The Cherokee County Board of Education recognized several Career & Tech Students for their participation in the recent Skills USA Contest.
In the Automotive Service Technology Department – Dylan Carter placed 1st overall, he will now advance to represent the State of Alabama and Cherokee County in the National Skills Contest in Louisville, Kentucky in June.
Matthew Spurlock was recognized for his 3rd place finish in the Motorcycle Service Technology Contest.
Daniel Jacobs and Alex Mateo finished 1st in the State Robotics and Automation – both will represent the State of Alabama and Cherokee County in the National Skills Contest in June.
The Cosmetology Department had two teams competing in the quiz bowl, those teams finished first and third.
The team of Courtney Fuller, Harley Curry, Cheyenne Hovis and Emily Talkington took 1st place while the team consisting of Eve Earp, Emily Twilley, Delila Wilburn, Samantha Harrell and Sierra Keel finished third.
Magen Dupree and Erica Tyler placed 2nd in the Cosmetology Class Project.
In other business during the meeting the Board was presented with an unqualified Audit Report from Gwynn Griggs with the Alabama Examiner of Public Accounts.
Out of State Travel included –
- Lisa Bates and the Sand Rock Girls Basketball Team to play at Signal mountain High School in Dalton, GA on June 17 at no cost to the board.
- Larry Walker, Automotive Instructor at the Career & Technology Center to attend the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Kansas City, MO July 26-Aug.1st to be funded by a Perkins Grant.
- Harold Pearson, Transportation Supervisor to attend the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference in Arlington, TX July 12-15 to be funded by the Transportation Department.
- Larry Walker, Keith Tolbert and three students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY June 22-27 at no cost to the board.
- The Board also declared 10 spare buses as surplus property and approved them for sale – Taylor Talbot was approved as Superintendent’s Sick Leave Committee Representative.
In personnel action the board approved the following actions –
- Donnie Duff, Maintenance Supervisor – 40 ½ Years of Service, effective July 1st.
- Glenda Sue Wynn, Child Nutrition Worker at Cedar Bluff School – 10 Years of Service, effective June 1st.
- Jesse Caminiti, County-Wide Speech/Language Pathologist, effective May 21.
- Deanna McFry, Testing and Assessment Specialist, effective at the beginning of the 2015/2016 School Year
- William Scott Carroll, Maintenance Worker (Pending Background Check)
2014/2015 Supplement Addition:
- Scott Norris, Sand Rock Junior High Softball B-Team Supplement $800
In other business the Board entered into an Executive Session to discuss details involving a possible Real Estate Acquisition and then gave the Superintendent permission to enter into contract negotiations for that acquisition.
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education is set for May 5, at 5:00 at the Central Board Office.