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COCISD looking to hire a few teachers during ‘hiring chill’
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING -- Trustees meeting in regular session voted unanimously to temporarily grant fi nal authority for hiring contractual personnel to LaTonya Goffney, Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District superintendent. Requesting the action, Goffney said, “We are not in a hiring ‘freeze,’ but we are in a hiring ‘chill’.” She said the District could hire a few new teachers this year, with possible needs for secondary math and/or science positions. Trustee Pat Johnson noted that the board took similar action last year. Fred Taylor, COCISD board president, concurred adding, “It worked well.” Goffney commented that the action prevents loss of good candidates who secure positions elsewhere while waiting for approval from COCISD trustees. Trustees will ultimately ratify any employment decisions by Goffney. In August, authority will transfer back to the board. Following an executive session, Goffney announced that three COCISD teachers would retire at the end of the school year. They are Carl Apollo, Coldspring- Oakhurst High School drama teacher; Hugh Null, COHS biology teacher and coach; and Marsha Null, Lincoln Junior High Teen Leadership instructor and girl’s athletics coach. Trustees also ratified resignations from Kathleen Bradford, Coldspring Intermediate School, math teacher for the Response to Intervention program; Judith Cannon, CIS and James Street Elementary School Gifted and Talented program instructor; James Elmore, Disciplinary Alternative Education Program instructor; and Denise Tucker, COHS math instructor.