Board Meeting Last Night

Last night, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting. The meeting started at 7:00 PM and was held in the HS library.

The Board presented a Board Commendation to Angel Baker for her accomplishments in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Angel placed first at district, 3rd at regional, and was a state qualifier in the event.

A picture of the special award for Jack Wallace, EISD director of maintenance, is at the end of this entry.

The Board heard the following reports:

  • RevTrak Report
  • 2014-2015 Perkins Planning Amounts
  • Van Zandt CAD 2015 Proposed Budget
  • Henderson CAD 2015 Proposed Budget
  • 2014 Platinum Leadership Circle Award
  • Texas Municipal Report
  • Rider 71 – Temporary TRS Contribution Assistance
  • STAAR/EOC Results
  • Update on Title I and Title II Planning Amounts
  • Local Education Agency Determination Process
  • Reports from campuses on Reading Programs for 2014-2015
  • Update on attendance and enrollment

The Board took the following actions at last night’s meeting:

  • Approved the minutes of previous meetings.
  • Approved the financial reports as presented.
  • Approved up to $85,000 for technology upgrades in the district.
  • Approved changing the date of the July regular board meeting from Tuesday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 22.
  • Approved the purchase of two new buses for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Approved the ESC Region 7 contracts for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Approved endorsing Ted Beard from Longview ISD to the Region 7 TASB Board of Directors.
  • Approved the┬áDistrict Investment Policy as presented
  • Accepted the resignations of Michael Rowley and Chris Lowry.
  • Employed Holly Johnston, custodian; Stephen Tardiff, HS teacher/coach; Brandon Grayson, MS teacher/coach; Cody Lowe, MS teacher; Tiffany Miley, PS teacher.
  • Approved the student transfers as presented
  • Approved the salary recommendations for 2014-2015 as presented
  • Adjourned


Award for Jack Wallace


Retirement Reception for Haskell Cook

Wednesday afternoon at 1:45, a retirement reception was held for our attendance officer, Haskell Cook. Mr. Cook is retiring after serving EISD for the past 22 years. On behalf of Eustace ISD, I would like to thank Mr. Cook for his tireless commitment to the students, staff, parents, and community. Below are a few pictures from his reception:

Congratulations Seniors and This Week

This past Saturday, the 2014 seniors participated in graduation ceremonies at the E. L. Kirk Gymnasium. The ceremony started at 10:00 AM. Parents, grandparents, and other relatives and friends came out to honor the graduating seniors. In addition, the Eustace ISD Board of Trustees were present along with administrators, teachers, and other staff members.

Walter Baker provided the salutatorian speech and Ridge Smith provided the valedictory speech. Virgil Crow, teacher and coach at EHS, gave the graduation speech. Students receiving scholarships were recognized. Currently, the Class of 2014 has received over $975,000 in scholarships and grants.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

I want to thank Jack Wallace and all of our maintenance employees for working throughout last week to prepare the gym and grounds for graduation. Also, I want to thank all of the High School staff for preparing all of the details that go into a graduation. Finally, a special thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, and other friends and relatives that were in attendance.

This Week

It is difficult to believe, but this is the final week of the 2013-2014 school year. We have a short week with two early out days and Thursday as the final day of school for students. There will be activities and events happening throughout the week. Please check with the campuses for the most up to date list of activities:

Monday – Early Childhood and PPCD Play Day

Tuesday – Intermediate – Skating

Wednesday – Early Out – Buses run two hours early; Intermediate Awards Day

Thursday – Last Day of School; Early Out – Buses run two hours early; Intermediate Big Prize Giveaway

Friday – Staff Workday

I hope everyone has a great week!