Adkins thanks officers for training seminar
by James Phillips
Jan 11, 2013 | 2211 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker County  Superintendent Jason Adkins, center, presidents certificates of appreciation to Dora Police Chief John Duchock, left, and Sumiton 
Assistant Police Chief Scott Karr. Photo by: James Phillips
Walker County Superintendent Jason Adkins, center, presidents certificates of appreciation to Dora Police Chief John Duchock, left, and Sumiton Assistant Police Chief Scott Karr. Photo by: James Phillips
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For the past two days, educators in the Walker County School System received training from area law enforcement officials on how to respond in the event of a critical incident at their school. Superintendent Jason Adkins took time during Thursday’s Walker County Board of Education meeting to thank the officers who provided the training.

“I’ve been a part of safety training programs all over our state, and I’ve never been a part of one as beneficial and well done as this,” Adkins said.

Adkins said area police officials spent Wednesday and Thursday providing training.

“They did this out of their desire to help our county and the kids of our school system,” Adkins said.

Dora Police Chief John Duchock and Sumiton Assistant Police Chief Scott Karr were two of the training instructors.

Both were given certificates of appreciation by board members at Thursday’s meeting.

“We are very pleased to assist the board of education to take the lead in preparing for emergencies and protecting the students of Walker County,” Karr said.

In other action, the board:

•Approved personnel lists, which included hiring Jimmy Gay as Cordova High’s new head football coach.

•Approved the county’s LEA Title I Plan.

• Received a class size report.

•Approved Dave Lawson as a volunteer coach at Bankhead Middle School.

•Approved a school trip for 10 students at the Walker County Center of Technology to go to Montgomery Feb. 6-8.