The Blount County Board of Education accepted the retirement resignation of Brenda Tidwell at last week’s called meeting.
Tidwell, formerly the guidance counselor at Susan Moore High School, has been the assistant director and counselor at the Blount County Career Tech Center for the last few years.
In other business, the board approved the bid for new lighting for the football stadiums at Appalachian and Locust Fork. Titan Electric Inc. of Dora won the contract with a bid of $296,000. Work is to be done this summer and the stadiums should be ready for the start of the 2012 football season.
The board approved six field trips for June and July. All of the trips approved are for athletic teams or cheerleader squads to attend camps.
Locust Fork High School was given permission to contract with School Specialty for the purchase of planners/handbooks for the 2012/2013 school year. The contract, not to exceed $2,911, will be paid from the school’s local funds.
The board also approved Melissa Moore as a volunteer at Locust Fork to assist with the volleyball team during the 2012-2013 school year.
Finally, the board allowed the Locust Fork High School Athletic Booster Club to open an unsecured line of credit – as needed, up to $50,000 – to complete projects for the school’s athletic department. The club will be responsible for the repayment of the entire amount borrowed.
Present at the May 16 meeting were board members Gregg Armstrong, Bruce McAfee, Jackie Sivley, Craig Johnson, and Chris Latta, Supt. Jim Carr, assistant superintendent Rodney Green, board secretary Karla Latham, and several visitors.