Lee County Schools special announcement

LEE COUNTY — In compliance with the Alabama Choose Act, Lee County Schools is now accepting applications for out-of-district transfer students entering grades 6 through 11 for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Applicants must reside within 50 miles of the Lee County Board of Education located at 2410 Society Hill Road,
Applicants must meet all deadlines and requirements to be approved by the Lee County Schools superintendent. Tuition is required for approved out-of-district applicants. Tuition must be paid in full during the enrollment process.
Interested students must submit an application, which is available on the Lee County Schools website. Required documents include proof of residency, discipline records, attendance records, and transcripts. Applications must be submitted and received for priority consideration.
Approved applicants are subject to the policies and procedures of Lee County Schools and will be held to the same level of accountability as in-district students.
For more information or to apply, visit lee.k12.al.us and click on the Out of District Enrollment Tab or call (334)705-6000.

Auburn Schools Board hires new principal for Yarbrough Elementary | School board notes

Lisa Wheatley


The Auburn City Schools Board of Education met in regular session on June 11, where it approved Lisa Wheatley as principal of Yarbrough Elementary, closed out final construction at Woodland Pines Elementary and moved forward on plans to build a new high school in northwest Auburn.
The board approved a parcel of land that will be the site of a new high school, which will serve Auburn residents in the north side of the city. The land purchase was approved, and the board also approved the architect, Perkins + Will of Atlanta, a firm previously used to design Auburn High School, Creekside Elementary, Cary Woods Elementary, Drake Middle School and a new gymnasium at East Samford Middle School.
The board approved a low bid of $446,831 from Daktronics to provide upgrades to scoreboards and videoboards at city schools.
The board approved one-year probationary contract to Lamarrius D. Anderson as principal at Cary Woods Elementary, and a three-year contract for Deborah T. Reetz as principal at Pick Elementary.
To meet increases in food costs, the board approved changes to the price of school meals, as follows: Breakfast will increase from $1.50 to $2; elementary school lunches will increase from $2.50 to $2.75; and lunch at secondary schools will increase from $2.75 to $3.
School board members will attend the Alabama Association of School Boards Summer Conference June 28-30 in Gulf Shores and will hold a work session there from noon to 4 p.m. on June 28.
The next regular meeting of the Auburn City Schools Board of Education is scheduled for July 9 at 6 p.m. at Auburn Middle School.

Loachapoka teachers attend training

School isn’t out for Lee County teachers, who work to improve their skills during summer training. Pictured here, teachers at Loachapoka Elementary School spent time learning multi-sensory strategies for teaching reading last week with Kim Blankenship from Alabama State Department of Education.