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BOE Cuts Budget 7.5%

By Glenn Collins
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | 9:03 PM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=251

Board of Education members Beth McAlpine and Boo Houghton participate in a demonstration by 1st Grade teacher Christy Bice of the "Smart" Tables now being used in the school system.

The Haleyville Board of Education cut its 2010 budget Tuesday by 7.5%, a result of proration. The cuts will affect the Tech and EET budgets, as well as the general operating budget.

Also at its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board approved the retirements of three employees: HHS Assistant Principal Steve Atchley, HHS Lunchroom Manager Paulette Barnett, and HES Physical Education Teacher Debbie Dobbs.

The Board also approved contracts for 3 principals: HMS’s Russ O’Rear and HHS’s Roger Satcher, through 2013, and HES’s Susan Riggs, for year two of her probation (through 2011).

On recommendation of the Policy Committee, the Board approved Non-Faculty Coaching Guidelines, establishing stringent procedures for the use of non-faculty in coaching positions as needed. Superintendent Clint Baggett assured the meeting, "There will be no daddy coaches.” The policy is based on Alabama High School Athletic Association rules and non-faculty coaches will pass AHSAA courses and obtain AHSAA approval before the Principal and Athletic Director recommend them to the Board.

The Board approved the 2011 calendar. School begins August 9, 2010, for students, and August 4 for teachers. Holidays are set for September 6, 2010, October 11, 2010, November 11-12, 2010, November 24-26, 2010, December 20, 2010, – January 3, 2011, January 17, 2011, February 21, 2011, March 10-11, 2011, April 11-15, 2011, and April 22, 2011. Commencement is May 27, 2011.

In other action, the Board approved January expenditures of $1,308,091.47 and February’s $1,487,061.26; Child Nutrition Program/Lunch Charge Procedures; Worthless Check Procedures; nine field trip/travel requests; and seven fundraisers.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, April 20, 7 PM, at the high school. The Board will meet a week early because of a scheduling conflict.

[Superintendent's Report]

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