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Linden BOE members increase monthly pay by $100, discuss renovation projects

At the recent Linden Board of Education meeting on May 24, the board voted to increase members’ salaries by $100. The increase was approved unanimously, with board member Lillie Tate absent. The vote raises the salary from $300 to $400.

Board member Ola Ford was also re-elected as the Board Chairperson for 2021.

Under old business, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman reported on the pre-construction meeting for the renovations to George P. Austin Middle School. He said that construction would begin once the students are out for the summer. Regarding the roof at the elementary school, the insurance company said that as soon as the board gets an estimate to let them know, and work will begin on the roof.

Action Items:

  • The board approved the transfer of all Linden Board of Education funds from First Bank of Linden to Robertson Banking Company in accordance with State of Alabama Law requiring that school funds be kept in a qualified public depository banking institution.
  • The board approved the financial statements for April 2021 and all bank statements have been reconciled
  • The board approved a four day work week for the summer for 12 month employees