Brown family donates additional $5,000 to Robert Brown Middle School; CSFO Sewell resigns position with Greene County School Board

Greene County Career Center and JROTC Programs salute school board members for School Board Members Appreciation Month. L to R: Attorney Hank Sanders, School Board Member Kashaya Cockrell, GCH student Gabriel Turner, School Board Members Carrie Dancy and Leo Branch, GCH students Alanna Robinson and Miah Armour, Superintendent James Carter, School Board Members Carol Zippert and William Morgan and GCH Career Center Counselor Angela White.

In recognition of January as School Board Members Appreciation Month, School Board Members, Board Attorney and Superintendent receive fruit baskets and citations from central office staff. L to R: Attorney Hank Sanders, Schools Board Members Carrie Dancy, Kashaya Cockrell, Leo Branch and Carol Zippert, Superintendent James Carter and Board Member William Morgan.

Danny Jones, COO Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama presents $300 award to Greene County Board. For outstanding participation in West Alabama Works. L to R: GCH Career Center Counselor Angela White, GCH Principal Gary Rice, Gabriel Turner, Superintendent James Carter, Miah Armour and Danny Jones.

 

At its monthly meeting held Monday, January 22, 2018, the Greene County Board of Education accepted the voluntary resignation of its Chief School Financial Officer Ms. Katrina Sewell with the following stipulations: CSFO Sewell must sign an agreement, with Board President Mr. Leo Branch, to complete the 2017 financial close out for the system and conduct all matters required for making of payroll through January 2018; the completion of these must be certified by the CSFO and Superintendent James Carter by January 30, 2018.

Sewell was hired by the Greene County School Board in March 2017 and was given a three year contract as CSFO. On January14, 2018 she submitted her resignation to the board and later confirmed that she had accepted a job offer as CSFO with the Perry County Board of Education. Subsequently, the board authorized the superintendent to open the search for a chief school financial officer. The position will be advertised.
Jerri Brown presented a contribution of $5,000 to Robert Brown Middle School on behalf of his family. To date, the Brown family has contributed $10,000 to RBM since the consolidation. Brown indicated that this contribution to RBM is designated for the sciences, the library and the athletic program.

The school is named for Dr. Robert Brown, who served the Greene County School System as teacher, principal and superintendent before his retirement. His son Jerri Brown encouraged the community to consider making contributions to the school system. “ Giving to our schools which are non-profit entities, will help you on your tax reports and returns,” he said.
As part of his report to the board, Dr. Carter recognized Donny Jones, Chief Operating Officer with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, who presented a check for $300 to the board for having the second largest attendance of students and parents at the World of Works program held at Shelton State Community College in the Fall.
Superintendent Carter announced that the Virtual School Program will be extended to serve students in the Greene County School community. “Scholars who dropped out for legitimate reasons or need only few units to graduate will be our top priority,” he stated.
The Greene County High Career Center, the JROTC Program, and the Central Office staff gave special tributes to the board members as part of the National School Board Members Recognition Month. Ms. Barbara Martin, Robert Brown Middle School Principal, invited the board members to a luncheon on January 25 sponsored by the Robert Brown Middle School faculty and staff. Mr. Rice, Greene County High Principal, indicated that the board would be recognized at a program planned for honor roll students.
In other business, the board approved a revision of the contract with the county regarding the resource officers assigned to the local school facilities. The Summer Feeding Program will also be provided at these sites.
Other personnel items approved by the board included the following.
* Rebecca Coleman hired as teacher with the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Robert Brown Middle School.
* Allow medical leave (child birth) for Demilia D. Snyder beginning Jan. 5 to March 12, 2018.
The following administrative services were approved by the board.
* Six weeks summer school at Greene County High, Robert Brown Middle School and Eutaw Primary School beginning June 4, 2018

School board selects personnel for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

At a called meeting held Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, the Greene County Board of Education approved personnel recommended by Superintendent James Carter for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) at Eutaw Primary School and Robert Brown Middle School. The two schools have been approved for a total of $300,000 funding each year for three years for the extended day programs scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
Dr. Shayla McCray, At Risk Coordinator for the Greene County School System, will serve as overall director of the project. Teachers include Keisha Williams, Charlease Smith, Lester Cox, Felicia Smith, Raven Bryant, Janice Jeams, Rebecca Coleman, Miakka Taylor, Shunetta Kirkman, and Tamecisha Abrams. Assistant teachers include Tweila Morris and Rachael Nickson. According to Dr. Carter, the personnel may be adjusted depending on the number of students participating in the programs.
The after school programs will operate approximately 2 hours after school hours at each school facility, serving up to 100 students with a focus on STEAM, Language arts, recreational skills, entrepreneurial education, nutrition and health, counseling and expanded library access.The project also includes a parental involvement and family literacy component; anti-bullying, drug and violence prevention.