Demopolis BOE to fund two new reading programs

Demopolis Board of Education members approved redeeming a certificate of deposit Monday to pay for two reading programs and physical education and track and field equipment.

Board chairman Jim Stanford said all of the CD, worth $156,773.88, will not be needed. What isn’t used will be rolled over.

The funds will be used to pay for reading programs and Westside and U.S. Jones elementary schools to meet the College- and Career- Ready Standards and replace the programs that have been in use for seven years.

Teachers will undergo professional development this summer in preparation for implementation of the reading programs in the fall.

Demopolis High School will have new track and field and weight room equipment, and the equipment that is being replaced will be given to Demopolis Middle School.