Troup trustees honor student achievement

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Several students were recognized at the Monday, Feb. 12, meeting of Troup Independent School District’s trustees. Three high school students were acknowledged for their hard work which led to their being named to the All-State Band. They are Matthew Castillo, Jesus Cordero and Marianna Gatlin. The three will perform with the All-State Band in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

Three other students, one from each campus, were recognized as students of the month. They are Carlee Haugeberg, elementary school; Charles Boyd, middle school, and Jones Ard from the high school.

A $500 donation from Allied Republic Services was presented to the district by Mayor Joe Carlyle on behalf of the City of Troup. The donation is meant to encourage recycling efforts.

The board has called for the election of trustees on May 5. The places which are up for election are Place 1, for the remaining 2 years of the term, and Place 4 and 5, for the full three-year term. Deadline to file for a seat on the board is Friday, Feb. 16, or one can file a declaration of write-in candidacy by Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The board voted to approve the consent agenda which included the settlement of federal litigation filed by Dennis Alexander, former athletic director and head football coach at Troup High School. The lawsuit is based on the termination of employment of Alexander following allegations of misconduct, specifically the slapping of a student. The details of the settlement were not released.

The next meeting of trustees has been moved from its normally scheduled date to Monday, March 5.

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