Timberlake, who is the former principal of Pepperell Elementary School, was interested in filling the new position and gaining experience working with younger students, said Superintendent Lynn Plunkett.
“Working with the local school governance team at Model Elementary, we looked at the kinds of qualities that we felt a principal coming in would
need,” Plunkett said. “Dr. Timberlake had told me that she was very interested in getting some experience in a K-5 school. So it was a good fit.”
Plunkett said the board would now begin the process of finding a new principal for Pepperell Elementary School.
“Actually, we will post the Pepperell Elementary School position tomorrow,” she said.
In other action:
The board approved the April 2012 financial report, and with 83.33 percent of the fiscal year completed, the expenditure budget was at 82.12 percent, or 1.21 percent under budget, which is equivalent to being $1,155,210 under budget.
“We’re constantly watching the budget, we are constantly watching for other sources of revenue, we are looking for partnerships, we’re looking for grant money, we are watching every expenditure,” Plunkett said. “We are working as a team in this school system, and it’s very important for all of us and our mission is to provide a quality education for a quality life.”
The board also approved the Fiscal Year 13 Copy Paper Bid, which will include the purchase of 3,360 cases of copy paper, totaling $83.294.40.
In other action, eight 1998 72-passenger freightliner buses were approved as surplus and will be auctioned off.
The board approved roll over contracts for Waste Industries, Roman Chemicals, Com-Tech Rome, Inc., Clayton Enterprises and All Good Pest Control Company and the contracts total $46,940.05.
In final action, the board approved to go into a lease-to-purchase agreement with Coosa Valley Communication Inc. to purchase 126 Motorola Mobile Radios, 15 Motorola portable radios, three Motorola base radios with GPS Operation Capability and one Motorola UHF Gain Repeater Antenna. The agreement will be approved on a yearly basis. This will replace the Nextel phones and Act Soft software currently used by the Floyd County Schools Transportation Department.