The Board of Trustees of San Saba ISD met for a regular meeting on Monday, February 8th at 7 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.
Randy Henderson, San Saba County Appraisal District, reported the Appraisal District had received a report from the State of Texas that shows a higher property value than the County records. If the state figures stand, the local tax payers will pay more local tax but the amount over the County’s appraisal will go to the state instead of the county. After discussion, the Board approved to protest the state property appraisal value. The Appraisal District will file the protest by March 11th.
The following students were recognized for Students of the Month: Elementary, Logan Glover; Middle School, Kimeri Moore; High School, Joannah Crosby. Each campus principal gave comments on their selection and Board member Kim Kirk assisted in presenting the awards.
Staff recognition was given to High School Principal Harper Stewart for the National Organization, "Just For Kids."
Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze gave the following report:
A. Next Board meeting will be March 8th at 7 p.m.
B. Rules for the new district for football will be February 23rd.
C. Technology report includes: Smartboard installations will be on every campus; update on TCEA: Trip to Panhandle to learn new system; Wireless system is in operation for staffing, money management, electronic (no paper) transactions.
D. The Mid Winter Reports were accepted.
E. Gave an update on the REMS Grant for Safety/Security.
F. The board member’s TASB survey was filed.
G. Public School Week will be the 2nd week in March.
H. The Board accepted the bid of $6,009 for a new washing machine for the Field House.
I. There will be an early release for students on February 19th, and Spring Break is March 15th to 19th.
J. The new person on the Night Watchman Rotation is Kyle Price.
K. The New State Assessment was reported.
L. The substitute teacher class had a large number trained.
M. The copy machine agreement was signed.
The Board approved the following consent items:
1. Minutes from the January 18th regular meeting.
2. Allowed the paying of bills.
3. Financial report.
4. Accepted donations.
5. One student transfer from Cherokee.
6. Order for May election, forms to be signed for election, and election plans.
Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart gave a CSCOPE progress report; the new name for the State Assessment test is STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness); gave reading report and testing dates are set.
Elementary School Principal Kay Shackelford reported the following: Enrollment of 295 which includes Head Start; the Book Fair was held recently with Board member Angela Johnson in attendance; the Rotary gave dictionaries to the third graders; an Inclusion Specialist was instrumental in bridging teacher implementation; the substitute training was great.
Middle School Principal Michael Bohensky gave the following report: Attendance of 213; solo and ensemble competition had some high scores; basketball is in progress; new attendance incentive awards program is being implemented. Every six weeks there will be awards such as T-shirts and fun activities during school. Tutorials are available to help students.
High School Principal Harper Stewart reported 200 students; six teams will be going to state competition in April for FCCLA; solo and ensemble competition has high scores with two going to State; the One Act Play is rehearsing; planning a fund raiser during Valentine’s celebration; has a new policy for tardy students; and an update on Skills USA.
Athletic Director Jeff Pannell reported the following: The sports at this time are baseball, basketball, power lifting, and tennis; they have a tentative District basketball schedule at this time with three home games; next year's Basketball Districts have been changed; gave basketball standings at the present time; scholarships and awards for seniors have been selected; a big accomplishment was noted that Coach Taylor has won 100 games while coaching at San Saba.
New Business included the following:
a. There was discussion on the first reading of New Graduation Requirements.
b. The first reading of the 2010-2011 School Calendar was discussed.
c. There was a discussion regarding the Interlocal Agreement with Region 4 for Transit audit.
d. The Board discussed the RDSPD (Regional Day School Program for the Deaf) shared service agreement, a yearly state offer.
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 Shackelford, Michael Bohensky, Harper Stewart; Athletic Director, Jeff Pannell; Business Manager, Buck Martin; Secretary to the Superintendent, Jackie Dyer; and San Saba News & Star Reporter, Alice Smith.
During the Executive Session the following was reported: The Board regretfully accepted the resignation of Kelley Watkins, Middle School English teacher. The following personnel contracts were extended for a one year period: Ashley Stewart, Assistant Superintendent; Milly Summy, Technology Director; Harper Stewart, High School Principal; Michael Bohensky, Middle School Principal; Kay Shackelford, Elementary Principal; Jeff Pannell, Athletic Director; Dana Pannell, High School Counselor; Vicki Key, Middle School Counselor; Kathryn Robertson, Elementary Counselor; Deanne Cromer, High School Librarian; Maria Cisneroz, School Nurse.