Renovations have been approved for Cordova High School's field house.The project was approved at last Thursday's meeting of the Walker County Board of Education, just prior to then-Superintendent Dr. …
Renovations have been approved for Cordova High School's field house.
The project was approved at last Thursday's meeting of the Walker County Board of Education, just prior to then-Superintendent Dr. Jason Adkins' resignation.
All board members voted in favor of the project, with the exception of board member Todd Vick, who opposed it.
Adkins said the renovations would cost no more than $112,885, with $100,000 being used to repair the inside of the field house. The remaining cost of the project will be used to install a PA system.
"It needed to be fixed a long time ago, but for some reason or another it didn't happen," Adkins said of the field house.
He said he assumed the project would be paid for through local funds.
After the vote, the school board went into executive session and returned to announce an agreement had been reached between Adkins and the board, and that Adkins had resigned from his position as superintendent. No reason was given as to why an agreement was sought or why Adkins stepped away from the position.
He will now serve as an administrative officer for Walker County Schools through 2020, making his current salary of nearly $166,000 annually.
Adkins was defeated by Dr. Joel Hagood in the June primary election, and Hagood was named interim superintendent at the school board meeting Thursday. Hagood will face off against independent candidate Tanya Guin in the Nov. 6 General Election.
Other items were on Thursday's agenda for approval, including personnel lists and volunteer coaching positions. However, the remainder of the agenda was tabled and will be voted on at tonight's meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the board room of the Carl Elliott building. It will be Hagood's first meeting as interim superintendent.