BOE approves recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at a special board meeting Monday, March 9. Resignation 1. Clifford Matthews, teacher, W.S. Neal High School, effective March 2, 2020 Employment 1. Amber Waters, elementary teacher, Huxford Elementary School, effective March 16, 2020 (replacing Cynthia Davis) Expulsion Recommendation that a student be expelled from school for a period of up to one…
HPV vaccine available at Escambia County schools
Special to Atmore News If you could protect your child from cancer with just a vaccine, would you? The HPV vaccine protects against six types of cancer. The vaccine will be available at Escambia County schools on March 17 for students in fifth through 12th grades. Note to parents: Be sure to turn in your consent form to the school by Tuesday, March 17. Did you know that 8 out…
Combatting coronavirus misinformation
Although the COVID-19 coronavirus is dominating the news, it’s important to know the facts about the virus and the ongoing work to prevent its spread. I’d also like to dispel some misinformation regarding your government’s actions to fight it. Despite what some fearmongers have said, the federal government has been preparing for a public health challenge such as this. In fact, according to the 2019 Global Health Security Index, the…
PUBLIC NOTICE
In accordance with schedule LG-6-3-4 of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the Escambia County Board of Education is providing notice to parents or former students that it intends to destroy out-of-date special education records. Inactive records of Escambia County Alabama Students that exited or withdrew prior to September 2014, will be destroyed according to state and federal guidelines on or after April 12, 2020. Questions or request for…
Leap of Kindness
In observance of Leap Day, February 29, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce suggested taking part in Leap of Kindness Day and do something kind for someone else. The folks at Swift Supply in Atmore did just that. Swift Manager Joanie Ardis presented a check to Pilots for Christ Thursday, March 5. The donation was given in memory of longtime Swift employee Clifton Mims, who lost his battle with cancer…