Demopolis BOE names new US Jones principal

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Demopolis Board of Education unanimously approved Alphus Shipman as the new principal for U.S. Jones Elementary School. Shipman will begin work on July 27.

Shipman brings 22 years of experience to U.S. Jones and he plans to work closely with teachers to learn and understand the workings of the school. He is looking forward to the upcoming school year and is eager to begin building relationships with teachers and the community.

Under action items, the board approved using ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds to purchase Think Books from Howard Technology Solutions for $18,220. The board also approved a quote from Imagine Learning for Digital Library and Training for DMS. The cost for Imagine Learning is $20,875.

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H&M Construction won the bid to paint the hallways and door and window trims at DHS for a cost of $137,500.

Other items approved by the board:

  • Approved contracts with Leon Clark as Truancy Officer, and Kirk Brooker and Becky Holley as Art Teachers
  • Approved the Supplemental Schedule for 2022-2023
  • Approved the Inventory Dispositions

Personnel Report

  • Resignations: Eugena Williams, Gifted Teacher, resignation effective 5/27/2022
  • Previous board approvals (Verified Start Date): Karla Galvan, Elementary teacher, effective 8/2/2022, Katelyn Beshears, Elementary teacher, effective 8/2/2022
  • Employment: Brandi Cross as Lunchroom worker, effective 8/2/2022 (pending procurement of satisfactory documentation and Board approval), Barbara Lyons as Lunchroom worker, effective 8/2/2022 (pending procurement of satisfactory documentation and Board approval)
  • U.S. Jones Elementary: Jennifer Sager as elementary teacher, effective 8/2/2022 (pending procurement of satisfactory documentation and Board approval), Tanner Lindsey Lyons as elementary teacher effective 8/2/2022 (pending procurement of satisfactory documentation and Board approval), Alphus Shipman as Principal, effective 7/25/22 (pending procurement of satisfactory documentation and Board approval)