The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday, October 11th and approved a budget amendment to account for the fact that expenditures for things such as electrical power, are being made with grant funds received through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). The move frees up the money originally budgeted for those purposes to be used for other things.

It was noted that the school’s overall enrollment remained steady at 502 and EHS Principal Perry Graves pointed out that Friday, October 29th is “UIL enrollment snapshot day.” That’s the day the University Interscholastic League will collect enrollment data from high schools across the state in order to realign schools for UIL sports, band and academic competitions.

Graves noted that EHS currently has 160 students enrolled, a number that he said would likely keep Eldorado High School in Class 2A Division II where it now competes.

Graves was joined by Eldorado Elementary Principal Michael Rudewick and Middle School Principal Ezra Walling who each explained the activity on their campuses. It was noted that teachers Hilary Choate, Jennifer Luedecke and Clara Rudewick each received a grant from the Ed Rachal Foundation to fund supplies and special projects. They also noted that parent/teacher conferences were held on Monday of this week.

Athletic Director Jon Long was on hand, too. He noted that middle school and high school athletes are competing in cross-country and football. He also informed the board that Eagles quarterback Korbin Covarrubiaz received the Built Ford Tough Award during the high school pep rally on Friday, October 8th. He was the third Eagle to receive the award, including his brother Kevan Covarrubiaz in 2019 and Wes Brown in 2009.

SCISD Superintendent Robert Gibson explained that all seven school board trustees received their required hours of training at a recent Group of 8 training session. He also noted that he and four SCISD staff members recently completed a three-day course in handgun training, as well as combat tactical training.

The training continues the district’s emphasis on protecting its students in response to the rash of school shootings in recent years. Under SCISD policy, certain school employees are trained to take action if such an incident were to occur here.

Board President Kurtis Homer presided over Monday night’s meeting with trustees Lupe Sanchez, Michelle Mynatt, Glyn Hutto, Melissa Rodriguez, and Sam Luedecke in attendance.

The next meeting of the SCISD board of trustees is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021 in the district’s board room.