Credit union branch proposed at Demopolis High; retirees honored in Monday meeting

Four of seven retirees were present at Monday’s BOE meeting, including, from left, Katie Poole, Paula Bond, Lori Giles, and Tammy Spruell. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Opening a branch of Naheola Credit Union at Demopolis High School and having students earn credit for operating it was proposed to the Demopolis City Board of Education at a called meeting Monday.

Under the proposal, the pilot program would start in the fall and be part of the Finance Academy, under the direction of Kelly Gandy. Students would earn a credit hour for taking it, explained Ashley Coplin, marketing director for the credit union.

“It lines up perfect with the state standards,” added Gandy.

Up to four seniors would be operating the credit union branch two days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., if the proposal is accepted. Students would be interviewed by credit union personnel before being hired.

Gandy said that while it would benefit her students, she is pleased with the impact it will have on the rest of the student body by helping them understand finances.

The credit union would be part of a classroom course open to all students at the high school, Gandy continued.

Coplin reviewed the duties and responsibilities of both the students and Naheola Credit Union. She stressed that the credit union would absorb all costs for setting up and operating the facility as well as safety features. All DHS would need to provide is the space.

To that Gandy added that principal Blaine Hathcock already has designated an area that can be used.

Board members and Supt. Kyle Kallhoff asked several questions about how the course would be conducted. No action was taken.

The board honored seven retirees who have contributed 168.5 combined years in the Demopolis school system.

Retirees attending the meeting were Lori Giles, 29 years; Paula Bond, 11; Tammy Spruell, 30, and Katie Poole, 11. Not in attendance were Julie Lee, 28.5 years; Cynthia Whitlock, 25, and Poncho Robinson, 30.

In other personnel matters, the board approved the following:

  • Conditional employment: Robert Wilkerson, DHS history; Matthew Mellown, DHS special education; Lindsey Thorne, Crystal Freeman and Nicholas Seymore, Westside Elementary; Clint Humphrey, DHS paraprofessional, and Kristina Kallhoff, U.S. Jones Elementary.
  • Resignation: Elaine Calvin, USJ; Brittany Dunson, DHS physical education; Ashley Allen, Demopolis Middle School business and marketing; Lincoln Luker, WES physical education, and Andrew Luker, DHS history teacher.
  • Tamyla James was granted a substitute teacher license.
  • William Jackson, WES lunchroom worker, will be employed as a temporary custodian throughout the summer.

In the only other action, the board approved a contract with Michael Randall to provide ground maintenance to all campuses.

The board next will meet on Thursday, June 1, from 2-4 p.m. for a work session.

Demopolis BOE adjusts facility rental fees, makes personnel changes in Tuesday meeting

Rental fees for the use of school gymnasiums and auditoriums are going up after the Demopolis City Board of Education voted Monday in a meeting that covered routine items.

The rental for gymnasiums rose from $150 to $250, and for auditoriums, from $250 to $500, effective immediately. The action came after questions about the fees were raised at meetings earlier this year.

The board also agreed with Supt. Kyle Kallhoff to make a general advertisement for elementary, middle and high school teachers in order to have a pool of applications to draw from. In addition, advertisements for library media specialists at Westside Elementary and Demopolis High School and for a DHS custodian are being posted.

The board voted on the personnel report which included:

  • Resignations by Jonathan Casey Moore, special education teacher at Demopolis Middle School, effective March 16, and Jillian Arthur, band director, effective at the end of the school year.
  • Retirements of Lori Giles, WES librarian; Katie Poole, U.S. Jones Elementary teacher, and Tammy Spruell, and Paul Bond, both WES teachers, all effective at the end of the school year.
  • Substitute license for Linda Driver.
  • Medical leave extension for Constance Cleveland.

Kallhoff asked the board to make a revision to the school calendar approved last month. Teachers will have a work day on Aug. 7, with three professional development days to follow. The previous calendar had the work day on Aug. 8 with two professional development days.

Teachers and students from WES and DMS were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. From WES, office manager Joann Merriweather and second grader Areil Mata were honored. From DMS were 8th grade math teacher Jackie Tripp and 7th grader Ny Kierah Johnson.

Kallhoff said he is working on an application for all school volunteers. Still in the development stage is how to conduct background checks on those volunteers. Local background can be determined, but state and federal background checks may have to be outsourced.

In other action the board approved:

  • Out-of-state or overnight field trips for the DMS Beta Club to Orlando, Fla.; DHS DECA to Anaheim, Calif.; DHS Youth Leadership to Tuscaloosa, and DHS FBLA to Birmingham.
  • Travel reimbursement for the art teacher.
  • Inventory dispositions for unusable computers and printers.
  • DHS auditorium rental by the John Coley Show June 4.
  • 2017-2018 Course Catalogue.
  • Floor machine maintenance agreement for DMS.

Kallhoff asked the board to consider a janitorial bid for WES. He said summer work hours will extend from June 5 to July 28. Schools and offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 7-11 a.m.

In his report, Kallhoff congratulated board president Conrad Murdock for being reelected to the board by the Demopolis City Council.

He said the Area Special Olympic Games will be held at DHS on April 21, and April is being designated as Autism Awareness Month in the schools.

A job fair will be held at DHS on Thursday by local industries. Juniors and seniors will be interviewing during the day, and after school hours the general public is invited to take part in the job fair.

The next regular meeting will be held April 17. Kallhoff said he expected to have a recommendation for a band director at that time, and he hoped to have a DHS principal applicant as well.

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Kallhoff issues statement on non-resident tuition for Demopolis City Schools

A committee appointed in February has made a recommendation regarding tuition for non-resident students attending Demopolis City Schools according to a letter issued from DCS Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff Friday.

The seven member committee, who has requested to remain anonymous, is comprised of Kallhoff, a DCS Board of Education member, a city schools administrative representative, a Demopolis City Council member, and three parents of non-resident students.

“After meeting with the committee and analyzing the data, the financial numbers certainly indicate that there is a need for a reasonable annual tuition or fee for non-resident students,” Kallhoff said. “However, the timing is not right. With the push for charter schools in West Alabama and the questioning of the quality of public education from state leaders, we do not want to risk losing any of our students.”

Kallhoff first broached the subject of non-resident tuition in the board’s Feb. 20 meeting, as previously reported by The West Alabama Watchman.

In that meeting, Kallhoff announced his intentions to appoint a committee to begin exploring the possibility of charging a reasonable tuition for those students living outside of the 36732 ZIP code.

“We receive funding for all students through the state, but of course that does not cover all services we provide,” Kallhoff told The Watchman on Friday. “We use revenue generated by county and city taxes to cover those additional services such as speech classes, special education testing, as well as transportation and maintenance.”

Of the system’s approximately 2,300 students, Kallhoff said 38 percent, roughly 874 students, are considered out of district.

While the committee opted to not move on the issue immediately, Kallhoff said that a per-household rate of $300-$500 was discussed by the committee, rather than a per-student rate.

“While there is a demonstrated need there, we felt it best to not make any changes at this time,” said Kallhoff. “We want to continue to attract and maintain excellent students from around the entire area and ensure the high quality education we provide is not impacted.”

For Kallhoff’s letter in its entirety, click here.

Demopolis BOE appointing committee to investigate tuition for non-residents

The option of charging tuition for students living outside the Demopolis City Schools territory will be investigated by a committee being formed by Supt. Kyle Kallhoff.

The superintendent announced his decision at the Board of Education meeting Monday.

“I would like to begin exploring the possibility of charging a reasonable tuition for non-resident students,” he told the board. “This is for students who wish to attend our schools but do not live in the city of Demopolis.”

The committee would look into what other public school systems charge and the cost of private schools in the area and determine a fair amount for out-of-area students.

“We offer several services for which we do not receive adequate funding,” he continued. One of those services is school nurses. The system barely has enough funding for three nurses at the four campuses, he explained. “Of their daily medical attention to students, 62 are not residents of Demopolis.”

While Kallhoff said the school system doesn’t want to neglect any students, “We want to make sure we are fiscally responsible for the resources we have.”

He is looking to have the committee in place by next week and said that he would like a member of the board to serve on it.

The board unanimously approved a revision to Policy 5.10.1, adding foster care children to the school system admission policy for homeless, migratory, immigrant and limited English proficiency students.

The board also approved the following changes to system personnel:

  • Hiring of Kacey Barrett as a Special Education teacher upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in May.
  • Hiring of Claire Bell as Special Education para-professional effect Feb. 21.
  • Retirement of Cynthia Whitlock, DHS librarian, effective June 1.
  • Approval of Amaal Bamani and James Davis as substitutes.
  • Katrina Sprinkle to be the long-term substitute for Janie Basinger who is on medical leave until May 1.
  • Brian Bradley to be assistant baseball coach at Demopolis Middle School.
  • Donna Dodson to be long-term substitute for Addy Card who I on medical leave until March 24.

The board okayed out-of-state and/or overnight field trips for:

  • S. Jones and DMS Math Teams to Tupelo, Miss., March 4
  • Demopolis High FBLA to Birmingham April 6-7.
  • DHS Beta Club to Six Flags over Georgia April 21.

Kallhoff said the second annual Young Authors Symposium will be held Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at DHS.

The board voted to accept the school schedule for the 2017-2018 year, which will have 176 days. Classes begin Aug. 14 and end May 24, 2018.

Kallhoff continued to honor outstanding students and staff at Demopolis schools. Student Jakobe Morris and teacher Gloria Mims from USJ and SGA president Roderick Anderson and teacher Amie Miller of DHS each received recognition and gift certificates.

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Demopolis BOE members recognized in meeting; community meeting set to discuss USJ future use

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Instead of the monthly appreciation of outstanding teachers and students from Demopolis schools, Supt. Kyle Kallhoff recognized board members at the January meeting as part of School Board Appreciation Month.

Kallhoff thanked the board members on behalf of the 2,300 students and 230 employees in the system. Each of the four schools honored a board member, and the Central Office recognized the fifth. Members were given gift baskets or gift certificates for their service.

Westside Elementary School honored Floy Mayberry; U.S. Jones Elementary, Carolyn Moore; Demopolis Middle School, board Chairman Conrad Murdock; Demopolis High, Olen Kerby, and the Central Office, Jim Stanford, who has served as a board member for 13 years.

The board approved the first reading of a revision to Policy 5.10.1. It adds foster care children to the school system admission policy for homeless, migratory, immigrant and limited English proficiency students. Kallhoff said a hearing will be set for public input before the second reading and vote.

He also said an open meeting is planned for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. in the USJ gymnasium to discuss the future use of the school. The meeting is in response to concerns by Marengo County Commission Freddie Armstead and others.

The board approved supplemental salaries for extra-curricular activities at the schools for the 2017-2018 term. The supplements include coaches and assistant coaches, band director and team and club sponsors as well as other designated employees.

Approved for out-of-state or overnight field trips were:

  • DHS HOSA, Feb. 23-24, to Montgomery.
  • DHS Student Council, April 9-10, Tuscaloosa.
  • USJ Fifth Grade Honor Club, April 22-26, Washington, D.C.
  • DHS track team, April 28-29, Mobile.
  • DHS track team, May 5-6, Gulf Shores.

In personnel matters, the board approved conditional employment of Mary Fields, Child Nutrition Program worker at WES, and Katrina Sprinkle as a substitute.

The Jack-Corene Community Development Corp. was approved to use DHS facilities on May 13.

In his comments, Kallhoff said further research is being done on fees for the use of the DHS auditorium and gymnasium after the issue was brought up at the last meeting.

He invited board members to visit the HVAC program being taught by Shelton State Community College in the former New Era building. Eleven students are enrolled.

He also said Alison Brantley with UWA workforce development will speak to DHS students on the ACT Work Keys tests they will take in February and the importance of the exams.

He complemented 28 employees who had perfect attendance during the first semester.

The board will hold a called meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.

Demopolis BOE to meet Tuesday

The Demopolis City Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Office for personnel considerations.

Board makes personnel changes in Monday meeting

Personnel matters took up most of the time of a called meeting of the Demopolis City Board of Education Monday, including adjusting the salaries of those who have taken over interim positions at Demopolis High and Demopolis Middle schools.

In addition Supt. Kyle Kallhoff asked board members to meet on Feb. 2 to consider his recommendation for the DHS football coach.

At the end of the meeting Kallhoff said the school board had received more than 50 applications for the coaching position. After vetting and interviews, the top candidates’ resumes are being reviewed by parents and stakeholders.

Salaries were adjusted to reflect the administrative positions assumed Jan. 2 by three employees. They will receive the salary designated for their interim positions cut in half since they will be serving half the school year.

Blaine Hathcock, the interim DHS principal, will receive a supplement of $4,862; Rollie McCall, interim DMS principal, $2,846.50, and Tracey Stewart, interim assistant principal for DMS, $3,657.50.

Approved for conditional employment were:

  • Judith Moore, Westside Elementary Special Education teacher, filling a vacancy.
  • Andrea Turberville, U.S. Jones Elementary, filling the vacancy left by Stewart.
  • Hannah Shirley, DHS science teacher, extended through the second semester.
  • Jessica Henson, WES lunchroom worker, filling a vacancy.

Substitute teacher approved were Moore, Donna Dodson and Donna Hoven.

Other personnel action included:

  • Updating the expected return date of Barbara Wallace to April 24, per medical certification.
  • Hiring Dodson as long-term substitute for maternity leave Pre-K at WES..
  • Ciera James, WES lunchroom worker, employment termination.

The board also approved advertising for a DHS Band Director for the 2017-2018 school year and for a cafeteria worker position.

In the only other action taken Monday, the board approved the rental of the DHS gymnasium Jan. 13 and 14 by Ross Martial Arts and Fitness Academy.

Board member Jim Stanford voted for the rental but questioned the $150 rental fee as being too low. He said the board needs to address the rental fees for all venues on school property.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will be Monday, Jan. 23, since the usual date falls on Martin Luther King Day.

Kallhoff presents five-year capital plan in Monday meeting (includes PDFs)

DCS Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff presents a five year capital plan to the Demopolis BOE in its Monday meeting (WAW | Jan McDonald)

DCS Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff presents a five year capital plan to the Demopolis BOE in its Monday meeting (WAW | Jan McDonald)

An ambitious, not to say pricey, capital plan for the next five years was unveiled Monday night at the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education meeting after more than two months of work.

Supt. Kyle Kallhoff has divided the plan into four priorities totaling $30,300,000.

“I am going to push hard for priorities 1-3,” said Kallhoff. “We must address our aging facilities if we want to keep families and/or attract families to Demopolis. The city is going to have to come together to make this a priority and brainstorm on how to fund these priorities.”

The most expensive and far-reaching is the first priority involving Westside and U.S. Jones elementary schools. The plan would make WES a pre-K through fifth grade campus, with the capacity for 1,300 students, and convert USJ to the career technology center for the school system. The estimated cost of the work is $18,435,000, he said.

Three new wings housing 10 classrooms each for fourth, fifth and sixth grades would be added to WES. The school would be flipped so that the main entrance would face Maria Street. Student pick-up would have a new drive with an entrance and exit on Herbert Street.

As the career tech center, USJ not only would provide class space for such curricula as finance and insurance, marketing, allied health serviced, industrial maintenance, welding and HVAC, but would provide space for an alternative school, Head Start, a virtual resource center and have room for expansion. The building would be available for evening classes for community adult education courses.

The other three priorities of the plan involve additions and renovations to Demopolis Middle and High schools, including additional classrooms, gymnasiums, parking and cafeterias.

The fourth priority would be a new gymnasium at DMS on the current baseball field and a new practice facility at the high school. Kallhoff hopes the athletic booster clubs would step in to help find the funding for the projects.

He said the plan will be presented to the Demopolis City Council in December. He hopes a joint meeting can be set up to find ways to pay for the ambitious plan.

The school system receives about $630,000 annually for capital improvements, he said. Most of that goes toward paying for the stadium, geo-thermal system and auditorium projects at the high school, leaving about $140,000 to cover other costs.

This year, when working on the capital plan, the committee took a long-term look at what will be needed in the next five, 10, or 30 years, he said.

“There are capital needs that we must take care of in the next five years,” Kallhoff told the board.

The capital plan is broken down as follows:

Priority One (2017-2018)

U.S. Jones ($2,390,000)

  • Convert to Career Technical Center
  • Include Industrial Maintenance Program
  • Include Welding Program
  • Create HVAC Program
  • Include Allied Health Program
  • Create Education and Training Program
  • Create Alternative School setting
  • Create Virtual School Resource Center
  • Have room to expand to meet workforce needs of the Demopolis area
  • Purchase school bus to transport students from Westside to the Ratliff Center Daily
  • Purchase school bus to transport students from DHS to the Career Center Daily

Westside ($16,045,000)

  • Create Pre K-5th grade campus (1,300 student capacity)
  • Update original building (floors, walls, doors, cabinetry, and paint)
  • Convert old cafeteria into extended day center and indoor playground
  • Convert old gym to two severe special needs classrooms with common physical and occupational therapy areas
  • Convert old library to AMSTI/STEM lab
  • Flip campus to face Maria Avenue
  • Include carpool lanes, parking, and bus/van pick-up areas to stack traffic on campus
  • Build three new 10 classroom wings
  • Build new administrative/elective building (media center, art room and patio, music room, a second AMSTI/STEM lab and offices)
  • Build new cafeteria
  • Build new multipurpose building with stage

Priority Two (2017-2018)

Demopolis Middle School ($3,425,000)

  • Renovate Interior of existing building (floors, walls, doors, cabinetry, and paint)
  • Create dining addition to current cafeteria
  • Build parking lot and carpool lanes on east side of campus

Demopolis High School ($515,000)

  • Create four lane entrance (two lanes from Hwy. 80 to field house and two lanes from the tennis courts to Hwy. 80)
  • Update all restrooms
  • Update all hallway floors
  • Update all carpeted areas

Priority Three (2018-2019)

Demopolis Middle School ($1,825,000)

  • Build new wing (STEM/robotics, art, broadcasting, severe special needs, two classrooms)
  • Update entrance and office space
  • Remove cut through and replace with common area/courtyard
  • Exterior enhancements

Demopolis High School ($1,500,000)

  • Build multipurpose activity/physical education gym on southwest of campus west of the auditorium

Priority Four (2020-2021)

Demopolis Middle School ($2,100,000)

  • Build 14,000 square foot gym on current baseball field

Demopolis High School ($2,500,000)

  • Build 20,000-square-foot indoor multipurpose indoor practice facility
  • Turf football field
  • Parking lot on southeast corner of campus

PDF renderings of proposed changes at each campus are included below:

Westside Elementary School

U.S. Jones Elementary School

Demopolis Middle School

Demopolis High School

Demopolis Board approves new hire incentives; plans to cut culinary arts from career tech program

School systems throughout the state are in competition with each other to find qualified teachers for specialized positions. With that in mind the Demopolis City School Board approved an incentive package at its meeting Monday.

Teachers eligible for the package are K-12 special education, grades 6-12 math and grades 6-12 science teachers, said Supt. Kyle Kallhoff. Those who are hired will receive a $1,000 signing bonus on the first contract day and $500 each year for two years on the anniversary of that contract day.

“If you lose one of those it’s hard to replace them,” said Kallhoff of the specialized teachers.

In addition, he said 24 business partners in the area were asked to help put together packages for the first five hires. “The response was overwhelming,” he said, and contributions came in for more than five packages.

At a recruiting fair two weeks ago, he shared the plan with teachers who were very excited about it. He also had door prizes for anyone who left a resume at his booth. Among those he received were eight for one of those specialized openings.

Kylie Stokes, center, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Kylie Stokes, center, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Kallhoff presented an ambitious five-year capital improvements plan divided into four priorities and totaling more than $30 million. Among other changes, the plan would convert Westside Elementary to a pre-K through fifth grade school and turn U.S. Jones Elementary into a career-tech center. (See separate story.)

Public school money comes from the state for capital improvements. Currently $630,000 is tied up in debt for the stadium, auditorium and geo-thermal project at Demopolis High School. The school system clears about $140,000 annually in capital improvement money.

Kallhoff gave the board an update on where the Career Tech program stands now and the plans for the 2017-2018 school year.

The system offers business management and administration, finance and insurance, health services,

Lauren Boone, center, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Lauren Boone, center, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

marketing, welding, industrial arts, culinary arts and ROTC.

Because of the demand, a heating and air conditioning curriculum (HVAC) could be started under the auspices of Shelton State as soon as January. “HVAC is considered a priority one area,” he explained.

Another area of training is for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Since students would be below the age of qualification for a CDL, the program also would include forklift and hazmat training.

However, the culinary arts program is expected to be phased out. In making the decision, Kallhoff said the Executive Advisory Committee looked at the local industry and preparing kids for the jobs in Demopolis. The $60,000 worth of commercial culinary arts equipment purchased last year will be turned back to the state to be placed in one of five systems that need it, Kallhoff said.

“We want to replace that with teaching and training,” he said. Also being considered is a track on the Environment and Natural Resources, leading into fields in the forestry industry.

The board approved conditional employment for Corey McCormack as Technology Technician. Added to the substitute list were Karen Durbin, Amy Ward, Willie Lucy and Gandy Elliott. Lisa Martin was granted maternity leave beginning Jan. 16, 2017.

Cynthia Whitlock, second from right, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Cynthia Whitlock, second from right, was recognized by the Demopolis BOE. (WAW | Jan McDonald)

Students and teachers from USJ and DHS were recognized at the meeting. From USJ were A.J. Etheridge, a third grade teacher, and Kylie Stokes, one of her students. Librarian Cynthia Whitlock and senior Lauren Boone were also honored.

All received a gift certificate to Batter-Up, and the teachers were given a session with Southeast Massage.

In other action, the board approved:

  • A memorandum of understanding with West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center, Inc., for six seniors to work in local physician offices in a co-op program.
  • A memorandum of understanding with the Marengo County Board of Education to provide transportation.
  • System average daily attendance report of 2,257.85 students, seven more than last year.
  • Out of state/overnight field trip for the DECA club Feb. 22-23, 2017, to Birmingham.
  • Superintendent’s Rotary dues of $100.

The next board meeting will be Nov. 14.

DCS Board approves $22M budget for new fiscal year

At the close of the state mandated second public hearing Monday, the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education voted on a budget calling for $22,028,936 in expenses for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

The budget calls for a beginning balance of $5.2 million and income of $20.5, leaving a projected balance of $3.3 at the close of the 2016-2017 school year.

In addition to the budget passed Monday, the school system also submits nine other operational plans to the Alabama Department of Education in such areas as capital projects, professional development, special education, technology and career tech.

The budget was helped this year because the number of students grew significantly, bringing in more state funding for teachers and eliminating the need for local funds to be used for more than four teacher salaries. The local system still pays for 10 teachers as compared to 15 during the last school term.

The budget estimates $13.1 million in revenue from state sources, only $2.4 million from federal funds and $4.4 million in local monies. Most of the local funding comes from ad valorem and sales tax. The biggest expenditure is expected to be instructional costs of $12.3 million, with another $3.1 million earmarked for instructional support.

Supt. Kyle Kallhoff said that while expenditures exceed revenue by $2 million, the gap between what comes in and what goes out is narrowing over previous years.

The first of the two budget hearings was held last Thursday. At the conclusion of the hearing, the board voted on the following personnel matters:

  • Hiring Amanda Smith, Demopolis High School math teacher; Gabrielle Essex, DHS Access Lab Coordinator; Logan Arnold, technology coordinator; Tamyla James, gifted paraprofessional; substitutes Tajah Bell, Michele Nicole Choi, Lynn Foster, Hailey Tarver, Amanda Smith, Tamyla James and George Mullen for custodian or lunchroom vacancies.
  • Paul Price, family medical leave through Nov. 9
  • Amanda Smith and Tamyla James as substitutes through Sept. 8.

The board voted for a contract with Susan Clark for speech services.

Also approved was a request by the Demopolis Police Department for the use of the Demopolis Middle School football field for the annual “Night Out” and to post a System Technology Technician vacancy.

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the school board will be Monday, Sept. 19, at 5:15 p.m.