ACS approves personnel changes

Published 8:48 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Andalusia Board of Education approved new hires, accepted a resignation and approved transfers for the upcoming school year at Monday night’s meeting.

Additionally, Superintendent Ted Watson said there are still several positions open, and they really need help filling the librarian position at Andalusia Elementary School.

Watson said the closest applicant has been from Alaska.

The BOE approved the following personnel changes:

• accepted Ginny Adams’ resignation as a kindergarten teacher.

• approved employment for Carrie Capps, secretary at Andalusia Elementary School. She is replacing Kim Thompson who was transferred to the Central Office.

• approved employment for Christy Clanton as a fourth grade teacher; Nicholas Seymore as a kindergarten teacher, and Jeff Walker as sixth grade social studies teacher.

• approved transfers of Lesley Thorn from second grade teacher to kindergarten teacher; Lynn Starnes from third grade teacher to first grade teacher; Earnest Lindsey from seventh grade social studies teacher to seventh grade life enrichment; Horace Graham from sixth grade social studies teacher to seventh grade social studies teacher.

Andalusia Elementary School Assistant Principal Donna Glisson reported that the projected enrollment for the upcoming kindergarteners is 160, which is in line with last year’s 160 kindergarteners reported in the school’s 40-day numbers.

In other business, the board approved:

• the state minimum salary schedule for classroom teachers, which starts at $36,144 for teachers holding bachelor’s degrees with zero to two years experience and ends with $60,824 for classroom teachers holding a doctoral degree with 27-plus years of experience.

• the state minimum salary schedule for nurses, which starts at $19,000 for LPNs with no experience and tops out at $52,737 for masters level RNs with 27-plus years experience.

• the support salary schedule, which includes child nutrition workers, maintenance workers, janitors, teachers aids, bus drivers and more.

• the administrative salary schedule, which starts at $82,335 for administrative assistants with a master’s degree; $76,000 for a special education coordinator with a master’s degree; $71,454 for a high school assistant principal with a master’s degree; middle school assistant principals are paid per salary matrix for years of service and degree level plus a $7,727 supplement; elementary school assistant principals are paid per salary matrix as well with a $5,500 supplement. The chief financial officer and school principals’ salaries are negotiated by the board, and a child nutrition director’s salary is determined by the salary matrix.