Johnson honored by Texas State Senate

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Ava Johnson was honored at the Troup Independent School District trustee meeting Monday, Sept. 10. Superintendent Tammy Jones presented Johnson with a framed proclamation by the Texas State Senate recognizing her 40 years of service to education and her many accomplishments during that time.

Also recognized were the students of the month from each school campus. Students chosen for September were Jake Smelser, high school; Connor Ard, middle school and Bryndi Taulli, elementary school.

Preston Lindsey, executive director of support services, reported items from school sheds had been sorted with broken items disposed. Usable items determined as unnecessary by the school have were placed on an auction list with an auction date set Saturday, Oct. 20.

Lindsey also reported the Troup Police Department had provided the district a security assessment. He noted some items recommended had been completed and estimates for items not yet been completed had been received.

During the portion of the meeting regarding superintendent discussion items, Jones stated there was “a tremendous response” to the elementary grandparents day. She also noted the interest in the UT-Health mobile breath of life unit was such that a second day had to be scheduled to accommodate everyone.

Jones informed the board that the softball field use agreement was several years old and was being reviewed.

Discussion of the Northeast Texas Career and Technology Center agreement resulted in no action taken. It was decided to revisit the memorandum of agreement with other schools entering as partners in the center once surveys of student interest in Troup had been completed.

The board of trustees approved the 2018-2019 board goals as well as the consent agenda which included a lease agreement between Troup ISD and Hilltop Country Club.

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