Five principals in the Escambia County school system were considered for contract renewal at the recent Board of Education meeting, Thursday, March 23, however only four recommendations were approved, authorizing Superintendent John Knott to negotiate contracts.
Three were approved without discussion:
* Leigh Ann Rowland, Huxford Elementary School, for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020
* Stewart Powell, Pollard-McCall Junior High School, for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020
* Todd Williamson, Escambia Career Readiness Center, for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020
The non-renewal, also approved without discussion, was the contract for Anthony Morris, Escambia County Alternative School, effective June 30, 2017. The following was cited on the agenda: “The reason for this recommendation is unsatisfactory performance of duties and low test scores.”
The only contract held out for executive session was that of A.C. Moore Elementary Principal John Brantley. However, following the executive session, Knott was authorized to negotiate a principal contract for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
Board attorney Broox Garrett was also in attendance to discuss a legal matter(s) with the board in executive session.
The following personnel recommendations were approved by the board.
1. Laura McGowan, custodian, 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, A.C. Moore Elementary School, effective February 2, 2017
2. Tracey Dykes, LPN / Special Education instruction aide, Flomaton Elementary School and Flomaton High School, effective March 13, 2017
3. Carol Dreadin, 7-hour lunchroom worker, Huxford Elementary School, effective May 26, 2017
4. Toni Rogers, 10th Grade English Language Arts teacher, Escambia County High School, effective May 26, 2017
1. Anthony Mosley, head mechanic, Brewton Bus Shop, effective May 1, 2017
1. Rodney Jackson, teacher, Escambia County High School effective April 3, 2017 (replacing Andrew Tranchina)
2. Schwayn Bradley, music teacher, W.S. Neal Middle School, effective April 3, 2017
1. Debbie Silcox, temporary / part-time teacher, Escambia County Schools, effective March 1, 2017 (Special Education Testing – To be paid at the rate of $22.50 per hour)