By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – The Crockett Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, June 26 to begin the ramp up for the 2017-2018 school year.

Once the meeting had been called to order by CISD Board President Lela Wheeler, the first order of business was to swear in board member Mo Amjad. Amjad had a previous commitment during the previous month’s meeting and was unable to attend.

The former judge had run for re-election during the May 2017 elections and did not draw any opposition.

After Amjad was sworn in and consent agenda items were approved, the next item of business pertained to the acceptance of gifts or donations to the district.

CISD Superintendent Terry Myers said the district had received a donation of $330 from Timberlands Healthcare “… to help pay for the student rings for their state championship (in Class 3A in track and field). As you know, Timberlands Healthcare will be closing their doors, much to my chagrin.”

“While they were here,” he continued, “they certainly tried to be a great partner with Crockett ISD.”

Myers said one of the driving forces behind the donation was Timberlands Healthcare Communications Specialist Julie Lehr. The superintendent also informed the board he had recently become aware that Prosperity Bank would be making a donation to help with the ring purchases.

As the meeting continued, Myers said the district had recently sent out bid requests to provide CISD with fuel for the upcoming year.

“We did receive – and we are recommending Crockett Farm and Fuel – to you. We sent these out to five different folks and I believe we only received one response. It was the only bid we have received since I have been here, with the exception of one year,” Myers said.

Following the approval of other routine matters, the board retired into executive session at 6:15 p.m. When they emerged from behind closed doors approximately 45 minutes later, the trustees approved extending offers of employment to contract personnel to fill several teaching vacancies.

The contract offers were extended to: Beverly Avant; Diane Barrett; Danny Camp; Barbara Crowson; Audrey Gomez; Mart Graham; Charity Joseph; Shanna McClain; James Minter, Jr.; Danielle Nelson; Chuck Parson; and Tony Peoples.

In other matters brought before the board:

  • Board Secretary Karen Johnson was selected as the district’s delegate to the Texas Association of School Administrators / Texas Association of School Boards convention during October. Board member Mo Amjad was selected as the alternate delegate.
  • The board approved the 2017-2018 Region VI Education Service Center contracts with the district.
  • The date of Aug. 7 was selected for the “Team of Eight” training as well as the first budget meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.
  • TASB Policy Update 108 was approved by the board.
  • Changes requested by CISD staff and/or board during a review of the district’s localized policy manual were approved.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.