Clarke County Public Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Murphy said Monday night that no decision had been reached either in favor or against displaying a series of athletic plaques at the new Clarke County High School that had formally been displayed above the gymnasium entrance at the former high school.
“The plaques were taken down and are now in storage,” Murphy confirmed. “No decisions have been made about what to do with them yet.”
Each plaque commemorates a former student or team that has achieved a significant athletic milestone in Clarke County athletics. It was not known how many plaques have been placed in storage or how far back the series spans.
Each ten-inch by six-inch plaque includes a photo of the athlete or team and a short description of the record or milestone that was achieved.
Murphy said that while the plaque display decision is still up in the air, all of the school’s trophies from the current display case will be displayed at the new facility.
“The problem that we have is that there are a lot of trophies and we have limited display space,” Murphy said.
Murphy said that the final decision on whether or not to display the athletic plaques will be a building principal decision.