BISD board takes care of personnel matters

The Borger ISD board of trustees accepted several resignations and approved the hiring of new staff members at its regular meeting Thursday.The board accepted the resignations of Rita Burcham, first grade teacher at Gateway Elementary; and Patricia Ferguson, a sixth grade English language arts teacher at Borger Middle School.Also submitting resignations were Jessica Garrett, BIM and Pro Comm Teacher at Borger High School; Justin Head, physical education teacher and coach at Borger Middle School; Steve Ribera, economics teacher and baseball coach at Borger High School; Ashley Taylor, a teacher at Crockett Elementary; Andrew Ryan, a math teacher at BHS; and Sabre Ramsey, a physical education teacher at BMS.Connie Gallaspy’s retirement as librarian for Borger Middle School was announced.Vicki Brame submitted her resignation as a teacher/coach at Borger High School. However, she was offered a 10-month contract as a teacher at BHS.Other hirings approved by the district are as follows:Probationary – 10 month – 187 days•Sarah Brewer, teacher, Gateway•Christian Bridges, teacher, BHS•Michael Denton, teacher, BHS•Amy Kotara, teacher, BHS•Natalie Lincoln, teacher, Crockett•Angela Raff, nurse, BMS•Brigette White, teacher, CrockettProbationary – 11 month – 197 days•William Brewer, teacher, BMS•Bree Denton, teacher, BHS•Ron Francis, teacher/coach, BHS•Mike Hill, teacher/coach, BMS•Amy Hall, teacher/coach, BHSProbationary – 11 month – 202 daysKevin Hall, Teacher/Coach, BHS/BMSIn other business, the district approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Borger for student resource officers in the 2012-2013 school year. Under the terms of the agreement, the City of Borger and the school district would each be responsible for 50 percent of the costs. The estimated cost of the program is $108,900. The agreement also includes language that the city and BISD would renegotiate the agreement should any grant funding become available.Several donations were also approved by the school board, which include the following:•$2,500 from Frontier Refrigeration for science lab support at Borger High School•$410 from Borger Football Booster Club for enhancement of program•$360 from Borger Football Booster Club for enhancement of program•$1,500 from ConocoPhillips for the Borger baseball programBoard members attending the meeting were Robert Bradley, president; David Brandon, secretary; Diedre Hood, Dr. Kent Gray, and Bill Myers. Todd Harris, vice-president, and board member Les Sharp were not in attendance.