Madison County school board members heard an update on the new pre-K program beginning at Comer Elementary in August.
School superintendent Allen McCannon told board members that former elementary level curriculum director Jane Fitzpatrick paid a crucial role in helping that happen. With the addition of Comer’s pre-K program, there are now programs in all five city limits. Though Colbert Elementary does not have a pre-K on site, Miracle Years of Learning, which does have a lottery-funded pre-K, is located next door.
Each of the pre-kindergarten classes has 22 slots.
In other business, construction is continuing to move forward on the high school campus despite the heavy rainfall amounts.
In other matters, the BOE approved the following personnel recommendations this month.
Danielsville Elementary – Sam Austin was transferred from the high school to replace Ken Clark as a part-time teacher.
Hull-Sanford Elementary – Becky Clark was approved as a long-term substitute for parapro Dianna Glallard, while Amie Little, Allie Robertson, Morgan South and Molly Smith were approved as Afterschool employees.
MCMS – Ken Clark was approved as an ISS 49 percent teacher (transferred from Danielsville Elementary).
Tonya Teel was approved as a transfer from special ed parapro to teacher to replace Steven Bilski.
Martina Glenn and Tina Fleming were hired as special ed parapros to replace Kelly Detter and Edna Coley. Kate Jordan was hired to replace CBI parapro Barbara Coile and Elisa Chandler was hired to replace special ed parapro Tonya Teel.
MCHS – Betty Watson was hired as a custodian to replace Mike Patton. Evean Donevant was hired to replace art teacher Samantha Barnum.
School nutrition – Kimberly Moore was hired to replace SN assistant Amy Bolton and Rebecca Ford was hired as the middle school assistant manager/head cashier, a new position.
The following are 49 percent employees for the 2013 – 14 school year.
Colbert Elementary – Brenda Minish; Comer Elementary – Nan Deal, Susan McCormick, Elizabeth Mosseri and Debbie Wood; Danielsville – Marva Cheapoo; MCMS – Ken Clark, Elaine Johnson, Doug Kesler and Mark Turner; MCHS – Sabrina Bennett, Matthew Boggs and David McGee; student services – Joan Baird, Kathy Colwell and Cathy Willis; BOE/business operations – Sherrie Gibney-Sherman and Jenny Parham.