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Update from Cherokee County Board of Education Meeting Held Monday, July 18



The Cherokee County Board of Education gathered Monday at 8:30 am for a Regular Schools Board Meeting at the Central Board Office in Centre. Below are the minutes from the meeting, along with a statement from Cherokee County Schools Superintendent, Michael L. Welsh.



Regular Board Meeting

07/18/2022 08:30 AM

Cherokee County Board of Education

Central Office Board Room

130 East Main Street, Centre, AL 35960


 

1. Call to Order

2. Opening Prayer

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Welcome

5. Public Comments

6. Roll Call - Establishment of a Quorum

7. Proper Procedures for Board Meeting Notification

8. Adopt Agenda

9. Approve June 8, 2022, Minutes

10. Approve July 7, 2022, Minutes

11. State Examiners to Present Audit Report

12. Cenergistic Energy Program Update

13. Approve 2022-2023 Salary Schedules

14. Receive May 2022 Financial Report

Receive the May 2022 Bank Reconciliation, Cash Balance, and Financial Report.

The financial data and cash balance presented in these reports were based on the

reconciled bank statements to the general ledger as of May 31, 2022.

15. Approve 2022-23 English Learner (EL) Plan

16. Approve Agreement with Collaborative Consulting LLC for Centre Middle School

17. Approve Agreement with Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC

18. Declare Projects as Public Works

1. Cedar Bluff Gym Floor Project

2. Centre Elementary Fire Alarm Panel Upgrade Project

3. Centre Elementary Fencing Project

19. Approve Out of State Travel

1. Lisa Burt and the Sand Rock Varsity Cheerleaders to attend The Universal

Cheerleaders Association Camp on July 24-28, 2022, in Panama City Beach, Florida

20. Approve Professional Development

21. Approve Personnel Action

A. New Job Postings

1. Special Education Teacher Specializing in Hearing Impaired and/or Vision

Impaired - County-wide Position

2. McKinney-VentoTransition Mentor - Central Office Position

B. Resignations

1. Jillian Johnson, Special Education Paraprofessional/Nurse -

Effective Immediately

2. Samantha Farrell, English Teacher at Centre Middle School -

Effective Immediately

3. Alton Len Hogan, Bus Driver at Centre Middle School - Effective Immediately

4. Larry Pike, Bus Driver at Centre Middle School - Effective Immediately

5. Will Smith, History Teacher at Cherokee County High School -

Effective Immediately

6. Matt West, Bus Driver at Gaylesville School - Effective Immediately

7. Rhonda Ellis, CNP Manager at Spring Garden School - Effective Immediately

C. Certified Transfer by Agreement Effective: 2022-23 School Year

1. Colleen McGinnis from (9-Month) Intervention Teacher to (9-Month)

Special Education Teacher at Cedar Bluff School - Pending Certification

D. Certified Placements Effective: 2022-23 School Year

1. Teri Hicks, County-wide Special Education Teacher Specializing in Hearing

Impairment and/or Vision Impairment - Pending Certification

2. Amanda Johnson, County-wide Certified Instructional Tutor - Funded by ESSER

3. Jonathon Amison, Intervention Teacher at Cedar Bluff - Pending Certification

4. Ashley Nix, English Teacher at Centre Middle - Pending Certification

5. Brooklynn Lezon, Special Education Teacher at Cherokee County High

6. Miles Masters, History Teacher at Cherokee County High - Pending Background

Clearance and Certification

7. Zachary Howard, English Language Arts Teacher at Gaylesville - Pending

Background Clearance and Certification

E. Classified Placements Effective: 2022-23 School Year

1. Susan Jones, Special Ed Paraprofessional with Nurse Certification Requirements

and Bus Responsibilities

2. Brittany Swafford, Non-certified Instructional Tutor

3. Amber Martin, Non-certified Instructional Tutor

F. Contract Employment

1. Randy Smith, Federal Programs Coordinator

2. Jason Howard, Social Science/Physical Education Teacher

3. Christa Neyman, OTR/L

G. TEAMS Contracts

Approve TEAMS Contracts - Pending Verification of Qualifications and Scheduling

Requirements:

1. Cathy Wilson, Preliminary Contract - Math Teacher at Cedar Bluff School

2. Erin Young, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Cedar Bluff

School

3. Beau Patrick Lowe, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Centre

Middle School

4. April Young, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Centre Middle

School

5. Julie Graves, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Cherokee

County High School

6. Susan Wester, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Cherokee

County High School

7. Melissa Pharr, Preliminary Contract - Math Teacher at Cherokee County

High School

8. Laura Poole, Preliminary Contract - Math Teacher at Cherokee County High

School

9. Lacie Keith, 3-Year Advanced Contract Math Teacher at Gaylesville School

10. Felicia Cleland, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Sand Rock

School

11. Heather King, 3-Year Advanced Contract Math Teacher at Sand Rock

School

12. Jonathan McGill, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Math Teacher at Sand Rock

School

13. Benjamin Carroll, Preliminary Contract - Math Teacher at Spring Garden

School

14. Kathleen McGinnins, Preliminary Contract - Science Teacher at Cedar Bluff

School

15. James Nelson, Preliminary Contract - Science Teacher at Cedar Bluff

School

16. Warner Smith, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at Cedar Bluff

School

17. Erin Butler, Preliminary Contract - Science Teacher at Centre Middle

School

18. Dax McDonald, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at Cherokee

County High School

19. Angela Mintz, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at Cherokee

County High School

20. Jeanne Hatmaker, 5-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at

Gaylesville School

21. Brent Smith, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at Gaylesville

School

22. Christopher Jones, Preliminary Contract - Science Teacher at Sand Rock

School

23. Anthony Benefield, 3-Year Advanced Contract - Science Teacher at Spring

Garden School

22. Review Current Job Postings

23. Superintendent's Update

24. Other

The next board meeting will be Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. and will be

held in the Cherokee County Commission Meeting Room.

25. Adjourn



Photo of Cherokee County Schools Superintendent, Michael L. Welsh


Statement from Cherokee County Schools Superintendent, Michael L. Welsh


Michael L. Welsh stated after the meeting, "We are excited to have new salary schedules in place for the upcoming school year. I commend our board for approving salary schedules that include well-deserved raises for all our employees. I especially want to commend our board for going above and beyond the requirements of the state pay raise bill to provide a significant local change to our support staff salary schedules. Our new salary matrix adds 20 additional step raises for our support employees. The support staff matrix will have the same number of step raises as the state teacher matrix. Again, I commend our board for this local decision that, coupled with the 100% increase to our support staff longevity pay last December, provides a substantial and well-deserved raise for our support employees."


Welsh said, "Substitute pay has also been increased for classroom subs and support staff subs. The increase in these areas will help us stay competitive and comparable to surrounding systems."


"I also want to commend our students, teachers, administrators, and families for all their efforts to meet the demands of the Alabama Literacy Act. Our students have worked so very hard, along with our teachers and administrators, during the school year and through the summer to improve our proficiency scores. The data released by the SDE last week show that 87% of 3rd graders in our county scored at or above grade level on the state reading assessment this spring. That is above the state average of 78%. We look forward to reviewing all our assessment results in the coming weeks," said Welsh.

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