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BOE approves personnel recommendations

The Escambia County Schools Board of Education adopted a resolution giving all fulltime and active employees a $500 payment at its meeting on Dec. 17.

Employees working effective Dec. 1, 2020, except for the superintendent, will receive the sum of the bonus.

In other business, the board:

• approved to submit a letter for the Flomaton Elementary building addition for the FES and FHS cafeteria renovation to the state school architect to request at PSCA number for this project;

• approved for Lathan and Associates Architecture to provide services need to help develop a bid packet for the completion of an addition to FES and the renovation to the cafeteria for FES and FHS;

• approved the awarding of a contract for emergency repairs caused by Hurricane Sally (flooding) for W.S. Neal High School to Triptek Contruction for $668,900;

• approved to proceed with a rating engagement for S&P Global Ratings to begin the analytical rating process for $22,750;

• approved the authorization to execute a warrant purchase agreement in connection with the issuance of tax anticipation warrants;

• approved the appointment of Board Attorney Broox Garrett, for Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021, with a $1,000 retainer fee;

• approved the following personnel recommendations:

Leave of absence

• Krystal Jernigan, bus driver at the Brewton Bus Shop, for a medical leave of absence, effective Aug. 19, 2020 through Dec. 1, 2020;

• Brandon Stophel, custodian at Escambia County High School, leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act for 60 days, effective Aug. 19, 2020 through Nov. 20, 2020;

Resignation

• Lindsey Morgan, as elementary teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective Nov. 20, 2020;

• Annette M. McKey, as elementary teacher at ECMS, effective Dec. 11, 2020;

• Cheri Parker, as LPN Aide at WSNHS, effective Nov. 30, 2020;

• Tammy Nelson, bus aide at Brewton Bus Shop, effective Dec. 18, 2020;

Retirement

• Linda Sue Gibson, special needs bus driver/transportation secretary at Brewton Bush Shop, effective Dec. 21, 2020;

Transfer

• Cordia Lee, as counselor at ECMS, to counselor (202-contract days) at the Escambia Career Readiness Center, effective Jan. 4, 2021;

Employment

• Robert Whitfield, as assistant principal at W.S. Neal Middle School, effective Jan. 4, 2021;

• Brandon Wiggins, as HVAC/electrician with Brewton Maintenance Department, effective Jan. 4;

• Ronald Davis, as bus driver at Atmore Bus Shop, effective Jan. 4;

• Julie Newton, as teacher at Title I After School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Karen Andrews, as teacher at Title I After School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Sharon Morgan, as teacher at Title I After School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Jessica Green, as teacher at Title I After School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• DeAnna Ross, as teacher at Title I After School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Julie Newton, as teacher at Title I Saturday School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Jeffrey Haney, as teacher at Title I Saturday School program at FHS, effective Jan. 4;

• Leketha Bradley, as lead teacher at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Heather Kirkland, as teacher at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Melanie Kent, as teacher at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Triston Fore, as teacher at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Amber Carpenter, as teacher aide at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Lillie Jones, as teacher aide at Title I After School Program at Pollard McCall Junior High School, effective Jan. 4;

• Janet Gunn, as substitute teacher at Title I After School Program at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective Jan. 4;

Rehires

• Marsha Wilson, as elementary teacher at ECMS, effective Dec. 14, 2020; and,

• James Rogers, as elementary teacher at WSNMS, effective Jan. 4, 2021.