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School board seeks new teacher

The Demopolis school system is looking for a business teacher to teach in the insurance services area at Demopolis High School.

The need for the teacher comes after the resignation of the former instructor, who moved.

An ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree and/or experience working three of the last seven years in insurance or business-related field and be technologically savvy.

If the person lacks a teaching certificate, they can apply for an alternate education certificate and then work to complete teaching certification in three years.

“The person interested in this role could also be someone who has been in the insurance field with the proper experience,” Superintendent Al Griffin said.

Griffin said the system hopes to get the word out to people and if there is anyone interested in the position, they should contact the school board.

During Mondays meeting, the school board also modified its policy to adhere to Alabama state law, which makes the mandatory starting school age six years old instead of seven.

Griffin said the change happened in the recent legislative session when the state voted to lower the school age.