Congratulations to the new members of the Pike Road municipal school board.
The Pike Road Town Council voted this morning to appoint the Pike Road municipal school board. See below release:
Town of Pike Road
9575 Vaughn Road
Pike Road, AL 36064
Gordon Stone, Mayor
Mary Catherine Barganier, Communication Director
May 28, 2013
TOWN OF PIKE ROAD APPOINTS NEW SCHOOL SYSTEM LEADERS
The Pike Road T awn Council announced the appointment of leaders to the Pike Road School Board and Pike Road Education Leadership Committee (PRELC) during a called meeting this morning.
The following indi\l iduals were appointed to serve as members of PRELC: John Averett, Ed Cleveland, Mitchell Dubina, Charlette Julius and John Stewart. Other members of PRELC prior to these appointments include Pat Harris, Telisa Myers, Rob Steindorff, Jason Wingate and former state superintendent of education Dr. Ed Richardson.
The following individuals were appointed to serve as members of the Pike Road School Board: Cacyce (pronounced “Casey’) Davis, Ray Hawthorne, Tommy Ratliff, Morgan Simpson and Linda Ware.
All ten completed training this spring under the leadership of Dr. Suzanne Freeman, a K-12 education consultant who has guided the school board preparation and selection process for the Town of Pike Road. During the training, the group learned about a variety of topics of concern to local school boards, including school finance, public education law and the ethics and responsibilities of school board membership.
Both Dr. Richardson and Dr. Freeman will continue to work with the town, school board and PRELC to move the school project forward.
“We are very excited to take this huge step and to have the excellent leadership of the individuals we’ve appointed to serve on both the school board and the education leadership committee,” said Mayor Gordon Stone. “With the expertise and experience of both Dr. Richardson and Dr. Freeman, we will continue to progress toward the goal our citizens have been working for these past eight years.”
An education committee has been developing the structure and curriculum for the Pike Road municipal school system since 2005. The Pike Road school system was established by ordinance in December 2012. Separation negotiations with the Montgomery Public Schools continue. Construction is set to begin on the first facility of the Pike Road school system around the end of this year, and the facility will open in the fall of 2015 as a K-8 school.
For more information, contact Mayor Stone at (334) 272-9883.