Fleet of vehicles for county school system approved

Board President Joey Boteler and other board members approve the purchase of seven vehicles for school use.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - The use of personal vehicles while on business by Winston County School System employees is no longer needed, since the purchase of seven vehicles was approved at the board of education meeting, Tuesday, June 11. Two Ford F-250 service trucks, four Tahoes and one Suburban will be purchased at a later date for school use. They will be maintained by the school system and available for principals, coaches, teachers and board members for traveling instead of using their own personal vehicles.

This will cut costs down on mileage reimbursement to employees and will create a lesser liability impact when transporting students.

During the meeting, the last of the Chromebooks, 1,350 of them, along with MobiLAB Charging Cabinets from CDI Technologies, were approved for purchase, which will close the gap between the amount of students and the amount of Chromebooks available. Every student in the county school system will have access to one by the time school starts. The 2019-004 resolution was passed, which was a lease-purchase contract for the Chromebooks.

“Kindergarten through third grade will have mobile carts and it will be touch screen,” Superintendent Greg Pendley added concerning the Chromebooks. “This (purchase) is going to cover us completely.”

Personnel items were the only other business conducted at the meeting.

Recommended for employment were Viola Grace as a teacher at Double Springs Elementary School, effective Aug. 1; Stacey Dryer, Beth Aderholt and Brandy Miles as paraprofessionals effective Aug. 1; Julie Wilcoxson as pre-K teachers at DSES effective Aug. 1 and Garrett McCurley as band director at Addison High School effective June 11.

The resignation of Nyssa Haley, science teacher at Winston County High School effective June 11, was approved.

Bobby Daniels will be transferring from DSES to Double Springs Middle School, and Beckie Cobb from DSMS to DSES. Both will be effective Aug. 1. The move for Cobb will be from half time to full time.

A motion to adjourn then passed.

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