Elementary receives 3rd consecutive Distinguished Performance Award
Schleicher County ISD trustees met Monday night and learned from Elementary Principal Chad Wright that his campus received notice recently that it had received its third consecutive Distinguished Performance Award.
The award is presented annually by the Texas Education Agency as a way of recognizing outstanding academic performance.
To qualify for the award, at least 40 percent of students on a campus must be listed as low-income. The campus must also have met its Annual Yearly Progress goals and qualified as an Exemplary campus in Spring of 2010, as well as Exemplary or Recognized in Spring of 2009 & 2008.
The board congratulated Wright and asked him to convey their appreciation of a job well done to his teachers and staff. They also suggested he honor the elementary faculty and staff with a cake.
High School Principal Robert Gibson then recognized the Eldorado High School Team Tennis squad which recently won the State Championship. Among the team’s members are Robert Buchholz, Ryan Espinosa, Madison Albin, Miranda Aripse, Ana Sanchez, Amanda Garcia, Zack Brame, Lauren, Michael and Joseph Rubio, Ashley Paulson, and Mason Baker.
Gibson also acknowledged the efforts of tennis coaches Teresa Baker-Shirley and Randy Mitchel whose team unseated the defending state champion Menard Yellowjackets on their home courts.
Gibson also recognized EHS senior Jaymie O’Harrow for being selected by the local American Legion post to attend the Boy’s State program in Austin. While there, O’Harrow will study the operations of local and state governments.
Gibson also acknowledged the achievements of Marissa Gonzalez and Edward Hernandez, who both qualified for the State Powerlifting Meet.
SCISD Superintendent Billy Collins then advised that the school district’s enrollment stood at 574 students on March 4th. That number represents those students whose attendance qualifies the school for state funding. The school’s overall enrollment on that same date was 590.
Collins then submitted a draft of the 2011-12 school calendar but urged the board to wait to approve it. He noted that there are bills pending in the state legislature that could possibly affect school calendars across the state. He suggested the trustees wait and see if any of the bills make it into law.
The trustees agreed and took no action on the draft calendar.
Up next was an assortment of text books recommended by the district’s text book committee. The board approved all books on the list.
The Eldorado Success and KLDE Radio were then nominated for the Texas Association of School Boards 2011 Media Honor Roll.
The board then approved the previous board minutes and the district’s financial report as presented by Finance Director Ray Ballew.
The trustees then went behind closed doors for an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
When they emerged, the trustees voted to renew the contracts of all teachers as recommended by Superintendent Billy Collins and the three campus principals. They also renewed the contracts of Food Service Director Ima Bruce, Maintenance Director Oscar Martinez, and Transportation Director Joey Jones.
Before adjourning, the trustees voted to accept the resignation of middle school science teacher Chris Carlisle.
Board president Kurtis Homer presided over Monday night’s meeting with trustees Kriss Griffin, Berta Nicholson, Leanne Higgins, Lupe Sanchez, Robert Jay and Kirk Jones in attendance.
The next meeting of the SCISD board of trustees is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011 in the high school library.