Demopolis BOE holds short meeting

In a short called meeting Tuesday, the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education rescinded an earlier approval of Julie Harrison as Gifted Specialist.

Named as Gifted Specialist was Dana Hill, effective Aug. 9.

Harrison’s hiring had been approved in April. No reason was given for the change.

The only other actions were approval for the Demopolis Middle School to attend a Math Problem Solving Tournament in Columbus, Miss., May 7, and a 21st Century Community Learning Center.

The Learning Center is a partnership with West Mid-Alabama Community Development Corp., Inc., for a $150,000 grant to serve 70 students in grades 9-12 at Demopolis High School.

The program will offer an after-school and summer enrichment program using an array of activities that reinforce and complement the regular academic program.

The partnership has a four-fold goal:

  • Assist students to meet and/or exceed core subject standards.
  • Increase regular school attendance.
  • Increase family and parental involvement.
  • Improve behavior in the regular school program.