Hartselle City Schools receives 15,000 grant
The Hartselle City Schools board had a special called meeting Tues., Jan. 3, to announce Hartselle City Schools would receive a $15,000 grant, present an award and approve upcoming transfers among the teaching staff.
Alabama Senator Arthur Orr attended the meeting and presented Superintendent Dr. Vic Wilson with a check for $15,000 that will be used to purchase an outdoor pavilion and Chrome books for Crestline Elementary. Orr said he was happy to help the board and notify them of the secured funds.
Orr also presented Superintendent Dr. Wilson with a resolution in regard to Wilson being named superintendent of the year for 2017. Along with the resolution, Wilson received a plaque for his dedication to education.
Orr stated in the presentation portion of the board meeting Wilson “is a real jewel in the State of Alabama and Hartselle is blessed to have him apart of their school system.”
“This resolution passed and your feats will always be remembered in the state archives,” Orr said. “You all have a really good thing having Dr. Wilson here, and we wanted to recognize what we have in Morgan County; you have a real leader here.”
The board also voted to approve three teacher transfers and one contracted labor decision.
According to the board’s agenda: Susan Hayes will be transferring from the principal position at Barkley Bridge Elementary School to the position of Assistant Principal at Hartselle High
School effective Jan. 4, 2017, which is the first day back for students. Tina Towers is moving from the position of Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator to the position of interim principal at Barkley Bridge Elementary also effective Jan, 4, until a permanent replacement is secured. Last Nanette Miller was granted a transfer from the position of bookkeeper at Hartselle High School to the position of Central Office bookkeeper effective Jan. 3.
Another part of the agenda stated that the board approved the independent contactor services agreement contract with Lisa McMurray for financial services.
Tina Towers was present and stated that she is looking forward to being in the interim principal position at Barkley Bridge Elementary School.
“I’ve been at the central office, but now excited to be the interim principal at the elementary school,” Towers said. “Many people do not know but Susan Hayes has been there 14 years and most people there have never known another leader at their school. I guess my advantage in this process is that I know a lot of the staff that are there and love being around the kids and the parents. So I’m looking forward to starting.”
The next regular Hartselle city school board meeting will be at Crestline Elementary at 7:15 a.m. on Jan. 18.