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Archived Meeting Minutes

Prepared by Jamie Highsmith, Public Information Officer

December 02, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Stout. No public comment was made on items other than agenda items.
The board approved

  • the awarding of Bid RFP # 715 for Van Hool travel buses
  • an employee's request for temporary disability leave

The board was presented an "Administrative Study of Options to Reduce the Budget for the 2003-04 SchoolYear, including changing from a block schedule to a 7 period day at four secondary campuses." The presentation, made by Joanne Rice, Bob van de Riet, and Mark Gesch, included three options:

  1. continuing the current A/B Block schedule
  2. moving to an A/B Block schedule in which teachers
    would have only one conference period (every other day)
  3. moving to a 7-period day in which teachers would teach 6 classes and have one conference period

Mrs. Rice and Mr. Gesch made recommendations to Dr. Pugh in favor of Option 3, the 7-period day.

Public comment was made by Wesley Brewer, Whitney Stout, Heather Kelley, Tim Piatt, Les Cole, Tender McInnes, Kyle Moore, Wanda Yoes, Cookie Roberts, Linda Jones, Catherine Tucker, Teresa Williams, Rebecca Johnson, and Charlotte Sebesta.

Dr. Pugh gave a closing summary and reported that he had con-tacted the TEA, who stated that he had the authority to make the decision about which schedule would be offered. He announced that all secondary schools will have a 7-period day beginning with the 2003-04 school year.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm.