The indoor masking policy for the Thomasville City Schools District will transition for “Mask Mandated” to “Mask Preferred,” beginning Nov. 1, said Garth Moss, Thomasville city school superintendent.

Moss spoke to the Thomasville City Board of Education Oct. 26 at its meeting in the Thomasville High School Library.
Due to the decrease in the numbers of school employees and students who are Coronavirus positive or have possibly been exposed to the virus, masks will now be optional inside facilities throughout the school system.
Due to federal guidelines for public transportation, mask/facial coverings will continue to be required while students are transported on the school bus.
In other action from the Oct. 26 meeting, the school system will provide up to 10 days of paid COVID-19 administrative leave for all school employees under specific guidelines.
• Moss thanked members of the Thomasville Elementary School and THS PTOs and the Thomasville Middle School PTSO for “the tremendous job” they are doing this school year.
• Avery Ford, Chief School Financial Officer, gave the financial report for August 2021. Payroll totaled $813,873.77, and accounts payable totaled $244,746.11.
• The Trane company has been given formal notice to proceed on the $4,393,315.00 energy savings performance project for school buildings, Moss said. All loan documentation has been signed with SmartBank.
• An overnight field trip was approved for the THS wrestling program for Nov. 19 and 20 in Mobile.
• Board member Jim Davis was chosen as the delegate for the 2021 Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) Delegate Assembly, which will be held Dec. 2-4 in Birmingham.
• The Average Daily membership (ADM) of students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year was recently reported to the state Department of Education. TES has 399.95 students; TMS, 306.3; and THS,331.95. The total enrollment of 1,038 is down 26 students from the last school year.

The following personnel actions were approved:

Breanna Thompson, teacher at THS;
(Employment in Supplemental Positions)
Donna Calhoun, AdvancED Coordinator;
(Employment in Positions)
Marianna Crager, Science teacher at TMS;
(Additional Compensation)
After-school tutoring compensation will increase from $20-per-hour to $30-per-hour beginning Sept. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2024, or when all GEER funds have been exhausted.