Huxford receives $125K grant

Published 12:34 am Sunday, October 26, 2008

By By MaryClaire Foster
Huxford Elementary School and W.S. Neal Elementary were approved to accept the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant for School in the amount of $125,000 each for the 2009 fiscal year at the Escambia County Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday.
Mary Bess Powell, assistant superintendent for Escambia County Schools, addressed the board with reasons for a policy change for item 913 involving access learning, credit recovery, correspondence courses and class rank.
Powell then spoke on class rank.
This was tabled for further review until the next meeting.
After the approval of granting up to, but no more than, 90 days of on the job injury to Audrey Brown, custodian at W.S. Neal Elementary School board member Danny Benjamin spoke on the importance of workforce safety.
In other business, the board:
The retirement of Melissa Hendricks, Bus Driver, Brewton Bus Shop, effective Nov 1.; employed: Kandace Marshall, Instructional Aide, Huxford Elementary School, effective Oct. 27
Misty Beasley Joyner, Teacher Aide, W.S. Neal Middle School, effective Oct. 14;
Candice Roberson, Band Director, Escambia County High School, effective Oct. 1, (Replacing Dennis Reid); Conrad Weber, Band Director, Escambia County Middle School, effective Oct. 6;
Project Made - 21st Century Community Learning Center Personnel at Flomaton High School:
Jerry Aaron, Audio Visual Teacher and Jaye Jaye Hagan, Community Educator;
21st Century “Smart Links” Program Personnel at Escambia County Middle School: Marcia Adams, Lead Teacher; Ruth Harris, Teacher; Vicki Corey, Teacher; L.C. Arnold, Community Educator; Jamie Harris, College Student Assistant;
Scott Thomas Luthardt, Technology Technician, Brewton Central Office Technology
Department, effective Oct. 27 (Replacing Jamie Burkett); Title I After-School Program Personnel at W. S. Neal Elementary School: Kaye Salter, Teacher and Rebecca Jordan, Teacher; Project Made - 21st Century Community Learning Center Personnel: Stephanie Spicer, Flomaton High School English Teacher.
Went into executive session to discuss two items and agreed to expel a student from W.S. Neal High School for the remainder of the school year and was unable to give information regarding the other matter.

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