The San Saba ISD Board of Trustees met for their regular scheduled meeting on February 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Board members present were Kim Kirk, Angela Johnson, Elmo Davis, Marcie Maxcey, Darrin Barker, Bob Whitten and Susie Nettleship. Staff attending included Leigh Ann Glaze, Ashley Stewart, Joel Johnson, Dave Underwood, Bruce Tabor and Erbey Valdez.
Under student recognition, the Dilloettes were recognized for wining three trophies in their recent competition in Round Rock.
Under the Superintendent’s communications, Mrs. Glaze reported on the following: *TASA Facility Study to be done to help guide the District in facility/plant needs and timeline for the future; *TASA Mid-Winter meeting was very beneficial; *3X8 foot roster boards with space for names to be added at Armadillo Arena; *Texas Department of Health was on-site for an Asbestos Audit on February 4; *The Safety Audit was completed on January 7-10; *Several staff attended the US’s largest technology conference in Austin recently; *Architect Randy Fromberg will be offering solutions for the sun/glare problem in Central Office; *Bond refinancing has been completed and will save the District over $200,000 in interest; *Computer software program called Time Clock Plus to meet Fair Labor Standards will be implemented; *The new District UIL re-alignment is very positive for our school district. Coach Johnson and Mrs. Glaze attended an organizational meeting where Early ISD was named District Chair and schedules were set; *A vendor for website hosting was selected and was made e-rate eligible to cut costs; *Random Drug Testing was recently completed; and *The District is looking at hosting several play-off games.
The Campus Principals gave brief updates on happenings at their campuses. Coach Johnson gave an update on the athletic program.
A change has been made in the agenda which will help Board meetings run more efficiently in the future. A Consent Agenda has been added which allows Board members to make one all encompassing motion to routine and non-controversial agenda items. This includes approval of January minutes; amendment to the 2007-2008 budget for Federal Programs; allow and pay bills; financial report for the month; an Election Order for the May 10, 2008 Trustee Election; a calendar modification was considered to move a bad weather day from May 5 to May 9 to coordinate with band trip; and the Board considered Sunday travel for the Livestock Judging Team.
Under Unfinished Business, the school calendar for the 2008-2009 school year was approved with one major change which will end the semester before Christmas Break.
Under New Business, the Board approved the Textbook Com-mittee’s recommendation for a mathematics textbook for grades K-5 for the next school year.
Also under New Business, the Board considered on first reading Update 82. Final approval will be made at the March Board Meeting.
The Board adjourned into Executive Session at 8:32 p.m. Evaluations of Central Office Personnel, Mid-Management personnel, Athletic Director, Campus Counselors, Band Director, Librarians, and School Nurse were held with all contracts extended for one year.
The Board also accepted with regrets Debbie Shahan’s resignation effective at the end of the school year. It was also noted that Caroline Ruiz, special education paraprofessional, had resigned.