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April 14--  Toombs County School Superintendent Richard Smith furnished minutes from the school board's April meeting Thursday night.  Here are excerpts.

During the Superintendent’s Report, Mrs. Carmen Roberts announced the local winners of the Young Authors’ Writing Contest. They were Dax Nobles, Dean Morrow, Tabitha Fields, and Brooke Morris. Congratulations to these students on their outstanding work!

Mrs. Theresa Standard and her FCCLA students were present to inform the board of the activities they have taken part in this school year and to share the results from State Competition. Congratulations to everyone who placed at state and best of luck at nationals!

Mr. Smith informed the board that TCHS has received a $9400 grant to offset transportation cost with the Move On When Ready program. He also shared the following dates and events with the members and encouraged them to attend as many as possible:

*Senior Prom Walk, Saturday, April 15th

*FY2018 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Meeting, Thursday, April 20th at the Ag Center, 6:00 PM

*Graduation, Saturday, May 13th at Booster Stadium, 8:30 AM

*Annual Retirement Breakfast, Tuesday, May 16th at the Ag Center

On a motion by Mr. Grimes, seconded by Mr. Akins, the board approved the following personnel recommendations:

Employment Recommendations:

Brittany Johns, Lisa Bishop, LaPortia Pitts, Teachers, LPS;

Angela Waller, Patricia Clark, Amanda Hudson, Teachers LUES;

Crystal Gail Paulk, Teacher, TCES,

Sergio Arrequin, Marion Brian, William Morris, Lindsey McElroy, Teachers, TCMS; Katie Horton, Monica Garrett, Kevin Pych, Teachers, Joseph Depenhart, Assistant Principal, TCHS;

Pamela Harrell, Food Service Worker, LPS; Pat Powell, Food Service Worker, TCHS.

Retirement: Kay Summerset.

Resignations: Stephanie Lawless, Marcella Alexander, Deanna Stoddard, Laken Rodgers, Jessica Downie, Kyle Redmond, Sam Hicks, Jimmy Price, Sam Rodgers, Brent Coleman, and Meagan Hayes.

Transfers: Kip Hart, TCHS Science Teacher; Laberton Sims, Part-time TCHS Assistant Principal.

Supplemental Duties; Matt Parker, TCMS Golf.

Prior to the vote, Mr. Holland expressed his concern with someone nearing the end of their career and seeking employment in the Toombs County School District for the purpose of gaining social security benefits. He stated his comment was not against anyone but he asked we make sure when we hire someone they are coming for the right reasons, which is to help students.