GRANBURY ISD SCHOOL BOARD EXTENDS SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT

June 12, 2007

The Granbury ISD Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 12, 2007, and approved a contract extension for Superintendent William Harris. The action extends Harris’s contract through the 2008-2009 school year. Board members also approved an 8% salary increase and authorized Board President Jerry Campbell to restructure the contract.

The board approved a bid for construction of

science laboratory classrooms at the elementary and intermediate campuses. However, the representative from VLK Architects indicated that remaining facility projects would be re-bid as a group in order to solicit a more favorable construction price. Those projects are the baseball complex, an agricultural science complex, canopies at elementary and intermediate campuses, and lighting at the high school tennis courts. Separately, PBK Architects provided an update of the long-term facility assessment.

 
Trustees approved the Partnership for High Achievement for Kindergarten through 4th grade. For the program, the district will collaborate with the Charles A. Dana Center, which has worked for the last decade in strengthening mathematics education in Texas. Granbury ISD and campus teams have worked with the Dana Center on math for higher grade levels over the last two years, and state and district data indicate great improvement among students. Federal funds cover the cost of the program with the center, which is a research unit of the University of Texas at Austin.

 

The board approved a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to conduct administrative activities to improve the availability, accessibility, coordination, and utilization of preventive and remedial health care resources to Medicaid eligible students and their families.

 

Superintendent Harris provided an overview of proposed

legal and local policies provided by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB); the board will consider the local policies at a future meeting.

 

In other business, trustees approved minutes from the May 21

st regular meeting and the May 25th regular meeting. In addition to several, budget amendments, the board approved the following purchases: school supplies, pole vault pits, novel sets, a food service catering van, intercom systems for Acton Elementary School and Baccus Elementary School, security equipment, parking lot services, career technology instructional supplies, and technology items. Renewals were granted for electrical services and supplies, HVAC supplies, paint supplies and equipment, building materials and supplies, grounds supplies, and custodial supplies.

At the beginning of the meeting, trustees recognized student achievements. Principal Lynn Pool, introduced several members of the

2006-07 Crossland Ninth Grade Center Student Leadership Team. During the past school year, the group inspired other students to perform well on the state TAKS tests. Using the theme 212° and asking others to give one more degree of effort to make a difference, the team stressed attitude, effort, focus, belief, and perseverance as positive factors to encourage achievement. In addition to speaking to Crossland classmates, the group also made presentations to assemblies at Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School and also to district administrators.

 

Members of the Student Leadership Team were Omar Assali, Donovan Bailey, Kelsi Cathey, Astin Cornwall, Hillary Cowden, Jamie Daly, Jeff Finn, BJ Hammond, Laurie Harris, Emily Hartman, Amanda Heard, Jesse Hernandez, Brad Kade, Stefani Lombard, Jessica McKamy, Jessica McMichael, Colin Milligan, Dylan Slaughter, Jacob Thompson, and McGarry Warden.
 
2006-07 Crossland Student Leadership Team Recognized by School Board

Pictured above are members of the 2006-07 Crossland Ninth Grade Center Student Leadership Team. From left to right are Collin Milligan, BJ Hammond, Jacob Thompson, Jessica McKamy, Principal Lynn Pool, Hillary Cowden, McGarry Warden, Brad Kade, and Superintendent William Harris.

Superintendent Harris recognized Athletic Director

Dwight Butler for completing the requirements to earn the designation of Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.