Board Meeting Recap

by Coy Holcombe.  

Last night the EISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting. The following actions were taken:

  • Approved the minutes from previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Heard various reports ( please see yesterday’s blog for a detail of the reports)
  • Approved a transfer request for the 09-10 school year.
  • Accepted the certification of Unopposed Candidates for the May school board election and issued an order canceling the election.
  • Approved contracting with Texas Power Consultants to secure energy proposals for the district.
  • Approve the purchase of 50 Acer mini-laptops for student use.
  • Approved the purchase of a portable stage, weight room equipment and floor covering for the new gym.
  • Nominated Elton Caldwell to serve as on the Region 7 Executive Committee
  • Heard the first reading of revisions to DEC (Local) affecting leaves and absences of employees.
  • Heard an update on enrollment.
  • Accepted one resignation
  • Employed Tonya Richardson as a teacher at the Intermediate School and employed Jeremy Taylor as a teacher/coach at the High School.
  • Approved the substitute list as presented.
  • Approved the hiring of auxiliary directors and paraprofessional employees as amended
  • Adjourned at 10:35 PM

Tomorrow, we will look at the attendance numbers through the end of the fifth six weeks. Friday, we will look at how these numbers are affecting our state funding.

Below is a picture of the seating in the new gym as it is being installed. This view is from the home side looking towards the visitors’ side.

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