The Madison County Board of Education approved plans Jan. 14 to place a monument on the softball field in honor of recently retired softball coach Doug Kesler.
Superintendent Allen McCannon said the monument will be placed on the spectator side of the home plate and will be approximately two feet tall. The design of the monument has not yet been determined.
In a related matter, the school board hired Ken Morgan to replace Kesler as head fast pitch softball coach.
In other business Tuesday, the school system agreed to allow a survey of bus stop violations by the company Bus Shield to determine if video equipment should be installed, in conjunction with the sheriff’s office, to aid in the apprehension of violators. If it is determined that the equipment is called for, it will be paid for by fines and fees imposed on violators, according to McCannon.
Assistant superintendent Bonnie Knight said construction on the high school additions are progressing, despite the recent bad weather.
Knight said a team of people are getting together to discuss the upcoming moving process.
Assistant superintendent Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman said 10 articulated classes for the new college and career academy are in the final stages of completion and will be ready for spring 2014 registration. She said they are also working on eliminating cost barriers for students and that Athens Tech has agreed to waive all their fees for students, including application fees. Gibney-Sherman said she thinks this is a good “first step” to making the dual high school – college courses available to all interested students.