dillashaw, Patti Hasenbein, Becki Klein, Lavonne Osborne, Rodney Turner and Rena Watson.

Board members Wendy Crider and Gene Sullins were selected as delegates to the 2016 Alabama Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly in December, with Mike Graves as the alternate.

The board then elected Kenny Brockman to serve as the next commission president, and elected Mike Graves a vice president.

CCBOE Superintendent Shane Barnette concluded the board's business with his report.  First he again congratulated the Cold Springs FFA String Band for its achievements.  Then he gave a brief overview of his trip to Washington DC, where he and Dr. Vicki Karolewics gave a presentation on the relationship between CCBOE and Wallace State.  Barnette concluded by reminding members of the Veterans Day school closing, and of the upcoming Thanksgiving break Nov. 21-25.

The next meeting of the CCBOE will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at in the boardroom of the central office at 402 Arnold St. NE in Cullman. The public is welcome to attend.

 

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