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BOE approves personnel recommendations

The Escambia County Board of Education approved personnel recommendations during a special-called meeting on Aug. 19 in Brewton.

The following were approved by the board:

Resignation

• Jami Cosby, math teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective Aug. 20;

• Pamela Richardson, LPN/special education instructional aide at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective Aug. 18;

Employment change

• Scotty Benton, teacher aide at ECMS to elementary teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 16;

Employment

• Yvette Watkins, school based social worker at Escambia County High School, effective Sept. 1;

• Ronda Hoffman, science teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 23, replacing Camille Minaya;

• Tyler Boatwright, math teacher at ECMS, effective Aug. 23, replacing Cosby;

• Jena Turner, school-based social worker at Flomaton High School, effective Sept. 1;

• Emma-Lee Waldrop, elementary teacher at W.S. Neal Elementary School, effective Aug. 16;

• Jennifer Blunt, school-based social worker at W.S. Neal High School, effective Sept. 1;

• Linda West, custodian, Turtle Point Science Center, effective Sept. 1, replacing Taylor Barton;

Temporary employment

• Melva Salter, temporary/part time office aide at Brewton Central Office; and,

• Mason Bailey, temporary/part time office aide at Brewton Central Office.

In other business, the board:

• approved for Lathan and Associates Architecture to provide architectural services needed to develop specifications and a bid packet for the repair and replacement of storm doors, hardware and all necessary work needed to comply with the tornado shelter requirements at WSNHS; and,

• approved to negotiate for the purchase of property located adjacent to WSNHS. The purchase of the property will require the board’s approval.