Clay County BOE meeting June 29, 2017

The Clay County Board of Education met Thursday, June 29, 2017 for their regular scheduled session.

Technology Coordinator Bradley Strother addressed the Board with a TECH update.

The following agenda items were unanimously approved:

  • Approval of the minutes from the June 1, 2017 meeting
  • Approval of All financial statements from the month of May 2017
  • Approval to award bid for milk and milk products for the 2017-18 school year to Dean Dairy Holdings Barber Milk LLC. This bid will be effective from August 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, with an option to extend if mutually agreed one year to June 1, 2019. This was the lowest bid received.
  • Approval to award bid for bread and bread products for the 2017-18 school year to Flowers Baking Company of Birmingham. This bid will be effective from August 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, with an option to extend if mutually agreed one year to June 1, 2019. This was the only bid received.
  • Approval to request to enter into a joint federal grant bid with Pike County and Polycom, an American multinational corporation that develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology. Clay County’s share in this collaboration would be $256,500 total. However, these funds would come from different areas and would be broken down like this:

$195,800 grant funds received. This money would be used to fund additional polycom sites and AES and LES; improve the existing structure at CHS and CJHS and provide more one-on-one device carts for use by all students as Clay County works to set up an infrastructure that supports speech/language, occupational, physical teletherapy from both inside and outside providers and to improve efforts to partner with parent advocacy and support agencies, such as Alabama Parent Education Center, APEC and Altapointe’s Regional Mental Health Center, to provide parents with more support.

$60,700 match ( $31,462 being ‘in-kind’ ( based off of non-federal technology purchases)

$29,238 non-federal cash, which could be reduced over a three year period.

Approval to declare the Lineville Vocational School as surplus property and have it appraised for value.

  • Approval of the following Personnel Action items:
  1. Resignation of Laura Tonks as Teacher at Ashland Elementary.
  2. Resignation of Ann Thompson as Career Tech Director
  3. Transfer Jan Martin from AES Teacher to LES Reading Coach
  4. Transfer Kate Ponder from CHS English Teacher to CJHS English Teacher
  5. Transfer Meredith Denson from LES Special Ed Teacher to LES Librarian
  6. Employ Emily Watts as LES Teacher
  7. Employ Cassidy Elliff as CHS English Teacher
  8. Open Position for two (2) Certified Teachers at AES
  9. Open Position of Career Tech Director
  10. Open Position of Certified Teacher for CJHS Math or English Preferred
  11. Approval for Substitute Justine Smith in all lunchrooms


The next regular meeting will take place July 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM.


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