The Board of Trustees of the San Saba ISD met for a Regular Meeting on Monday, April 13th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Administration Office. President Darrin Barker called the meeting to order followed by prayer. Everyone gave pledges to the American and Texas flags.
Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze introduced Michael Bohensky who is currently the High School Principal at Bronte, Texas. Mr. Bohensky came to the meeting to apply for the position of San Saba Middle School Principal. He and his wife Amy are parents of three young daughters.
The following Programs were recognized:
1. The One Act Play.
2. High School Math students to Odessa.
3. Five students will go to Regional Meet.
4. SKILLS USA went to Corpus Christi.
5. Lady Dillo Basketball players for acedemic and accomplishments.
Communications from the Superintendent included:
a. Enrollment report of 201 HS; 323 MS; 274 Ele. total 687
b. Next School Board meeting will be May 11th, at 6 p.m.
c. Summer Work Hours for Administrative Office is Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for June & July. Friday’s P/T.
d. Teacher Appreciation week is May 3 - 9th.
e. A group went to the Job Fair and got 34 applications and 29 interviews.
f. The Heart of Texas Coop is purchasing SSISD a bus.
g. Superintendent Glaze will attend a meeting to review how the ARRA Stimulus funds can be spent. Title 1 will be $161,460 and Special Ed. is $143,467.
h. The Grant for the Cafeteria program is planned to purchase a stove, warmer, and a mixer.
i. A school bus is being repaired for $4,000 in damages.
j. School Board Election is May 9th.
The Trustees approved the following Consent Agenda.
A. Regular and Executive Session minutes from March 9th.
B. The 2008-2009 budget was amended to add two checks in the amount of $500.00 each to be used at the Boards discretion.
C. Pay Bills.
D. Financial Report
E. An Internet business from Memphis, Tenn. moving to San Saba donated 16 file cabinets and desks. The donation is being evaluated for tax deductions.
F. Three student transfers were accepted.
Ms. Glaze reported that House Bill #1555 regarding school financing is very important.
Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart gave a progress report on the new curriculum, CSCOPE, and distributed several pages from the actual material. Stewart also reported on the Reading Exams and Retests.
Middle School Principal Mr. Pannell reported 213 students; gave Reading results; TAKS report; gave Awards Assembly date; swim party in May; and sports activities.
High School Principal Mr. Taylor distributed the Hardshell Press and Activity Calendar. The HS Concert & Sightreading Contest is in Brownwood on April 16th; Drill Team Tryouts is April 23rd; Math, Science TAKS and Re-test is scheduled for April 28th thru April 30th; Social Studies TAKS and Re-Test was moved to Monday, May 4th instead of Friday, May 1st; Jr./Sr. Prom is Saturday, May 9th; Other events and sports are listed with Final Exams May 26th thru last day of school, May 28th.
Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart gave the Elementary Report that included the Young Dillo News; and calendar of events. The attendance is 278; results of safety poster winner; 3rd grade dictionaries received; valentine box winners; TAKS Tests Easter Parties; Projects, Graduation, Presentation dates, Awards Ceremonies; Science Fair and class trips.
Athletic Director Jeff Pannell reported on Calea Turner’s signing a 2-year full scholarship at Western Texas College; Baseball and Softball games; Tennis teams with Girls advancing to Regionals; outstanding golf score by Shelby Hardy; Boys & Girls Track in District; letter jackets are in the process of being ordered; physicals are in progess; Sports Banquet is May 21st.
Ms. Glaze gave the amount of training hours of each Board Member. Superintendent Glaze stated that Michael Bohensky had come a distance to attend the meeting and that since the Board Members had his application and credentials they were ready to offer the position of Middle School Principal to him and also to hire his wife, Amy, because she is qualified for several positions that are available for the next school year. Mr. Bohensky accepted the offer and he was excused from the meeting for his long drive home.
During the New Business the Board approved the following:
1. The Traditional Calendar for the 2009-2019 school year.
2. To apply for TEA Science Laboratory Grant in the amount of $410,000 for an off site science Lab.
3. The Board will meet on May 13th at noon to canvas May election returns.
4. Purchase a 70 passenger activity bus.
5. A 29 passenger special programs bus is expected by the end of the school year per the agreement with Heart of Texas Cooperative and Brady ISD.
President Barker adjorned the meeting and announced a short break before the Executive Session. Attending the entire meeting were: President Darrin Barker; Vice President Marcie Maxcey; Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze; Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart; Secretary Bob Whitten; Trustees Susie Nettleship, Elmo Davis, Angela Johnson, Kim Kirk; Principals Pannell & Taylor and San Saba News & Star Reporter Alice Smith.
During the Executive Session the Board accepted with regrets the resignations of Henry and Sharon Reeves who are retiring, and Jason and Sharon Howard who are moving to Goliad. The Board also made a minor change in Jan Crosby's contract.