The Fayette County Board of Education hired Hunter Mims as the new football coach at Berry High School during its June 29 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. A large group of personnel items were approved under a consent vote by the board, with three items removed from the group for individual consideration. One of the items considered separately was the Berry High School football coaching vacancy.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items and contracts during its June 10 meeting. Board members Julie Stough and John Aaron were absent from the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Board President Tom Hubbert asked for a motion that all personnel items be approved or disapproved by one vote. He said that if any board member had an objection to one of the personnel items being considered as a group, it would be removed from the remainder of the items and considered separately.
The Fayette County Board of Education took action on several personnel and contract issues during its May 25 meeting. All board members with the exception of Keith Madison were present at the meeting. Before any business was conducted at the meeting, board member John Stowe made a motion to enter executive session to discuss a personnel issue involving “good name and character.” The motion was seconded by board member Brenda Webb and was approved unanimously.
The Fayette County Board of Education voted at its April 20 meeting to join the nationwide e-cigarette litigation. All board members were present for the meeting. The board voted to join the litigation after recessing the meeting for approximately an hour to discuss a matter concerning undisclosed litigation.
The Fayette County Board of Education voted during its Tuesday, March 16 meeting to not renew the contract for Dr. Alicia Nalls as principal of Fayette Elementary School. All board members were present for the meeting. Board President Tom Hubbert asked for a motion on Superintendent Jim Burkhalter’s recommendation to non-renew Nalls contract, effective June 30. Board member Julie Stough made a motion to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to non-renew, and the motion was seconded by board member Keith Madison.
The Fayette County Board of Education voted to change the length of its grading periods from six weeks to nine weeks during its Feb. 18 meeting. Board member Julie Stough was absent from the meeting with all other members present. Many school systems in the same geographic area as the Fayette School System have already changed to four nine-week grading periods from the traditional six six-week grading periods formerly used. It was explained to the board members that the extra weeks would allow for more testing between grading periods.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items during its Jan. 21 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)” extension deadline was unanimously approved by the board. Also approved was an amendment to the board’s fiscal year 2021 budget, and a revised salary schedule for school system substitutes.
A concerned parent addressed the Fayette County Board of Education prior to its Dec. 8 meeting concerning recent events and issues within the Fayette County School System. Bryan Afshar, a 2000 graduate of Hubbertville School, introduced himself to the board and read a prepared statement. He began the statement by saying that his wife teaches at Hubbertville School and that they have three children attending Hubbertville.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items and changes during its Dec. 8 meeting. Board member John Aaron was absent from the meeting, with all other board members present. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, local parent Bryan Afshar addressed the board by reading a prepared statement concerning the recent security issue – bomb threat that occurred within the school system. His statement and the response of the school system and law enforcement officials is addressed in a separate article in this week’s paper.
The Fayette County Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting on Nov. 10. Board member Keith Madison was absent with all other board members present. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, newly-elected board members Brenda Webb of District 4 and Julie Stough of District 5 were given the oath of office by Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman. This was their first meeting to participate in as board members.