Board approves Harris as new Sipsey principal
by Briana Webster
Jul 26, 2013 | 2994 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Walker County Board of Education convened at 3 p.m. on Thursday for a called board meeting.

Dennis Willingham, whose position was approved during last week’s board meeting as the new administrative assistant evaluation director, led members and those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

After asking for a motion to approve the agenda, Chairman Brad Ingle turned things over to Superintendent Jason Adkins.

Adkins asked members to skim the personnel lists in hopes of board approval. Within a few minutes, members agreed in approving the lists with a motion made by member Dale Reeves followed with a second from member Jamie Rigsby.

The next item on the agenda was approving the principal contracts, which consisted of filling principal positions in the school system. According to a public copy of the professional listing, Chris Harris, former assistant principal at Parrish High School, will begin the 2013-2014 school year as Sipsey Jr. High’s principal and Ronald Boggs will be the new assistant principal at Cordova High School.

At the end of the board meeting, Adkins said there have been five principal positions that have been filled since May of this year, including Parrish High School, Curry Elementary and Curry Middle schools, Sipsey Jr. High and Oakman Elementary.

In other business, the board: 

•approved the CNP Equipment bid. This will allow equipment to be replaced in the county schools’ lunchrooms.

For example, Adkins said an old oven at one of the schools in Dora was having electrical problems and actually shocking workers.

•approved the copier lease renewal for the transportation department.

The next regular scheduled Walker County board meeting will be Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. and the first public budget hearing will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m.