School board votes to replace gym floor at TES

By Barry H. Hendrix

The following items were considered Dec. 10 by the Thomasville City Board of Education:

• The school board granted permission to accept bids for replacing the gym floor at Thomasville Elementary School. The new floor will be “flexible wood,” installed in square sections, said Garth Moss, school superintendent, and the estimated cost is $48,000 to $49,000.

The TES PTO will fund half of the project, Moss said, and the other funding will come from technology enhancement funds.

• The board approved Trane Building Advantage of Birmingham to perform an “Investment Grade (Energy) Audit” on the school system facilities.

• Revisions were approved to the school system’s Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan.

• The following personnel actions were approved Dec. 10 by the Thomasville City Board of Education:


Mary Lawrence Gibson, gifted teacher, system-wide, effective Jan. 3, 2020;

Gachel Woodard, Child Nutrition Program Manager at Thomasville Elementary School, effective Jan. 26, 2020;

(employment in position)

Crystal Thomas-Agee, Behavioral Counseling Interventionist, services will be rendered Nov. 13, 2019, to May 2020;

Katie Ezell, Child Nutrition Program assistant at TES, effective Jan. 6, 2020, pending background review;

(voluntary transfers)

Robert Carpenter, transfer from Health/Driver’s Education Teacher at Thomasville High School, to Physical Education Teacher at TES, effective the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year;

Clint Anderson, transfer from Physical Education Teacher at TES to Health/Driver’s Education Teacher at THS, effective the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year;

(leave request)

Whitney Westbrook, teacher at TES, extended on the job injury, effective Dec. 9, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020. School board member Marshall Pritchett abstained from the vote on this item due to a family relation.

• Avery Ford, chief school financial officer, reported that payroll for October 2019 totaled $763,995.00, and accounts payable totaled $312,724.00.

• The next school board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Thomasville High School library. The public is invited. School board members will be honored as part of School Board Member Recognition Month. In addition, there will be mid-year commencement exercises for approximately 11 THS graduates.

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