The Board of Trustees of San Saba ISD met for a regular meeting on Monday, January 18 at 6 p.m. in the Central Administration Office. President Darrin Barker called the meeting to order and gave the invocation followed by everyone joining for the pledges to the American and Texas flags.
The following students were recognized for Students of the Month: Elementary, Kushi Patel; Middle School, Brian Rogers; High School, Pedro Prado. The Principals gave comments on their selection and Board member Kim Kirk assisted in presenting the awards.
In recognition of School Board Recognition Month, the Board of Trustees were honored in a special way for their dedication and support for SSISD students. A video was presented with the entire District (individual classes and groups) giving "hats off" to the Board. Other presentations were: a picture from the Middle School; a San Saba Armadillo hat; a certificate award and a DVD of this year's football highlights.
The State Commissioner of Board of Education of the TASA attended the District meeting in Brownwood, hosted by Leigh Ann Glaze, District President, last week. Technology was reviewed at this meeting. Technology will also be the subject when administrators and teachers in the District will travel to Childress, Roosevelt, and Floydada, Texas the first week in February.
Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze presented the following information:
a. The next Board Meeting will be Monday, February 8th.
b. Forty two Smart Boards were donated with stimulus money.
c. The San Saba County Stock Show sale was hosted by SSISD in the cafeteria by showing each winning participant's picture for bidding.
d. Info net is a network of 12 school districts that share teachers and material and is working wonderful.
e. The plans to resurface the track has been put on hold because the bids are higher than the amount available for this project.
f. The Board will go to Early, TX ISD to attend a Team Building Training on February 4th.
g. Superintendent Glaze will attend the Mid-Winter Conference in Austin from Sunday, January 24th thru Wednesday January 27th.
h. The Accountability Campus Report Cards have been mailed to students.
i. It is important to report all children in a residence during the Census Information because the report reflects the federal funding for schools.
j. There was minimal cold weather damage reported; a busted pipe and a broken ice machine at Rogan Field.
k. The UIL Realignment will be February 1st, going to San Angelo and Waco.
l. The School Calendar for 2010 - 2011 is being planned.
m. The May election was discussed and the February 8th starting date to sign up. Angela Johnson and Susie Nettleship’s terms will expire and they will be eligible to sign up again.
The Board took action on the following agenda:
1. Approved the minutes from the December 10th regular meeting.
2. Approved paying the bills.
3. Approved the financial report.
4. Accepted and appreciated the donation from the Tennis Association in the amount of $450.
Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart gave a CSCOPE progress report and the Benchmark testing scores are Good.
The Elementary School Principal's Report included: Enrollment of 311, TPR and AIMES training this week, after school tutorials have been started, Headstart kids have been enrolled, Principal Mrs. Shackelford will be traveling to Mason on Friday to see how their program works, Rachel Dawson will be taking over librarian duties following the retirement of Rosemary Cox, ten new students have been enrolled since Christmas.
The Middle School Principal's Report included: Enrollment of 203, progress reports will be going out soon, the Basketball tournament went well, many students were involved in the stock show and youth fair, a newsletter is available on the website weekly, the benchmark test results came back and the campus is now doing small group instruction in their block classes for those that need extra help,started the PRIDE program and plan on having an activity every six weeks for the students.
The High School Principal's Report included: Enrollment of 198, UIL practice will be every Wednesday until March 10th during an extended break period, the FCCLA competition will be in Granbury on Feb. 5-6th-29 students will be participating,there will be a Valentine’s Dance on Feb. 13th, tutorials have begun, the Stock Show went well,parents are able to listen to the daily announcements – available on the website.
Athletics Report included: Basketball in mid-season, Football post season honors – All West Texas : Tyler McIntosh, Anthony Salinas, Tucker Cromer and Gary Gant. All West Texas Super Team: Tyler McIntosh, Anthony Salinas, Tucker Cromer. Academic All State: Chase Key – 1st team; Jose Olivas – 2nd team; Tyler McIntosh – honorable mention. Spring Sports schedules are available on the school website. Powerlifting begins Saturday, February 1st is UIL district realignment; working to get the baseball and softball fields playable.
The following New Business items were presented:
A. Approved to repeal all previously adopted policies and adopt (LOCAL) policies as prepared by the TASB Policy Service.
B. Reported the yearly Continuing Education Hours of the Board Members.
C. Appointed Kim Kirk to the San Saba County Appraisal Board.
D. Approved the Student Teaching Agreement with Texas Tech University - and looking foward to her coming in February as an Ag. student/teacher.
Being no further business, President Darrin Barker adjourned the meeting and announced a short break before the Executive Session. Attending the meeting were: Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze; Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart; President, Darrin Barker; Vice President, Marcie Maxcey; Secretary, Kim Kirk; Board members Bob Whitten, Susie Nettleship, Angela Johnson; Principals, Kay Shackleford, Michael Bohensky, Harper Stewart; Business Manager, Buck Martin; Secretary to the Superintendent, Jackie Dyer.
During the Executive Session the Board unanimously approved and extended Superintendent Glaze’s contract for three years.