WEDOWEE - Randolph County School Board convened in a called meeting on Thursday of last week to take care of personnel actions and other items that needed to be dealt with.

Superintendent John Jacobs discussed the bond issue that had been passed. The system has plans to do some construction and improvements to every campus in the system, but it's unclear right now just how far the bond money will go. The architect has visited all the schools, except for Rock Mills and is working up an estimate on each proposed project.

Jacobs said of the possibilities, "They vary from new construction to awnings and roof repair and replacement. So the projects are pretty broad in nature."

The superintendent discussed concerns of the upcoming school year. He said he is waiting on a direction from the state superintendent and will know more after the superintendents' conference next week.

Jacobs discussed an athletic director job description and wants the board to look over the proposed job description. The board will vote on the proposal at a later meeting.

Jacobs recommended approval of Child Nutrition Program bids from the following companies for the 2020-2021 school year: milk - Prairie Farms (previously Barber's Dairy); bread - Flowers Bakery; and produce - Forestwood Farms. The bids were approved by the board.

The board approved the resolution for Municipal Asset Management Inc. for financing 12 new regular school buses and two new special needs buses.

Jacobs recommended to approve a resolution for the one-month operating plan. The board approved the plan.

Jacobs presented the Annual Report of Physical Restraint and no action was needed.

The board approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 budget.

In closing his report, the superintendent asked the board to go into executive session to discuss possible litigation per certificate and compliance.

Personnel Actions

In personnel matters, the board:

  • Approved Jason Armstrong as special education teacher at Woodland High School, effective with the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Approved Paige Meads as early childhood teacher at Wedowee Elementary School, effective with the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Approved Brittney Kennedy as physical education teacher at Woodland Elementary School, effective with the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Approved Melody Holden as math teacher at Wadley High School, effective with the 2020-2021 school year.

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