The Marshall County School Board and town of Union Grove are one step closer to finalizing a deal for the old Brindlee Mountain Primary location.

At its meeting this past Thursday, the School Board voted in favor of asking the State of Alabama to deed the old Brindlee Primary site to Union Grove and to the Marshall County Schools. According to Superintendent Dr. Cindy Wigley, this will be the last step in officially deeding the land to Union Grove.

“These four tracts of land technically belong to the state so we’re asking the state to put it in our name,” she said. “Then we’ll just deed it over to Union Grove. That will make it completely official and give the town ownership.”

The old BMPS campus was almost completely destroyed by a tornado in January of 2020. It was completely closed and after some discussion, the School Board and Town of Union Grove entered into an agreement to change ownership of the property.

According to Union Grove councilman and School Board member Joe Bunch, the town plans to turn the old campus into a municipal area with a community gym, fire station and city offices.

“We’re happy to be one step closer to finishing this,” Dr. Wigley said. “It’s going to be great for the community of Union Grove to have this property.”

Brindlee Primary was moved to the Brindlee campus in Scant City after the tornado. In February, the School Board approved a little more than $6 million to renovate parts of Brindlee Mountain Middle and High Schools. It'll add classrooms, covered walkways and it will include storm shelter space for all students. 

Bid Approvals

Bid #2021-2 for wireless network updates with Transport Solutions, $41,084.

Math Textbook

Grades 9-12, math textbooks as reviewed by the Marshall County Textbook Committee.

Contract Agreements

Class Wallet Master Service agreement instructional supply fund management

Haley Brown and Edward Craft, interpreting and psycho-educational testing

Drivers’ education vehicle contract with Sand Mountain Toyota, Gilbert and Baugh, Howard Bentley and Guntersville Chevrolet.

Resignations/Retirements

Elizabeth Jackson, CNP worker with Douglas Middle School, effective April 21, 2021.

Melissa Shankles, teacher at Sloman Primary effective June 1, 2021.

Joel Poole, ISS facilitator and DAR head football coach effective April 29.

Sherry Martin, teacher at Marshall County Schools effective June 1, 2021.

Kelli Isbill, teacher at Marshall County Schools effective June 1, 2021.

Laura Clark, teacher at Douglas High School effective June 1, 2021.

Transfers

Tammy Little, counselor at Brindlee Primary to counselor at Brindlee High effective June 1, 2021.

Suzan Howard, teacher at Douglas High School to teacher at DAR High School effective school year 2021-2022.

Supplements

Suzan Howard, varsity girls’ basketball coach at Douglas to High School to varsity girls’ basketball coach at DAR High School.

New Employees

Perry Stapler, part-time maintenance employee effective June 1, 2021.

Timothy Luke Watwood, teacher/bus driver at Douglas Elementary.

Brenda Alvarez, instructional assistant/bilingual parent engagement at Douglas Elementary.

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