Crockett ISD Secures Superintendent Through 2010
Houston County Courier - October 2007
By Michael Guyton
Superintendent Dr. Bill Like will remain at his post until 2010 after the Crockett Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the extension his contract an extra year at the Monday, Oct. 15 meeting.
A public hearing regarding the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas or FIRST was also included in the meeting. The board reported that the district received the highest rating of superior.
Representatives from Kingham Construction Company and Goodwin-Lasiter Inc. gave reports on the completion of the construction progress at the new school. They reported that although they were not yet finished they are completing items on the punch list as fast as they were able.
The board approved the plan to accept bids to resurface the teacher's parking lot at the high school due to potholes and general need for repairs.
Bids were presented and discusssed for new district vehicles and computers. The board decided to table the bid for a district Sports Utility Vehicle but accepted the proposal for a new 14 passenger bus for appoximately $44,000. Bids were reviewed and approved from Dell for 150 notebook computers, 45 desktop computers and 45 monitors for a total of $197,902.
Reports were heard from Curriculum Director Dr. Sharon Ross regarding the 2007-2008 District and Campus Improvement Plans, the curriculum and personnel departments. Dr. Ross along with Elementary Teacher Connie Axelson also presented the district Dyslexia plan.
The district and campus accountability ratings were presented to the board and each of the four schools received and acceptable rating.
The item regarding the taxation of goods in transit referring to House Bill 621 was tabled because the board expressed the need to discuss the issue further at the November meeting.
With the opportunity to nominate one to five people for election to the appraisal district board of directors the board nominated W.F. Kitchen to hold the position. Kitchen is currently serving as the district's representative and the board will vote at the November meeting.