Troy BOE accepts resignation, two retirements at meeting

Published 11:00 pm Monday, January 27, 2014

The Troy City Schools Board of Education accepted one resignation and approved two retirements at its Monday meeting.

The board accepted the resignation of Jennifer Baker, Charles Henderson Middle School nurse, effective Jan. 22, and approved the retirement of Darryl Siler, CHMS maintenance, effective March 31, and David Laliberte, Charles Henderson High School math teacher, effective June 1. The board also approved a leave of absence for Kristi Lewis, Troy Elementary reading coach, from Feb. 27 through April 21.

In other business, the board members were recognized with a proclamation from the Troy mayor and city council in honor of School Board Appreciation month. Members also:

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• Accepted the financial report, which included news that sales tax revenues for November were $256,856, up 8 percent from last year; and utility costs for the same period were $33,271, up 2 percent from the prior period.

• Heard a report from Superintendent Lee Hicks in which he thanked and congratulated Dr. Christie Armstrong, Dr. Boyd English, Carolyn Hampton and others who worked to address reporting issues in the state graduation rate reporting process.

“Their hard work showed off with an 85 percent graduation rate,” Hicks said. “I think that’s one oft he highest graduation rates this system has ever had.