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OISD swears in new trustees Monday
Polk County Enterprise - June 2009
ONALASKA – Three board members for the Onalaska Independent School District took the oath of offi ce Monday after capturing the most votes in the May 9 election. Cindy Christian won re-election to Position 3, Linda Vincent begins her fi rst term at Position 6 and Greg Cook was unopposed in Position 7. Board members approved the canvassing of the election before the OISD business manager Angela Foster administered the oath. Recognition and appreciation certifi cates were presented to Joel Wilde and Roger Wilde for their service to the community by serving as OISD trustees. Joel Wilde served as trustee for four years and Roger Wilde served as trustee for six years. The fi rst order of business was to name board offi cers. Pobla Gallier is president, Sherrie Winkle is vice president and Cindy Christian remains as secretary. Elementary school principal Hanna Williams reported enrollment at 563 for the elementary and intermediate campus. Attendance was at 95.4 percent during April. Upcoming school year-end events for students include fi eld trips, a fi eld day and kindergarten round-up, Williams said. End-of-year awards ceremonies will be held June 4. Students are released for the summer at 12:30 p.m. Junior/Senior High School Principal Charles Boyce, junior senior high school reported enrollment at his campus is 351 students. Attendance remains steady from last month at at 96.6 percent. Senior awards night begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Boyce reported one student advanced to the state UIL academic meet to be held May 23-26. The final day of class is June 4 with the commencement ceremonies to be held in the gymnasium at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5. Project Graduation offers a safe place for seniors to celebrate from 10 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6. Volunteers have planned activities, prizes and donations for seniors that participate. Redden reported that an appeal to the State Comptroller’s office regarding discrepancies between local values and those by the comptroller’s office filed in February was denied State values were at $398 million and the Polk Central Appraisal District had values at $301 million. The appeal did adjust the state values to $379 million. A senior honors luncheon will be held for four graduates at Cape Royale June 5 for graduating in the top 10 percent. Redden presented comments on the Polk County college and commerce center on the agenda for discussion only. The project is a joint proposed effort between Polk County and Angelina College to bring more learning opportunities to the area as well as a conference center. Polk County school districts have been encouraged to support the center by submitting resolutions stating support for the effort. Redden offered to invite representatives from Polk County and Angelina College to speak to the board next month so they may be more informed. Following an executive session, trustees accepted the resignation of chemistry teacher Terry Carlton. Misty Freeman was hired as elementary teacher for 2009- 2010. The next regular scheduled meeting of OISD board members will be at 6:30 p.m. June 15.