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School board to honor Toelle, Caggins, Butler

The Muscogee County School Board will give special recognition to three retiring workers Monday night at its regular monthly meeting.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Muscogee County Public Education Center on Macon Road.

Those being honored are Tom Butler, James Forrest Toelle and Myles Caggins Jr.

Butler has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum for more than 20 years .

Caggins is the school district's operations and facilities chief. He has been with the school district for 15 years.

Toelle was appointed the district's chief information officer in 2012. He has been with the school district for 28 years, having served as a math teacher, instructional technology specialist and coordinator of instructional technology.

In board business:

Superintendent David Lewis has recommended Lt. Col. (Ret.) Roger Barros as director for army instruction. The board will vote on that nomination.

The board will vote on the recommendation of Susan Schlader as director for school nutrition.

Lewis is asking the board to approve a memorandum of understanding concerning a land swap between the school district and the Columbus Consolidated Government.

The land swap would a trade of 30 acres by the public agencies.

Caggins said last week that the land swap would help the city revitalize and improve road roadways in various sections of the city and give the school district land to build a new Spencer High School along Fort Benning Road.

The memorandum of understanding gives the parties two years to finalize the land swap.

At last week's board work session, Lewis told the board that the memorandum of understanding is a process to begin the exploration of the possibility of a swap. "It's nothing definitive. It's simply an opportunity," Lewis said.

The board will also vote on whether to approve French & Associates to design and supervise the installation of artificial turf at Kinnett Stadium.

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