BOE members recognized for their support

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, January 17, 2013

Members of the Troy City Schools Board of Education were recognized Thursday for their continued efforts to support the schools.

Superintendent Lee Hicks thanked the members of the board – Dr. Judson Edwards, Jason Thomas, Wally Lowery, Roxie Kitchens and Eva Green – for “all you do for the students and citizens here in Troy” as part of School Board Appreciation Month.

In addition to the thanks passed on to board members, Hicks offered his appreciation to the Troy City Schools Education Foundation, which had met earlier on Thursday.

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“They awarded additional spring grants this year, for the first time, and gave grants to support several important projects, including a reading initiative at the middle school, our high school drama program and the foundation voted to award a $10,000 grant to the Blue Machine,” Hicks said.

The Charles Henderson High School Blue Machine Marching Band has been invited to join 14 other bands from across the nation at the Washington D.C. National Heritage Festival of Gold. The band earned the invitation based on winning a regional competition in St. Louis in 2012. The band will travel in April and will perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Hicks said the invitation and opportunity to perform was a significant achievement for the band, which he called “a program we can be very, very proud of.”

Hicks also thanked board members for allowing the district to purchase some $27,000 worth of new instruments for the band to use.

In other business, the board accepted the resignations of Chuck Dunn, PE teacher and coach at CHHS, effective Jan. 1, and Laura Renfroe, special education teacher, effective Jan. 31.