The Schleicher County ISD board of trustees met Monday evening, May 13th and voted to hire four new teachers.

Jose Luis Olivares, a 2014 graduate of Eldorado High School and a recent graduate of Angelo State University, will teach the honors math classes and assist with the engineering program.

Sierra Hernandez was hired as the 6th grade English language arts teacher.

James Doughery will teach high school history and will handle coaching assignments.

Kirsten Kenyon will teach high school English as well as taking on coaching responsibilities.

In other business, the board voted to hire VV Construction of Mansfield, Texas to perform minor repairs to the track and pole vault area inside Larry Mitchel Stadium.

Superintendent Robert Gibson explained that the track was resurfaced three years ago. He recommended VV Construction be hired to carry out $7,250 worth of repairs.

The board heard reports from the three campus principals, Michael Rudewick - Elementary, Ezra Walling - Middle School, and Perry Graves - High School, concerning all of the end-of-the-year activities on their respective campuses. Athletic Director Michael Johnson also reported to the board and noted the stellar accomplishments of Eldorado athletes this year. He further explained that the EHS Athletic Awards Banquet would be held Tuesday evening, May 14th at the Schleicher County Civic Center.

For his part, Superintendent Robert Gibson reported an overall enrollment of 516 students. That’s up seven students from the beginning of the school year. He further advised the board that he had received requests for tuition waivers from the parents of three out-of-district students who would like to enroll their children in SCISD next year. The board approved each of the waiver requests.

Finance Director Ray Ballew explained that the district is receiving a better return on investments since placing them with Financial Northeast Companies Brokerage. He pointed out that the district has a fund balance of $3,330,815 with $2,100,00 of that amount being designated for capital improvements.

Under routine business, the oath of office was administered to Kurtis Homer and Melissa Rodriguez who were recently re-elected. The board then unanimously voted to keep its current slate of officers with Kriss Griffin serving as board president, Kurtis Homer as vice president and Lupe Sanchez as board secretary.

Minutes of the April 8th meeting were approved as were shared service agreements with Education Service Center XV.

Kriss Griffin presided over Monday night’s meeting with trustees Lupe Sanchez, Holly Griffin, Glyn Hutto, Melissa Rodriguez, Michael Mertz and Kurtis Homer in attendance.

The next meeting of the SCISD board of trustees is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10th, in the SCISD board room.