Troy BOE hears updates from trio of campus principals

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Troy City Schools will close early today due to the possibility of threatening weather during the afternoon and night hours.

At the Troy City Board of Education meeting Monday night, Troy Superintendent of Education Dr. Lee Hicks said the Early Childhood Center will close at 12:30 p.m. and all other city schools will close at 1 p.m.

“Hopes are that this will be no more than an early release for students to watch more TV,” Hicks said. “While we hope there are no tornadoes, we want everybody to be safe and sound during the next 24 to 48 hours. We want to make sure of that.”

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Hicks presented the financial statement for the period from November 30 to December 30 to the board. The statement included a 1.2 percent increase in sales tax to $286,828.

In personnel action, the board approved a leave of absence for Allison Cotton, Troy Elementary School, fifth grade, from February 1 through February 26, 2016. The board also accepted the resignation of Michael Robinson, Charles Henderson High School math teacher, effective February 26.

In other personnel action, the board approved the hire of Zachary Lee, central office, maintenance, effective March 1.

Reports from the principals included a “rock and rolling” report from Charles Henderson High School Principal Brent Harrison, who said there is no absence of sports activity on campus. The CHHS Girls’ Basketball Team will play in Dothan Wednesday and hopes are that they will have strong support from the student body and community.

Charles Henderson Middle School Principal Aaron Brown said several middle school students are playing on the CHHS Girls Basketball team and gave them his support. He also said the school had a successful and enjoyable Valentine event.

Teresa Simms, Troy Elementary School principal, reported on the success of the Black History program and the Liberty’s Legacy Citizenship program. She said the faculty and students are looking forward to the upcoming Read Across America program.

Board member Rhonda Pollard expressed appreciation for the system’s caring teachers who are willing to go the extra miles for their students.

Hicks also expressed appreciation for the teachers for their dedication and to the board members for the leadership and commitment to education.