JISD recognizes its principals
JISD Principals TJ Rucker, Compass Center; Ben Peacock, JHS; Patsy Whitaker, JMS; Holly Searcy, Nichols; Jodi Alderete, East Side; Cindy Slovacek, Joe Wright; Alicia Tennison, West Side and Carlos Franz, Fred Douglass pose with Superintendent Chad Kelly (center) after receiving their umbrellas.
The Jacksonville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees recognized the principals within the district during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21.
“The hard work that you do is recognized,” JISD Superintendent Dr. Chad Kelly stated. “One of the hardest jobs, I think, in public education is to be a principal where that campus is all about you and all under you.
“Every decision you make, I know you make it for the best interests of the students and then secondly, for the best interest of your employees.
“You all are amazing people and we want to cover you like you’ve been covering us, so we have a little gift for each of you,” Kelly said before presenting each principal with an umbrella.
Action items approved included:
- adopting the 2019 certified tax roll
- investment officer training through Texas State University;
- annual Region VII purchasing cooperative interlocal agreement and resolution;
- competitive sealed proposals as the method of procurement for the JHS and Nichols roof projects, both of which were damaged during April storms;
- the 2019-2020 updated T-TESS list of appraisers;
- the nomination of Doug Gowin and Jim Tarrant to the Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Appraisal District;
- authorizing superintendent’s signing of State of Texas Landowners Bill of Rights, due to annexation of a portion of the Joe Wright property for expansion of US-175;
- identifying the JISD south Warehouse Property, situated at 2045 S. Jackson, as excess property; and
- a resolution allowing the superintendent to advertise for bids on the JISD south warehouse property, with a minimum bid of $215,000.
The consent agenda was also approved, including minutes from the September meeting, investment and financial reports, current amended budget, ADA report and a donation of literacy books for Trunk or Treat in the amount of $1,800 from Kiwanis Club.
All members of the board were present and each action item passed unanimously.
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