School Bells Will Be Ringing Soon
July 30, 2018
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School Bells Will Be Ringing Soon

PHOTO: Mr. Shane Byrd, Principal of Fort Payne Middle School addresses the board on the school’s progress and goals for the upcoming year. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Shane Byrd, Principal of Fort Payne Middle School made a presentation on the schools progress from last year and goals for the upcoming school year.

The Board accepted the following resignations:

  • Troy Mueller, Bus Driver
  • Marcella Snay, CNP Worker at Williams Avenue Elementary School
  • Shannon Keef, CNP Worker at Williams Avenue Elementary School
  • Scott Shankles, Head Middle School Softball Coach

The Board approved the following transfers:

  • Kelly Chapman from 3rd Grade Teacher at Williams Avenue Elementary School to Elementary Technology Specialist.
  • Heath Blalock from half-time Bus Driver to full-time Bus Driver
  • Heather Nadolny from CNP Assistant Manager at Fort Payne Middle School to CNP Worker at Williams Avenue Elementary School.

The Board made the following recommendations and placements:

  • Shawn Turner, History Teacher at Fort Payne High School
  • Hailey Jones, 3rd Grade Teacher at Williams Avenue Elementary School
  • Mallory Durham, EL Teacher at Wills Valley Elementary School
  • Gwendolyn Jelks, System-Wide Special Education Aide
  • Carla Beal, CNP Data Entry Position
  • Scott Azbell, Mechanic Assistant
  • Ashley Hughes, P.E. Teacher at Fort Payne Middle School
  • Approved the following additions to the Extended Day Program Staff, effective for the 2018-2019 school year
    • P.M. Aide- This position will be shared on a rotating basis
    • Jada Battles
    • Tanner Pridmore

The Board approved the request from Brian Jett, Athletic Director/Principal at FPHS for the following out of state travel

  • FPHS FFA Student Representatives and  Faculty Advisor (October 22-28, 2018 National Convention-Indianapolis, Indiana

The Board accepted the following bids:

  • Approved the lowest bid substantially in compliance with the specifications for the following equipment from Birmingham Restaurant Supply, Inc., as submitted.
    • Two (2) combination ovens-Wills Valley Elementary School
    • Shelving for Cooler and Storage Room-Fort Payne Middle School
    • Shelving for Cooler-Fort Payne High School
  • Approved the lowest bids in compliance with the specifications for beverage products from Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. for the 2018-2019 school year, as submitted.
  • Approved the lowest bids substantially in compliance with the specifications for fresh produce from Forestwood Farm, Inc., for the 2018-2019 school year, as submitted.
  • Approved the lowest bid substantially in compliance with the specifications from Cedar Bluff Oil Company, for diesel fuel and motor oil, for the 2018-2019 school year, as submitted:
    • $2.10 per gallon of diesel fuel *fluctuating price

(.16 cents per gallon over Opis low price)

  • $2.20 per quart for motor oil

The Fort Payne City Board of Education will present the first budget hearing, on August 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Central Office.  On August 23, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Central Office the next regular Board Meeting and final Budget Hearing will be held.  All meetings are open to the public.

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