The Board of Education met Tuesday afternoon and approved the financial statements and expenditures for February in the amount of $1,417,114.27. The Board also approved amendments to the HHS fees, supplements and charges. Also approved was the purchase of two new full sized school buses for a total of $170,534.00. The purchase of a new lunchroom serving line for the HES for $69,908.00.
Four fundraisers were approved along with the retirement of Elizabeth Noble from the Haleyville Center of Technology.
The Board heard from Ray Forester about the upcoming 10th Annual Mark Forester Price of Freedom Race scheduled for May 16.Alabama Representative Tracy Estes was present to give an update on the Legislature work in Montgomery. Of greatest concern was the bill which proposes to change the control of all the state school calendars from local control to Montgomery. Estes stated he was very much opposed to the change, based on his experience having served on the Winfield School Board. That sentiment was echoed by Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland and other members of the Board.
Dr. Sutherland stated in her report information about the school closing with plans for school to start back on April 6, but things can change. Discussions were being made about contingency plans if the school is closed longer than initially planned.
The Haleyville City Schools information can be found on its Facebook page and other social media. HBTV.us will pass along any plans or changes also.