Marengo County Schools on a roll

Published 7:32 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Marengo County Schools system’s department of transportation got good news following their annual bus inspection.

The Alabama Department of Education gave the department a certificate for having less than 10 percent deficiencies, said Superintendent Luke Hallmark.

J.B. Kualls, Michael Moore, Jerry Grace and others worked to make sure this was possible, Hallmark said.

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More good news came when Hallmark shared that board member Ernestine Mullen has received a Level 4 plaque for her service from the Alabama Association of School Boards.

In Thursday’s meeting the board also approved a contract with an enrichment (gifted) instructor, who will work with students throughout the year. The position is typically a contracted one.

In other business, the board took the following actions:

•Heard enrollment reports for the system’s schools. As of Tuesday, Sept. 25, A.L. Johnson has a total of 195 students. John Essex reported 140 students. Marengo High School reported 271 students, and Sweet Water has a total of 659 students.

•Approved the AIREVAC helicopter to land at the John Essex homecoming game (Friday, Oct. 5) and deliver the game ball.

•Approved the FY 2013 five-year capital plan.

•Reviewed back-up data presentation by Clear Winds Technologies in considering whether to use the company’s service.

•The Alabama Power Steam Plant recently made a donation of supplies to all schools.

The Board will meet again on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.