Crenshaw County BOE approves agreements for school resource officers

Published 8:07 pm Friday, August 26, 2022

The Crenshaw County Board of Education unanimously approved a pair of agreements with the towns of Brantley and Luverne to provide a school resource officer for each school for the 2022-23 school year during a meeting held Aug. 15.

Per the agreement, Crenshaw County Schools Superintendent Dodd Hawthorne said Brantley would be reimbursed $25,968 annually and Luverne would be reimbursed $27,000 annually.

Hawthorne said there was no increase in either rate from the previous school year.

“One thing that you notice is that we don’t enter into an agreement for the school resource officer at Highland Home,” Hawthorne said. “That is an ongoing agreement with the (Crenshaw) County Commission and the (Crenshaw County) Sheriff’s Department that we’ve been doing for a long time for many years. That will continue at the same price.”

In other business, the board:

– Unanimously approved the meeting agenda;

– Voted 5-0 to approve meeting minutes for a regular board meeting held July 18 and a special called meeting held July 28;

-Unanimously approved the financial statements and bank reconciliation report for June 2022;

– Announced budget meetings to be held Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.;

– Announced the next school regular board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

– Heard principals’ reports;

– Announced the Alabama Association of School Boards Fall Conference is scheduled for Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. in Ozark;

– Voted 5-0 to approve personnel recommendations submitted by Hawthorne;

– Unanimously approved a fuel bid awarded to J Bryce Smith Oil Company, Inc.; Hawthorne noted there was a 3-cent markup per gallon compared to the rates approved in 2021;

– Voted 5-0 to approve coaching supplements submitted by Hawthorne;

– Unanimously approved a bread bid awarded to Earthgrain Bakery; Hawthorne added milk needed to be rebid due to the Borden Dairy facility in Dothan’s impending shutdown;

– Voted 5-0 to approve an out-of-state field trip request for the Crenshaw County chapters of DECA,; Future Business Leaders of America; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Future Farmers of America; and HOSA to attend a training at Bear Paw Adventures in Marianna, Florida; and

– Unanimously approved Policy 5.34, an opt-in for mental health services; Hawthorne said parents must opt-in in order for their children to receive counseling.