LCBoE recognizes student excellence | News
At last week’s school board meeting, Limestone County Superintendent Dr. Randy Shearouse recognized several school groups for their outstanding achievements. Fourteen Limestone County Career Technical Center students placed in the top three in the 2022 Alabama State SkillsUSA competition. “This is the 50th anniversary of the Career Technical Center and the center has had SkillsUSA state winners and national competitors 49 of 50 years,” Shearouse said.
Area band students who earned a chair in the All-State Band and District Honor Band were also recognized. Those who made the All-State Band auditioned online and were chosen to perform in the State Honor Band in Mobile.
The following items were also approved.
Use of schools
Ardmore High School
• Southern Vortex will use the softball fields from May 13, 2022 through August 13, 2022 for practice only (no games).
• Alabama Sports Elite will use the softball fields from May 16, 2022 through August 16, 2022 for practice only (no games).
Tanner High School
• Dream Chasers will use the gymnasium from May 25, 2022 to August 1, 2022 for practices and summer matches.
• Gifted students in the program will travel to Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 23-26, 2022.
Career Technical Center
• JROTC Cadets will travel to the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama June 10-13, 2022 for the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge Camp.
• Students must travel to Atlanta, Georgia June 20-25, 2022 for the National SkillsUSA competition.
Clement High School
• The women’s basketball team will travel to the University of Tennessee on June 17-18, 2022 for a basketball camp.
East Limestone High School• Women’s basketball team will travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama November 18-22, 2022 for a Thanksgiving tournament.
Elkmont High School
• Senior Beta Club members will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, July 1-4, 2022 to attend the Senior Beta Club National Convention.
• Band members will travel to Orlando, Fl., March 13-16, 2023, to perform in a fashion show at Universal Studios.
Acceptance of Offer • Infant Nutrition Program: Ice Cream – Purity Ice Cream, Bread – Flower Bakery, Chemicals – SFSPac.
• Maintenance service: various flooring projects from Moran Carpets at a cost of $191,800.
Property no longer needed for public school purposes.
• Ardmore High School – former football observation tower.
• Career Technical Center – 2001 Ford Focus, 1997 Ford F250, 1999 Ford F250, 1963 Ford Fairlane.
• Former East Limestone High School bleachers in Field 3.
Other Activities • Ardmore High School’s contract with Under Armour, Inc. for athletic apparel and equipment through Lee’s Sporting Goods.
• Acceptance of a quote from Hardiman Remediation Services for the removal of asbestos from the floor tiles of the cafeteria at East Limestone High School at a cost of $20,300 (capital projects funds).
• Purchase of Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3 and 5 Social Studies Weekly and Grades 3-5 Science Weekly at a cost of $34,165.80 (public funds for textbooks).
• Purchase of K-5 McGraw Hill Reading Wonders textbooks and Connect Ed digital licenses for the 2022-2023 school year at a cost of $273,084.66 (public textbook funds).
• Cedar Hill Elementary’s purchase of 10 ViewSonic interactive panels from InCare K12 at a cost of $16,150.00 (Title I funds).
• Agreement between the Limestone County School Board and the Purchasing Association of Central Alabama at a maximum cost of $662.99 to allow the Child Nutrition Program and other departments to purchase various items as needed without bidding ( general fund).
• West Limestone High School’s contract with BSN Sports for the purchase and supply of sports apparel and equipment.
• West Limestone High School’s agreement with Agile Sport Technologies Inc. (Hudl) for Hudl subscriptions, Hudl support, and additional products and services at a cost of $8,700 (local school funds).
• Annual renewal of membership in the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) for the amount of $15,000 (general fund).
• Renewal of the LCBoE’s annual subscription to the Simbli Meetings module of eBOARDsolutions for the facilitation of its board meetings in the amount of $9,100 (general fund).
• Purchased School Specialty SPIRE intervention materials at a cost of $15,374.61 for use with K-8 students to meet Alabama Administrative Code guidelines on dyslexia and Alabama Literacy Act (state textbook fund).
• Purchased a set of Lakeshore Education classrooms at a cost of $30,491.00 for New Sugar Creek Elementary Pre-K to include classroom furniture, resources, hands-on materials and items needed to the creation of the new preschool classroom (general fund with reimbursement from the Early Childhood Department OSR Pre-K Grant Fund).
• Purchase of the Lakeshore Education Classroom Package at a cost of $30,491.00 for New Blue Springs Elementary Pre-K #2 to include classroom furniture, resources, hands-on materials, and items needed to create the new preschool classroom (general fund with reimbursement from the Department of Early Childhood OSR Pre-K Grant Fund).
• Renewal of the annual SCHOOLinSITES contract at a cost of $20,825.00 (general funds).
• Bank reconciliation and financial statements of March 2022.
• Agreement between the Limestone County Board of Education and the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) for a strategic planning consultation at a cost of $12,000 including 13.5 days of consultation time and additional services at a cost indicated in the agreement (general fund).
• Acceptance of quotation from Virco for new library furniture in West Limestone at a cost of $52,939.76 and acceptance of quotation from Wenger for new furniture in the music room at West Limestone at a cost of $61,359.28 ( general fund).