Board of Education approves school warrants sale, student insurance provider

Published 11:03 am Friday, June 24, 2011

By EMILY BECKETT / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Board of Education approved resolutions for the sale of school warrants and a student insurance provider in its June 23 meeting.

Attorney Heyward Hosch presented an update on bond legislation and the resolution he wrote for school warrant sale.

Hosch said this is the first legislation since the 1950s regarding board financings, noting it will allow for public and private sale, more credit flexibility and more efficient use of revenues.

“It also specifically provides for greater cooperation between school boards and local governing bodies,” Hosch said. “We’re very happy about it.”

In other business, the board approved a student insurance program provider for the 2011-2012 school year.

Donna Dickson, student services coordinator, recommended the provider be K & K Health Care Company, which is underwritten by Nationwide Insurance.

“About 150 students took out School Day insurance last year,” Dickson said.

Dickson said the schools cannot purchase a blanket insurance policy, but K & K Health Care will provide coverage for the whole year with a $22 minimum charge.

“Students must show proof of insurance,” Dickson said. “They don’t have that option this year.”

In public comments, SCEA President Bobby Pierce congratulated Superintendent Randy Fuller for receiving the 2011 Marbury Technology Innovation Award for Central Office leaders.

“We have a wonderful staff in our school system,” Pierce said.