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Keith Hose.

THOMASVILLE — The former MacIntyre Park Middle School (MPMS) principal, who was removed from the position and reassigned in late 2014, resigned Friday from Thomasville City Schools.

In an 11-minute called meeting Monday morning, the Thomasville City Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Keith Hose and another school system employee.

The board went into a brief closed session, returned to open meeting and accepted resignations from Hose, who is a Moultrie native, and Stephanie Hardy.

The board also approved the return of former school system administrator Dr. Tom McCall for the remainder of the school year.

Hose was reassigned during the first weeks of the current school year. In October, he was charged by Thomasville police with two counts of not reporting an allegation of marijuana possession and an incident of a sexual nature at MPMS.

Hose was mandated to report certain incidents to law enforcement, according to police.

Ishia Dawson, former MPMS assistant principal, was charged in October with failure to properly report a school incident. Since leaving MPMS, Dawson has been on special assignment in the school system Department of Special Education.

Hose was reassigned to the Facilities and Operations Department.

On Monday afternoon, Hose declined to comment on his resignation.

His one-line, handwritten resignation letter to the school — dated Jan. 30 — said Hose was resigning for personal reasons, effective Jan. 30.

Tina McBride, former Thomasville High School assistant principal, has been named MPMS principal.

Hardy’s resignation letter — dated Jan. 29 and effective Jan. 30 — was addressed to school system Superintendent Sabrina Boykins-Everett. The letter expressed appreciation for 14 years in the city school system.

It continued, “I have seen the lives of many children and families positively affected under my various titles, and I have developed many friendships during my tenure.”

Hardy served in multiple capacities in the Student Services Department since she joined the system in August 2000.

McCall, who retired from the city school system Jan. 1, will return to the system Monday on a part-time basis.

McCall retired as director of Facilities and Assessment. He will return as system assessment coordinator for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year at 49 percent of his previous annual salary.

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