BOE recognizes students, outgoing board member
by Ron Harris
May 20, 2014 | 1850 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Jasper City Board of Education recognized several students from city schools during Monday’s board meeting that board members say have gone above and beyond during the school year.

Students from Memorial Park, T.R. Simmons and West Jasper elementary schools were honored for their technological successes this year, while students from Walker High School were honored for the success they had in the band program and on the athletic field this year.

Also, outgoing board member Roy Beall was honored for the five years he’s served on the board. Monday’s meeting represented Beall’s last with the board.

Steve Gillott will assume Beall’s seat on the board with the next meeting.

Monique Rector, the chief financial officer for city schools, was recognized for completing a certification program from the Alabama Association of School Business Officials.

Students honored included:

•members of the Walker High band for their success during the school year.

The Walker High symphonic and jazz bands were also recognized for their success this year.

•students from West Jasper and T.R. Simmons were honored for their success in recent technology competitions.

•members of the Walker High soccer, baseball and boys and girls tennis teams were recognized for their success this year.

In other business, board members: 

•approved the minutes of the previous board meeting held on May 5.

•heard a financial report from Rector and approved it.

•approved awarding a repaving project at Maddox Middle School and T.R. Simmons Elementary School to Dunn Construction of Birmingham.

Dunn provided a low bid of $111,642 for the project.

•nominated Rene Simmons to serve another one-year term as board president. Willie Moore was nominated to serve as board vice president.