By Gary Lloyd
The Jefferson County Board of Education on Thursday approved of the city of Pinson paving the back parking lot and patching holes on the bus ramp at Pinson Elementary School.
The approval comes at no cost to the Jefferson County Board of Education.
The Pinson City Council on Oct. 16 approved of contributing $12,500 to each of the city’s four schools — Pinson Valley High, Rudd Middle, Pinson Elementary and Kermit Johnson Elementary. Mayor Hoyt Sanders said Pinson Elementary School Principal Karen Jones asked that her school’s allocation go toward paving work.
Sanders said the city council also approved $5,000 from the city’s designated funds for improvements, including new dugouts, for the softball field that Pinson Valley High School and Rudd Middle School use.
The city of Pinson was praised by the Jefferson County Board of Education at last week’s meeting for its contributions to its schools over the years. Since its incorporation as a city in 2004, Pinson has donated $700,000 for its schools, according to Jefferson County Schools. Nine years ago, the allocation per school was $2,500, but is now $12,500 per year.
The Jefferson County Board of Education also approved a contracted services agreement with Karen Krekelberg to provide piano accompaniment for Clay-Chalkville High School choral department’s dress rehearsals and concerts. The board approved a similar agreement with Juliann Haley to serve as a pianist accompanying the Kermit Johnson Elementary School’s choral performances Dec. 5 and March 20, 2014.
The board approved a contract with B/W & Sons to provide landscaping duties for Pinson Valley High School through Sept. 30, 2014.
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