BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

New football coach named at Locust Fork

Mike Bramblett was named Monday as head football coach at Locust Fork High School by the Blount County Board of Education.

Bramblett, 43, a Pelham native, comes to Locust Fork from Gardendale High where he spent one year as an assistant coach. He has previously been a head coach at Shades Mountain Christian and Clements high schools in Alabama and Pigeon Forge and Memphis Christian high schools in Tennessee.

He and his wife Amy have three sons.

Bramblett replaces Ryan Thomas, who resigned as head coach in December.

In other business, the board acted on the recommendation of Supt. Jim Carr and:

approved three field trip requests – two from Cleveland High and one from Cleveland Elementary.

awarded the concrete bid to Kirkpatrick Concrete of Guntersville. The bid – $85 per cubic yard; $50 delivery fee if less than three yards – is for the period from Jan. 11 through Dec. 31, 2011.

awarded the asphalt paving bid to Whitaker Contracting of Guntersville. The bid is for the period from Jan. 11 through Dec. 31.

allowed Locust Fork High to contract with Walsworth Yearbooks for the 2011-2012 yearbook production. The contract, not to exceed $19,928, will be paid from the school’s local funds.

allowed Locust Fork Elementary to contract with AV Unlimited to provide DJ services for the school’s valentine dance on Feb. 11. The contract, not to exceed $450, will be paid from the school’s PTSO funds.

allowed Cleveland High to contract with Heritage Golf for the facilities and food package for the 2010- 2011 junior-senior prom on March 26, 2011. The contract, not to exceed $3,232.01, will be paid from the school’s local funds.

allowed Cleveland High to contract with Tony Glen Morgan to provide music for the prom. The contract, not to exceed $350, will be paid from the school’s local funds.

allowed Cleveland High to contract with Glenstone Lodge, Gatlinburg, Tenn., to provide accommodations for the band, May 12 – May 15, 2011. Should additional rooms be required, the rate will be $85.69 per night. The approximate total of this contract, $1,285.35, will be paid from the school’s local funds.

allowed Appalachian High to contract with Leigha Rivera to teach pageant dances to students participating in the 2011 Miss AHS Pageant. She will be paid $5 per student from the school’s local funds.

allowed J.B. Pennington High to contract with Gina Camp Busby to serve as choreographer for the Miss Felidae Pageant. She will be paid $300 from the school’s yearbook activity funds.

entered into an agreement with UAB Department of Occupational Therapy to provide instruction and supervision to students. The agreement is for five years, beginning Jan. 1, 2011.

contracted with Darren Butler to speak with Cleveland Elementary students on March 17 about skills needed to become a successful author. He will be paid $400 from Title I FY2011 funds.

contracted with Libby Moon (Appalachian) and Kim Tripp and Vonda Littleton ( J.B. Pennington) to serve specific students during extra-curricular activities on an as-needed basis through the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Each will be paid $25 per hour from the general fund.

amended the remediation contract dated Sept. 23, 2010, for Terri Hubauer. The amendment increases the amount from $900 to $1800.

contracted with Jordan Hock to repair damaged textbooks from Feb. 8, 2011, to March 11, 2011. She will be paid $10 per hour, not to exceed a total of $500, from the general fund.

contracted with Wilda Kretzschmar to serve as a facilitator for students in ACCESS classes at the Blount County Career Tech Center. She will be paid $30 per hour, up to eight hours per week, from the general fund.

contracted with Larry Reid to provide remediation for the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) sections not passed for Cleveland High students through Sept. 30, 2011. He will be paid $20 per hour, not to exceed a total of $1000, from High Hopes funds.

contracted with Sherri Alldredge to provide homebound services to a Susan Moore High student through the end of the 2010-2011 school year. She will be paid $20 per hour, not to exceed a total of $1500, from the general fund.

contracted with Jacquelyne Wade to provide homebound services to a J.B. Pennington student through April 8, 2011, or physician’s release. She will be paid $20 per hour, not to exceed a total of $1200, from the general fund.

contracted with Incentive Publications for Jack Berckemeyer and Kathy Hunt Ullock to provide “Teaming” training for Hayden Middle School staff per the school’s Continuous Improvement Plan. The total amount of the contract, not to exceed $22,600, will be paid from the school’s Title I funds.

entered into a joint venture with the Hope House to teach the Life Skills Training Curriculum “Promoting Health and Personal Development” to seventh- and eighth-grade students and all students placed at the Alternative School.

approved John Dobson to teach the life skills training curriculum at the Alternative School.

hired Laura Robinson, long-term substitute social science teacher, Locust Fork High; Tracey Lynn Shockley Aloia, longterm substitute teacher, Hayden Primary; Brandon Cole, social studies teacher, Susan Moore High; and Denver S. Jones, diesel mechanic/technician.

terminated the employment of two system employees.

granted leaves of absence to six employees.

approved the following non-compensated volunteers: Jessica Green (softball), Donald Lochamy, John Luther Williams, and Heath Lauderdale (baseball) – Cleveland High; Robert Cole (baseball) and John Wayne Fore (softball) – J.B. Pennington High.

Finally, the board amended the 2010-2011 school calendar. The board added three more make-up days – May 27, May 31, and June 1 – and noted that any additional days missed will be made up at the end of the school year or on some designated Saturdays.

Present at the Feb. 7 meeting were board members Gregg Armstrong, Bruce McAfee, Craig Johnson, Chris Latta, and Jackie Sivley, Carr, assistant superintendent Rodney Green, board secretary Karla Latham, and several visitors.