Demopolis City Schools receives $10K from AT&TBy Matt Cole Published 6:58pm Monday, October 21, 2013
The Demopolis City Schools received a $10,000 contribution from AT&T Monday night during the board of education meeting to go toward the Dual Enrollment Program at the high school.
Terri Williams, a regional director with AT&T, worked with Amanda Barnes, the executive director of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation, to provide the contribution for the program.
The money will go to help students enrolled in the program with tuition and other fees associated with it. The Dual Enrollment Program allows students to earn college credit while still in high school, and is provided in conjunction with UWA.
“I just want to thank UWA and the Demopolis City Schools Foundation for their hard work, and to AT&T for providing this,” Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin said. “This will go back to the students to help offset the costs associated with the program.”
During the regular session of the meeting, the board approved the renewal of the Medicaid Administrative Claim contract. The MAC program provides reimbursement for referrals to Medicaid, and the money from the reimbursements goes into the capital fund, and can be spent on anything.
The board also approved the 2013-14 Continuous Improvement Plans for each of the four city schools. These plans show how each school plans to improve over the coming years.
Also during the meeting, the board approved a memorandum of agreement for the State Advanced Placement Grant. The grant will pay out over the next three years.
The board was also approved for a grant through ADECA, which will allow energy-efficient lighting to be installed in the three gymnasiums. The grant is worth $15,000, and the board will have to pay around $13,000 to complete the project.
There were also seven personnel recommendations made by Griffin, which were approved by the board. The recommendations are as follows:
•Accept resignation of Paul Robertson as technology technician
•Post technology technician position through Nov. 5
•Approve Family and Medical Leave Act request for Kristi Stokes
•Approve Royce McKinney for stipend as additional special education bus aide
•Approve Bryan Bradley as DMS head baseball coach
•Approve Angela Sanders as DMS assistant girl’s basketball coach
•Approve William Gulley as truancy officer for Demopolis City Schools
In other business, the board took the following action:
•Approve the sale of a scrap air conditioning unit for $200
•Approve out-of-state travel for DHS FFA students to the national convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 29-Nov. 2
•Approve contract with Dana Eddins for speech services
•Modify conclusion time for Thursday’s Fall Conference Day to 5:30 p.m., instead of 7 p.m.