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TCS board adopts new textbooks

In a short meeting Monday night, the Troy City Board of Education approved the adoption of career tech textbooks for business, agri-business and culinary classes as well as middle school technology classes.

Board members, with the exception of Dorotha Thomas who was absent, also awarded Southland International a $49,982 bus bid, which school board president Doug Patterson said was a competitive price.

On the flip side, the school system's 1978 special needs bus, which has some mechanical problems and has not been used in a number of years, was declared surplus.

Superintendent Hank Jones introduced to policies to the board, JDDE and GAIBAJ-f4.

The policies were merely introduced and the board took no action.

They will be addressed again at the board's May meeting.

In other business, the board adopted the 2003-2004 school calendar, which coincides with Pike County Schools, accepted the retirement and resignation of several teachers and met with a student and parent in executive session.

At the end of the meeting, board member Ron Pierce referred the article that appeared in The Messenger on April 20 to board members by way of a superintendent search update and offered to field any questions.

Also, board member Roxie Kitchens expressed her gratitude to the board members and other school officials present for their support in the aftermath of her sister's death.

Her sister's sudden death kept Kitchens away from March's board meeting.

Charles Henderson High School Principal Linda Felton updated the board on high school sporting events this week before Patterson adjourned.

CHHS will host the girls' and boys' sectional tennis games and the sectional softball games.

On Wednesday, the baseball team, who are area champions, will host and play in the first state playoff game.