From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – Dr. Pattie Neill, Superintendent of Trussville City Schools, was the featured speaker at The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) monthly luncheon Thursday.
The luncheon was sponsored by the Trussville City Schools Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to provide financial assistance to Trussville City Schools. The Foundation is financially supported by local business sponsors and donations by the citizens of Trussville and has donated over 0,000 to local schools since its inception.
Dr. Neill is in her sixth year with Trussville City Schools (TCS). She shared that TCS are No. 5 in the state in ACT scores and that current enrollment is 4,621 students. Approximately 95 percent of students are involved in extracurricular activities.
New projects for the system include a major project to enlarge and renovate the middle school, and also a .675M upgrade to the softball, baseball, and soccer facilities. On the horizon are a family resource center that will assist families with counseling and also provide direction and assistance which may not be covered by current educational programs, as well as new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Labs for grades K-5 according to the state curriculum.
The Chamber also recognized its January Customer Service Award recipient. The nominator had this to say: ‘My husband and I stopped by Kemp’s Kitchen within a couple of days of its soft opening, not really expecting the high level of service and quality of food we received from so new a restaurant. We were happily surprised, in large part due to Kirk Robison. As first-time customers, we naturally had several questions about the food, all of which Kirk was readily able to answer.
“He also commented on his favorites, even offering a suggestion or two, and we were impressed that a server in a brand-new restaurant would be so knowledgeable about the menu. Kirk was attentive without being intrusive, and – our measure of an outstanding server – he kept our tea glasses filled. He was both prompt and pleasant. We left the restaurant that evening feeling more than satisfied with both the food and the service. He also told us that he volunteers with the Morris Fire Department – even more reason to be impressed with this young man, in our opinion.”
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