Skelton to finish out year as Leggett interim superintendent
Polk County Enterprise, April 2007
LEGGETT -- Ryan Skelton will finish out the 2006-07 school year as interim superintendent in addition to his duties as principal, Leggett ISD board members decided March 15.
Skelton has been acting superintendent since Dec. 7 when Robert Kimball began administrative leave.
Several options for filling the top two administrative jobs at Leggett ISD remain open, Skelton said.
One possibility is returning to a combined superintendent-principal position and hiring an assistant principal, he said.
Leggett trustees also approved the 2007-08 school calendar. Fall semester classes will begin Aug. 27 and the classes will be out by June 3, 2008, Skelton said.
The board authorized Skelton to seek bids to build a trophy case for the high school. The school's collection of trophies grew this year with the outstanding performance of the coaches and athletes during basketball season, Skelton added.
Skelton shared more good news with the board last week. The fifth grade's scores on the TAKS core skills came up about 20 percent over last year.
High school students are currently working on a one-act play, "Anybody for Tea?" and trustees discussed allowing the students to participate in competition at Panola College.
Discussions are also continuing on whether Leggett athletics will expand to include volleyball, Skelton said.
Trustees table action on principal salary since the interim superintendent salary supersedes it.
The board did approve a stipend payment for the registrar to handle PEIMS reporting to state agencies. Data on virtually every area of school activity including finances, discipline and attendance must be gathered and reported, Skelton said.