School board approves raises for superintendent, CFO

Published 3:51 pm Friday, August 9, 2013

The Demopolis Board of Education voted to give DCS Superintendent Dr. Al Griffin and DCS CFO Evelyn James the same two percent raise that the rest of the system employees received earlier this year.

The raises were given statewide, but Griffin and James had to have their raises approved separately by the board due to wording in their contracts.

The board was recently approved for QZAB financing, which will pay for the new geothermal air conditioners at Demopolis High School.

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The financing allows the system to pay for the units over 15 years at zero percent interest. The board approved the signing of the contract for the funding.

In a Friday afternoon called meeting, the board approved allowing UWA nursing students to shadow school nurses in the school system from Sept. 12 through Oct. 4.

The board also approved moving $13,000 to the maintenance fund to help cover final maintenance costs in FY 2013.

“We won’t use all of the $13,000, but I wanted to make sure we had enough to cover the things we need to finish,” Griffin said.

There will be some painting work done at Westside, along with a few other minor jobs.

For the second year in a row, the AirEvac Lifeteam will land at midfield of a Demopolis High School football game. The board approved the landing for the Sept. 27 game against Thomasville High School.

The board also approved the following personnel recommendations from the superintendent:

•Employ Charlotte Ann Johnson as special education teacher at DHS

•Open Westside Elementary special education aide position to Aug. 26

•Approve Marcus Williams and William Gulley as volunteer coaches at DMS

•Accept resignation of DHS Spanish teacher Rebekah Argo

•Accept resignation of WES CNP assistant manager Cindy Keasler

•Open WES CNP assistant manager position to Aug. 26