The Fayette County Board of Education selected John Aaron to fill the vacancy left on the board by the resignation of Waldon Tucker in District 1 during its July 21 meeting. The action was taken at the conclusion of the board’s regular agenda and before the meeting was adjourned. Board Member Keith Madison was absent from the meeting, with the remainder of the board members present.
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The Fayette County Board of Education voted 4-1 at its June 25 meeting to hire former Fayette County High School football coach and former BOE member Waldon Tucker as the new FCHS varsity football coach. All current members of the board were present for the meeting. Board Member Keith Madison opposed the hiring of Tucker, while the other board members supported the motion. Tucker resigned his position on the Fayette County Board of Education during a special-called meeting on Monday, June 22.
Waldon Tucker, Fayette County Board of Education member from District 1, resigned from his position on the local school board at a special-called meeting on June 22. Tucker was not present at the meeting, but the remaining board members were in attendance. The only order of business on the agenda was Tucker’s resignation from the board. A letter presented to the board members from Tucker and dated June 18 stated the following: “Dear Mr. Burkhalter and Fayette County Board of Education Members, I am resigning my Fayette County Board of Education seat for District 1 effective June 22, 2020.
The Fayette County Board of Education announced graduation dates for seniors at Fayette County schools during its May 12 meeting. Board Member Tim Fields was absent from the meeting, with all other board members in attendance. The tentative schedule for graduation is as follows: • Berry High School - Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. • Hubbertville School - Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. • Fayette County High School - Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. All graduations are scheduled to be held in the schools’ football stadiums in an effort to abide by COVID-19 guidelines.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel changes and contracts at its April 21 meeting. The meeting was held in the Fayette Elementary School lunchroom so that safe distancing and other recommendations that are in place dur to the COVID-19 pandemic could be followed. All board members were in attendance for the meeting, along with Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, Assistant Superintendent Mary Raines and Chief Financial Officer Julie Chaffin.
The Fayette County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on March 17 at the courthouse annex building. Board Member Waldon Tucker was absent from the meeting, with all other board members present. At the beginning of the meeting, Board President Tom Hubbert made a motion to start the meeting with an executive session to discuss a legal matter. Board Member Sam Sullivan seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously. Following an executive session of approximately 30 minutes, the board reconvened in open session.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved its 2020-21 school year calendar during its Feb. 18 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, the Fayette County Teachers of the Year at their respective schools were announced. The teachers honored were: Wendy Canterbury (Fayette County High School), Ashley Herring (Fayette Elementary School), Cristy Thompson (Fayette Middle School), Allyson Afshar (Hubbertville), Jon Marlowe (Berry High School), and Kim Ward (Berry Elementary School).
The Fayette County Board of Education accepted a bid to build dugouts at the Hubbertville School baseball field during its Jan. 21 meeting, held at Fayette County High School. Board Member John Stowe was absent, with all other board members and Superintendent Jim Burk- halter present for the meeting. Board President Tom Hubbert made a motion to approve a contract with Savage Construction in the amount of $12,000 to build the dugouts, and the motion was seconded by Board Member Waldon Tucker. The motion passed by a unanimous vote.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved personnel changes and awarded contracts during a brief meeting held on Dec. 10, 2019 at Hubbertville School. Prior to the meeting, the board members toured the Hubbertville School. The board approved extending Family Medical Leave for Jackie Stevens until Jan. 3. The board also accepted the resignations of James McAlpin as bus driver, effective Dec. 13, 2019; and Sandra Stovall, bus driver and shuttle bus driver, effective Dec. 31, 2019.
The Fayette County Board of Education met on July 30 to approve contracts and personnel changes prior to the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. The board accepted the resignations of Shuana Silas, elementary teacher at Hubbertville School; Sherry Taylor, part-time math teacher at Fayette County High School; and Allyson Tilley, teacher at Berry Elementary School.