Morgan sworn in as new BOE memberPublished 10:57am Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Before the Elmore County Board of Education could take care of any business during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, it had other business.
Michael Morgan was sworn in as a new member of the Elmore County Board of Education, taking the seat left vacant by Mary Ann McDonald.
Morgan, who is a third-generation product of the Elmore County School System, takes over as the representative for District 4.
“This position matters to me not only because I have children who are products of the school system and currently attend, but the fact that I want to try to help all of the schools and school children in Elmore County,” Morgan said.
Morgan was sworn in by Elmore County Probate Judge John Enslen. Morgan’s son Chandler, a sophomore at Holtville High, held the family’s Bible while his father took the oath of office.
Morgan is currently president and CEO of First Community Bank of Central Alabama. He is a 1987 graduate of Holtville High and a lifetime resident of Elmore County.
“I have been lucky enough to live in the county all my life and I see more and more people move to this county for a better quality of life for their families and better education,” Morgan added.
Morgan is a graduate of Troy University and holds a graduate’s degree from LSU’s School of Banking.
“Michael will be an outstanding addition to our school board,” the system’s superintendent Dr. Jeff Langham said. “On behalf of the Elmore County School System family, we welcome him and are excited about the numerous strengths that he will bring to the board table.”
In addition to Morgan taking his new post, it was also announced that Holtville Middle School Principal Tremeca Jackson will take the same position at Wetumpka Middle.
In further action, the board approved a low bid of $202,212 plus $50,737 from Alexander Seal Coating and Striping of Montgomery for paving improvements at Elmore County High.
The board also rejected all bids taken on April 4 for the physical education pavilion at Wetumpka Middle School.
Langham said the project will be rebid in about 30 or 60 days with the hopes of being completed during the early months of the next school year.