Haleyville Board of Education

Haughton, Vickery win Haleyville School Board election

HALEYVILLE - A familiar face and a newcomer will be joining the Haleyville Board of Education.

Christopher "Boo" Haughton was overwhelmingly elected to Place 2 on the Haleyville School Board, defeating Valeria Taylor.  Haughton has served on the school board in the past.

Brian "Thumper" Vickery has defeated incumbent Kris Burleson for Place 4 on the school board.  


Qualifying ends for Haleyville Board of Education election

HALEYVILLE - Qualifying ended Tuesday, May 24, at 5 p.m. for the three places on the Haleyville Board of Education that will be up for election July 12.

For Place 2, candidates who qualified are Boo Haughton and Valeria Taylor.  This seat has been open since Barry Burleson resigned last year.

For Place 4, incumbent Kris Burleson will face Brian Vickery.

For Place 5, incumbent Donna Jones is the only one who qualified.


Haleyville BOE seeks guidance on how to fill vacancy

The Haleyville Board of Education listens to advice from Mayor Ken Sunseri during a recent work session. Board members from left, Kris Burleson, Chad Tidwell, Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland, members Beth McAlpine, President Donna Jones and Chief School Financial Officer Candy Marbutt.
HALEYVILLE - Members of the Haleyville Board of Education had questions for Mayor Ken Sunseri, a special guest at their Nov. 8, work session, about the steps that should be followed to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Barry Burleson.

Concerns raised over school events

Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland responds to concerns raised regarding crowds at school-sponsored events..
HALEYVILLE - Safety concerns relating to crowds gathering at certain events sponsored by Haleyville City Schools have been brought into question, in sight of the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic that is resulting in deaths of community residents, and students and faculty members being quarantined.

Budget finds no “significant deficencies” for Haleyville City Schools

Haleyville School Board Member Barry Burleson, center, questions athletic supplements at the Haleyville Board of Education’s work session. Also shown are board members Kris Burleson, left, and Donna Jones.
HALEYVILLE - Financial supplements for coaches at Haleyville City Schools were brought into question by Haleyville School Board Member Barry Burleson Sept. 14, with Burleson saying that taxpayer dollars are funding at least $140,000 instead of a combination of positions to save money.

Probationary contract for Principal Reed extended to 2023

Standing from left, Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed, HCS Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland. Seated are members of the Haleyville Board of Education, from left, Beth McAlpine, Kris Burleson, Chad Tidwell and Board President Donna Jones. Not present is board member Barry Burleson.
HALEYVILLE    - A unanimous vote of the Haleyville Board of Education approved a three-year non-probationary contract of Haleyville High School Principal Davey Reed  effective July 1 through June 30, 2023, as one of numerous personnel items approved at the Thursday, June 25 meeting.

School officials express concern about possible extension of closures

Haleyville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Holly Sutherland briefs the board of education about concerns over the state possibly extending the closure of schools due to the coronavirus. Also shown, from left, Board President Donna Jones, Chief School Financial Officer Candy Marbutt. In the background are Central Office Secretary Judy Thompson and Dr. Bill Bishop, director of administrative services.
HALEYVILLE  - School officials are expressing concern that the closure of schools due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 will be extended past the April 6 deadline, which would result in multiple complications administrators and staff would have to address.