President Darrin Barker called to order the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, May 11, 2009 in the Central Administration Office in San Saba, Texas. Barker gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to theAmerican and Texas flags.
The BCIS II Class gave a presentation of their successful project using the Smart Board. The group needed a project that would improve the school spirit, give pride in Sports and provide high standards. They embarked on a goal to raise $8,000.00 to buy a Run Through Tunnel, and in doing this they learned to plan, organize, and communicate involving parents, students, and community. The goal has been reached and The Run Through Tunnel was ordered today, May 11th. The members making the presentation were: Kayla Ellis, Kayce Ellis, Karoline Jordan, Chase Key, Nikki Lindsey, Kaitlyn Bode and Sara Sloan. Nicole Sears was absent. President Barker gave congratulations to the group on behalf of the Board of Trustees who were all impressed with their accomplishments.
The Board of Trustees will be sending congratulations to each member of the graduating class of 2009. Staff recognition was given to Maria Cisneroz, school nurse, Jason Howard and Colleen Womack.
Communications from Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze included:
A. April enrollment report, 197 H.S.; 213 M.S.; 274 Ele. total 684 students.
B. The next regular school board meeting will be June 8th at 6 p.m.
C. End of the year celebration/recognition of retirees banquet, May 29 at noon with board members also invited. The Board and staff will enjoy golfing or swimming on June 4th.
D. The Board will canvas the election results on May 13th at noon in the Central Administration Office.
E. The graduation for the class of 2009 will be at the Armadillo arena on May 29th at 7 p.m. Baccalaureate service will be Sunday, May 24th at 6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, San Saba.
F. Summer In-Service Training will be June 2 - 3 - 4.
G. Three Board Members have been appointed to select a Citizens Committee for Facilities.
H. A meeting will be set up with the city to discuss track renovation and softball field construction.
I. A representative from TASB will present the first check from the Security Grant on May 14th.
The following agenda was approved.
1. Regular and Executive Session minutes from April 13, 2009.
2. Amended 2008-2009 budget.
3. Payment of bills.
4. Financial report.
Ashley Stewart, Assistant Superintendent, gave reports on the following: CSOPE, results of tests, May 19th next testing; leadership training; summer conference; faculty meetings; website; continuing to organize CSOPE; Supplies inventory; federal programs and ordering supplies.
Visitors from The Commercial National Bank and City National Bank were recognized and also Michael Bohensky, newly hired Middle School Principal.
High School Principal Mr. Taylor reported a 94.8 average attendance and the following important events: Rotary Honors Banquet, May 14; Academic Awards Assembly May 19; Athletic Banquet May 21; Baccalaureate May 24; Band Concert May 26 and Graduation May 29.
Middle School Principal Mr. Pannell reported 213 students; 5th & 8th Math Retest May 19; Good Behavior Activity May 22; 7th Grade Swim Party May 26th; 8th Grade Swim Party May 27th; Awards Assembly and 8th Grade Graduation May 28th.
The Athletic Report included: Taylor Hibler and Shelby Hardy’s competing at State right now; All Sports Banquet May 21; Baseball Team in playoffs; Regional Track.
Elementary Principal Mr. Tabor was not in attendance; however, some of the events scheduled are: Kindergarten AR was recognized May 11; 1st & 2nd grades AR recognition at the Civic Center will be May 18th; 3rd grade In Town Field Trip will be at the Civic Center May 19th; 4th Grade Science Fair will be May 20th; Kindergarten Graduation is 9 a.m. May 26th. Presentations and Awards Ceremonies will be May 26th and 27th and on May 28th Mr. Tabor wears a Dress!
Representatives from Commercial National Bank and City National Bank made statements regarding their services and available for questions. Buck Martin, SSISD Business Manager, distributed information including their bids, and also the Arrowhead Bank. After discussion and comparison, The Board voted to accept the bid of the Commercial National Bank.
Superintendent Glaze listed some summer maintenance work and will use the $69,300 budgeted for the projects. The Board approved 2009-2010 ESC 15 Contracts; and membership in the Region 10 Multi-Regional Child Nutrition Cooperative Purchasing Program Inter-Agency Agreement for $200 a year.
In behalf of the entire Board and school system, President Barker gave recognition to Elmo Davis for his service as a Board member. Davis has served and helped in many important areas in the community. President Barker adjorned the meeting and announced a short break before an Executive Session.
During the Executive Session the board accepted with regrets the resignations of Amber Kennedy, and Sherry Gast. Retiring this year Linda Brozo and Rosemary Cox, ratify the hiring of Kay Shackelford, Elementary Principal; and Brian Sours, Director of Bands.