County BOE hires teachers

Published 1:37 am Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Covington County Board of Education hired a number of teachers and support personnel for the coming school year at Tuesday’s meeting. They:

• granted continuing status to the following certified personnel: Shannon Morgan Lee, Billy Lamar Gibson, Jane Ellen Flippo, Britta Renee Lambert, Jennifer Michelle Trull, Allison Michelle Farrington, Hollie Willingham Carter, Kathii Eleanor Lovelady and Alicia Denise Moore;

• granted continuing status to the following non-certified personnel: Rose Woods, Richard Wayne Marler, Mary Ann Demmings, Thomas Max Eiland, Bertha Mae Henderson, Catherine C. Dean, Jerry Antonio Stone and Betty Lowery Spader;

• accepted the resignation of Lisa Bush as secretary at the Central Office;

• accepted the resignation of Bubba Nall as social science teacher and coach at Florala High School;

• accepted the resignation of Kenneth Bracewell as math teacher at Pleasant Home School;

• non-renewed the contract of Ruby Elmira Stanton as elementary teacher at Red Level Elementary;

• granted a six-week leave of absence with benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act to Ashley Taylor Lee as elementary teacher at RLES;

• approved the employment of Whitney Lauryn Wright as elementary teacher at RLES;

• approved the employment of Teresa Cantrell Richardson as elementary teacher at RLES;

• accepted the resignation of Jody Ann Odom as elementary teacher at Straughn Elementary;

• non-renewed the contract of Jennery Anne Dansby as elementary teacher at SES;

• approved the employment of Stacy Harrelson Varner as elementary teacher at SES;

• approved the employment of Deidra G. Bedsole as elementary teacher at SES;

• approved the employment of Virginia Puckett Fussell as elementary teacher at SES;

• approved the employment of Jim Bedsole as general social science teacher at Straughn Middle School;

• accepted the retirement resignation of Debbie Gamble as aid at W.S. Harlan;

• accepted the transfer of Alison Jeffcoat Eubanks from elementary teacher at W.S. Harlan to elementary teacher at Fleeta Junior High School; and

• approved the employment of Tamela C. Lopez as collaborative special education K-6 teacher and or at W.S. Harlan.

In unrelated action, the board awarded the bid for five combo-ovens to Moore-Warren Equipment Co., out of Dothan, at its regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday night.

Covington County Superintendent Shannon Driver said he thought they were going to be more expensive.

The $102,893 bid was almost $20,000 less than what was expected, Driver said.






and will be installed at Florala High School, Pleasant Home School, Red Level High School, Straughn High School and W.S. Harlan Elementary.

They also:

• granted approval for the superintendent to approve and submit to the ALSDE all required LEA plans to include transportation, professional development, technology, special education, at-risk, career/technical education and federal programs, but not to exclude all other plans to meet the requirements to promote improved educational opportunities and to provide better schools;

• granted approval for the superintendent to apply for any federal or state funds or grants, to make amendments and enter contracts as needed for the 2014-15 school year;

• approved any board member to attend any school sponsored or school-related workshops during the 2014-15 school year;

• approved to continue participation in the state food purchasing program;

• approved to extend the 2012 milk service bid contract with Barber’s Dairy for an additional year to begin Aug. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015. The extended base price is .2049 per milk unit;

• approved the extension of the 2013 bread contract with Earthgrains Baking Co. for an additional year;

• adopted revisions to the Covington County Schools Code of Conduct, mainly focusing on dress code adjustments and adding a list of unauthorized inappropriate videos at schools;

• distributed the financial reports that have been reflected as the most current bank statements. In the reports, expenditures totaled $359,128.03; payroll expenditures were $1,818,678.55; sales tax revenue was $200,688.96; and the ad velorum revenue was $66,841.27 during the last financial period.

The board set a special-called meeting for June 12 at 8 a.m., and then set the next regularly-scheduled meeting for July 8 at 5:30 p.m.