The Coffee County Board of Education met Thursday, May 23, for a called meeting, and a principal resignation was among the personnel matters approved by board members. Zion Chapel School principal Vohn Enloe submitted his letter of resignation, to become effective June 30th. Upon recommendation of superintendent Kevin Killingsworth, the board voted to approve Enloe’s resignation. Board members also approved the resignation of Elizabeth Giddens Dunbar, an English language arts teacher at New Brockton High School. Board members approved the hire of one new teacher during the called meeting. Andrew Booker was hired as a special education teacher at New Brockton High School. The board had three support personnel matters to consider as well. The resignation of Justin Bradley, bus driver at Zion Chapel, while the employment of Tiffany Massey as an instructional aide for Pre-K at New Brockton Elementary School also received the board’s go ahead. Finally, board members approved the voluntary transfer of Amanda Dobbs from special education teacher to bookkeeper at Zion Chapel School. Superintendent Killingsworth received approval from the board for the school system to conduct summer school again this year via the ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) program. He said using ACCESS for summer school would require only a staffer on site to facilitate the classes. Also upon recommendation of the superintendent, board members approved hiring [student] summer workers to assist with needs around the schools over the summer months and in getting the schools prepared for the new school year. Killingsworth said the summer workers would work no more than 30 hours per week. “I want to extend thanks to all who had a part in making this a successful school year for us,” the superintendent said regarding the 2018-2019 school year prior to the adjournment of last week’s meeting. “This has certainly been a learning experience for myself with me being a first year superintendent, and I am appreciate to all who played a part in making the year go as smoothly as it possibly could go for us.” Killingsworth also congratulated Kinston softball coach Andy Sanders and his team on a great season this year in softball. He said their success was commendable. The next regular meeting for the Coffee County Board of Education is set for Thursday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m.

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