BOE makes personnel changes in June meeting

Resignations from three school system employees, including the robotics team founder and sponsor Ashley Brock, were accepted by the Demopolis City Board of Education at its meeting June 13.

Brock, science teacher at Demopolis Middle School, and Jeremy Silcox, DMS history teacher, resigned effective May 27. The last day for Christopher Glover, the technology coordinator, will be June 24.

Brock’s replacement is Alicia Seale, and Logan Arnold was hired as a 60-day interim technology coordinator, but the opening for Silcox has yet to be filled.

In other personnel action, the board approved the transfer of Sam Mosely as Westside Elementary physical education teacher, to health teacher at Demopolis High; Rubye McKinley, special education teacher, from DMS to WES, and Sylvia Tate, para-professional, from WES to U.S. Jones Elementary.

Conditional employment was approved for Tonya Thornton, DHS math teacher; Lt. Col. Richard White, JROTC instructor; Lincoln Luke, WES physical education teacher, and Megan Gurley, USJ physical education teacher.

The board also approved the contract for the new WES principal, Rashonda Jackson, and athletic supplements for teachers who also coach.

Supt. Kyle Kallhoff received the okay to attend two superintendent professional development programs: the AASB Summer Conference June 16-19 in Orange Beach and the SSA Summer Conference June 19-22 at Point Clear.

The board agreed to advertise for bids on Phase I of the paving projects and gave consent to execute a contract with the best bid.

The next scheduled meeting of the school board is July 18.