Escambia County Board of Education

BOE approves Out-of-District agreement
At the June 15 meeting, the Escambia County Board of Education approved the proposed Out-of-District Agreement giving the requirements for students coming into the district from outside the attendance zones for the Escambia County Ala. school system. In the past, the Escambia County school superintendent has been required to issue a letter of release from the district for students enrolling in other school districts. This year, Superintendent John Knott recommended…
Retirees honored
Sixteen employees with the Escambia County school system were honored with a reception Tuesday, May 16, at Flomaton High School. The 16 represented almost 400 years in the system. Only five attended the reception, but all were recognized. Debra Hester McCann, teacher, 35.79 years, retired at A.C. Moore Elementary Lawrence Goldsmith, culinary arts teacher, 22 years, retired at Escambia County High School Vangela Franklin, teacher aide, 25.90 years, retired at…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at the regular meeting Thursday, May 18. Recommendations were made to the board by Superintendent John Knott. Resignation 1. Teresa Armstrong, board secretary, Brewton Central Office, effective June 30, 2017 2. Joanna Varner, third grade teacher, Flomaton Elementary School, effective May 26, 2017 3. Daniel Akins, assistant band director, Escambia County Middle School, effective May 26, 2017 4. Sharon…
BOE terminates, suspends 2 teachers
The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Thursday, May 11, to consider two personnel items. Board action resulted in the termination of Escambia County Middle School teacher Kim Downey, who was arrested at the school February 24, after three suspected marijuana “roaches” were found inside a bag in her classroom. The board also voted to suspend ECMS teacher Victoria Corey for five days without pay. Both actions…
A plea to the school board
[Following is a presentation by A.C. Moore teacher Anna Tingle to the Escambia County Board of Education, April 27.] First I want to thank the Superintendent for accepting our request for me to come and speak this afternoon. I am here to speak on behalf of the entire faculty and staff of A.C. Moore Elementary School. After the community meeting [April 6], our faculty and staff had opportunities to discuss…