Alabaster BOE cancels June meeting

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster Board of Education canceled its meeting scheduled for June 11 after board members said they had noting to vote on.

“There wasn’t anything on the agenda,” said board member Adam Moseley, noting the board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Alabaster Senior Center.

Alabama Association of School Business Officials Executive Director David Smith currently is working with Shelby County Board of Education officials to collect school-related financial data for Alabaster’s six schools.

The information will tell Alabaster school board officials how much money currently is allotted to Alabaster schools by the state and Shelby County Schools. Alabaster BOE members previously said the money will “follow the students” after Alabaster schools separate from Shelby County.

Moseley said the Alabaster school board will wait until those numbers are collected before moving forward with making key decisions, such as when Alabaster schools will finalize their separation with Shelby County.

Moseley also said the Alabaster school board will work to decide the city’s school boundaries after the data is collected.

“Dave Smith is getting those numbers from the county right now,” Moseley said. “Those will give us an accurate idea of what the numbers really are.

“You want to have as much information as possible before you go and make decisions that will affect the future of the (Alabaster school) system and the city as a whole,” he added.

Board members recently received training from a representative from the Alabama Association of School Boards, and have other school-related training sessions scheduled this summer, Moseley said.

The Alabaster Board of Education is composed of Moseley, Board President Melanie Shores, Ty Quarles, John Myrick and Linda Church, each of whom are serving staggered terms on the board.

The board typically meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information about the school board, including contact information for board members, visit Alabastercityschools.com.