Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 4:02 PM
The Board of Education for Haleyville City Schools was held Tuesday night. The board approved the January expenditures in the amount of $1,213,987.55. Next, they declared a commercial oven, a six burner stove, and a milk box as surplus equipment. The board approved multiple educational trips for students and teachers including the International DECA conference, State FBLA conference, HHS activities for February 22-March 30, 2013, and chaperones for the senior trip. The board also approved use of the football field for the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. The board voted to continue using telecommunication services through CenturyLink at current tariff rates, and approved the internal connections bid for $142,334.50 with Information Transport Systems (contingent upon E-rate funding). Then, the board approved a list of fundraisers that will take place throughout the month of March.
The board approved the resignation of Kyle Garrison as the head coach for the boys track team, effective February 18, 2013. Steve Spiller will serve as head coach for the remainder of the school year. They approved the amended Cheerleader Handbook and approved the list of all Spring Volunteer Coaches. Next, the board approved the additions to the substitute list and amendment for the salary schedule for the substitute extended rate of pay. The board also approved the final selected section of the Personnel Policy. The board also discussed that scheduling for high school classes will begin next week, and they are expecting increased parental input this year.
Personnel issues for the night included the approval of the retirement of Ronald Tidwell. Mr. Tidwell currently serves as the custodian for the school system, and his retirement will be effective July 1, 2013. Boo Haughton has served on the Board of Education since 2007. Tuesday night was his last meeting as a board member, and Dr. Miller presented him with a Plaque of Appreciation for his service. Mr. Haughton will be replaced by Barry Burleson in March.