DCS to contract with Lewis Pest Control

The Demopolis City Schools Board of Education met Monday, approving a handful of agenda items.

The board agreed to enter into an agreement with Lewis Pest Control through which the business would provide pest control services to the school system which include monthly treatments of the cafeterias at all four DCS campuses, quarterly checks and treatments of all four campuses and on-call services as needed. The base cost of the agreement is $750 per month.

The board approved payroll and expenditures for the month of August, passed its capital plan, agreed to contract Thumbs-Up Educational Services on an as-needed basis, approved field trips for the Demopolis High School band and the U.S. Jones 4-H group.

The board also tentatively agreed to allow the Air Evac Lifeteam to deliver the game ball for Friday night’s football contest between Demopolis High School and Selma High School via helicopter to Tiger Stadium prior to kickoff.

“Around 6:50-6:55 Friday night when we play Selma High at Tiger Stadium, they’re going to bring down a helicopter and it will have the game ball,” Demopolis City Schools Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin said.

The board is scheduled to meet again Oct. 15 at 5:15 p.m.