County BOE addresses four personnel matters at latest meeting

Published 7:30 am Friday, October 7, 2022

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The Covington County Board of Education addressed four topics and also approved four personnel matters at a regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The board appointed James Rodgers as a delegate and vice-president James Barton as an alternate at the Association of Alabama School Boards 2022 Convention and Delegate Assembly on Dec. 1 in Birmingham.

The board adopted additions to the Code of Student Conduct to include annual notification regarding mental health services. “We already adopted this in the board policy at our meeting in the month of September, but the school board association came back and said we were supposed to add it to the code of conduct as well,” Superintendent Shannon Driver said.

The board approved the following personnel matters:


  • Adam Bass as bus mechanic I with Covington County Schools effective immediately, pending verification of new or existing background review


  • Bradley Stephens as physical education teacher at Straughn High School effective Sept. 18
  • Michael Eugene Strickland as bus mechanic I with Covington County Schools effective Sept. 15

The board approved the termination of a bus mechanic within the school system.

In other business:

  • The board accepted a milk bid from Legend Dairy of Opp at a bottom-line bid of $1,563.00.
  • The board accepted a bid from Moore Builders for window replacement retrofit for Fleeta Junior High School at a total bid price of $560,000. The board said the bid would be subject to value engineering to reduce the overall cost of the project to an acceptable level.

The board set the next meeting date for Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the central office.