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BOE holds organizational meeting



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.

 

BOE presents resolutions to outgoing board members


Superintendent Jim Burkhalter (center) is shown presenting resolutions to board members Sam Sullivan (left) and Tim Fields (right) for their service on the board.

At the conclusion of the Fayette County Board of Education’s Oct. 22 meeting, Fayette County Superintendent Jim Burkhalter presented board members Sam Sullivan and Tim Fields with framed resolutions commending them for their service on the board. Board member John Aaron was absent from the meeting, with all other board members in attendance.

Fayette Co. BOE passes FY 2021 budget


Shown at the Sept. 15 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education are, from left: Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, and board members Sam Sullivan, Keith Madison, Tim Fields, John Stowe and John Aaron. Board President Tom Hubbert was absent from the meeting.

The Fayette County Board of Education passed its budget for fiscal year 2021 during its Sept. 15 meeting. Board President Tom Hubbert was absent from the meeting, with Superintendent Jim Burkhalter and all other board members in attendance. Board Vice-President Sam Sullivan presided over the meeting in the absence of Hubbert. Prior to the meeting, a budget hearing was held. This was the second hearing for the proposed budget that was held by the board, with a previous hearing held at Berry High School on Sept. 10.

BOE approves personnel changes, contracts



The Fayette County Board of Education approved a few personnel items and contracts during a brief special called meeting on Aug. 24. Board Member Tom Hubbert, Board Member Sam Sullivan, Board Member John Stowe and Board Member John Aaron were present for the meeting, with Board Member Tim Fields and Board Member Keith Madison absent during the special called meeting.

BOE approves personnel items, contracts


Pictured at the Aug. 18 Fayette County Board of Education meeting, from left: Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, Board President Tom Hubbert, and board members Sam Sullivan, Keith Madison, Tim Fields and John Stowe. Also present but not pictured was Board Member John Aaron.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel changes and contracts for the 2020-21 school year during its Aug. 18 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. Judy Baker was hired by the school board as a nurse for Berry High School, upon successful background clearance. The position will be for one-year only, and will be paid for with CARES Act funding.

BOE approves personnel items, coaches supplements



The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items and the much-discussed coaching supplements during its Aug. 13 meeting. After spending considerable time during the past two weeks discussing the supplements of coaches within the county, the board sought an opinion from the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts concerning the matter.

BOE formulates plan for re-opening schools


Pictured at the Fayette BOE work session were board members, from left: Tom Hubbert, Sam Sullivan and John Stowe. Board members Keith Madison and Tim Fields were also present.

The Fayette County Board of Education held a work session on Thursday, July 16 to present a tentative working “roadmap” for reopening school in Fayette County this fall. All current board members were present. Superintendent Jim Burkhalter said that the scheduled start date for students remains Aug. 20. He said that on-line, remote and virtual classes during the new school year would be much more difficult and challenging then the classes that the school system finished the spring semester with. “Our objective is to be as safe and efficient a school system as possible,” Burkhalter said.

BOE approves personnel changes, contracts


State Auditor Josh Taylor is shown discussing the results of the Fayette County Board of Education’s audit for the 2019 fiscal year prior to the board’s June 9 meeting.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved numerous personnel items during its June 9 meeting. The meeting was conducted by Board Vice-President Sam Sullivan, who presided in the absence of Board President Tom Hubbert, who was absent due to medical reasons. All other board members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Josh Taylor gave a brief report on an audit conducted by the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts.

BOE sets graduation dates



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.

BOE makes personnel changes, approves contracts


Shown are Fayette County Board of Education members Keith Madison (left) and Tim Fields (right) as they practice social distancing at the April 21 board meeting.

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.