BISD board member recognized for service
The Borger ISD board of trustees took time to honor a longtime board member who will be stepping off this May.Gary Schneck was recognized for his service to the board. Schneck, who has served on the board for 15 years, was up for reelection in the upcoming May general election, but chose not to run for another term.Robert Bradley is seeking another term of office as a BISD school member. Also seeking election to the school board are Scott Mills, Diedre Hood, and Les Sharp. The top two vote-getters will be elected to the board in the May general election.In other business, the board accepted the resignation of four BISD staff members. They are as follows:•Ricko Aguirre, Borger Middle School, teacher/coach•Chlo Burris, Crockett Elementary, teacher•Susan De Loe, Borger Intermediate School, teacher•Charla Overton, Borger Middle School, teacherAction was also taken by the board on contracts for two BISD staff members. The board voted to rescind the multi-assignment term contract for Tanya McDonald. They then voted to offer a 10-month contract to McDonald and James Berry.The board also voted to accept several donations on behalf of the district. They are as follows:•$907.20, Borger Baseball Booster Club, high school baseball program•$1,000, Borger Football Booster Club, high school football program•$1,199.16, Soccer Booster Club, BHS soccer program/girls•$1,198.25, Soccer Booster Club, BHS soccer program/boys•$4,500, ConocoPhillips, high school baseball programAlso approved by the board was a donation from AMBUCS of Amarillo. The organization donated one AmTryke 2700 Foot Cycle worth $450 and one AmTryke 2721 Foot Cycle worth $800. These devices will be used for students with disabilities at BHS.Superintendent Chance Welch reviewed enrollment numbers with the district. There is a total of 1,202 students in the elementary campuses, which include Paul Belton, Gateway, and Crockett, and there is a total of 1,581 students in the secondary schools, which include BIS, BMS, and BHS, for a total of 2,783 students as of March 31, 2011.Dates to remember for the district were also reviewed during the meeting, which are as follows:•April 22 – Easter holiday (snow day)•April 25-30 – TAKS Tests – districtwide•May 3 – Service Awards•May 14 – Election•May 16 – Academic Awards Banquet•May 18 – Spring Workshop (Canyon)•May 19 – May School Board Meeting•May 20 – Holiday (snow day)•May 24 – Senior Awards (candlelighting)•May 26 – Baccalaureate – First Baptist Church – 7 p.m.•May 27 – Graduation – Bulldog Stadium – 8 p.m.