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Bid awarded for W.O.P. construction

The Butler County School System is moving forward with plans to build new classrooms at Greenville’s W.O. Parmer Elementary School.

The Butler County School System is moving forward with plans to build new classrooms at Greenville’s W.O. Parmer Elementary School.

The Butler County School System is moving forward with plans to build new classrooms at Greenville’s W.O. Parmer Elementary School.

At the Board of Education’s July 21 meeting, the board awarded an approximately $1.8 million construction bid to Greenville’s Southland Builders.

“The W.O. Parmer project will replace seven classrooms and the library, which are currently in the oldest buildings left on that campus,” said Superintendent Amy Bryan.

The project will be funded with money generated by the refinancing of a 2007 bond issue. The refinancing generated $3.1 million, which must be used for capital improvements within a three-year period.

Bryan said construction is “expected to commence as soon as possible” and will be finished before the start of the 2017 school year. The classrooms will be put into service in August of 2017.

Funds from the refinancing will also be used to create seven classrooms at McKenzie School.

According to Bryan, the old Home Economic building will be replaced.

School officials are still waiting on a recommendation from Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood before the board awards a bid for the McKenzie project.

Bryan said that will likely take place at a special called meeting on Aug. 4.

That meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Central Office Boardroom located at 949 Oglesby Street in Greenville.

 

In other business:

 

  • Approved a resolution adopting the Southeast Alabama Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

  • Approved a mandated 2 percent raise for Bryan. In April, the legislature voted to give K-12 employees earning less than $75,000 a year a 4 percent raise. Those earning more than $75,000 were given a 2 percent raise. Bryan was given a $135,000 contract when she was hired in 2014.

 

  • Approved new McKenzie principal Miles Brown’s contract.

 

Approved the following personnel moves:

 

Resignations

  • Monica Fisher, Elementary Teacher, Greenville Elementary School
  • Gwendolyn Carmichael, Elementary Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Lizzie Marlow, Instructional Coach, Greenville High School
  • Brittany Wilson, Life Skills Coach, Second Chance Program
  • Brandy Moseley, Science Teacher, McKenzie School

 

Employment

  • Christin Smith, Agrisicence Teacher, McKenzie School
  • Lisa Hatch, Assistant Principal, McKenzie School
  • Todd Gafford, English Teacher, Greenville High School
  • Calvin Mulkey, Elementary Teacher, Greenville Elementary School
  • Lindsey Croley, Elementary Teacher, Greenville Elementary School
  • Montana Bates, Elementary Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Jonathan Downey, Science Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Samantha Green, English Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Derek Roberts, English Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Carol Floyd, Math Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • William Stokes, Art Teacher, Greenville Middle School
  • Dr. Lenoise Richey, Assistant Principal, Greenville Middle School
  • Charlene Godwin, Elementary Teacher, W. O. Parmer Elementary School
  • Andy Brown, Journalism/Creative Writing Teacher, Greenville High School

 

Re-employment

  • Eric Elliott, Custodian, Greenville High School
  • Brandi Ford, History Teacher, Greenville High School
  • Megan Petty, Elementary Teacher, McKenzie School
  • Terry Edmonds, Special Education Services Teacher, Greenville Elementary School (formerly Elementary Teacher, W. O. Parmer Elementary School)

 

Transfers

  • Vickie Whittington, transfer from Elementary Teacher, McKenzie School to Elementary Teacher, Greenville Elementary School
  • Stephanie Cartwright, voluntary transfer from Elementary Teacher, Georgiana School to Elementary Teacher, McKenzie School
  • Lucy Foster, voluntary transfer from School Secretary, Greenville Middle School to School Secretary, Greenville High School
  • Deedra Benson, voluntary transfer from Library Media Specialist, W. O. Parmer Elementary School to Instructional Coach, Greenville High School

 

Reassignments

  • Melissa Vickery, reassign from Elementary Teacher, Georgiana School to Early Childhood Teacher (Bright Beginnings Program), Georgiana School
  • April Boatwright, reassign from Master Teacher, Greenville Middle School to Special Education Services Teacher, Greenville Middle School