Andalusia BOE approves personnel changes, handbooks

Published 7:30 am Monday, July 17, 2023

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The Andalusia City Schools Board of Education continue preparing for the upcoming school year with additional personnel changes and other matters.

The board approved a total of five personnel matters, including the resignation of Ashley Martin who served as a behavioral special education paraprofessional at Andalusia High School. Katie Poole, who had served as a physical education paraprofessional at the elementary school was approved to serve as a physical education teacher, also at AES.

The board also approved two new hires. Oleshia Anderson will serve as the new physical education paraprofessional and Evan Soles was hired as a fifth grade teacher, both positions at AES.

Superintendent Dr. William Shakespeare told the board that most positions have been filled for the upcoming year, although there remains an open STEM position, paraprofessional positions at AES and AHS, and a special education teacher at AHS. He said he hoped to have those positions ready to be approved by the board next week.

The board also finalized and approved a one-year probationary contract for the new principal at AES. Victoria Anderson was named the school’s new principal in May after the previous principal, Brenda Johnson, was moved to a position within the central office.

A supplement pay schedule was approved that included pay for an education technology specialist and the band director.

Also approved were minor revisions to the AES teacher handbook, the AES student handbook, and the AHS student handbook.

The board scheduled its next meeting for Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m., at the central office.