WEDOWEE - After a work session last week and a couple of Zoom meetings, Randolph County Board of Education approved a redistricting plan at last Thursday's regular meeting.
The board had contracted with Alabama State University to help with the redistricting after the 2020 census.
Superintendent John Jacobs gave the following report to the board:
Horton Co. is going to every classroom and scanning to see about replacement of light fixtures and how many are needed to determine LED lighting needs. One classroom will be done and then board members and the superintendent will determine if this is what the county needs before spending a lot of money.
The air-condition/heating system at Wedowee Middle School will be updated as soon as possible. The plans are currently in Montgomery.
The work on the roof of the old gym at Randolph County High School has been completed. With the wood floor ruined, a rubber floor is being considered.
Bidding has been approved for additional work at RCHS and at Woodland, but it will be delayed. Jacobs said he talked to the contractor and materials are ordered, but delivery is not expected till January.
Before approving the personnel action sheet, Superintendent Jacobs stated the county currently has advertised for 10 positions open, and they had received no applications. ÒI realize we are hiring some people tonight, but we still have several open positions and nobody wants to apply. We are reaching out and hoping we can get some interest to fill these positions," he said.
The open jobs are for bus drivers, bus shop maintenance, teachers and aides. Jacobs said, The job market not only here, but all around the country, is getting pretty hard.Ó