TUSCUMBIA — The Colbert County school board Wednesday approved a resolution seeking a tax renewal election in the spring.
The board will ask the Colbert County Commission’s approval to hold the district wide 12-mill tax renewal referendum in April, according to Colbert school board attorney Stan Munsey.
Munsey said the renewal tax applies only to the Colbert school district. City school districts in Colbert County will conduct their own elections. He said the county board will ask for an April 9 election date.
The 12 mills generate about $500,000 for the Colbert school system.
The school board also approved the hiring of Brudgie Davis as principal of Colbert Heights High School. Davis was formerly the assistant principal at the school.
Davis replaces Anthony Olivis, the district’s new superintendent.
Davis is a 28-year education veteran.
The board hired Donna Hovater as assistant principal at Colbert Heights High School.
In other business, the school board announced a special meeting for 5 p.m. Monday at Colbert Heights High School to accept the bid for the district’s new central office building. Bid opening is 2 p.m. today.
The former Ezell’s Barbecue building on U.S. 72 in Tuscumbia will be renovated for the new facility.
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