CHHS receives grad exam results

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2009

News was good for at least one of the schools in the Troy City Schools system.

CHHS Principal David Helms told the board Monday the school had received Alabama High School Graduation Exam results from the Sept. 21-25 testing.

“Thirteen seniors were cleared,” Helms said. “We have 16 seniors left (to pass) on regular diploma.”

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Helms said CHHS hopes to clear all seniors during the December test dates and is expecting to receive the plus and minus sheets in early November.

“The plus and minus sheets show what objectives need to be mastered,” Helms said.

Helms said there would be a parent conference and then the seniors will begin what he called at blitz tutorial.

Ninth graders who made their first attempt at the math section of the AHSGE were successful, with 53 of 54 students passing.

Ninety one percent of 10th graders who took the biology portion passed that section.

Helms also said the senior class is leading the honor roll, with 54 of the 170 or more students being on the all A or A and B honor roll.

Sales tax figures from September 2009 are down to $238,470 from the $251,000 from the same month in 2008 for Troy City Schools.

TCS Superintendent Linda Felton-Smith said the total sales tax revenue from fiscal year 2009 was $2.8 million, which she said is less than the revenue from FY2008.

While sales tax was down, Felton-Smith also said that utilities were up one percent in September from the same time period last year.

The total for utilities was $44,353.14 for September.

Felton-Smith recognized Jeb Sharp and Jessica Smith, two seniors at CHHS for being National Merit Semifinalists.

In other business, the system hired Sam Williams as the new child nutrition cook. The board approved Nov. 15- 23 as American Education Week, which is the 88th annual observance. The board approved transportation and grounds equipment surplus, which includes a 1997 Bluebird bus, 1993 Dodge pickup and 1995 van.

And the board selected Wally Lowery their AASB Delegate and John Parker as the alternate.