Board OKs roof at ECHS

Published 11:38 am Monday, March 22, 2010

By By Adam Prestridge
Much-needed roof work will soon begin at Escambia County High School following the approval of a nearly $300,000 bid by the Escambia County School Board Thursday afternoon.
The board unanimously approved the use of $241,325 and $49,500 of Public School &College Authority (PSCA) bond funds to replace the aging roofs at ECHS, which have begun leaking with some areas having up to one-inch gaps.
The board also approved the use of $168,700 of PSCA funds to replace the lighting at Flomaton High School’s football field. The lighting received damage during hurricanes Ivan and Dennis, Hines said.
The county received nearly $4 million in PSCA bond funds in recent years, School Chief Financial Officers Julie Madden said. Since receiving the funds, the board has also replaced heating and air units at Escambia County and Flomaton high schools and W.S. Neal Elementary School.
Atmore’s A.J. Edwards Roofing was awarded the Escambia County High School roofing bids. The $241,325 bid will be used to reroof various buildings at ECHS including the solar building, which will be replaced with a flat roof. The $49,500 bid will be to shingle various roofs at ECHS including the hallways.
The roofing work is expected to take 90 days from the time work begins.
M. Gay Constructors was awarded the bid for the football field lighting at Flomaton High.
In other business, the board:
Rachel Patterson will have four teachers, five aides and a custodian; Flomaton will have two teachers, three aides and one custodian and W.S. Neal will have four teachers, five aides and one custodian. Teachers will be paid $90 per day, aides $45 per day and custodians $9.50 per hour. There will be one bus running in both Atmore and Brewton with drivers being paid $32 per day.
Pollard-McCall will have four teachers, four community educators, three student aides, two college mentors and one bus driver. Huxford will have one lead teacher, one certified teacher, one art teacher, two community educators, two student aides, one bus driver and one custodian. Lead teachers will be paid $25 per hour, certified teachers $22.50 per hour, community educators $15 per hour, college mentors $15 per hour, bus drivers $32 per day and student aides $7.25 per hour.
Resignation, Lisa J. Lovelady, education and training teacher, Escambia-Brewton Career Technical Center, effective June 9.
Retirement, Jerry Carpenter, math teacher, Flomaton High School, effective June 1, Susan D. Smith, English teacher, Flomaton High School, effective March 1 and Ruby N. White, teacher aide, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective June 1.
Employment, Erin Treadwell, English teacher, Flomaton High School, effective March 1 (Replacing Susan D. Smith), Sherry Windham, Registered Nurse, Atmore areas schools, effective March 1 (Replacing Hazel Metts) and 21st Century Community Learning Center (Project MADE) Personnel at Pollard-McCall Junior High School, teacher, Scotty Skaggs, community educator, Douglas Gatwood and substitute, Sandra Emmons.
Temporary employment, Michael Hadley, temporary part-time grass cutter, Atmore maintenance department, effective March 16.

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