City school board sets first meeting

Published 12:13 pm Monday, April 9, 2012

Alabaster School Board members Adam Moseley, Harvey Myrick, Linda Church, Melanie Shores and Ty Quarles will hold their first meeting on April 16 at 6 p.m. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The newly formed Alabaster Board of Education will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Alabaster Senior Center.

During the meeting, the five Board of Education members will address housekeeping items and begin its search for a city schools superintendent, said School Board member Adam Moseley.

“We really just want to get our ducks in a row,” Moseley said, noting the board likely will discuss setting its regular meeting schedule during the April 16 meeting.

The Alabaster Senior Center is located at 1097 Seventh St. S.W. on the property of the old Siluria mill.

The meeting will come a few weeks after the five Board of Education members were sworn in. Adam Moseley, John Myrick, Melanie Shores, Linda Church and Ty Quarles were appointed by the Alabaster City Council to serve on the school board.

Moseley, who resigned his Ward 3 City Council seat to take a position on the school board, is a Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama employee and has two daughters in Alabaster’s schools.

Church is a former teacher with the Shelby County Board of Education, and Myrick is a retired teacher, principal, superintendent and school board member with the Saraland School System.

Quarles is the executive director of facilities administration at UAB, and said during his interview he has been involved with education and children’s programs for many years.

Shores is a professor at UAB and is involved in the PTO at her daughter’s school, Creek View Elementary.

Alabaster likely will finalize its split from the Shelby County School System in July 2013 or July 2014, city officials said previously.