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CISD Counselors Take Center Stage at Board Meeting


Accountability Issues Discussed

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – The Crockett Independent School District Board of Trustees convened a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 25 highlighted by an update from the counseling area.

Once the meeting formalities were dispensed with – Margaret Tuggle – the District Coordinator for Counseling and Special Programs – gave a presentation about the goings on in the counselor’s office.

Tuggle said the counselors had “… planned, trained, prepared and administered state assessments five times. Three of those were for STAAR, one was for TELPAS and the other was the STAAR Alt.”

In the area of special programs, 261 students were served and assessed in the English as a Second Language (ESL) area.

“We implemented, at the elementary school, a family literacy project which is a literacy based program where we teach the parents how to help their kids at home,” she said.

The gifted and talented program, according to Tuggle, served 68 students, evaluated 43 and of those 43, eight qualified for the program.

As she continued, she informed the board the first robotics team had been put in place at the junior high level.

“That was exciting and the kids loved it,” Tuggle said.

After several more minutes, High School Counselor Jennifer West said one of the highlights of the year was College Night where 14 colleges sent representatives to the CHS campus to provide students with information.

“We are a host site for the SAT. That hasn’t changed for the last couple of years. We administered the SAT five times on the national test dates and this year we had 58 students from Crockett take the SAT,” West said.

Before she concluded, West provided the trustees with the amount of scholarships awarded to graduating CHS seniors last year.

“There were $426,014 given out from the military and in local scholarships,” she said.

Concerning personnel matters, the following contract personnel were recommended for the 2018-2019 school year: Loria Miles – Assistant Principal at the Junior High; Paige Gonzalez – Speech and Language Pathology Assistant for the district; Brady Schuh – English teacher at the High School; Ana Armas Rodriguez – Pre-K teacher at Early Childhood; and Cayce Marlatt – athletic trainer at the High School.

In other matters brought before the board:

  • Consent agenda items were approved.
  • The date for a budget meeting was set for Aug. 6.
  • Board member Mo Amjad was selected as a delegate while board member Roy Johnson was selected as an alternate delegate to the TASA/TASB convention held in September.
  • The CISD Technology Acceptable Use Agreement was approved.
  • A proposal for an independent grant evaluator was tabled.

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

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