BISD board cancels election

The Borger ISD board of trustees has officially canceled its election.Action was taken on the election cancellation during the regular meeting of the board last Tuesday. A certification of election was passed, declaring Bill Myers, Todd Harris, and Diedre Hood as unopposed candidates who are elected to the trustee positions.The board also adopted an order canceling the election and a resolution making the action final. Myers, Harris, and Elaine Feese were each up for reelection this year. However, Feese has chosen not to run for another term.The trustees will be sworn in at the regular meeting following the May 12 general election.Various personnel matters were finalized during the board meeting. The resignations of Virginia Ramirez, a teacher at Crockett Elementary; and Joe Bob Ratliff, a teacher at Borger High School, were accepted by the board.The board also took action on staff contracts. The board voted to rescind probationary 10-month contracts to Mary Baeza, Alyssa Contreras, and Terri Day, and offered 10-month term contracts to these employees instead.Action was taken to rescind a probationary 11-month contract to Kathryn Barnes and instead offer her an 11-month term contract. The board also acted to rescind a multiple assignment probationary 10-month contract to Justin Head and instead offer him a multiple assignment 10-month term contract.Board action was taken to rescind multiple assignment probationary 11-month contracts for Kenneth Barbour and Crystal Miller and offer them multiple assignment 11-month contracts.There will also be principal changes taking place within the district. Borger Middle School principal Matt Ammerman has been reassigned as principal at Borger High School, taking the place of David Tyson, who will be stepping down at the end of this school year.Michael Cano, who has been serving as assistant principal at BMS, will take the principal position there in the upcoming school year.In other board action, the board approved two donations from ConocoPhillips, one in the amount of $1,500 to the Borger High School baseball program and the other in the amount of $12,000 to the Borger High School Math and Science Program.BISD Superintendent Chance Welch reported to the board that as of March 30, 2012, 2,813 students were enrolled in Borger schools. This was down slightly from February, where a total of 2,817 students were enrolled.Board members attending the meeting were David Brandon, secretary; Feese, Myers, Les Sharp, and Dr. Kent Gray. Robert Bradley, president; and Harris, vice-president, were not in attendance.