It was a time for recognitions Monday at the St. Clair County Board of Education meeting.
First, Superintendent Jenny Seals recognized several board members for the different levels of AASB School Board Member Academy Achievement they have completed.
Marie Manning completed level 2, Allison Gray completed level 3, Randy Thompson completed level 4, and Scott Suttle completed master level.
Seals then recognized Kevin Hathcock, a Central Office employee who was elected president of the Alabama Association for Prevention, Attendance and Support Services on the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools Board of Directors in 2012-13.
Also recognized were Kelly Peoples, a teacher at Margaret Elementary School, for winning a Presidential LAMP Award; Sherry Sublett, a teacher at Moody Jr. High School, for winning a $1,000 grant from CBS 42 for Read 180 Lab; and John Tabb, named the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year for Moody Jr. High School.
Billie Bunt, the school nurse at Springville Elementary School, was named 2012 LPN School Nurse of the Year by the Alabama Association of School Nurses.
During board member comments, Terry Green congratulated his fellow board members. He also congratulated the teachers and administrators.
“We have a great school system,” Green said. “I’m proud of St. Clair County, and being a small part of it.”
Suttle said he has heard some positive feedback from the first third of the school year.
“It’s rolling right along,” Suttle said.
Manning said she enjoyed reading the LIP plan of improvement. LIP stands for Local Improvement Plan.
“It appears our coordinators and our schools are working very hard to do what’s best for the children,” Manning said. “As a board member, that’s very pleasing.”
In other business, the board;
• Approved various personnel items.
• Approved change order No. 1 for the HVAC replacement for Moody Jr. High School for a decrease of almost $24,000.
• Selected board members Allison Gray and John DeGaris to be delegates for the AASB Convention and Delegate Assembly to be held in Birmingham Dec. 6-8. Selected Marie Manning to be the alternate.
• The only audience member to address the board was Lisa Love, who recognized Melinda Splawn and Laura Nance.
“They took time out of their busy schedule to see me over a topic that needed to be discussed,” Love said. “I appreciate the board looking into it, and I look forward to seeing how the solution is going to work out.”
Board attorney John Rea was in attendance and Seals thanked him for being there. Seals said there would be some business at the next board meeting that would cause the BOE to go into executive session.
The next BOE meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the central office.