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BOE approves request

By Tori Bedsole

The Brewton Standard

The Escambia County Board of Education approved a request for the attorney general’s opinion to convey the Boykin School property to the Charitable Aid Association Orphans Home of the State of Alabama for fair and adequate non-monetary consideration for the value of the property at its meeting on Dec. 21.

The board passed the resolution that states the board’s opinion that the value of educational and community services provided by the Charitable Aid Association Orphans Home of the State of Alabama exceeds the value of the property.

In other business, the board:

• approved McKee and Associates Architecture to provide architectural services for the asbestos abatement needed at W.S. Neal High School, along with construction services to restore the male athletic building and auditorium.

• approved a leave of absence for Tashan Streety, a 6-hour lunchroom worker at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective January 5, 2018 through March 5, 2018.

• approved the following personnel changes:

Resignations

• Shelley Burgess, a 6-hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County Middle School, effective November 30, 2017;

• Alfred Johnson, head mechanic at Brewton Bus Shop, effective January 2, 2018;

• Joshua Lambeth, HVAC/electrician at Atmore Maintenance, effective December 31, 2017;

• Anna Wheeler, Teacher, 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program at Escambia County Middle School, effective November 29, 2017; and

• Joseph McMurphy, bus driver trainer at Atmore Bus Shop, effective December 15, 2017.

Retirements

• Donna Revel, attendance office at Atmore Central Office, effective January 1, 2018.

• Nicholas Roberson, P.E. teacher at Escambia County Middle School, was approved to transfer to social studies teacher at Flomaton High School, effective January 2, 2018, to replace Nathan Kemp.

Employment

• Bailey Stone, elementary teacher at W.S. Neal Middle School, effective January 2, 2018, to replace Andrea Salter;

• Clinton Smith, bus driver trainer at Atmore Bus Shop, effective December 15, 2017, to replace Joseph McMurphy; and

• Terence Hall, teacher at Escambia County Alternative School, effective January 2, 2018, to replace Daphne Joyner.

Employment changes were approved for:

• Marty Lambeth, mechanic at Brewton Bus Shop to head mechanic at Brewton Bus Shop, effective January 2, 2018, to replace Alfred Johnson; and

• Mary Catherine Benner, 6-hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County Middle School to 7-hour lunchroom worker at Escambia County Middle School, effective January 1, 2018.