PT: inside local; robison is cq

PT: inside local; robison is cq

Hed: Robison chosen to head Lee school board

By Monique Harrison

Daily Journal

For the first time in 11 years, the Lee County School Board has a new president.

Ronnie Robison, who has served on the board for about four years, was named president, replacing Ed Summers. Summers will serve as vice president, while Roy Burleson will continue to serve as secretary.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mr. Summers, and I’ve learned a great deal from him,” said Robison, who has served as vice president for two years. “If I do half the job he has done, I’ll be doing very well.”

In other business, the board voted to approve teacher training for summer reading workshops. The workshops will be taught by other teachers from the district, who have been trained at out-of-town workshops.

The district plans to implement summer reading workshops designed for students with learning problems, including dyslexia. Superintendent Lynn Lindsey has expressed concern over reading scores, suggesting that more be done to help students who suffer from learning problems.

The board also:

– Voted to hire a new bus driver to help ease overcrowding on a Saltillo bus route. Transportation officials said there are anywhere from 90 to 105 students students assigned to the 65-passenger school bus.

-Agreed to give $250 to a Saltillo High School physics class. The class is going to Six Flags over Georgia in Atlanta for a project.

– Gave $250 to the Mooreville High School Future Business Leaders of America. The students are attending a state conference in Jackson this spring.

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