Oneonta School Board passes Amendment 4 resolution; handles other routine items

In its monthly meeting Monday evening, the Oneonta School Board approved the Sept. 30 year-end financial report. It also approved a resolution supporting passage of Alabama Constitutional Amendment 4 which will appear on the general election ballot next week. The amendment protects the school system from unfunded state mandates that would deplete resources dedicated to the education of children.

In other business, the board voted to accept Supt. Mike Douglas’s recommendation to reject a bid for juice for the lunchroom and rebid, and selected board member Steve Anderton to serve as delegate to the Alabama Association of School Board’s Delegate Assembly.

The superintendent reported on the status of capital projects including the installation of locks for interior doors, lighting and curtains for the auditorium, painting of interior walls, and renovation of the high school science lab, the latter two projects set for next summer.

Also discussed were desks for classrooms, upgrades to support computer technology, expanding dual enrollment at the high school, starting robotics initiatives at the middle school and high school, and moving forward with a collective development plan based on input from stakeholder groups including teachers, parents, the board, and the community. In addition, whole board training was discussed and set for scheduling after the first of the year.