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Marengo BOE receives school system updates

During the Marengo County Board of Education meeting on April 29, K12 Instructional Leader updated the board on matters concerning the system’s curriculum, including enrollment for preschool totaling 18 at Marengo High School and 52 for Sweet Water High School.  SWHS is still awaiting approval for a second preschool class.

Revisions and updates to the Code of Conduct were also discussed at the principal’s meeting earlier that day. Seale said that typically there is a Code of Conduct for the county and then each school has their own as well, but this year there will be one shared across the school system.

“We’ve still got a few more revisions to make, but we’ll have it ready for publication so everybody will have one,” she said.

Alabama Possible recognized A.L. Johnson High School, SWHS and the district for the FAFSA completion rates 93.8 percent, 60 percent and 61 percent respectively.

Educators in the system also received honors recently, with ALJ’s teacher Alicia Seale being nominated for the Alabama Science in Motion Advisory Committee and MHS’ Principal David Miller and five other teachers being invited to present at the statewide “Closing the Achievement Gap” conference.

Other actions taken at the meeting include:

• approved financial reports for March.

• approved revision of 2019-2020 calendar allowing the board office July 5 off.

• entering executive session based on general representation of character.

• scheduling the next meeting for May 20, 4 p.m., on the second-floor board room in the Annex Building in Linden.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, May 15 issue of the Demopolis Times.)