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School Board Chairperson VeEtta Hagan to take over as new legislative liaison

Rick Patrick - Greene Publishing, Inc.

At the regular bi-weekly meeting of the Madison County School Board on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Chairperson VeEtta Hagan agreed to take over the role of legislative liaison for the board. This is a position once held by Karen Pickles, who resigned from the school board in order to seek the Superintendent of Schools office.

In other business, the board approved the consent agenda items, which included minutes from previous meetings; Title X, Part C-Education of homeless children and youth project; Title II, Part A-Teacher and principal training and recruiting, School improvement grant 1003(g)-Amendment 2; Title I, Part A-Improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged; GED requests, and staff trips (non general fund).

In items recommended for individual consideration, the board approved the staff trips out of general funds. The board also approved a trip for the fifth grade class from Pinetta Elementary School (PES) to take a trip to Chattanooga, Tn. There were two school zone transfer requests; one was a continuing request for a student to go to PES, which was passed. The other school zone request was for a student to transfer from Madison County Central School to Lee Elementary School. This request was denied. The school board also approved 13 new screened school volunteers.

Outgoing Superintendent of Schools Doug Brown thanked the board for the work and cooperation that he had enjoyed during his tenure as Superintendent. Outgoing School Board Members Kenneth Hall and Karen Pickles echoed those sentiments stating that they, too, had enjoyed the time they had spent serving on the board. Board members, Bart Alford and VeEtta Hagan, who will be remaining on the board, expressed gratitude to Brown, Hall, and Pickles for their service to the school district.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned. The next school board meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the school board meeting room at 210 NE Duval Ave, in Madison.

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