Apr. 18—After this system was shuttered for a yr, international alternate college students will be capable of return to Decatur Metropolis Colleges subsequent faculty yr.
At its assembly final week, the college board voted to carry the suspension of this system that has been in place since April 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“I do really feel snug lifting it,” Superintendent Michael Douglas instructed board members.
In a memo recommending the change to Douglas and the board, Deputy Superintendent Dwight Satterfield stated the reinstatement of the coverage permitting international alternate college students could be efficient for the 2021-2022 faculty yr. The coverage, as written, permits the superintendent to develop pointers and procedures for these college students requesting to enroll in Decatur Metropolis Colleges.
Douglas stated after the vote that he would current any coverage modifications to the board.
In accordance with Satterfield’s memo, one of many doable pointers to be added for the 2021-2022 faculty yr could be a requirement that college students present a destructive COVID-19 check at the least three days earlier than their enrollment/begin date.
The college board voted in April 2020 to revise its international alternate program, suspending it for the rest of the 2019-2020 faculty yr and the primary semester of the 2020-2021 faculty yr. The board determined in February that this system would stay suspended by the top of this tutorial yr.
The district permits as much as two international alternate college students per faculty per faculty yr, in response to Satterfield.
“I am glad to see us get again to normalcy,” stated board member Dwight Jett.
The board additionally authorized personnel actions really helpful by Douglas, together with the retirements of workers with a mixed 100 years of service with the college district.
The retiring workers and their years of expertise are: Michael Bobbitt, assistant principal, Decatur Excessive, 5 years; Sharon Jefferson, HR secretary, 24 years, Central Workplace; Tina D. Lawrence, science trainer, 32 years, Austin Excessive; Glenda Y. Housley, aide, 16 years, Chestnut Grove; and Sarah M. Wingo, prolonged day bookkeeper, 24 years, Leon Sheffield.
Austin Excessive: Tina D. Lawrence, science trainer, Might 28, retirement.
Banks-Caddell: Taylor Raegan McCool Ciszek, third grade trainer, April 16.
Decatur Excessive: Michael Wade Bobbitt, assistant principal, June 30, retirement.
Decatur Metropolis: Shauntae Lockett Lewis, unassigned secondary trainer (pending the procurement of passable documentation and board approval).
Austin Center — Summer season Studying Academy: lecturers Rebecca Leilani Kalena Kaeo, Dustin Keith Field, Carmen Schrenkel, Wendy McBride Henderson, Lydia Jean Free, Robin Burks Clay, Amber Christina Marie Dudley, Julie Jackson Dudley, Shena R. Ivey, Patricia Chandler Huff, Mary Catherine Thibodeaux, Haley Burnett Kuhlman, Deborah Ann Wendolek and Kirsten Hayley Hyatt.
Banks-Caddell: Angie Whittington, interim principal.
Particular Providers: Monica G. Wright, PSY; Hannah Mary Catherine Perry, collaborative specialist; Traci Marmontello Howell, collaborative specialist; Leigh Ann Pannell, collaborative specialist; Ashley Reese Wells, PSY; Christen Newsom Adams, testing; Lauren A. Smith, SPE trainer, summer time IEP writing.
Summer season Studying Academy: Suzanne E. Vermeire, trainer; Brenda R. Davis, trainer; Sonia Morrow Hargrove, trainer; Deanna Lynn Martin, trainer; Elizabeth Jordan Jennings, trainer; Bridgette Crayton Owens, trainer; Carol Anne Irvine, trainer; Tara Nicole Wooden, trainer; Phyllis Anne Wright, trainer; Ursula Maenda Caston, trainer; Wanda Faye Shaw, trainer; Anna Taylor Jones, trainer; Emily Karissa Lakin, trainer; Arnetra Renea Nance, trainer; Janet Wooden Foster, trainer; Felicia Rene Woodruff, trainer; Wendy Ellen Coffey, trainer; Rachel Dutton Simpson, trainer; Andrea J. Cohn, trainer; Carol Ann Shaw, trainer; Janet Lee H. Lowery, trainer; Amy Nixon Jackson, trainer; Elizabeth A. Summerford, trainer; Kirsten Alexandra Hawkins, interventionist; Tamela Shontae Gross sales, trainer; Jennifer Rebecca Anderson, trainer; Jessica Putnam Lovelace, trainer; Melissa D. Byrd, trainer; Whitney Michelle Johnson, trainer; Jacqueline G. McGrady, trainer; Tiffany Lynette Abernathy, trainer; Rainey Leigh Raiden, trainer; Peter C. Wilkerson, trainer; Lisa Rene Mishalanie, trainer; Haley M. Flack, trainer; Lila R. Ackley, trainer; Kimberly Michelle Wilkinson, trainer; Jennifer Lavvorn Parker, trainer; April Lynn Watkins, trainer; Jessica A. Sumners, trainer; Taylor Medlock Foutz, trainer; Jennifer Christy Williams, trainer; Natalie Evon Flanagan, trainer; Charlotte B. Ellenburg, trainer; Amanda Leigh Sikes, trainer; Melissa Ann Olinger, trainer; Sarah Wesseling Piper, trainer; Opal Michelle Washington, trainer; Terri Kennedy Banks, trainer; Bridgett Helms Hayes, trainer; Karen Michelle Gross sales, trainer; Hannah Elissa Tilley, trainer; Anna Haase Pena Diaz, trainer; Karen Latoshia Richardson, trainer; Ali Vest Smith, trainer; Ashley Faye Cunningham, trainer; Megan Leigh Parker, trainer; Julianna Rose Woolard, trainer; Emily Horton Morrow, trainer; Ronnie Tyler Wooden, trainer; Melanie R. Stephenson, trainer; Cynthia Diane White, trainer; Diedre Danielle Davis, trainer; Mollie Catherine Flanagan, trainer; Audrey Dawan W. Johnson, trainer; Hannah Elizabeth Keenum, trainer; Kirsten Olivia Jordan Champion, trainer; Sandra G. Burleson, trainer; Melody Waldrop Echols, trainer; Teresa Daybreak Shaver, trainer; Leslie Coan Dutton, studying specialist; Celina Suzanne Daniel, studying specialist; Benja James Ringler, studying specialist; Lesa Sharpley Torain, studying specialist; Susan I. Blake, studying specialist; Elizabeth Ann Younger, trainer; Jeffrey Lynn Gilbreath, trainer; Sarah Grisham Henderson, trainer; Wimbreth Howard Hayes, interventionist; Jessica Sue Lindsey, interventionist; Whitney Hope Lawrence, trainer; Jelisa Lanell Thompson, interventionist; and Cheryl Todd Smith, trainer.
Particular Training Summer season Studying Academy: Tammy Crane Ford, trainer; Emily Ownby Norris, trainer; Kimberly Hagood Kent, trainer; Jeanne G. Wheat, speech therapist; Alison P. Gilchrist, trainer; Erin Hutter Roberts, trainer; Antoinette R. Sisco-Williamson, trainer; Carol Moore Conner, trainer; Kaylan Whitney Blake Orman, trainer; Paige Barber Williamson, speech therapist.
Summer season Studying Academy — ESL: Jennifer Laura Might, trainer; Donna M. Cooper, trainer; Robin Burks Clay, trainer; and LaToya R. Patton, trainer.
Summer season Faculty — EXCEL: Joni Sue Bair, trainer; Savannah Brooke Ball, trainer; Wendi S. Busing, trainer; Robin Burks Clay, trainer; Isabella Blankenship Coffell, trainer; Kelly Waters Elmore, trainer; Cheri Holsclaw Web page, trainer; Robert Hunter Sandoval, trainer; Roberta Kay Stephens, trainer; Natalie Kate Walker, trainer; Patricia B. Siek, trainer; Ildiko Szebenyik, trainer; and Nancy Lovvorn Turbyfill, trainer.
Central Workplace: Sharon F. Jefferson, human assets secretary, June 30, retirement.
Chestnut Grove: Glenda Y. Housley, aide, Might 27, retirement.
Leon Sheffield: Sarah M. Wingo, prolonged day bookkeeper, July 1, retirement.
West Decatur: April Marie Langham, head custodian, April 30.
Decatur Excessive: Alison Lyle, custodian (pending the procurement of passable documentation and board approval).
Julian Harris: Ashley Garcia, auxiliary trainer, Pre-Okay (pending the procurement of passable documentation and board approval).
Upkeep: Andrew Steven Harper, common upkeep, April 15, Schedule MG, Rank 00, Step 3.
Particular Providers: Dannielle Lanning, paraprofessional (pending the procurement of passable documentation and board approval).
Transportation: Billie Kenneth Nelson III, bus driver (pending the procurement of passable documentation and board approval).
Summer season Studying Academy: Marietta S. Hill, aide.
Particular Providers: Julie Elizabeth Ball, clerical aide.
Particular Providers Heart: Trinna Harris Carter, CNP Supervisor, June 2-July 22; Heather Rena Cook dinner, CNP employee, June 1-July 22; Harriette F. Williams, CNP employee, June 1-July 1; Angela Deran King, CNP employee, June 1-July 1; and Kathy Dale Hamilton, coaching, June 2-June 4.
Leaves of absence
Chestnut Grove: Victoria Hope Lankford, requests to increase FMLA, April 30.
Particular Providers: Julie Elizabeth Ball, requests medical depart.
Earlier board approvals (verified begin date and/or expertise)
Decatur Excessive: Kalah Brooke Cardwell, begin date, April 14, Schedule Okay, Rank KK, Step 0.
Upkeep: Robert W. Sappington, begin date, Might 3, Schedule MO, Rank A, Step 7.
Transportation: Charles N. Padgett, begin date, April 14, Schedule V1, Rank 00, Step 0.
Particular Providers: Rebecca Elizabeth Brown, contract withdrawn.
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