Board of education members, band directors and honor band and choir students pose for a photo Monday following the reading of two resolutions honoring the students. | Austin Nelson
Board of education members, band directors and honor band and choir students pose for a photo Monday following the reading of two resolutions honoring the students. | Austin Nelson

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Honor band, choir honored

Published 7:30pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013

County BOE recognizes accomplishments of students

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education meeting room was standing room only, as proud mothers, fathers and other family members packed in to hear the board read two resolutions aloud to honor the accomplishments of band and choir members.

“We are always happy to be able to recognize our students, especially when it is to recognize individual accomplishments such as being selected for honor band or the All-State choir,” superintendent Joe Windle said. “These men and women worked very hard to get to that level.”

From Dadeville High School, Alex Nava was named to both Troy University and Auburn University Honor Bands, while Ryan Wilkerson was named to the AU Honor Band. From Horseshoe Bend School, Kevin James, Heather Jones, Emily

McCormack, Adam Smith and Dylan Teel were named to Jacksonville State University Honor Band. Reeltown High School had eight students attain honor band status: Morgan Blackmon, Abby Burton, Shikala Daniels, Lara Kemp, Emily King, Nell Kohn, Taylor Willis and Lindsey Zimmer were all named to the AU Honor Band.

Mary Timmons Cross from DHS was the only student in the county to be named to the All-State Women’s Choir.

In other business, the board voted to allow the superintendent and board attorney to continue hammering out the details on a funding agreement for the proposed new central office building.

“We are at the point where we are now ready to have a legal agreement drawn up between the commissioners and the board of education over the funding for the next 10 years,” Windle said. “The commission approved funding a total of $400,000 over the next 10 years. Now we have to draw up an agreement that specifies the details.”

The board also voted to approve a Regions Bank commitment letter, which will allow the board to borrow up to $550,000 for the construction of a central office building at a fixed interest rate of 3.81 percent for ten years.

According to Windle, the board is still on track to open the Edward Bell Career Technical center for the 2013-14 school year. The board approved job descriptions for the new center during Monday’s meeting.

“We are going to open in August,“ Windle said. “We feel real good about it.”

The next work session for the Tallapoosa County Board of Education is scheduled for April 2 at 5 p.m.

The April board meeting will be held the next week on April 8 and will also begin at 5 p.m.

 

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