The Board of Trustees of San Saba ISD met on May 10th at 6 p.m. in the Central Administration Office. Vice President Marcie Maxcey called the meeting to order followed by everyone repeating the pledges to the American and Texas flags. Board member Bob Whitten gave the invocation.
The Student of the Month for May at the Middle School is Joely Haverland. Principle Michael Bohensky gave comments and Board member Kim Kirk assisted in the presentation. The Student of the Month at the Elementary School is Jasmin Rocha. Principle Kay Shackelford gave comments and Board member Kim Kirk assisted in the presentation. The High School Student of the Month is Haylee Oliver. Principle Harper Stewart gave comments and Board member Kim Kirk assisted in the presentation.
Seven members of the Jr. Lady Girls Basketball team presented the Board a check in the amount of $250. Superintendent Leigh Ann Glaze accepted the donation that will go toward the purchase of a new Mascot uniform.
There was a presentation by seven students from the BCIS II Class regarding their Class Project. They selected two projects, a new mascot uniform with the estimated cost of $4,000 and to resurface the tennis courts at $2,500. The group listed the various fundraisers that have raised $6,124.19 and several additional ones to be held before school ends.
The following are communications from Superintendent Glaze:
1. The next Board meeting will be Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
2. The end of the year staff luncheon will be the last day of school.
3. Marcie Maxcey and Kim Kirk will canvass the election votes at noon on Tuesday, May 11th.
4. Angela Johnson was recognized and thanked for serving as Board member. She will be replaced by Kevin Shahan who had the highest number of votes followed by Susie Nettleship.
5. Listed Summer In-Service Plans.
6. Handed out and reviewed information of the TASB Summer Conference to be held in San Antonio June 10 - 12.
7. A Budget Workshop meeting was set for Tuesday, May 25th at 11:30 a.m.
8. The State of Texas accepted the Tax Roll to be the San Saba County Appraisal instead of their higher amount that would cost the county taxpayers a high amount but not help SSISD.
The Board approved the following agenda:
A. Minutes from April 12 regular meeting.
B. Amended 2009-2010 Budget as needed; Title I & Title II and Title I & Title II Stimulus.
C. Payment of bills.
D. Financial Report.
E. Accepted the donation from the Jr. Lady Dillos in the amount of $250 for the Mascot uniform.
F. Approved the transfer of three students to attend SSISD.
Assistant Superintendent Ashley Stewart reported TAKS scores; on-line tests; text books; and federal program applications.
High School Principal Harper Stewart reported 199 enrollment; the band concert is scheduled for this week and the Rotary Banquet for Honor students; mailing information to parents to make an on-line survey.
Elementary Principal Kay Shackelford reported 289 students; TAKS test results; Grant opportunity to get computers (that students will use in school only); the Jump Rope Fiesta was held during Physical Education time and was a great success; field trips will be enjoyed; Kindergarten registration was conducted last week; the Science Fair is May 18th and there is a need for judges; an awards ceremony is planned for the end of school.
Middle School Principal Michael Bohensky reported 213 students; tests will be next week; working on individual skills and resources; Pride Day was last week; Tuesday May 11th will be a time for a survey from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.; the date of the Spring Concert has been set; academic motivation and incentives have been helpful; a swim party is scheduled and graduation plans are in progress.
Jeff Pannell, Athletic Director, reported on tennis; athletic boys will be at the Sonic on Saturday, May 15th, to raise funds for the BCIS II Class project; free physicals will be May 19th, at the One Source Clinic; Sports Banquet is Thursday, May 20th at the Civic Center; Spring and Summer activities have been scheduled.
Superintendent Glaze reported that Coach Pannell has been selected for the All Star Coach for Baseball. Pannell acknowledged this as an honor and looking forward to coaching the Senior’s only team.
The New Business included the distribution and lengthy discussion of the Technology Policy. The policy will be given to parents of high school students who will accept a laptop computer for use in school and taken home also. The Board approved the policy that included an annual fee of $50 to be paid by the student for insurance.
Maxcey adjourned the meeting and announced a short break before the Executive Session.
During the executive meeting the Board regretfully accepted the following resignations:
Bill Harlow - High School math, part time
Kyle Price - custodian
Ashley Stewart - Assistant Superintendant
Harper Stewart - High School Principal
The Board hired the following:
Garry Bivins - Middle School teacher
Bryan Jernigan - Middle School teacher
Leigh Ann Jernigan - Middle School teacher
Tiffany Haley - High School teacher
Laurie Slone - High School teacher
Karen Bivins was hired as the Middle School secretary.