By Morgan Bryce

The Lee County School Board met for a special called meeting last Thursday that was held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a summary of the meeting on the school system’s website, all members except District 5 Member Larry Patterson were present, enough to establish a quorum.
Superintendent Dr. James McCoy introduced the lone agenda item, a resolution summarized in its entirety below:
“Dr. McCoy recommended the resolution to suspend board policy. This resolution does not mean that board policies are suspended. It gives the Board the flexibility to suspend policy if necessary and needs arise. A motion to accept the superintendent’s recommendation was made by (District 7 Member) Brian Roberson and a second was given by (District 5 Member) Ralph Henderson. The vote was 6-0 to approve the recommendation by the superintendent.”
The summary shows that the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 Central time, making the meeting’s duration 10 minutes.
The Lee County School Board regularly meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the school system’s Central Office, which is located at 2410 Society Hill Road in Opelika. Full meeting schedules are available on their website,
For more information, follow the school system’s Facebook page or call 334-705-6000.