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SISD votes to create own police department
San Jacinto News- Times - July 2008

SHEPHERD – Shepherd Independent School Board of Trustees voted to create its own police department and will no longer share an offi cer with the San Jacinto County Precinct 2 constable’s offi ce Monday night during a regular board meeting. Board members passed a resolution to commission peace offi cers for the district and approved the job description of a chief security offi cer.

A motion to align the mileage reimbursement rate for Shepherd Independent School District employees with the current state reimbursement rate was made by board member John Page and seconded by David Smith. The motion carried. Local rates will be set at the state rate and the superintendent will have the authority to adjust the local rate whenever a change occurs at the state level. The school district’s student handbook and athletic handbook were approved by board members.

The handbooks will be available to parents and students in electronic and/or paper format. The 2008-2009 d8istrict appraisal calendar was approved in a motion made by board member Mike Courvelle and seconded by Mike Flynt. The motion carried. New personnel approved through a motion made by board members Darryl Richardson and seconded by board member David Smith include Jeremy Bennett, Christine Peters, Kevin Horn, Sharon Dietz, Charlotte Wiggins, Christina Morton, J.T. Lummus and Sherry Warren.

The motion carried. Resignations accepted through a motion made by board member David Smith and seconded by board member Charles Dodd include Rae Nettles, Doreen Quibodeaux, Brian Anderson, Melissa Murray, Debra Carlos, Monica Oliver, (teacher) Jan Page and Glenda Rhymes. The motion carried with board member John Page abstaining. A motion to change a high school counselor position to assistant principal/ coordinator of curriculum and student affairs was made by Page and seconded by Richardson. The motion carried with a vote of 6-1. Board members authorized the superintendent to post the position, accept applications and hire the qualifi ed candidate prior to the next board meeting.

Approval of a salary schedule for the technology specialist was approved through a motion made by Courvelle and seconded by Flynt. The motion carried. A special called board meeting to provide a budget workshop will be held on Monday, July 28, at 6 p.m. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.

 

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