Dr. Clint A. Baggett
Haleyville City Schools
To the Public
1. We like to highlight student organizations that conduct
Community Service Projects, this month, DECA,
(Distributive Education Clubs of America) is accepting
donations for Breast Cancer Awareness, with all proceeds
going to the American Cancer Society. If a $10 donation is
made, the donor will receive a Pink Breast Cancer
Awareness t-shirt. Mrs. Middleton is DECA coordinator.
This is DECA’s second year to conduct this Community
Service Project and we salute them for this venture.
2. We have definitely needed patience beginning school with
the weather being as hot as it has been. Hopefully, the
weather is breaking and fall is arriving, bringing cooler
temperatures. Everybody’s power meters have been
spinning faster than normal and when there’s 18 to 20
meters like we have on our campuses, it seems like a jet
engine about to take off. You know it’s bad when Alabama
Power Company sends a “thank you” card. In order to help
lower cost, we have been able to negotiate a new contract
with Alabama Power for the next several years. Because of
the amount of kilowatt hours used, for the next three years
we will receive a 6% discount, the fourth year we will
receive an 8% discount and year five and after will be 10%.
I would like to thank our vice-president, Mr. Steve Stott, for
reading about this discount for a nearby system and
bringing it to my attention. Also, thanks to Alabama
Power’s Frank Tidwell, Danny Farris and David Wiggins
for their assistance in putting together this package.
3. The 2009-2010 fiscal year ends this month and we were hit
with another 2% of proration. While this doesn’t sound like
a very large amount but being the end of the FY10 year, it
actually is much larger than state politicians are making it
out to be. It’s not just 2% of this month’s allocation, but it
is 2% of the entire state funded budget for the whole year
when means this month’s allocation will be reduced by 24%!
Many systems, some 30 or so, will have to borrow from local
banks to meet payroll this month. Fortunately, Haleyville
City Schools are not one of the systems shopping for a loan.
2% does mean a loss of almost $200,000 for us and while we
are not borrowing money today, additional cutbacks will
have to be considered. We get tired of saying “no,” but by
doing so we have been able to keep ourselves on the plus side
of the ledger. We ask for your continued understanding and
4. On a bright note, Haleyville Middle School principal, Russ
O’Rear, has been asked to serve on Jostens National
Renaissance Program Advisory Council. This is an honor
that all students, parents, and faculty share with Mr.
O’Rear and we know he will represent Haleyville well. All
expenses will be paid by Jostens for his service.
5. The next Regular Session of the Haleyville City Board of
Education is scheduled for Tuesday night, October 26, 2010
at 7:00, in the Board Room of the high school with a Work
Session before if needed.
6. Our “Technology Spotlight” tonight is Mrs. Miriam Tucker
of our Science Department with a web-quest demonstration
her classes have been developing.
HALEYVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Haleyville High School Library
September 28, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
A. Call to Order
B. Establish Quorum
C. Approval of Agenda
D. Approval of Minutes Regular Session August 24, 2010
E. Old Business
F. New Business
The superintendent recommended:
1. To consider approving Board Expenditures for August, 2010, in the amount of $1,260,331.29.
2. To consider approving Substitute Teacher List.
3. To consider approving Field Trip Request for Haleyville Softball and Greg Taylor to attend
Softball Tournament in Gulf Shores, AL April 10-13, 2011.
4. To consider approving to enter into contract by and between the Alabama Department of
Rehabilitation Services and the Haleyville City Board of Education to cooperatively fund one
full-time transition job coach, October 1, 201 through September 30, 2011.
5. To consider approving the Children’s Policy Council of Winston County to receive 20% of
Haleyville City Schools Agency State At-Risk Funds as required by State Legislation.
G. Any Other Business
6. To consider approving the following fun-raisers:
a. HES Library to hold Book Fair, September 29 – October 6, 2010.
b. HHS Tennis Team to sell chicken plan December 2, 2010, during home basketball game.
c. HCT Family & Consumer Science Department to sale jewelry through Great American
Opportunities, November 1 – 19, 2010.
d. HHS Softball to sell advertising signs February 1 – March 10, 2011.
e. HHS SGA to sell Haleyville Lions sweatshirts October 25, 2010 – January 31, 2011.
f. HHS Library to hold Book Fair, October 28; sell coffee and Clodhoppers till the end of the
school year; sell Fundcraft Community Cookbooks next spring.
g. HHS Senior & Junior Classes to hold Senior/Junior Powder Puff Football game, October 6,
H. Superintendent’s Report
I. Public Relations Report
J. Hearing Public
Haleyville Board of Education
1. Approved the retirement of Selena Alls, kindergarten teacher at HES, effective
November 1, 2010.
2. Approved maternity leave request of Jenny Haughton, HES librarian, November
1, 2010 – March 31, 2011.
3. Hired Julie Brooks, Lisa Cook, Leah Epperson, Beth Frazier, Donna Jones,
Tammy McCreless, Shelia Sewell, Julie Wilcoxson, Bryan Ward and substitute
Beverly Masters as After School Tutors at HES.
4. Hired Tammy McCreless and Donna Jones for HES Homework Hotline with Julie
Brooks, Lisa Cook, Leah Epperson, Beth Frazier, Beverly Masters and Shelia
Sewell as substitutes.
5. Hired Emile Gilbreath, Heather Evans, Bettye Creel, Rachel Armstrong, Jason
Cooper and Steve Spiller as High Hopes Graduation Exam tutors at HHS.
6. Hired Tammy McCreless and Donna Jones as After School Tutors at HMS.