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SISD board members take oath of office
San Jacinto News- Times
SHEPHERD – Newly elected Shepherd Independent School Board of Trustees member John Few was sworn in to offi ce last week during a regular meeting of the board. Taking the oath of offi ce with Few were Mike Courvelle and Charles Dodd who were accepting another term on the board. During an election of offi - cers, Susan Bailes was voted in for another term as president, David Smith was elected vice president and Mike Flynt was elected secretary. During open forum, Athletic Director Bob Jones recognized students who participated in the State Track Meet. The 400 Relay Team of Raghib Ellisor, Chelvis Marshall, Kevonte Shaw and Alex Jones placed third. Alex Jones placed fourth in the 400-meter race. Shepherd High School Principal Jimmy Meekins reported that the FFA Banquet, Athletic Awards Night and Prom were successful events. Meekins said the end-ofyear Shepherd Band Concert will be held at the high school gymnasium Thursday, May 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and encouraged all to attend. The performance will feature the beginner band, middle school band and high school band as well as the “Shades of Blue” Jazz Ensemble and a preview of next year’s marching band. Construction and Maintenance representative Pat Murphy reported on school bus repairs and transportation issues. Construction at the high school and intermediate will continue through the summer. Primary and middle school have a few small projects to be completed and air conditioning work will be done on all campuses. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Special Programs Coordinator Laura Redden reported on the district’s Gifted and Talented Program, ESL-Bilingual program and summer school. She also demonstrated the C-Scope curriculum to board members and discussed district goals. In other business: • A motion was passed to purchase district paper needs. • A motion was approved to harvest timber on a 15-acre tract adjacent to the high school. • The approval of the Region VI Education Service Center contracts for 2010-2011 was approved. • A motion was approved to hire retirees through a third party employer or as an independent contractor. The next regular board meeting is scheduled Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m.