City School board meets

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 16, 2003

The Troy City School Board did not discuss the superintendent interviews at their board meeting Monday night, nor was it on the agenda.

The board did, however, take plenty of other action hiring teachers for the next school year.

After recommendations from Superintendent Hank Jones, the board approved the hire of a new Charles Henderson High School and Charles Henderson Middle School math teacher, the official hire of Robin Snyder as the new CHMS head football coach and the hire of Latanya Threadgill as a CHMS science teacher.

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Threadgill's husband is a vice-principal at CHMS, but Jones felt strongly about hiring her and told the board he would not evaluate her classes.

The board also rehired Tamara Harrington and hired Melanie Baker as teachers at Troy Elementary School.

The board also made preparations for the new superintendent.

Members approved an amendment to Jones' contract stating that he would become a consultant on the day the new superintendent is hired until his contract expiration on October 1.

Jones also reported that utilities were down 7 percent at all campuses except the Early Childhood Center and the central office.

Board members also approved the transfer of two children of a full time school employee and the transfer of a child who lives on the edge of city limits.

The board also approved the transfer of a student who had previously attended CHHS and awarded several bids.

Jones said he was eligible to apply for the transfer because he had already attended at least two years at CHHS.

A transfer report said that inter-district transfers must begin with the receiving school.

After the receiving superintendent's recommendation, the board has 10 days to approve the decision and send the request to the current school system.

The current school system then has 10 days to respond to the initial request.

If the responding school system denies the request, it is the board's understanding the student cannot transfer.

Board members also awarded the following bids: a $14,588 bid from an equipment company in Dothan for a walk-in freezer at TES; a bid for Orkin Pest Control to provide extermination services for the kitchen and serving areas at all campuses; an $8,971 bid for weight lifting equipment at CHHS; $1,575 for a weight lifting rack at CHHS; and an $8,237.04 bid for weight room flooring.

The board also awarded a $6,336.99 bid to a carpet cleaning service.

Jones said he has not been pleased with the company in the past and suggested the board members re-specify its standards.

The bid was awarded to the company because it was the only one who bid on the project.