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County, city boards enter purchasing agreement for food

Published 8:37pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MADISON – Public comments were receptive for the textbook showcase at the Central Office.

At Madison Board of Education’s May 22 meeting, Judy Warmath, elementary instruction coordinator, reported on the exposition of mathematics, reading and language arts books, which satisfy Common Core requirements.

“We gave clarifying information about Common Core and the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) as it relates to curriculum. Citizens had the opportunity to see what we do in Madison. We had great feedback,” Warmath said.

Students, parents and residents heard about the textbook adoption process, used laptops to access textbooks online and received material about Common Core and CCRS.

Charles Boyd, junior at Bob Jones High School, demonstrated his iPad app that consolidates details for each Madison campus and allows students to access and edit personal files. Apple sells the app.

Principal Melanie Barkley and sponsor Emily Ortiz from Mill Creek Elementary School presented winning students in the Alabama Council for Technology in Education (ACTE) Technology Fair. Meesoon Han presented awards for the Alabama Korean Education Exchange Program.

In business actions, the board approved a bid for Bob Jones Band uniforms from Fred J. Miller Inc. for $75,069. The loan will buy 228 jackets, bib pants, gauntlets, hat, plumes and cases.

Also for band students, a loan agreement for $55,692 was approved for instruments for James Clemens High School Band. Band boosters will repay the loan with annual payments of $11,138.40.

Earlier in the instruction committee meeting, director of instruction Dr. Camille Wright announced that both middle schools will have a choral teacher and ninth-graders now will take a career preparedness course, as required by the state.

Madison City and Madison County boards of education have entered a joint purchasing agreement for food items for the Child Nutrition Program, starting in August and continuing through July 2016.

Dr. Lydia Davenport, principal of Heritage Elementary School, is among numerous employees who retired.

Dr. Dee Fowler commented on superintendent goals that the board recommended for him seven months ago.

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