Disciplinary action taken against board employee
by James Phillips
Jul 27, 2012 | 4768 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Disciplinary action against a Walker County Board of Education employee was approved by board members Thursday afternoon at a special called meeting.

The motion to approve the disciplinary action came after a more than 2-hour executive session. Walker County BOE Superintendent Jason Adkins said he could not discuss the reason for the action or release the name of the employee or specifics about how the employee would be disciplined.

On Tuesday, Adkins said one reason for the special called meeting was to discuss any findings from a recent house party incident that led to the arrests of two Cordova volunteer assistant football coaches. Adkins also said Tuesday those discussions could include identifying any other personnel that may have been present at the party. The two volunteer assistant coaches were relieved of their duties and told not to return to the campus of Cordova High.

“I’ll have to let what I said earlier this week stand,” Adkins said after Thursday’s meeting. “I said we would follow up and appropriate action would be taken in that situation.”

Several Cordova school officials were present at Thursday’s meeting, including Principal Kathy Vintson, Assistant Principal Barry Wilson and Head Football Coach Woody Smothers.

In other action:

•Board members approved several personnel lists, which included the hiring of lunchroom workers at Sipsey and Cordova elementary schools. The transfer list included former Cordova High Head Coach Pete Bush, who served as an assistant at Dora High last year, transfering to Parrish High School.