Board Meeting Last Night

by Coy Holcombe.  

Last night, the EISD Board of Trustees met in regular session. The meeting started at 7:00 PM. Since January is School Board Recognition Month, each of the campuses did something to show their appreciation for the work that is done by our school board. The High School provided a catered dinner for the board and produced a video thanking the school board for their work. The Primary campus provided desserts and also produced a short video thanking the board. The Intermediate provided additional snacks and small flower pots for each of the board members. Seven Middle School students prepared handmade plaques honoring each of the board members individually. The plaques contained the last name of each of the board members and words that described the board member based on each letter of their last name. Each board member also received a certificate acknowledging their leadership and dedication to the students of EISD.

The Board of Trustees for EISD include:

Diane Russ – President
Thomas Frazier – Vice President
Sara McAtee – Secretary
Cotton Walker – Member
Mike Smith – Member
Gary Walsh – Member
Sonny Hodge – Member
Other items of business included:
Recognizing the art students that competed in the Cedar Creek Art Show:
9th Grade – Trey Russell – 1st Place, Seth Purselley – 3rd Place
10th Grade – Raymond Shutak – 1st Place
11th Grade – Demontrai Jones – 2nd Place, Carolin Grumm – 4th Place
12th Grade – Harold Burroughs – Best of Show, Overall winner in all grade levels
The EHS students won the Top Art Program trophy and finished first place in the number of ribbons won.
The Board also recognized HS art teacher Ron Brewer for having the best art program in the Cedar Creek area.
Heard and approved the financial reports for December.
Heard several general reports (see yesterday’s post for a listing).
Approved a resolution calling for a school board election on May 8, 2010.
Approved a contract with the City of Payne Springs for the May 8, 2010, school board election.
Approved a waiver request for the summer nutrition program.
Approved the 2010-2011 school calendar.
Approved the sale of two school buses.
Approved an agreement with Life Touch Photography for 2010-2011 school year.
Approved an application for waiver for early release days and for a modified schedule on TAKS testing days.
Heard on update on attendance and enrollment.
Approved the substitute list as presented.
Approved student transfers as presented.
Approved an extension of the superintendent’s contract by one year.


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