At its regular business meeting last week, the Oneonta City school board named former interim Oneonta City Schools Superintendent Tim Nabors middle school principal in the interim pending a permanent replacement for former middle school principal Brad Newton, who resigned to take another job.
The board also heard a report from academic accountability coordinator Lauren Wilson on the school system’s results on the Alabama State Department of Education (A-F) Report Card. Wilson reported improved results this year over last year in major scoring categories including academic achievement, academic growth, graduation rate, and college and career readiness, among other measures.
The improvement is reflected in report card A grades not only for the system as a whole, but for all individual schools – elementary, middle, and high – an accomplishment which puts the system in a small but elite cadre of systems in the state. (See accompanying State of the District chart below.)
The board also approved capital improvement projects affecting the auditorium, the auxiliary gym, and the weight room (see approved recommendations below) and monthly operating recommendations of Superintendent Daniel Smith. It approved:
• continued enrollment of one elementary school non-resident student for the 2018-2019 school year.
• enrollment of four middle school non-resident students for the 2018-2019 school year.
• dismissal of one elementary school non-resident student and placement of eight elementary school students on probation for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
• placement of one high school non-resident student on probation for the second semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
• overnight competition trips for spring athletic teams, band, and chorus for the 2018-2019 school year. Personnel items
The board approved:
• the resignation of Brad Newton as principal of Oneonta Middle School, effective Jan. 25.
• Tim Nabors as interim principal at Oneonta Middle School, effective Jan. 25.
• the resignation of Tawanna Clark as high school varsity cheerleading sponsor, effective Feb. 1.
• Kateland Sibert as high school varsity cheerleading sponsor, effective Feb. 1.
• the resignation of Vicky Smith, child nutrition program worker, effective Jan. 21.
• the employment of Mindy Egan as child nutrition program worker for the 2018-2019 school year.
• Lauren Wilson as building test coordinator for Oneonta High School for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Improvement projects and other
The board approved:
• Modern Heating and Cooling of Gadsden for the project of coil replacement on the auditorium heating/air conditioning system for $32,000.
• accepting the heating/air conditioning system base bid of $499,861 from Williford Orman Construction LLC of Pelham for the competition and auxiliary gyms and new weight room – for installation this summer.
• budget amendment #1 for fiscal year 2019.