Jordan Durrett (center) and Sean Frankowski (right), members of the DMS Robotics team, demonstrate what their robot can do during Monday evening's board of education meeting.
Jordan Durrett (center) and Sean Frankowski (right), members of the DMS Robotics team, demonstrate what their robot can do during Monday evening's board of education meeting.

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DMS Robotics holds demonstration for board of education

Published 6:50pm Monday, November 18, 2013

The Demopolis City Schools Board of Education stepped out of the comfort of their own building Monday night for their board meeting to see a demonstration at Demopolis Middle School.

At the beginning of the meeting, the DMS Robotics team held a demonstration for the board members. The team will be competing at Auburn University on Dec. 7-8 for the Southeast Regional Championship. They recently placed second in the district competition held at Shelton State Community College.

Following the team’s demonstration, the board approved their travel to Auburn for the competition, as well as the Demopolis High School basketball team’s travel to the Carroll-Ozark Thanksgiving Tournament in Ozark for Nov. 25-27.

The board also approved an Alabama State Department of Education memorandum of agreement referencing the system’s contract with the state, which will allow the board to apply for $35,000 in discretionary funds. These funds, if awarded, will be used to work with STI Achievement Services on training for teachers and students in different areas of testing.

Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin presented a personnel recommendation to the board during the meeting as well. Trent Wells, the agriscience teacher at DHS, resigned as of Friday, Nov. 15, and the board accepted his resignation. The board also agreed to post the position of agriscience education teacher through Nov. 25.

In other business, the board took the following action:

•Approved the use of the DHS gymnasium for Ross Martial Arts to hold a seminar on Jan. 25, 2014

•Approved payroll and expenditures for the months of September and October 2013

The next regular board meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 16 at 5:15 p.m.

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