The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 10, 2014

White hired as interim assistant principal at Tanner

By Kim West

— Former Limestone school superintendent and state representative Henry White has been hired as interim assistant principal at Tanner High School.

The Limestone County Board of Education retroactively approved on Tuesday a $300 daily rate from Jan. 2 through June 30 for White, who is retired and may not exceed the $23,000 maximum set by the Retirement System of Alabama.

He is the temporary replacement for Tanner assistant principal and athletic director Vince Green, who is filling in as the interim director of the Limestone County Career Technical Center.

The board also retroactively approved a $1,980 monthly supplement for Green from Nov. 12, 2013, until June 30, due to his interim duties as Career Tech director.

White is a 36-year educator who graduated from Tanner. He is a former teacher and coach at his alma mater and last year was inducted into the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame.

He represented District 5 in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010, previously serving on the Athens City Council and one elected term as county school superintendent.

Reason for vacancy

Limestone Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk placed Career Tech Director Mickey Glass on paid administrative leave on Nov. 12.

Glass was arrested Dec. 16, charged with first-degree theft of property and released on $5,000 bail the same day.

He is accused of using a school account to purchase items to sell online and for personal use at his Elkmont residence, where a chainsaw, Toro lawnmower and pool pump were confiscated.

The case remains under investigation, according to Sheriff Mike Blakely and District Attorney Brian Jones.