BOE’s Thomasson, Prestwood reelected to leadership roles

Published 2:43 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Covington County School Board of Education reelected John Thomasson and James Prestwood as president and vice president of the board last night.

This is the second consecutive year that they’ve served in their positions.

“I am very proud to serve Covington County in this position,” Thomasson said. “I am also glad to have a good person as my backup.”

Prestwood said that it is an honor to serve again as vice president of the board.

“It really is a privilege to be able to serve this county,” Prestwood said. “To be able to serve these kids and teachers is what it is all about.”

The board also:

  • Accepted the resignation of Vickie L. Carter as a lunchroom worker at Florala High School.
  • Accepted the resignation of Jeff Ray Burleson as custodian at Florala High School.

The board also discussed the ongoing construction of the $3.4 million track facility.

“They will be putting the lights up next week,” Superintendent Shannon Driver said. “They are also laying brick and they will start on the north set of buildings soon.”

Driver said that he talked with the company that will lay the track down and they said that they will be in Covington County later this week.

“The track people said that they will be here later this week,” Driver said.

The process will take four to five weeks, he said.